USAA Business Risk and Controls Advisor Senior (Testing Center of Excellence) in Phoenix, Arizona
Purpose of Job
The Property and Casualty Business Risk and Controls Advisor Senior will execute first line of defense control testing, ensuring compliance with USAA standards for multiple P&C business lines. This position is responsible for performing testing that supports the business in making certain that controls are well designed and operating effectively.
Positioned in the first line of defense to ensure the overall effectiveness of risk and compliance management programs, risk analytics and operations in the business. This role will partner and collaborate with Compliance and Risk Management, as well as Business Operations, IT, Audit Services, and Regulators to support risk and compliance-based initiatives. Responsible for supporting business leader adherence to the established risk framework and ongoing supervision of business controls including risk and control self-assessments, identification and evaluation of control effectiveness, identifying control failures, facilitating risk and compliance remediation, internal and external audits and regulatory exams, and monitoring of the first line of defense to minimize risk exposures and strengthen the overall control environment. Leverages risk assessment data and identifies key data-driven insights tied to first line of defense.
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Identifies and manages existing and emerging risks that stem from business activities and the job role.
Ensures risks associated with business activities are effectively identified, measured, monitored, and controlled.
Follows written risk and compliance policies and procedures for business activities.
Manages and drives solutions for stronger controls, and in support of risk and/or regulatory compliance related initiatives which may include: oversight of procedures/process, accurate regulatory reporting and filing, document governance, risk control self-assessments, procedure governance, control design, new product controls, CoSA Third Party Governance, or quality governance.
Performs ongoing supervision and oversight of business controls and shares knowledge with team members to evaluate the effectiveness of established business controls.
Responsible for risk data analysis, report preparation and trend analysis, utilizing business intelligence tools.
Anticipates business needs and proactively identifies opportunities to improve and strengthen the control environment through actionable insights.
Assists with translating control deficiencies into action plans and provides recommendations to enhance governance practices in alignment with risk and compliance frameworks.
Partners with stakeholders to drive improvement efforts to correct or prevent unfavorable trends and assess the impacts.
Leads project team through concept, planning, execution, and implementation phases for effective and timely risk remediation.
Advises senior management on the status of their control environment related to risk identification and control weaknesses. Identifies critical areas to monitor and escalates issues and findings to appropriate stakeholders.
Develops and maintains processes, procedures and tools for managing exception alerts as they occur, including monitoring of resulting exception cases.
Provides control oversight to ensure compliance with laws and regulations.
Serves as a primary resource to team members.
Bachelor's Degree. 4 additional years of related experience beyond the minimum required may be substituted in lieu of a degree.
6 years of experience supporting risk and/or compliance related activities in a financial services operating environment or other relevant industry. Or 6 years of experience in a relevant quantitative discipline. Or advanced degree or designation in a risk management or quantitative discipline, and 4 years of experience supporting risk and/or compliance related activities. Or PhD in a risk management or quantitative discipline, and 2 years of experience supporting risk and/or compliance related activities.
When you apply for this position, you will be required to answer some initial questions. This will take approximately 5 minutes. Once you begin the questions you will not be able to finish them at a later time and you will not be able to change your responses.
6 years direct experience in Internal Audit, External Audit, Controls Testing (SOX/MAR and/or Operational).
Basic understanding of the Risk and Controls Self-Assessment (RCSA) process
Demonstrated ability to differentiate between Control Design vs. Control Operating Effectiveness
Familiarity with Model Audit Rule (MAR) requirements (ICFR), the COSO Internal Control Framework and/or the IIA International Professional Practices Framework
Experience interfacing and collaborating with key stakeholders including EMG, Compliance, Risk and Audit
Ability to multitask and execute multiple assignments
Experience working large/complex financial institutions
Insurance industry experience a plus
Microsoft Office proficient
CPA, CIA, CRMA, CISA or other industry recognized certifications a plus
The above description reflects the details considered necessary to describe the principal functions of the job and should not be construed as a detailed description of all the work requirements that may be performed in the job.
USAA has an effective process for assessing market data and establishing ranges to ensure we remain competitive. You are paid within the salary range based on your experience and market position. The salary range for this position is: $80,200 - $144,500* (this does not include geographic differential it may be applied based on your work location).
Employees may be eligible for pay incentives based on overall corporate and individual performance or at the discretion of the USAA Board of Directors.
*Geographical Differential: Geographic pay differential is additional pay provided to eligible employees working in locations where market pay levels are above the national average.
Shift premium: will be addressed on an individual-basis for applicable roles that are consistently scheduled for non-core hours.
At USAA our employees enjoy best-in-class benefits to support their physical, financial, and emotional wellness. These benefits include comprehensive medical, dental and vision plans, 401(k), pension, life insurance, parental benefits, adoption assistance, paid time off program with paid holidays plus 16 paid volunteer hours, and various wellness programs. Additionally, our career path planning and continuing education assists employees with their professional goals.
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