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Silicon Valley Bank is the banking partner behind the most innovative and exciting companies globally. Our clients have redefined solutions in many areas of the global economy, and we have powered their success by providing them the right financial solution whether they are a promising little startup, an exciting venture backed company, a successful private equity company or a game changing biotech company. Inspired by them, we are redefining Banking.
The role sits in the first line of defense, within the Business Risk Officer team, but will partner closely with the business, and liaise with the second line of defense. The role is also responsible for building the risk culture of a well-managed organization in line with guidance from ERM, ORM, Compliance and other second line of defense groups. This position will be part of the leadership team for our Technology Banking & Life Science Practice and is the point of contact for strategic, operational, regulatory and compliance risk matters, with a heavy focus on client onboarding and sales practices.
Responsibilities include risk governance and oversight; execution and management of business line procedures; business unit training program; execution of a robust controls testing program; and risk identification and remediation program for self-identified, internal and external issues in keeping with corporate tools and methodologies. The right person thrives in a high performance and fast-paced environment, working with a world class Relationship Management Team who challenge the status-quo every day.
Specific responsibilities include:
Support our Sales Team in assessing client/prospect KYC requirements
Partner with Enterprise Risk Management, Compliance, Internal Audit, Legal, and other process owners to identify risks, maintain compliance standards, and understand domestic sales related regulations
Provide expert support and advice to the business on risk identification and issue management
Lead the facilitation of risk assessments
Support process and control owners
Identify/provide tools to guide maintenance of controls
Proactively develop compliance and operational processes
Manage master project schedule related to business unit audits, reporting, findings/recommendations, corrective actions, and changes. When necessary, liaise between the business unit and auditors or examiners
Work with managers across all business unit functions to resolve risk issues as appropriate
Facilitate cross functional teams, facilitate project meetings, develop and maintain project plans and manage/support solution implementations
Manage audit process, including coordinating with business unit team members, external auditors, consultants and the internal compliance / Audit team
Ensure risk issues and corresponding action items are effectively remediated and evidenced.
Work closely with Operational Risk personnel on both the Risk Assessments and Risk Issues
Work with systems team to ensure data integrity, maintain compliance with federal/state and international requirements. Report accurate and timely information as it relates to compliance and risk responsibilities.
Coordinate and support process/control owners in maintenance of required compliance documentation as well as internal control practices
Conduct risk management/compliance training as needed
Bachelor's degree required (Master's degree desirable) with a minimum of 8-10 years of relevant risk management experience.
Experience with client onboarding, KYC regulations, sales practices
Direct experience working in a first or second line risk role within a financial institution and/or consulting experience advising financial institutions on the implementation of effective Risk Management programs
Working knowledge of banking regulations within risk management and bank-capital related disciplines.
Strong expertise with MS Office including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Visio as well as Adobe. Expertise with Tableau and experience with GRC tools a plus.
Dedicated team player.
Excellent interpersonal, communication and organizational skills.
Demonstrated project management, analytical and problem-solving skills.
Ability to collaborate, negotiate, influence and build consensus across the organization.