Associate Director, In-Business Controls (Operating Office)

  • Competitive
  • New York, NY, USA New York NY US
  • Permanent, Full time
  • S&P Global
  • 17 Jun 18 2018-06-17

Associate Director, In-Business Controls (Operating Office)

JobDescription :
The Role: This role is central to S&P Global Ratings' efforts to develop and maintain first-class procedures to manage risk and control within S&P Global Ratings' Operating Office. The role will focus initially on vendor management initiatives but over time will be required to support other Operating Office initiatives.

The Location: New York, New York

What We're Looking For:

  • 10+ Years in the Financial Services Industry or similar professional work environment
  • Knowledge of operating in a regulated entity
  • Excellent communication skills, including an ability to influence stakeholders across the organization, to speak effectively in small and large-group settings, and to write clearly in internal memos, presentations and e-mails
  • Able to manage complexity, including in troubleshooting problems or in developing process or other solutions
  • Strong attention to detail in a fast-paced work environment
  • Flexible and accommodating work ethic in an ever-changing work schedule
  • Able to make decisions independently and unsupervised

  • Lead continuous improvement initiatives and projects to help mature the procedures to manage risk and control within S&P Global Ratings' Operating Office
    • Drive changes through to completion, including, where applicable, drafting or updating procedure manuals and policies, reviewing IT user stories and overseeing change management/training activities
    • Conduct a post-implementation review of the effectiveness of the change
    • Program manage continuous improvement initiatives, including tracking progress of own and others' work and reporting / escalating as appropriate
  • Support regulatory and other requests for information, as required
  • Support ongoing working groups and/or oversight committees, as required
  • Support risk assessments and control testing, as required
    • Strengthen the monitoring of our key controls within the Operating Office
    • Strengthen the assessment of risks within the Operating Office
    • Strengthen the governance of findings and action plans, including tracking the status of MAPs and support the reporting of MAPs to senior management.
    • Strengthen the analysis and reporting of operating risk data for the Operating Office
  • Initially, support improvements to vendor & affiliate performance management across the S&P Global Ratings division
    • Partner with colleagues across S&P Global to design and execute higher vendor/affiliate management and procurement standards
    • Support the design and execution of tracking and reporting of key deadlines and vendor/affiliate information
    • Review contracts and Vendor Risk Assessment outputs and work with the relevant Engagement Owner or Vendor Manager to resolve follow-up items
    • Support the vendor management risk and controls testing, as required

About S&P Global Ratings:
S&P Global Ratings is the world's leading provider of independent credit ratings. Our ratings are essential to driving growth, providing transparency and helping educate market participants so they can make decisions with confidence. We have more than 1 million credit ratings outstanding on government, corporate, financial sector and structured finance entities and securities. We offer an independent view of the market built on a unique combination of broad perspective and local insight. We provide our opinions and research about relative credit risk; market participants gain independent information to help support the growth of transparent, liquid debt markets worldwide.

S&P Global Ratings is a division of S&P Global (NYSE: SPGI), which provides essential intelligence for individuals, companies and governments to make decisions with confidence. For more information, visit

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