Director Front Line Risk Mgt

Citizens Financial   •  

Johnston, RI

Industry: Accounting, Finance & Insurance


11 - 15 years

Posted 78 days ago

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The Risk Director partners with business unit management to oversee and manage all aspects of risk and assess, on an ongoing basis, the material risks associated with its activities, determining if actions need to be taken to strengthen risk management or reduce risk given performance against the business unit’s risk profile and tolerances.  Responsible for developing and maintaining an effective end to end risk management program including control effectiveness measures for segments of the Business areas process and / or product(s) /capability groups and client and industry infrastructure. Serves as a technical expert on multiple business processes or regulatory areas impacting the business.  Manages and builds one or more teams of skilled, engaged and customer-focused colleagues.  Provides day to day support to the business unit(s) providing knowledge and expertise on the appropriate implementation of Regulations, Rules and industry standards through procedures, other guidelines, and industry best practices. Provides regulatory expertise and solutions on complex risk and compliance issues based upon understanding of business unit's activities, processes and/or products. Also acts as technical expert on one or more business processes or regulatory areas impacting the business.  Acts as lead for exam for product / function under review.  Participates in all important interactions with the regulators.  Leads teams on risk and product relate.  Advises on new products, initiatives and strategies from a risk and control perspective; guide the business unit(s) through the various governance approvals related to new initiatives; liaise with other risk areas and operations to ensure processes are designed with proper controls; and advocate on the business lines behalf to ensure effective and timely incorporation of risk management into everyday operations and initiatives to meet corporate, divisional and business line objectives.  Manages and builds teams of skilled, engaged and customer-focused colleagues



Expert knowledge of internal controls and risk assessment

In-depth knowledge of business processes and/or products and operations; regulatory requirements; and key processes, controls and exposure areas

Decisiveness and sound judgment on a consistent basis

Develop and maintain high impact relationships with senior executives

Influencing and conflict resolution skills

Excellent business writing skills

Proven leadership and management skills in a professional environment

Project management skills to support multiple complex assignments on behalf of various stakeholders

Proficient use of MS Word, MS Excel and PowerPoint and Visio

Educational Requirements

Bachelor Degree

MBA Preferred

Professional Certifications preferred Certified Internal Auditor, Certified Regulatory Compliance Manager, Certified Fraud Examiner, Chartered Financial Analyst, Certified Public Accountant


10+ years experienceexperience gained from working in financial services industry

Risk managementexperience gained from working in financial services industry

Experience in an organization that is under strong regulatory oversight and scrutiny

Experience delivering a value added risk management program

Experience working with the regulatory agencies of publicly traded firms.