Citizens Bank Risk Manager Front Line Risk Management in Johnston, Rhode Island


As part of Corporate Finance, the Finance Risk team supports the development, execution, and maintenance of the Risk Management Framework for the Finance Division, in a very dynamic and fast-paced environment. This Risk Manager will provide the business unit executive with objective perspective on the operational risk profile, and act as a trusted advisor on operational risk issues, including emerging risks. The individual will be responsible for collaborating with Finance team leaders in embedding the Enterprise Risk Management methodology into routine practices, and assessing the adequacy and effectiveness of the control environment. This position will provide exposure to a wide range of bank operations, management, and senior executives, as well as participate in ad-hoc special projects with not only departmental, but Bank-wide impact.Primary responsibilities include:Drive implementation of operational, enterprise, and regulatory risk management programs within the Finance areaEvaluate business processes to determine proactive identification of risk and suggest the appropriate risk mitigation strategies, including the documentation of end-to-end process mappings to improve our understanding of data quality and completenessPartner with business leaders to develop effective risk mitigation action plans that will address root cause resolution and delivered within defined timelinesMonitor and report remediation progress, validate remediation efforts, and escalate key concerns when necessaryProvide day-to-day risk management support to the business unit(s) with knowledge and expertise on the appropriate implementation of regulations, rules, and industry standards and best practices through procedures/other guidelinesPartner with 1st, 2nd and 3rd Line of Defense partners to influence appropriate identification and reporting of key risk matters, escalation and resolution of risk issuesSupport team development through knowledge sharing, coaching and training to increase overall team expertiseParticipate in special projects as necessary


Highly motivated team player3-5 years’ experience with risk management in external or internal audit, accounting, and/or risk in the banking/financial services industryStrong skills in risk assessment analysis and a solid understanding of Finance functionsAbility to analyze risk trends, identifying signs of changing risk levelsFully proficient in PC tools, including Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and VisioExceptional organizational, as well as written and verbal communication skillsKnowledge and experience with Sarbanes-Oxley 404/302 preferredEducation and CertificationsBachelor’s degree in Accounting, Finance or other related degree.#LI-KH1Hours & Work ScheduleHours per Week: 40Work Schedule: Monday - Friday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

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