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Lead Risk Analyst

Company: USAA
Location: Chandler
Posted on: September 9, 2020

Job Description:

Purpose of Job

We are seeking a talented Lead Risk Analyst for our San Antonio, TX; Phoenix, AZ; Plano, TX; Tampa, FL; and Remote facilities.

Provides risk management support for a line of business or staff agency in key risk identification, measurement, monitoring, control and reporting, and the understanding and management of risk through appropriate practices and processes. Assess and oversee enterprise and business exposures including key and emerging risks. Monitors the risk and control environment and provides effective challenge to internal and external stakeholders to ensure that exposures are kept at acceptable levels. Escalates and reports risks to the appropriate governance bodies. Leads and executes complex initiatives and cross functional teams within the Chief Risk Office and across the Enterprise that drive problem resolution. Leverages broad enterprise knowledge and/or expert knowledge of core business discipline(s), products and processes.

Job Requirements

About USAA USAA knows what it means to serve. We facilitate the financial security of millions of U.S. military members and their families. This singular mission requires a dedication to innovative thinking at every level.

In each of the past five years, we've been a top-40 Fortune 100 Best Companies to Work For, and we've ranked among Victory Media's Top 10 Military Friendly Employers 13 years straight. We embrace a robust veteran workforce and encourage veterans and veteran spouses to apply.

USAA Careers - Award Winning Workplace ( (17 seconds) USAA Careers World Class Benefits ( (31 seconds)


* Identifies and seeks key stakeholders across the enterprise to support the identification, assessment, aggregation and the overall management of risks and controls. * Presents findings and recommendations to various levels of leadership. * Routinely communicates results of risk assessments to governance committees, business process owners and various levels of leadership and influences decision making. * Develops process and procedures for successful implementation of new risk policies, practices, appetites and solutions to ensure holistic understanding and management of risks according to industry best practice. * Develops strategies, tools, and methodologies to measure, monitor, and report risks. * Applies expert knowledge to utilize or produce analytical material for discussions with cross functional teams to understand business objectives and influence solution strategies. * Leads, assembles and facilitates cross-functional teams to identify, assess, aggregate and mitigate current and emerging risk events. * Serves as the point of contact for senior risk leadership on projects and special management requests that often impact the enterprise or core operating area. * Formulates and reviews stress test plans for a line of business or the enterprise. * Evaluates results, and frames contingency plans in partnership with key business stakeholders. * Crafts key communications to be delivered to executives and board members.


* Bachelor's degree in Risk Management, Business, Finance, or a related field required OR 4 additional years of related experience beyond the minimum required may be substituted in lieu of a degree. * 8 or more years risk management or operations experience in a relevant functional area to include banking, insurance, financial services, audit, project management, public accounting or other related operational area * Or Risk Management, Business, Finance, or other discipline relevant to risk management and 6 years of work experience in a discipline relevant to risk management. * Or PhD in a Risk Management, Business, Finance, or other discipline relevant to risk management and 4 years of work experience in a discipline relevant to risk management. * Advanced risk management experience in a complex institution and/or highly matrixed environment related to banking, insurance and/or financial services. * Demonstrated experience in conflict resolution management and ability to effectively challenge at all levels of management and influence business outcomes. * Experience leading and directing work with both internal and external partners in a highly collaborative environment. * Demonstrated critical thinking and knowledge of data analysis tools and techniques and decision-making abilities, to include demonstrated ability to effectively make data-driven decisions. * Proactively identifies potential concerns and follows-up to resolve issues. * Advanced knowledge of Microsoft Office products including Excel and PowerPoint.

*Qualifications may warrant placement in a different job level*

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 able to change your responses.


* Preferred certifications include CPA (Certified Public Accountant), Certified Internal Auditor (CIA), and/or appropriate Risk Management certificates. * Strong working knowledge of internal control frameworks (e.g. Sarbanes-Oxley, COSO 2013). * Familiar with authoritative guidance and regulations as it relates to ICFR, including; PCAOB and AICPA. * Evaluate ICFR processes, Information Technology General Controls (ITGC), as well as, application risks and controls stemming from business activities ensuring they are effectively identified, measured, monitored, controlled, and reported on. * Proven experience implementing and providing risk coverage programs (Monitoring, Assessing, and Testing) on 1st line of defense functions and for enterprise functions. * Extensive experience implementing risk oversight programs for ICFR enterprise programs that includes performing and/or establishing risk assessments, issue management, RCSAs, control reviews and testing, KRIs and risk appetite metrics, internal and external operational loss analysis, and process, risk and control inventory evaluation. * Lead, organize, plan, and execute multiple targeted assessments aligned to ICFR Program pillars to evaluate compliance with ICFR Standards and Procedures. Communicate, draft, and issue reports summarizing our findings including managements remediation plans. * Monitor status and progress providing effective challenge of business initiatives to strengthen 1) the process, risk, and control inventory, and 2) ICFR ITGC controls including application access remediation. * Identify ICFR controls ready for testing of effectiveness and coordinate with ECORT for execution. Partner with ECORT to communicate testing results to the business and evaluate the business remediation action plans ensuring proper and timely clearance of noted exceptions. * Regulatory risk management experience which includes development and execution of action plans, remediation, sustainability, and interactions with regulators

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.

At USAA our employees enjoy one of the best benefits packages in the business, including a flexible business casual or casual dress environment, comprehensive medical, dental and vision plans, along with wellness and wealth building programs. Additionally, our career path planning and continuing education will assist you with your professional goals.

Relocation assistance is available for this position.

For Internal Candidates: Must complete 12 months in current position (from date of hire or date of placement) or must have managers approval prior to posting.

Last day for internal candidates to apply to the opening is 8/05/20 by 11:59 pm CST time .

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