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Senior Risk Officer

Company: Banterra
Location: Saint Louis
Posted on: May 10, 2024

Job Description:


The Senior Risk Officer operates as a key leadership role in the company by guiding risk management functions. They are responsible for overseeing compliance and CRA, information security, fraud protection, and risk management.

This role requires a highly skilled professional with a deep understanding of the financial services industry and the ability to navigate complex regulatory environments. Additionally, the Senior Risk Officer should be a strong communicator with the ability to effectively communicate complex risk concepts to non-technical stakeholders.

The Senior Risk Officer will work closely with executive management to develop and implement risk management strategies that align with the organization's goals and objectives. By effectively identifying, assessing, and mitigating risks, they protect the company from potential financial losses, legal liabilities, reputational damage, and regulatory non-compliance. Their expertise enables the company to make informed decisions, pursue growth opportunities with confidence, and maintain a strong competitive position in the market.

All employees are expected to protect the information and assets of the organization through heightened awareness of information security, cyber security, and risk management best practices, as well as complying with all applicable laws, regulations, and organizational policies.


  • Oversee and manage compliance, Community Reinvestment Act (CRA), information security, fraud prevention, and risk management.
  • Develop and implement risk management strategies to identify, assess, and mitigate risks across the
  • Ensure compliance with regulatory requirements and industry best practices.
  • Collaborate with and build synergies across teams to drive mitigation efforts and optimize operational workflows.
  • Monitor key risk indicators (KRIs) and implement corrective actions as needed.
  • Provide strong leadership to the risk management team, fostering a culture of collaboration, innovation, and continuous improvement.
  • Mentor and develop team members, empowering them to achieve their full potential.
  • Set performance goals, conduct regular performance evaluations, and provide constructive feedback.
  • Foster a culture of risk awareness, accountability, and continuous improvement within the organization.
  • Develop and maintain strong relationships with internal stakeholders, external partners, and regulatory bodies.
  • Stay up to date on industry trends, emerging risks, and regulatory changes that may impact the organization.
  • Prepare reports and presentations for senior management and the Board of Directors, highlighting risk exposure, mitigation strategies, and key initiatives.
  • Ensure compliance with internal policies and regulatory requirements.
  • Implement fraud protection measures to safeguard against fraudulent activities.
  • Stay up to date with industry trends and changes in regulations to ensure the organization remains compliant.


  • Bachelor's degree in Finance, Business Administration, a related field, or a commensurate combination of education and experience required.
  • Demonstrable leadership experience in risk management or a related field required.


    • Strong knowledge of audit practices, compliance frameworks, CRA regulations, information security standards, fraud prevention techniques, and risk assessment methodologies.
    • High ethical standards and integrity in dealing with sensitive information and making risk-related decisions.
    • Proven track record of driving risk mitigation efforts and process improvements.
    • Excellent leadership skills with the ability to influence and drive change across the organization.
    • Strong analytical skills with the ability to identify and assess complex risks.
    • Ability to collaborate and work effectively with diverse teams and individuals across the organization.
    • Excellent communication skills and the ability to communicate effectively, verbally and in writing, with internal and external customers at all levels of the organization.
    • Strong problem-solving skills with the ability to develop innovative solutions to mitigate risks.
    • Flexibility and adaptability to navigate through changing business environments and evolving risk landscapes.
    • Strong organizational and time management skills to handle multiple tasks, prioritize work, and meet deadlines.
    • A positive and proactive approach to work, demonstrating enthusiasm, adaptability, and the ability to maintain composure and professionalism in stressful or adverse conditions.
    • Proficient computer literacy, including comfort with Microsoft systems and Office Suite.
    • Intermediate typing skills to meet the needs of this position.
    • Current driver's license and reliable transportation with appropriate insurance coverage; additionally, the ability to drive occasionally in the course of performing assigned duties and responsibilities.
    • The ability to work with minimal or no supervision.


      • Master's degree in Finance, Business Administration, or a related field strongly preferred.
      • Professional certification in risk management (e.g., FRM, CRM) highly desirable.


        The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this position. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the functions.

        While performing the duties of this position, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to use hands or fingers; handle or feel objects, tools, or controls. The employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; sit; and reach with hands and arms. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this position include close vision, distance vision, and the ability to adjust focus. The noise level in the work environment is usually low to moderate.


        This job description in no way states or implies that these are the only duties to be performed by the employee(s) incumbent in this position. Employees will be required to follow any other job-related instructions and to perform any other job-related duties requested by any person authorized to give instructions or assignments.

        All duties and responsibilities are essential functions and requirements and are subject to possible modification to reasonably accommodate individuals with disabilities. To perform this job successfully, the incumbents will possess the skills, aptitudes, and abilities to perform each duty proficiently.

        Some requirements may exclude individuals who pose a direct threat or significant risk to the health or safety of themselves or others.

        The requirements listed in this document are the minimum levels of knowledge, skills, or abilities. This document does not create an employment contract, implied or otherwise, other than an "at will" relationship.

        The company is an Equal Opportunity Employer, drug free workplace, and complies with ADA regulations and other laws/regulations as applicable.

Keywords: Banterra, St. Louis , Senior Risk Officer, Accounting, Auditing , Saint Louis, Missouri

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