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The Technology Risk and Compliance (TRAC) Technology Control Validation (TCT) Team is responsible for providing ongoing testing of Schwab Cybersecurity controls, decentralized application access management controls, validating issue closure for selected findings and remediation plans, and identifying and developing automated and self-testing efficiencies.
Reporting to the Senior Manager of the TRAC Technology Control Testing (TCT) Team, the successful Senior Staff of the TCT Team will be responsible for supporting a technology risk-based testing and assessment program intended to evaluate risks and internal controls across the Schwab environment. The Senior Staffhas the responsibility for testing internal controls to identify control gaps, reduce risk, advance audit readiness objectives, and promote adherence to Schwab and STS policies and standards, regulatory requirements, as well as industry standard common control frameworks. The Senior Staff of the TCT Team will work closely with Information Security Risk Management (ISRM), Operational Risk Management (ORM), and other control groups on the coordination and execution of the SCS Risk and Control Assessment program to identify and leverage efficiencies and reduce audit and testing strain on STS staff.
What you’ll do:
Provide leadership and coordinate TRAC TCT support in the execution of audit, risk, and control management.
Balance multiple concurrent assessment projects and driving execution of those programs to mitigate risk and promote improvement of the risk and control environment.
Identify controls requiring improvements and working collaboratively with other Schwab disciplines to implement enhancements.
Development and execute effective and efficient processes and test plans for key Schwab controls
Communicate the test results to management.
Assist management with the development and documentation of achievable and sustainable action plans to remediate identified control weaknesses.
Provide risk and control management consulting services and subject matter expertise as a participant on Schwab improvement initiatives or in response to ad hoc requests.
Assist with the production of clear and concise risk and control reporting.
Assist with the development, refinement, and execution of various TRAC processes.
Recognize opportunities for automation and self-testing to improve efficiency.
Assist with the development and dissemination of metrics reporting for senior leadership providing status updates and testing results.
What you have:
8 + more years of relevant experience in the disciplines of information security, risk assessment activities, audit, and compliance.
Bachelor’s degree, advanced degree, or certifications preferred.
Knowledge of the general tools and techniques of compliance, risk and assessment.
Ability to understand risk and the design and operation of appropriate controls.
Ability to clearly document test objectives and design efficient tests of controls.
Familiarity with the major IT internal control and security frameworks and key risks in those areas.
Ability to independently analyze and determine if a suite of controls will adequately reduce inherent risks to acceptable levels.
Persistence, curiosity, attention to detail, and ability to meet deadlines.
Exceptional communications, organization and presentation skills; to be able to inform and persuade both orally and in writing.
Skilled use of typical software (Excel, Word) and an ability to understand and quickly acquire the ability to utilize enterprise risk management software such as OpenPages and Archer a+.
Strong ability to work autonomously within a distributed team setting in a dynamic 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.
Flexibility to quickly switch tasks, takes on special projects, accurately assess status, and devise a reasonable strategy for completion.
Working knowledge of financial institutions and the regulatory environment that they must operate within a +
Occasional travel out of state for training or specific projects may be required (less than 10%).
You demonstrate these behaviors:
Curious: Constantly learns more about our clients, competitors, industry and the broader market to drive insights and decision
Innovative: Defines a compelling vision of the future, and develops breakthrough ideas, whether big or small, that support that vision
Overcomes Barriers: Takes responsibility for addressing obstacles that hinder our people and our business
Challenger: Takes risks when the opportunity warrants it and the potential downside is understood; is no disheartened by failure but uses it as an opportunity to learn
Emotionally Mature: Demonstrates strong self-awareness and ability to adjust to the emotion & drive of others; embraces others’ perspectives and recognizes 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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