Risk Assessment Specialist

  • Location: London, England, United Kingdom
  • Salary: Competitive
  • Job Type: Full time

Risk Assessment Specialist

The Technology Business Controls organization is focusing on advancing the overall level of maturity with regard to understanding and mitigating risk in our environment. Interested in engaging with the thought leaders driving technological innovation and transformation at a large financial services organization? A major component of that is establishing and executing a formal Transformation Risk Assessment Methodology. This function will perform risk assessments on material change programs at design phase to assess potential inherent risks and drive risk reduction before they can materialize. As such the Technology Business Controls organization is transforming the way risk is managed, both in the day-to-day activities of supporting the business of a large financial institution as well as in efforts to leverage technological innovation to transform how that business is conducted. Our mission is to drive risk identification and awareness in all areas of technology operations, ensuring that risk is effectively managed and that our business and technology leaders have all of the information necessary to make sound, risk-aware decisions. We have launched a multi-year program to improve the maturity level of risk management for IT which includes the governance and execution of Transformation / Change Risk Assessments.

Individual will effectively govern and report on IT risk remediation initiatives and provide reporting relative to technology Top Risk and compliance information for measurement, analysis and senior management communications as directed.

Key Responsibilities include:

Engaging Initiative Leads: Establish health checks and deep dives, ensuring risk-reduction projects are delivering to the agreed time, cost, and quality, and continue to meet overall strategic objectives
Strategic Alignment: Ensure the projects within the program add value to State Street and contribute towards the strategic objectives
Assessment: Assess design of solution and coverage to qualify and quantify risk reduction with effective plans and correct priority of scope
Reporting: Provide input to the Risk and Control Scorecard, track KPIs/KRIs and Top Risk reports to generate transparency and communication
Advise/Strategy: Provide a mechanism to determine inherent and residual risk to drive risk based prioritization for remediation and show clear remediation progress
Culture: Drive a culture of risk management, risk and control visibility with measurable risk reduction and effective reporting and governance of risk reduction activities

Required Qualifications:

• Bachelor's degree in risk management, a related field, or equivalent experience
• Candidate exhibits ability to solve complex problems with support from management
• Candidate manages stakeholder needs and expectations while providing consistent and regular communications with support from management
• Candidate is able to effectively balance multiple tasks through careful prioritization
• Candidate is able to work collaboratively with others to produce a quality work product
• Proven ability to effectively work with others to deliver projects on-time and on-budget
• Excellent organizational and time management skills
• Excellent communication skills and written skills. Must have the ability to comfortably interact & communicate with all levels of the organization
• Strong Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite (Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Outlook)
• Proactive approach to problem-solving and prioritization complemented by strong decision-making capability
• SharePoint, MS Project experience a plus
• Ability to work independently and collaboratively
• Self-motivated and goal-oriented
• Professional designation a plus (e.g. CISA, CISM, CISSP, CRISC)
• Candidate maintains evolving expertise in financial services, information technology, information security, systems development, change / release management, access security and physical access controls and procedures
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