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IFDS-Transfer Agency-(First-Line-of-Defence Risk Governance)-Senior Associate-Dublin

State Street Corporation
Dublin, Ireland
Closing date
Jun 23, 2023

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Job Function
Risk Management
Industry Sector
Finance - General
Employment Type
Full Time
Who we are looking for
This role has responsibility for managing tasks and initiatives associated with First Line of Defence (FLoD) functions including reporting, incident management , risk identification, control testing, and driving local coordination for improvement initiatives. This role will also complete projects, assignments and other activities as directed.
Business Governance team members work closely with Operations and a solid knowledge of controls, process engineering and/or business architecture experience in order to ensure best practices and consistency are adopted across IFDSI. Operational expertise would also be advantageous in this role. Strong communication and relationship management skills are also desirable to build a true partnership between Business Risk Management, Operations, Compliance, Risk Management and other business groups.

Why this role is important to us
The team you will be joining is a part of International Financial Data Services (IFDS). IFDS is a world-leading provider of outsourcing and technology solutions to the financial services industry. With its global headquarters in Toronto, IFDS services over 240 financial organizations around the world, providing solutions to a wide range of global asset managers, wealth managers, banks, and insurance companies. IFDS is present in North America, EMEA and APAC.
Join us if making your mark in the financial services industry from day one is a challenge you are up for.

What you will be responsible for
As IFDS-Transfer Agency-(First-Line-of-Defence Risk Governance), Senior Associate you will
  • Be part of a central group of Business Risk Managers to review, validate, enrich and manage the closure of Operational Incidents.
  • Assist in standing up the new FLoD operations and compliance risk and controls testing program with the IFDSI operations teams.
  • Perform process and control walkthrough reviews. Establish, implement, and document associated risks and mitigating controls.
  • Ensure all process flows, checklists, and key risks and controls, are adequately documented in Standard Operating Procedures (SOP's) and are reviewed/updated on a regular basis.
  • Completion of risk-based assurance reviews over first line control execution and validate the sufficiency of internal controls in place through testing and self-identifying operational and compliance issues.

What we value
  • Manage a self-testing and monitoring program for the operational teams to ensure that all controls are effective, applicable and being adhered to.
  • Work with other governance and risk functions to develop and implement controls that mitigate operational and compliance risks.

Education & Preferred Qualifications
  • Bachelor's degree (desired but not mandatory) and/or relevant years' experience in operations and/or risk management within an operational function
  • Demonstrated market knowledge and understanding of operational processes, risks and controls
  • Previous experience in a controls environment from a first, second or third line of defense perspective while not mandatory, will be highly regarded.
  • Strong PowerPoint, excel, designing templates, visio flow diagrams, etc. advantageous
  • Previous experience in reviewing and implementing initiatives, policies and procedures desirable

About State Street
What we do. State Street is one of the largest custodian banks, asset managers and asset intelligence companies in the world. From technology to product innovation we're making our mark on the financial services industry. For more than two centuries, we've been helping our clients safeguard and steward the investments of millions of people. We provide investment servicing, data & analytics, investment research & trading and investment management to institutional clients.
Work, Live and Grow. We make all efforts to create a great work environment. Our benefits packages are competitive and comprehensive. Details vary in locations, but you may expect generous medical care, insurance and savings plans among other perks. You'll have access to flexible Work Program to help you match your needs. And our wealth of development programs and educational support will help you reach your full potential.
Inclusion, Diversity and Social Responsibility. We truly believe our employees' diverse backgrounds, experiences and perspective are a powerful contributor to creating an inclusive environment where everyone can thrive and reach their maximum potential while adding value to both our organization and our clients. We warmly welcome the candidates of diverse origin, background, ability, age, sexual orientation, gender identity and personality. Another fundamental value at State Street is active engagement with our communities around the world, both as a partner and a leader. You will have tools to help balance your professional and personal life, paid volunteer days, matching gift program and access to employee networks that help you stay connected to what matters to you.
State Street is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer.
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