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Director, Financial Risk and Controls

Company: SVB Financial Group
Location: Tempe
Posted on: September 13, 2020

Job Description:

When you work with the world’s most innovative companies, you know you’re making a difference.

Our clients are the game changers, leaders and investors who fuel the global innovation economy. They’re the businesses behind the next medical breakthroughs. And the visionaries whose new technologies could transform the way people live and work.

They come to SVB for our expertise, deep network and 30+ years of experience in the industries we serve, and to partner with diverse teams of passionate, enterprising SVBers, dedicated to an inclusive approach to helping them grow and succeed at every stage of their business.

Join us at SVB and be part of bringing our clients’ world-changing ideas to life.

Job Description - Director, Financial Risk and Controls (6730)

Director, Financial Risk and Controls - ( 6730 )

Job Description

TheDirector of Financial Risk and Controls is charged with responsibilities toensure the SOX program is effective and efficient in planning, assessing, and reportingeffectiveness of internal controls over financial reporting. The Director willwork closely with the Head of Financial Risk and Controls to ensure the SOXprogram is delivering.

PrimaryResponsibilities:

Work closely with the Head of Financial Risk and Controls tooversee and coordinate the SOX program plan, including members of the team, tomeet and exceed deadlines, track and document overages, identify and implementprocess improvements, and prepare team status reporting. In addition, to ensurethe program plan is aligned with internal and external stakeholders to meet theneeds of ICFR and compliance.

Responsible for on-going assessments of internal control overfinancial reporting (“ICFR”) to verify related risks are appropriately identified,controls are designed to mitigate related risks, and controls are operatingeffectively in accordance with COSO 2013 and to comply with SOX Act 2002. Thiswill include advising control owners and business risk officers related to newor updates to controls. In addition, participating in walkthroughs,leading and reviewing test work, documenting observations, verifyingremediation is appropriate, and creating management reporting. Makerecommendations and decisions to strive for the optimum balance betweenimplementing and executing control versus the cost of implementing controls toarrive at the most beneficial result for the Company ICFR structure.

Lead SOX ICFR assessment in higher risk process areas, such as,Current Expected Credit Losses (CECL), Derivatives, Warrants, Tax, andimplementation of new processes. This requires a high level of criticalthinking and application of standards to ensure a strong control environment isestablished prior to deployment.

Atthe request of the Head of Financial Risk and Controls oversee projects toachieve stated objectives.

Workclosely with the Head of Financial Risk and Controls to oversee and coordinatewith both internal and external audit. Work to add efficiencies andenhanced alignment where possible.

Createtraining curriculum, oversee preparation or prepare materials, and providetraining to control owners, business risk officers, and SOX team members asnecessary to ensure an effective SOX program.

Qualifications Project management expertise with the ability to drive toward deadlines and escalate issues to effectively deliver results.

Ability to build relationships and influence key stakeholders across the enterprise.

Broad understanding of current accounting (U.S. GAAP) and auditing (GAAS) principles.

Deep understanding of Banking regulations, regulatory reporting requirements, and ICFR compliance.

Strong understanding of internal control concepts (COSO 2013) including IIA Standards and various auditing techniques.

Ability to independently lead multiple projects with minimal direction in a dynamic and fluid environment with rotating priorities.

Pro-active, high energy, and strong interpersonal skills with a team-focused attitude, demonstrating the ability to collaborate and compromise while building constructive and effective relationships.

Aptitude for critical thinking and application, including being strategic and doing what’s best for the Company in the short and long term.

Strong verbal and written communication skills, including reportdevelopment and management reporting to senior leadership.

Ability to effectively lead direct reports through accountability,empowerment, and flexibility.

A Bachelors (or Masters) Degree in Accounting (preferred) orFinance.

Approximately 10 to 15 years performing audit work, which conformsto professional standards.

Progressive experience in a combination of public accounting (Big4 or large regional accounting firm) and/or internal audit experience with abackground in financial services is strongly preferred.

A professional certification such as CISA, CPA, CIA.

Primary Location : United States-Arizona-Tempe

Work Locations : Hayden Ferry Hayden Ferry Lakeside I 80 E Rio Salado Parkway, Suite 600 Tempe 85281

Job : Finance & Accounting

Full-time

Travel : Yes, 10 % of the Time

Job Posting For more than 30 years, SVB Financial Group (NASDAQ: SIVB) and its subsidiaries have helped innovative companies and their investors move bold ideas forward, fast. SVB Financial Group serves companies in technology-related, life science and healthcare, venture capital and private equity, and premium wine industries. Along with commercial, investment, international and private banking services provided by Silicon Valley Bank, the company offers funds management, business valuation services, broker-dealer transactions, asset management and private wealth management. Headquartered in Santa Clara, Calif., SVB Financial Group operates in centers of innovation in the U.S. and around the world. Learn more at www.svb.com.

SVB Financial Group is an equal opportunity employer.

Silicon Valley Bank is registered in England and Wales at Alphabeta, 14-18 Finsbury Square, London EC2A 1BR, UK under No. FC029579. Silicon Valley Bank is authorised and regulated by the California Department of Business Oversight and the United States Federal Reserve Bank; authorised by the Prudential Regulation Authority with number 577295; and subject to regulation by the Financial Conduct Authority and limited regulation by the Prudential Regulation Authority. Details about the extent of our regulation by the Prudential Regulation Authority are available from us on request.

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