The Associate, Business Control & Risk Management, represents the First Line of Defense and is responsible for partnering with Internal Controls to ensure strong internal controls capabilities and remediation of the internal control environment for the represented business line and/or functional area. The Associate works to identify, assess and action various risks throughout the assigned business line by executing defined risk programs.
Analyzes documentation for evidence of successful and efficient performance
Applies developing knowledge and supports the design, assessment, and/or administration of quality assurance programs, practices and policies
Assists in the collection and initial analysis of data, preparation of business owner control surveys
Conducts quality audits on all routine and complex transactions and correspondence to ensure proper processing according to established quality standards
Develops training on policies and procedures concerning controls and risk management
Independently conduct internal control testing including on-site observations, interviews with management and staff, analytical procedures and statistical/judgmental analysis and testing of data
Interprets regulations affecting control standards with large degree of independence and suggests methods of updating policies and practices to address any risk concerns
Leads operating process and internal control improvement initiatives
Manages complex projects that involve working with businesses to improve controls to mitigate any deficiencies
Partners with Internal Audit, Compliance, and/or Operations Management to share information and escalate issues as needed., Provides thematic analysis of issues for business to identify emerging trends
Reports audit results and determines corrective action plans, as necessary
Reviews current policies and procedures to identify process gaps and opportunities for improvement
Reviews, monitors and tests internal controls and procedures associated with products, services, customers and operations
Through walkthroughs and testing, identifies possible internal control breakdowns and gaps and report them to management
Works with the business to understand the controls currently in place to minimize risk.
At Santander, we value and respect differences in our workforce and strive to increase the diversity of our teams. We encourage everyone to apply.
Bachelor's Degree; Accounting, Business, Statistics, Risk Management, Information Systems, Finance, Economics or equivalent field required
Master's Degree; Accounting, Business, Statistics, Risk Management, Information Systems, Finance, Economics or equivalent field or equivalent work experience preferred
5-9 years; Risk Management, Internal Controls, Auditing, Credit Management, relevant line of business experience and/or legal or regulatory experience.
Ability to build credibility with, collaborate with, and influence line of business executives
Ability to build internal and external networks of information resources within the risk management ecosystem
Ability to collaborate with internal and external service providers to establish resource requirements, scheduling, assignments and service levels
Ability to constructively work both independently and in collaborative environments involving all levels of management and employees
Advanced understanding of the regulatory environment and how the risks of the products and services the bank offers are viewed by the Second Line of Defense and regulators
Demonstrated experience supporting and/or leading risk projects across multiple business lines offering a wide variety of financial services products and services
Excellent analytical and complex problem-solving skills
Knowledge of the financial services sector, particularly with the competitive dynamics and products in retail banking and risk management
Strong project management skills
Understanding of BSA/AML and OFAC regulations, regulatory expectations and industry leading practices.
Minimal physical effort such as sitting, standing, and walking.
Communicates in a timely and straightforward manner
Probes for additional information, clarifies assumptions and confirms agreed-upon actions
Keeps everyone involved informed about progress and issues
Communicates the importance and benefits of risk management to counterparts
Displays natural skepticism and curiosity to question the status quo and uncover issues
Adheres to a good root cause analysis process
Creates a good working environment in the team; works towards shared goals contributing ideas and accepting change
Provides assistance and coaches less experienced team members
Executes risk management process and procedures without management direction, and demonstrates awareness of expected results
Knows the relationship and impact of actions and results
Has an understanding of regulations impacting area supported
Follows through to meet commitments to others Takes responsibility for achieving strong results, despite balancing multiple complex demands
Knows who to reach out to inside and outside of ones team to get work done
Takes action to enhance working relationships needed to achieve seamless workflow
Stays current with industry and regulatory trends and emerging risk issues
Has good understanding of current market and competitive landscape that the organization operates within
Uses information and data effectively to support a position and present a rational case