Senior Risk Managers – First Line of Defense SOX (Phoenix Area)

We have been engaged to recruit for two Senior Business Risk Officers and two Risk Managers for a specialty bank that is the financial engine of Silicon Valley and innovation around the world. This is the bank of choice for roughly 50% of venture-capital-based companies (and VC Firms) in the United States – and roughly half of innovation-based IPOs over the past two years. They are now actively expanding to innovations centers around the world, including the UK, Germany, China, and Canada.   These positions will be located in Tempe (AZ).

Due to growth and heightened regulatory environment, the organization is revamping their approach to Sarbanes-Oxley by aligning SOX Risk Managers in the First Line of Defense (FLoD). The areas for which we are seeking SME alignment are:

  • Lending – Global Loan Operations
  • Global Deposits, Cards, Cash Management Operations
  • Finance – Treasury, Derivatives and FX
  • Accounting

These positions do not involve testing or designing testing (that is done by a different group) but are more proactively focused on assessing, measuring, and monitoring SOX-related risks to each of these primary business areas. The position has high visibility, and you will interact with C-suite, 2nd Line SOX, Internal Audit, External Audit, ERM, Legal, and other Risk Areas.

What Makes this Opportunity Special:

  • This bank drives innovation in Silicon Valley and around the world
  • Outstanding tone at the top and support from Senior Management
  • Growing Internationally – this bank is poised to be an innovation engine for the world
  • Culture – very entrepreneurial – this feels more like a tech company than a bank
  • Opportunity to play a key role in maturing the risk posture of this growing organization
  • Great dessert lifestyle and very affordable COL
  • Great Work/Life balance AND FLEXIBLE vacation policy

What would make you a great fit:

  • Bachelor’s degree; (Accounting or Finance preferred)
  • Relevant professional certification: CPA, CIA, CFSA and/or advanced degree preferred
  • 8+ years progressive experience in Audit, SOX, or Operational Risk – including management experience.
  • Big 4, financial services highly valued
  • Strong background in SOX CONTROLS
  • In depth knowledge of either of the key Business Area Lending or Finance/Treasury
  • Strong/broad understanding of accounting (U.S. GAAP) and auditing (GAAS) principle, as well as Internal Controls Concepts (COSO 2013)
  • Strong project management skills, including ability to work on multiple projects, with minimal direction, and with rotating priorities
  • Ability to function well in a fast-paced dynamic environment
  • Relationship-oriented, and collaborative style
  • Outstanding interpersonal and communications skills, with an ability to build strong relationships

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By | 2019-03-27T15:23:46+00:00 March 27th, 2019|