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Senior Risk Manager, Finance Risk Management

Location: Saint Louis
Posted on: May 15, 2022

Job Description:

At Edward Jones, we help clients achieve their serious, long-term financial goals by understanding their needs and implementing tailored solutions. To ensure a personal client experience, we have located our 15,000+ branch offices where our more than 7 million clients live and work.

In a typical branch office, a financial advisor meets with clients and receives branch office support, so they can focus on building deep relationships with clients. Headquarters associates in St. Louis, Tempe and Mississauga provide support and expertise to help U.S. and Canada branch teams deliver an ideal client experience. We continue to grow to meet the needs of long-term individual investors.Finance provides leadership of the financial integrity of the firm, business intelligence and acumen, and applies this expertise to positively impact the firm's financial standing and strategic business objectives. You will play a critical role in the firm's growth and sustained financial durability. As part of this team, you will have the ability to influence decision-making and contribute to new strategies. You will also drive operational effectiveness and efficiency to assist us in ensuring financial integrity and strength and achieving business goals.

The Senior Risk Manager will join the Finance Risk Management team to lead the Firm's Sarbanes-Oxley risk management program and assist with Finance's risk management program. The Senior Risk Manager will be responsible for leading stakeholders through planning, risk assessments, enhancements, execution, and reporting. This position will work in partnership with many stakeholders including Finance leaders and risk representatives from other divisions.

  • Act as an independent advisor for leaders and associates by facilitating the risk assessment process of high-risk areas and processes to ensure the significant risks within the process are addressed, including but not limiting to ethical business practice, company policies, regulatory requirements
  • Advise on control design to mitigate operational risks and be able identify when control environment can be improved
  • Consolidate and report risk assessment information across areas to allow business and senior leaders to effectively manage the firm/division's risk level
  • Advise and assist business process owners on performing root cause analysis and the development of controls to effectively mitigate the identified control gaps
  • Prepare risk documentation and synthesize risk data into meaningful reporting, tailored to various audiences and levels in the organization
  • Assist Risk Leader in developing risk strategy to maximize the firm's benefits whilst minimizing risk exposure
    • Bachelor's degree (business, finance or accounting preferred)
    • Series 7 & 66 within 12 months of employment as required by business area
    • Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Visio, as well as other software programs and databases.
    • CPA, CIA, CFE, CISA, or FRM preferred
    • 6+ years public accounting, internal audit, risk management, or internal control experience with comprehensive knowledge of process analysis and control design techniques required
    • Previous direct and cross-functional team leadership skills or project management experience preferred
    • Ability to independently identify, prioritize, monitor, communicate, and/or resolve issues
    • Ability to lead and facilitate risk discussions with various stakeholders within the organization
    • Demonstrates ability to work in a highly collaborative team environment by incorporating effective listening and collaboration skills
    • Strong written and verbal communication skills with the ability to work at all levels of management, including senior management
    • Strong time management and organizational skills required
      Problem Solving:
      • Strong critical thinking skills required.
      • Ability to connect the risks across processes, areas and divisions to understand how risks impact the firm at all levels
      • Ability to recognize and implement solutions affecting processes, procedures, systems and/or controls to manage risk
      • Ability to solve complex, non-routine problems. Must be able to understand the upstream/downstream impacts to other departments, divisions and third party organizations and escalate when needed
        Decision Making:
        • Medium to high level of authority
        • Responsible for consulting with and providing independent assessment and oversight of controls throughout the division
          Span of Influence:
          • High level of impact due to level of division's and firm's risks
            • 2021 FORTUNE 100 Best Companies to Work For - By Great Place to Work - and FORTUNE Magazine - Edward Jones was named No. 20 on the list.
              • From FORTUNE -2021 FORTUNE Media IP Limited. All rights reserved. Used under license. FORTUNE and FORTUNE 100 Best Companies to Work For are registered trademarks of Fortune Media IP Limited and are used under license. FORTUNE and Fortune Media IP Limited are not affiliated with, and do not endorse products or services of, Edward Jones Investments.
              • 2021 Corporate Equality Index - Edward Jones joins the ranks of 767 major U.S. businesses that received top marks in the Foundation's 19th annual scorecard on LGBTQ workplace equality.
                • From The Human Rights Campaign. All Rights Reserved
                • 2021 Training Top 100 list - Edward Jones ranked No. 19, up six spots from last year in its 21st consecutive year on this prestigious list.
                • J.D. Power, 2021 - Edward Jones has ranked "highest in Employee Advisor Satisfaction among Financial Investment Firms" in the J.D. Power 2021 U.S. Financial Advisor Satisfaction Study.
                  • Edward Jones received the highest score among employee advisors in the J.D. Power 2007,2008, 2010, 2012-2015, 2017-2021 Financial Advisor Satisfaction Studies of employee advisors' satisfaction among those who are employed by an investment services firm. Visit for more information.Edward Jones does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, religion, national origin, age, disability, sexual orientation, pregnancy, veteran status, genetic information or any other basis prohibited by applicable law.At Edward Jones, we value and respect our associates and their contributions, and we recognize individual efforts through a rewards program that promotes a long-term career, financial security and well-being. Visit our career site to learn more about our total compensation approach, which in addition to base salary, typically includes benefits, bonuses and profit sharing. The salary range for this role is based on national data and actual pay is based on skills, experience, education, and other relevant factors for a potential new associate:
                    Salary: $76798 - $130764
                    Category: Headquarters

Keywords: EDWARD JONES, St. Louis , Senior Risk Manager, Finance Risk Management, Executive , Saint Louis, Missouri

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