Lead Analyst, Credit Risk

Federal Home Loan Bank of Des Moines   •  

Des Moines, IA

Industry: Financial Services


8 - 10 years

Posted 334 days ago


Lead Analyst, Credit Risk

This analyst will take a lead role in coordinating and managing Credit and Collateral IT projects.  The analyst will use process expertise to define, create, document and improve Credit’s end-to-end business processes, including the development and tracking of key performance indicators. This analyst would work individually, with otherRisk Management Staff and with other departments as needed.


•Ensure all IT-related projects for Credit and Collateral are being managed and monitored effectively, including compilation of business requirements and coordination and prioritization of Credit department resources;
•Propose and assist in updating and implementing process and procedural improvements within the Credit department;
•Assist in the documentation and tracking of Credit department processes and workflow, including:
o Document Credit Risk’s business (and pieces of cross-departmental) processes in detail, including internal control touchpoints and UDAs
o Review public and desktop procedures for accuracy and efficiencies;
o Perform cross checks between regulations, policies, procedures, the website, etc. to ensure consistency and accuracy;
o Develop tools for workflow visibility;
o Develop and track Credit Risk key performance indicators;
• Ensure business activities are in-line with Strategic Business Plans;
•Exhibit ownership of the operational risk environment in Credit Risk, including representing Credit and Collateral Risk on the Operations Risk Committee; and
•Lead Special Projects.


•Minimum of Bachelor’s degree in Business Management, Accounting, Systems Management, Operations Risk or something similar: MBA preferred;
•7+ years' work experience / history of working with analytics, process reviews and implementing system improvements;
•Familiarity with the FHLB system, knowledge of Credit and Collateral operations and applicable regulations;
•Due diligence and internal control experience;
•High attention to detail: audit minded;
•Excellent written and verbal communication skills;
•The ability to multitask;
•High performer who can be effective working with different levels of an organization;
•Excellent written and verbal communication skills; and    
•Strong computer skills including Microsoft Windows, Word, and Excel: SQL knowledge preferred.