• Infinity Consulting Solutions
  • Jersey City , NJ
  • Information Technology
  • Full-Time
  • 10 Bayside Terrace


  • Location: Jersey City, NJ
  • Job Type: Direct Placement
  • Ref No: 19-02243
  • Date: April 03, 2019
  • Job title :
  • Darren Coleman

    Questions about this job listing? Contact the recruiter now. Head of IT Governance & Controls Americas

    Job Duties

    This job description outlines the requirement for Americas Head of IT Governance & Controls reporting the Americas CIO with matrix reporting to the Global Head of IT Governance & Controls.

    Governance Frameworks & Controls:

    Participate in the formalization of the IT risk management framework and process globally through supporting the roll out the firm's Enhanced Risk Control Framework

  • Assist in enhancing the risk management reporting structures across the IT Teams, including oversight of regional governance team in Americas
  • Implement KPIs / KRIs reporting for core IT processes and provide regular group risk reports covering these KPIs/KRIs, with focus on Americas
  • Ensure Technology policies comply with Group standards and ensure policy amendments/changes are carried out in accordance the relevant governance bodies
  • Support the Technology Risk Committee as part of formal risk governance structure and provide coverage in the Americas Regional Risk Committee
  • Provide central view of control requirements and control attestations for the function and appropriate regional risk owners
  • Implement and manage a controls management and assurance program to demonstrate oversight and management of key controls
  • Partner to develop new & enhance existing tools to demonstrate controls oversight within the 1st Line of Defense

  • Audit, Regulatory & External Response Management:

  • Act as primary point of contact and facilitator between Technology and both external & internal auditors as it related to the Americas region
  • Oversee and monitor progress of mandated remedial actions for the Americas from risk, events, control vulnerabilities and audit actions
  • Review audit findings and provide challenge to appropriateness of ratings and action owner assignment for the region
  • Oversee the regional IT teams' proactive participation to remediate audit findings.
  • Advise on the best possible way to remediate audit findings after validating the approach from the auditors. Provide management reporting on the open audit findings
  • Facilitate with IT team to complete client and regulatory questionnaires as relevant; review and validate responses prepared for client questionnaires; participate in follow-up meetings to resolve queries related to the response

  • Risk Management

  • Act as primary point of contact between the Technology function and the Risk function on a day to day basis, championing Risk Management in the function and coordinating with the Risk function as required
  • Coordinate and manage risk assessment processes including any required reporting in to the central risk system
  • Liaise with all key stakeholders in carrying out all required risk management processes

  • Risk Responsibilities

    Ensure that you understand the risks and controls on your department; what could go wrong, what controls you must prevent/detect or contain these.

  • Be proactive and deliver thorough risk management driving behaviors which comply with policies;
  • Ensure that you are fully aware of and adhere to internal policies that relate to you, your role or any other activities for which you have any level of responsibility;
  • Take responsibility for the implementation and maintenance of policies, processes, systems and controls as required by the Risk function and the Policy Owners;
  • Ensure that you engage appropriately with the Risk team to ensure the effective implementation of all risk management processes.
  • Report all events and breaches where there has been a failure to adhere to policies and controls to the Compliance function
  • Escalate risk events immediately and log them within 24 hours using the risk event capture form on the intranet

  • Provide input if requested to the Risk and Control Self-Assessment process, scenario analysis, 'Deep Dive' reviews and any other risk management processes, as required.

  • Skills and Experience:

  • Multi-year experience in a Risk control, Risk management environment
  • Thorough understanding of IT Risk control mechanisms
  • Track record of implementing 1st Line of defense controls in fast paced financial technology teams
  • High level of integrity and display values in alignment with the organization's principles
  • Confident and professional writing skills, including ability to draft correspondence on behalf of senior leaders, and knowledge of etiquette for formal correspondence
  • Detailed Understanding of Technology governance processes
  • Understanding of the business, its structure, current developments and projects
  • Understanding and track record of delivery in a financial institution

  • Client Focused

  • Personable with the ability to develop strong working relationships at all levels
  • Proactive and highly engaged
  • Demonstrates strong customer focus
  • Demonstrates ability to work effectively with others
  • Constructively handles disagreements to reach a resolution
  • Ability to work with diverse groups/ personalities
  • Innovative

  • Flexible approach to work - ability to adapt to a range of tasks
  • Seeks opportunities for improvements
  • Handles situations and problems with innovation and creativity
  • Dynamic & Competitive

  • Demonstrates high levels of energy in seeking out and achieving new goals
  • Shows evidence of being comfortable working in fast paced or pressured environments
  • Enjoys a challenge and knows when to escalate
  • Open & Communicative

  • Communicates effectively and efficiently to internal and external stakeholders
  • Adapts communication style to suit audience
  • Projects personal credibility
  • Interacts confidently without being overbearing
  • Ability to work effectively in a high pressure environment
  • Keeps emotions under control in difficult situations
  • Handles criticism constructively
  • Professional Integrity

  • Able to demonstrate honesty, integrity and professionalism
  • Works ethically and shows respect for both professional and company values
  • Effective

  • Excellent attention to detail, highly organised with a proactive approach
  • Strong analytical ability and problem solving skills
  • Knowledge & Understanding

    Understands ideas and has a viewpoint on the markets and economy

  • Ability to collaborate with stakeholders outside of the immediate department 'to get the job done'
  • Educated to a minimum of A Level standard, inclusive of A Level Maths Level preferable, but not essential;
  • Previous experience in the financial markets preferable, but not essential

  • Associated topics: chief program officer, cpo, manage, manager, management, monitor, product manager, project manager, relationship manager, task

    * The salary listed in the header is an estimate based on salary data for similar jobs in the same area. Salary or compensation data found in the job description is accurate.

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