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The Principal, Risk and Compliance will be responsible for participating in cross-functional risk and compliance activities, identifying and managing business, financial and technology risk, and conducting some of ABA’s internal audits. Reporting to the SVP, Internal Audit, the Principal, Risk and Compliance will serve in a consultative capacity objectively reviewing the various facets of ABA's operations using a systematic, disciplined approach to evaluate and improve the effectiveness of ABA’s risk management, controls, and governance processes and provide advice and recommendations that improve ABA’s business processes.
Participate in cross-functional risk and compliance activities and assessments such as third-party risk management (TPRM), business continuity, data privacy, and PCI, and evaluating controls to ensure they work as intended.
Conduct internal audits and objectively review and evaluate business processes, controls and procedures, evaluate the efficacy of risk management procedures in place, make recommendations on how to improve internal controls and governance processes, and consider protections against fraud and theft of the organization's assets.
Assist the SVP Internal Audit in conducting an annual risk assessment analysis of the Association’s activities and development of internal audit plan.
Contribute to various task forces/teams as assigned.
Other duties as assigned by business need.
Required Education and Experience:
Bachelor’s degree or advanced degree in Accounting, Information Technology/Systems or related field.
10+ years of experience in audit, consulting or a combination of internal/external audit, SOX, financial, or risk management experience, of which at least 3 years includes exposure to IT Governance Risk and Compliance principles and processes.
Broad knowledge of generally accepted accounting principles and auditing standards, and a proven background in financial and technology controls.
Familiarity with the NIST Cybersecurity and Privacy, and PCI-DSS cybersecurity frameworks preferred.
Proficiency with Microsoft Office products and reporting tools and experience required with GRC tools (e.g., Shared Assessments, SIG, OneTrust, TruSight, KY3P, etc. preferred.
Experience working with all levels of management.
Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
Excellent business acumen, analytical and critical thinking.
Skilled and experience in data mining and analytics strongly preferred.
Workday experience preferred.
American Bankers Association (ABA) is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, age, sex, marital status, gender identity, sexual orientation, disability, protected Veteran status, personal appearance, political affiliation, family responsibilities, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law.
ABA encourages and celebrates diversity so if you are motivated, hardworking and want to make a difference, come as you are!
The American Bankers Association is the united voice of America’s hometown bankers—small, regional and large banks that together employ more than 2 million women and men, hold nearly $17 trillion in assets, safeguard $12.8 trillion in deposits and extend more than $9 trillion in loans. ABA believes that government policies should recognize the industry’s diversity. Laws and regulations should be tailored to correspond to a bank’s charter, business model, hometown markets and risk profile. This policymaking approach avoids the negative economic consequences of burdensome, unsuitable and inefficient bank regulation. Through a broad array of information, training, staff expertise and other resources, ABA supports America’s hometown bankers as they perform their critical role as drivers of America’s economic growth and job creation.