Operations Risk Analyst
Topeka, KS 
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Posted 6 days ago
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Operations Risk Analyst

This position may be filled at the Associate or Analyst level depending on the qualifications of the selected candidate.

This individual, under limited supervision, supports the Operations Risk Manager by performing and completing tasks related to the FHLBank's operations risk management programs. Tasks include working directly with business partners to implement, maintain and communicate operations risk related policies, frameworks and procedures FHLBank-wide to ensure risks are identified, assessed, monitored and mitigated within the FHLBank's Risk Appetite. This individual will support the Operations Risk department with the design, execution and continuous enhancement of several FHLBank-wide programs, including: (1) Sarbanes-Oxley (SOx) Section 404 and 302 compliance; (2) operational risk event reporting; (3) fraud awareness; and (4) risk and control self-assessments (bottom-up and top-down). This individual may also assist in supporting other operations risk related programs, such as business resiliency, vendor risk management, model risk management and end user developed computing (EUDC) (i.e., governance around the development and use of spreadsheets and other tools). Operations risk program assignments are of moderate complexity and require the exercise of judgment. Work performed is typically at an intermediate level.


Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree in accounting, business, finance or other related discipline is required. Master's degree and/or professional certification (i.e., CPA, CIA, CRMA) is preferred.
  • Strong communication skills, both oral and written.
  • Solid analytical and problem-solving skills and a continuous improvement mindset.
  • Solid attention to detail and organization skills.
    Working knowledge of internal control system processes and risk management methodologies.
  • Ability to develop a comprehensive understanding of the FHLBank's operations risk related programs (i.e., SOx Section 404 and 302 compliance, risk assessments, fraud awareness, operational risk event reporting, business resiliency, EUDC, vendor risk management, etc.).
  • General knowledge of generally accepted accounting principles and auditing standards.
  • Ability to work with a variety of business partners to achieve Operations Risk department and FHLBank goals.
  • Ability to work in a rapidly changing field and consistently meet deadlines.
  • Solid knowledge of/experience using MS Office including Word and Excel and Adobe PDF.
  • Must be able to work or travel independently and operate all types of general office equipment.

Additional qualifications required for each level:

  • Associate: One to three years of experience in risk management, internal audit, external audit or other similar or related fields.
  • Analyst: Three to five years of experience in risk management, internal audit, external audit or other similar or related fields.
  • Analyst: General knowledge of generally accepted accounting principles and auditing standards.


In addition to a rewarding, team-oriented work environment, FHLBank Topeka offers opportunities for growth and development, an attractive benefit package including health and dental insurance, 401(k), short-term incentive plan and much more. To see a more detailed job summary and apply for this position, go to FHLBank’s website at www.fhlbtopeka.com/careers. EOE.

 

Job Summary
Company
Start Date
As soon as possible
Employment Term and Type
Regular, Full Time
Required Education
Bachelor's Degree
Required Experience
1 to 3 years
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