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General Risk Consultant

Company: MassMutual Wisconsin
Location: Springfield
Posted on: February 15, 2020

Job Description:

Do you want to be part of a team that encourages your growth, supports your ambitions and makes it a priority for you to reach your goals? Is helping people part of who you are? At MassMutual, we help millions of people find financial freedom, offer financial protection and plan for the future. We do this by building trust with our customers by being knowledgeable problem solvers and prioritize their needs above all else. We Live Mutual. Description MEET THE TEAM: The Financial Reporting Risk and Operational Risk Assessments team within Enterprise Risk Management (ERM) works closely with the business to evaluate financial reporting and operational risks, and the effectiveness of the related controls. The team provides assurance on the organization's overall financial reporting risk exposure and is also responsible for the oversight and coordination of the SOC 1 reports (a report on internal controls that our external customers use for their financial reporting). In addition, the team is responsible for the identification and oversight of operational risks inherent across the enterprise and the coordination of the enterprise top risk process. In the Three Lines of Defense model, ERM is a 2nd line function; our responsibility is to monitor risk and control in support of management. The business areas (1st line) own their controls and internal audit (3rd line) provides independent assurance. JOB DESCRIPTION: To further enhance the organizations assessment of both operational and financial reporting risk, we are looking for a high performing risk and control professional. Responsibilities include identifying and overseeing operational and financial reporting risks inherent across the enterprise. The ideal candidate will be able to interact with management at all levels within the organization to understand both financial reporting and operational risks, develop analytics, and testing approaches to assess both risks and controls. They will also develop and maintain reporting that illustrates the organizations risk profile. This position requires the ability to think outside the box, identify emerging risks and help the lines of business implement strategies to mitigate them. KEY RELATIONSHIPS Reports to: Head of Financial Reporting Risk and Operational Risk Assessments Other key relationships:Risk professionals within ERM and across the enterprise, risk and control owners in the lines of business and subsidiary companies, 2nd and 3rd line professionals (e.g., Internal Audit, Compliance, Finance and Law), and external auditors and consultants OVERALL RESPONSIBILITIES: - Liaise with the business and corporate areas and subsidiaries to identify, assess, and suggest appropriate governance and mitigating strategies for financial reporting risks, operational risks and top risks - Identify enhancements and efficiencies that improve the overall control testing approach - Coordinate with other internal control groups to gain efficiencies and reduce redundancies related to internal control work - Develop and maintain risk reporting for senior management, Operational Risk Committee, Enterprise Risk Committee, external auditors and the Board of Directors. - Develop and enhance key risk indicators and key control indicators - Effectively track work status, escalate issues as needed, and report to team in a concise and actionable format - Participate in additional projects supporting ERM - Become an active member of the ERM team by participating in team meetings and huddles, sharing wins and learnings, collaborating with team members, and focusing on continuous improvement Required Qualifications: - 4+ years of related experience within risk management, internal audit, external audit, finance or business consulting - Bachelor's degree required in either accounting, finance or a related field - Authorized to work in the United States without sponsorship now or in the future Preferred Skills and Abilities: - CPA, CIA, CFA or other professional designation - Strong analytic and problem solving capabilities - Strong executive communication skills; experienced and confident at presenting business results to management - Experience in analyzing results and drawing insightful conclusions - Comfortable with ambiguity and complexity; willingness to explore multiple solutions to a problem - Strong organizational skills - Ability to multi-task and effectively balance multiple priorities - Motivated self-starter with high aptitude forquicklylearningnew concepts and skills - Strong knowledge of Microsoft products (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook) - Strong collaboration skills. Experience with collaboration software a plus (i.e., SharePoint, Archer, BOX, Microsoft Teams) Why Join Us. Weve been around since 1851. During our history, weve learned a few things about making sure our customers are our top priority. In order to meet and exceed their expectations, we must have the best people providing the best thinking, products and services. To accomplish this, we celebrate an inclusive, vibrant and diverse culture that encourages growth, openness and opportunities for everyone. A career with MassMutual means you will be part of a strong, stable and ethical business with industry leading pay and benefits. And your voice will always be heard. Recognized as a 2019 Worlds Most Ethical Company by Ethisphere, MassMutual is guided by a single purpose: We help people secure their future and protect the ones they love. As a company owned by our policyowners, we are defined by mutuality and our vision to put customers first. Its more than our company structure its our way of life. We are a company of people protecting people. Our company exists because people are willing to share risk and resources, and rely on each other when it counts. At MassMutual, we Live Mutual. MassMutual is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer Minority/Female/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity/Individual with Disability/Protected Veteran. We welcome all persons to apply. Note: Veterans are welcome to apply, regardless of their discharge status.

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