Principal Associate, Controls Testing (Risk Management)

Employer
Capital One
Location
Richmond, Virginia
Posted
Jul 23, 2022
Closes
Aug 21, 2022
Ref
R147693
Function
Finance
Hours
Full Time
West Creek 8 (12080), United States of America, Richmond, Virginia

Principal Associate, Controls Testing (Risk Management)

Capital One's Card Risk organization is responsible for core areas that span Risk Management, Strategy, Operations, Technology, and Analytics. This organization leads, advises and innovates on top transformational initiatives across the Card business. Specifically, the Process Excellence Team within Card Risk is leading a multi-year transformational Well Managed journey focusing on Strengthening US Card's Control Ecosystem, Enabling Ownership & Accountability through Transparency, Amplifying Simplification & Automation, and Driving Sustainability.

The Card Risk Process Excellence Team is currently hiring for a Principal Associate (PA) that will take our Well Managed transformation to the next level in our testing program, furthering the top-notch brand that Card Risk has built. This PA will be responsible for the execution of the Design Effectiveness controls testing for Card in alignment with the Enterprise Control Standard and the Process Management and Controls Framework, ensuring unassailable and appropriate evaluation of effectiveness of control activities. As a key member of the Well Managed Program, this role will collaborate with smart and passionate leaders to deliver results that have a direct impact on the company's bottom line.

Core capabilities for this foundational role include a strong collaborative mindset with significant risk management and testing expertise coupled with a balanced approach to driving effectiveness and efficiency to enhance both business and risk management processes and programs. This role requires a well-rounded and seasoned individual who is comfortable adjusting their approach to meet unique needs across multiple stakeholder groups within a complex organization.

Successful candidates will demonstrate a proven track record of controls testing execution and oversight; project and program delivery; change resiliency to maintain momentum in a dynamic, fast-paced and complex environment and among competing priorities; and strong partnership and communication skills to engage and influence critical stakeholders. This role is ideal for someone with strong leadership skills, who can support transformational change and deliver game-changing value. The preferred candidate will have experience working in Compliance and/or Risk Management organizations within a major financial company, with a solid understanding of process management frameworks, risk and control methodology, control testing methodology, and regulatory requirement management and applicability. Experience with automated/hybrid control testing is also a plus.

Responsibilities of this role include but are not limited to :
  • Supporting end to end testing of controls:
    • Performing proper planning to execute the required test process steps by established deadlines with minimal supervision
    • Assessing Design Effectiveness of US Card automated/hybrid/manual controls in adherence with enterprise standards and internal US Card requirements for control testing
    • Creating and maintaining adequate testing support documentation such as workpapers, rationale, testing reports, etc. to support the result of reviews including the write-up of findings/issues for reporting
    • Identifying internal control weaknesses and recommending remediation to strengthen control environment
  • Partnering cross-functionally with program customers and program assessors to provide strategic and tactical thought-partnership to effectively drive and evolve delivery
  • Building relationships and collaborating with key stakeholders
  • Furthering the Well Managed agenda within Card to drive sustainability, amplify simplification & automation, enable ownership & accountability through transparency, and strengthen the control ecosystem
  • Supporting process documentation creation and revision, including version control
  • Potential to learn/perform Quality Assurance reviews of completed test workbooks and results
  • Potential to learn/perform code reviews in support of automated/hybrid controls


Basic Qualifications :
  • At least a Bachelor's Degree or military experience with 2 years of experience in Control Testing or Internal Audit OR at least 5 years of experience in Control Testing or Internal Audit


Preferred Qualifications :
  • Master's or MBA Degree
  • 2+ years of Financial Services industry experience
  • 2+ years of regulatory compliance or credit experience
  • 2+ years of Risk Management experience
  • 3+ years of automated controls testing experience


At this time, Capital One will not sponsor a new applicant for employment authorization for this position.

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