Senior Operational Risk Controller - Regulatory Reporting Quality Assurance

posted Dec 19, 2014, 5:50 AM by ESFAB Global Search
A challenging and varied senior role in the global Financial Accounting Operational Risk Control & SOX 404 Compliance team, establishing and leading the new regional Regulatory Reporting Quality Assurance (RRQA) function for Switzerland and potentially other EMEA countries
The opportunity to being a part of a global and diverse team with high Senior Management and ExB visibility, contributing significantly through regional risk weighting, optimization and streamlining of controls
The responsibility for regionally establishing and executing a new Regulatory Reporting Quality Assurance program designed to test the completeness and accuracy of regulatory reports and monitoring of controls within the regulatory reporting production process
Work with regional management to develop a dashboard highlighting key testing metrics/testing results
Develop and communicate recommendations for improvement to senior management
Ensure RRQA tools (i.e., testing methodology, operating procedures, checklist) are up to date and aligned with regulator’s expectations
Train, develop and manage staff that will be directly responsible performing RRQA work, including supervising RRQA mandates performed by junior team members
Conduct workshops/meetings educating key stakeholders on regulatory reporting impact and issues
Provide subject matter expertise in interpreting regulatory impact of issues (e.g., new business, system changes)

University degree or equivalent, preferably with a major/qualification in Finance or Accounting
Minimum 7-10 years of relevant experience with regulatory reporting processes (either directly in the operations of these processes or in an audit or examination capacity)
Knowledge of key regulatory requirements pertinent to the financial services industry; risk management techniques and compliance requirements
Strong analytical and communication skills
Ability to lead a team and to effectively communicate with finance management, audit and regulators on regulatory matters, such as weaknesses that were identified during RRQA reviews and proposals to improve the relevant process/internal control environment, etc.


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