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Senior Enterprise Risk Specialist

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This position will manage and support engagements and assessments of the internal control environment such SOC 1 and SOC 2 . The Senior Enterprise Risk Specialist will work with internal stakeholders and SME’s across the enterprise to develop and maintain control monitoring and certifications throughout the year, control statement validation and artifact and evidence collection, to coordinate report edits and updates and all approvals and signoffs, and to be a single point of contact for external parties for scheduling testing and interviews, evidence gathering/sharing, managing project deadlines, and finalizing all components.  Activities take place through-out the year and this role will support and help manage enterprise related developments/coordination.


Essential Job Functions:

  • Work with internal partners to understand what deliverables are required and their requisite timing
  • Partner with key stakeholders, internal customers, and subject matter experts to ensure milestones are successfully achieved
  • Lead proactive readiness- assessments to assist control owners ensure controls are suitably designed and placed in operation, and that appropriate governance is in place
  • Assist control owners with corrective action or remediation when issues are self-identified by control owners in  development and maintenance of evidence/artifacts
  • Follow-up on and review deliverables to ensure that they are received timely and complete
  • Communicate to key stakeholders to ensure a no surprises environment
  • Facilitate development, maintenance and delivery of consistent and meaningful reporting and metrics
    • Coordinate internal and external stakeholders throughout all engagement phases 
    • Assist in the definition of project and engagement scope and objectives, involving all relevant stakeholders
    • Ensure resource availability and allocation
    • Develop a detailed and comprehensive plan to monitor and track progress
    • Organize and participate in stakeholder status and control testing meetings
    • Manage changes to the engagements scope and schedule
    • Submit deliverables and ensure adherence to requirements
    • Meet with individual team members to find and fix any issues
    • Manage communication with external and internal stakeholders
    • Report and escalate to management as needed
    • Train resources and stakeholders on engagement scope, deliverables, and process


Other Related Duties:

  • Performs other related duties as assigned.
  • Aware and knowledgeable of changing requirements and industry risk trends.
  • Ability to interpret and communicate all internal or external regulations, policies, and/or procedures.


Supervisory Resp onsibilities:

This position has no supervisory responsibilities.


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential function satisfactorily. An individual must have proficient experience and knowledge in the areas within the role. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the job.


Education and/or Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree from a Four (4) year College or University and up to 7 years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • 2-4 years of prior experience in risk management or audit or relevant industry experience preferred
  • Experience performing internal control reviews
  • Knowledge of internal controls and professional standards and regulations.
  • Project management or business analyst experience
  • Detail oriented
  • Strong communication skills – written and verbal
  • Experience in mortgage and/or financial services is preferred.