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The Technology Risk & Controls (TRAC) Team is within in the Schwab Cybersecurity Services (SCS) area in the Schwab Technology Services (STS) enterprise. The TRAC Team provides management oversight for audits and regulatory examinations, risk management, and control administration and assessment activities.
The successful Senior TRAC Audit Liaison will be responsible for supporting STS.
What you’ll do:
This senior staff, in collaboration with the Senior Manager of C&E, will:
Foster an open and honest risk and controls management culture across business and technologies teams
Cultivate and support an ongoing state of readiness and risk reduction for regulatory and audit
Coordinate with Schwab’s second line of defense organizations on the execution and maintenance of firm-wide assessments and continuous monitoring of controls
Work closely with TRAC IT Risk Management to drive a holistic risk and controls program.
Coordinate TRAC C&E support on internal and external audits, Client Due Diligence engagements, and other risk and control assignments
Manage TRAC yearly schedule and objectives in coordination with the Senior Manager of C&E
Identify controls requiring attention or strengthening and work collaboratively with other STS disciplines to implement improvements in line with corporate standards, applicable regulations, and/or best practice frameworks
Provide risk and control management consulting services and subject matter expertise as a participant on STS improvement initiatives or in response to ad hoc requests
Creatively solve unfamiliar challenges, use personal integrity, and sound judgment, while maintaining strict confidentiality when needed, always with a strong sense of the business
Supervise production of clear and concise risk and control reporting and support ad-hoc management report requests
Supervise the development, refinement, and execution of various TRAC processes
Assist management with the development and documentation of achievable and sustainable action plans to remediate identified control weaknesses
Support Client Site Visits and IT contract consultations
Developing and maintaining relationships with a broad network within STS and the Business
What you have:
Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA) certification and financial services experience a plus. Five or more years of experience in IT security related positions with exposure to audit and risk
Bachelor Degree in Computer Science preferred
Strong ability to work within a distributed team setting and maintain a positive and professional composure in a work environment that often requires management/completion of multiple concurrent tasks within close deadlines and high demands, with a high degree of accuracy and detail.
Proactive self-starter with the ability to direct their own workflow as well as those of others.
Flexibility to quickly switch tasks, takes on special projects, accurately assess status, and devise a reasonable strategy for completion within deadlines.
Exceptional communication and interpersonal skills to convey direction from upper management regarding expectations as well as information from internal/external customers and auditors.
Working knowledge of the regulatory environment that financial institutions must operate within.
Understanding of operational risk and control and the design and operation of appropriate controls.
Familiarity with the major IT internal control and security frameworks and key risk and controls in those areas.
Experience conducting an independent analysis to determine if a suite of controls will adequately reduce inherent risk and controls to acceptable levels.
Proven track record of providing consistently excellent customer service.
Exceptional communications and presentation skills; to be able to inform and persuade both orally and in writing.
Professional curiosity, persistence, consistent attention to detail, and ability to meet deadlines.
Occasional travel out of state for training or specific projects may be required (less than 10%
You demonstrate these behaviors:
Exceptional Communicator: Communicates clearly, authentically, and persuasively
Overcomes Barriers: Takes responsibility for addressing obstacles that hinder our people and our business
Delivers Results: Delivers positive results regardless of circumstances, utilizing the right mix of analysis, judgment, agility, and urgency
Emotionally Mature: Demonstrates strong self-awareness and ability to adjust to the emotion & drive of others; embraces others’ perspectives and recognizes the limits of own point of view
What you’ll get:
Comprehensive Compensation and Benefits package
Financial Health: 401k Match, Employee Stock Purchase Plan, Employee Discounts, Personalized advice, Brokerage discounts
Work/Life Balance: Sabbatical, Paid Parental Leave, New Mothers returning to work Program, Tuition Reimbursement Programs, Time off to volunteer, Employee Matching Gifts Program
Everyday Wellness: Health and Lifestyle Wellness Rewards, Onsite Fitness Classes, Healthy Food Choices, Wellness Champions
Inclusion: Employee Resource Groups, Commitment to diversity, Strategic partnerships
Not just a job, but a career, with an opportunity to do the best work of your life
Learn more about Life@Schwab.
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