Sr. Risk Specialist

Capital One
McLean, Virginia
Aug 11, 2022
Sep 03, 2022
Full Time
Center 2 (19050), United States of America, McLean, Virginia

Sr. Risk Specialist

Here at Capital One, we nurture an environment where people with a variety of thoughts, ideas and backgrounds, all guided by our Shared Values, come together to learn from each other and why Capital One is among the "100 Best Companies to Work For."

Within the Commercial Bank Risk Office, you will be challenged to identify, assess, mitigate and monitor compliance and operational controls. As a member of the Controls team, the Sr. Risk Associate will be responsible for working with the Treasury Management and Treasury Management Operations business teams to uncover opportunities to strengthen the control environment to reduce risks for the business while building lasting partnerships.

Success in this position will rely heavily on working with cross-functional teams, identifying strategies to build and improve control processes, analyzing data, and building strong partnerships. The candidate should be well-versed in Commercial Banking Compliance and Operational risk management, developing senior level communications and reports related to strategy and performance.

  • Strategic & analytic orientation: a proven track record of decision making and problem solving based on analytics. Able to effectively design, implement and monitor compliance and operational controls. Adept at analyzing trends and making effective business risk decisions.
  • Conceptual thinking skills: must be complemented by a strong quantitative orientation given that a large part of role is based on operational risk management
  • Strong business judgment, leadership and integrity: be a tenacious decision maker, able to bring a sound approach to controls management. Drive sustainable corrective actions by connecting control results to inherent risks.
  • Strong communication skills: impeccable written and oral communication credentials, coupled with influencing skills and the ability to drive agreement across the lines of defense through intellect and interpersonal skills. Able to explain complex risk concepts in a clear and concise manner that is understood across different levels and types of organizations
  • Clear results orientation: display an intense focus on achieving both short and long term goals and continually pursues best possible results. He/she should be able to drive and execute an agenda in a fluid environment. Ensure controls monitoring tasks and deliverables are prepared and completed per guidelines. Places high value on attention to detail. Reviews work products to ensure accuracy, deliverable quality and overall value.
  • Successful track record of thriving in a fast paced and dynamic environment.
  • Highly motivated and self-directed with a strong sense of ownership
  • Assist in special projects as needed
  • Analytical and operational knowledge to design, develop and implement compliance and controls monitoring strategies
  • Skilled in risk assessment and controls concepts
  • Experience with any of the following: control testing, regulatory testing, financial control testing (i.e. SOX)

Basic Qualifications:
  • Bachelor's Degree or military experience
  • At least 2 years of Financial Services, Risk Management, or Operations experience
  • At least 1 year of Project Management experience

Preferred Qualifications:
  • 2 years of Project Management experience leading cross functional projects and programs in Risk
  • 2 years of experience supporting, partnering and interacting with internal business clients
  • Strong analytical skills and an ability to work effectively in a team environment to meet tight deadlines
  • Proficiency with the Google Suite (i.e. Google Docs, Sheets and Slides)
  • Commercial Bank experience

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

No agencies please. Capital One is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to diversity and inclusion in the workplace. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, race, color, age, national origin, religion, physical and mental disability, genetic information, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity/assignment, citizenship, pregnancy or maternity, protected veteran status, or any other status prohibited by applicable national, federal, state or local law. Capital One promotes a drug-free workplace. Capital One will consider for employment qualified applicants with a criminal history in a manner consistent with the requirements of applicable laws regarding criminal background inquiries, including, to the extent applicable, Article 23-A of the New York Correction Law; San Francisco, California Police Code Article 49, Sections 4901-4920; New York City's Fair Chance Act; Philadelphia's Fair Criminal Records Screening Act; and other applicable federal, state, and local laws and regulations regarding criminal background inquiries.

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