Senior Investment Operations Controls Analyst
Boston, MA 02116
A major financial institution in Boston, MA is seeking a Senior Investment Operations Controls Analyst to join their team on a one year contract basis ($50/hour). The Senior Investment Operations Controls Analyst will be primarily responsible for providing support for analysis and business controls improvements across the company’ s operations functions within the Investment Division. This position will focus on risk and controls from a Business as Usual and Global Optimization (GO) program perspective, providing support for analysis and controls improvements across our operations functions.
- Pay is $50/hour
- One-year contract
Responsibilities for the Senior Investment Operations Controls Analyst:
- Perform independent monitoring and testing of internal control within the functional operational teams, provide suggestions for improvement, recommend changes to processes, and follow-up to ensure all corrective actions are implemented completely
- Recommend enhanced controls and risk mitigates for the division
- Lead projects to deliver improved processes and controls as requested by the business
- Help to improve the controls environment across the business, including Financial and non-Financial activities.
- Engage with independent parties to facilitate support and independent testing of key controls
- Work closely with Internal Audit, external auditors and other risk professionals
- Develop strong relationships with key business stakeholders to help develop a thorough understanding of the Business's risk profile and core processes and controls.
- Participate in due diligence and integration activities as requested
- Coordinate with functional heads to prepare responds to external audit finding with regards to the company operations.
- Prepare the annual deficiency analysis for risk and materiality assessments
- Carry out ad-hoc control reviews and fraud investigation, if requested
Requirements for the Internal Controls Manager:
- Bachelor’ s Degree (Finance, Accounting or Economics preferred)
- Minimum 8 years’ relevant experience in financial services or equivalent experience with minimum 3 years of people management experience
- Solid knowledge of securities instruments/settlements, banking process and modern securities reconciliation practices
- Clear understanding of Control Frameworks and methodologies
- Proven planning and project management skills.
- An appreciation of the importance of delivering quality service with an emphasis on process improvement
- Proven experience influencing and working collaboratively with both clients and vendors
- Ability to work in a fast-paced environment, to meet tight deadlines, allocates time efficiently, and handle multiple demands
- Strong analytical, problem solving skills with the ability to research issues where the solution is not readily apparent
- Good team player with the ability to build relationships across multiple levels and investment/corporate business units
- Excellent verbal and written communication skills
- Ability to motivate people
- Must be eligible to work in the U.S. without sponsorship