Risk Specialist

Job CategoryAccounting & Finance
Position TypeContract
Application Deadline March 31, 2020
Experience Required5+ years
Job Duration1 year
Education RequiredCollege Diploma

Our client in Banking & Finance industry is seeking a Risk Specialist in Toronto. This is a 16 months contract position.
Job Description
Role Mandate:
Work collaboratively with key stakeholders from various Governance, Risk, Compliance (GRC) focused teams within the organization who are running with enterprise wide projects and initiatives impacting Channels & Partnerships Technology. The candidate will act as a GRC CIO Delegate for Channels & Partnerships Technology when working on such projects and initiatives in the areas of application security logging and monitoring, audits and assessments, regulatory requirements, rapid containment recovery, cyber security, BCP, etc.
Candidate Value Proposition (CVP): This role allows the candidate to work in an established institution and with multiple groups within the Company, which will allow candidate to build skills and confidence. Candidate will have a lot of autonomy and will be able to advocate the position.
Group Culture: This candidate would be part of a team of 4-5 within the GRC piller of Channels & Partnerships Technology Business Management. The work is mostly done in an independent fashion but there is heavy emphasis on being a team player. There is regular interaction with PM’s.
Role Responsibilities Include (but are not limited to):
• 30% routine, 70% adhoc (such as data presentation and analysis, reporting, Etc.)
• Participate in status meetings based on current projects
• Reviewing requirements, completing risk assessments, data analysis, regulatory requirements and other deliverables as required
• Handling/supporting intake process and assigning resources – meeting with PM’s to understand the scope of the specific project, timelines, deliverables, etc. required
• Provides strategic input into business decisions on operational IT risk as a trusted advisor.
• Supports initiatives and imperatives from an end to end perspective across entire CIO line of business.
• Acts as a subject matter expert on relevant regulations, policy and procedures.
• Ensures Business Continuity Planning with internal / external regulatory policies and guidelines.
• Ensures access management and other controls are effectively managed.
• Identifies emerging issues and trends to inform decision-making.
• Assists in the investigation of security breaches and other violations of information security policies and standards of technology.
• Is a trusted advisor on assessment of delivery risks and issues.
• Builds effective relationships with internal/external stakeholders e.g. business and technology stakeholders and Corporate Support Areas (CSAs) in providing operational risk management support.
• Applies expertise and thinks creatively to address unique or ambiguous situations and to find solutions to problems that can be complex and non-routine.
• Determines tactical and strategic solutions to conflicts that arise between various stakeholder points of view, balancing risk exposure with desired line of business outcome.
• Designs and produces regular and ad-hoc reports, and dashboards.
• Analyzes available data and information to provide insights and recommendations. This includes identification of risk impacts for new processes and workflows related to initiatives.
• Executes work to deliver timely, accurate, and efficient service.
• Broader work or accountabilities may be assigned as needed.
Must-Have Skills:
• Degree or Diploma in Computer Science or Technology preferred and 7+ years of relevant experience or an equivalent combination of education and experience
• Seasoned professional with a combination of education, experience and industry knowledge.
• Familiarity with core banking system related security.
• Strong general IT knowledge (OS, Network, Security)
• Possesses in-depth knowledge of Identity and Access Management and general knowledge of Information Security disciplines
• General knowledge of operational risk management practices.
• Verbal & written communication skills – In-depth / Expert.
• Analytical and problem-solving skills – In-depth / Expert.
• Influence skills – In-depth / Expert.
• Collaboration & team skills; with a focus on cross-group collaboration – In-depth / Expert.
• Able to manage ambiguity.
• Data driven decision making – In-depth / Expert.
• Basic understanding of PM methodology
Nice-to-Have Skills:
• Previous experience working with a variety of PM’s
• Risk related designations/certificates
Interview Process:
2 round in person interview
– 1st round with current employee(s) in role
– 2nd round with manager
Candidates must be in Canada and with valid work permit for being able to apply for this role.
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