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Senior Audit Leader, Model Risk Audit
Job Description Summary
The Inspection Group, as the Bank’s periodic control function (i.e., third line of defense), independently assesses the effectiveness of the permanent control function (i.e., first and second lines of defense) to identify, measure, monitor, and control risks.
The Senior Audit Leader is primarily responsible for reviewing quantitative model documentation used at the Bank and the related model validation reports and model performance reports to ascertain whether the Bank’s standards as well as regulatory expectation set forth in SR11-7 for model development, validation, implementation, use, and performance monitoring are sufficiently met. The Senior Audit Leader will formally document their assessment, issue audit findings/recommendations as needed, and participate in the validation of model related findings. The individual will be exposed to a variety of models used across the Bank and requires deep working knowledge and experience in model development and validation.
Essential Job Functions
- Performs independent and objective evaluations of the adequacy, sufficiency and suitability of the Bank's quantitative model development, validation, performance monitoring, and internal and governance controls.
- Manages audit projects and execute audits which consists of planning, evaluating, investigating, reporting, reviewing, and supervising; annual audit planning, continuous monitoring and risk assessments over model risk management; and monitoring and verification of auditee management's resolution of audit findings.
- Delivers high quality audit results and well-crafted auditreport deliverables on time.
- Ensures that audit activities comply with Inspection Group standards. Communicate effectively, clearly, concisely, and accurately using written and verbal communications with all levels of management.
Other Job Functions
5. Supervises, directs, mentors, and evaluates assigned project resources, but does not have any direct reports.
6. Provides model risk management audit expertise on integrated audit assignments with the compliance, credit, risk management, and operations teams.
7. Maintains effective and professional relationships with Bank Senior Management.
8. Maintains effective and professional relationships with Bank audit clients; managers and staff of the Bank's public accountants; representatives of federal and state regulatory agencies; and others dealt with in a professional capacity.
9. Maintains current on industry developments affecting areas of assigned responsibility.
10. Work with team management to continually evolve and improve existing processes.
11. Performs other duties as assigned.
· Bachelor’s Degree in applicable and related field - Required; Master’s in a quantitativedegree, preferred
· Required License(s) or Certifications in CIA, CISA, and CPA - Preferred
· Requires mastery level knowledge of job area typically obtained through advanced education combined with experience.
· Requires 5 - 7 years minimum prior model development and validation experience.