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Enterprise Risk Associate



Chicago, IL, USA
Posted on Saturday, September 16, 2023

The Risk Associate will assist with multiple functions on a Technology/Security 2nd line of defense team. They will help with administrative roles and functions within system(s) of records, 2nd line of defense oversight testing/monitoring, management reporting and external exam facilitation. This candidate will also help with the team’s ongoing activities, such as policy/procedure updates, Security/Technology related documentation and other control activities the team performs.

This is a great role for someone who is excited by working on multiple different projects and workstreams simultaneously, as well as working cross-functionally amongst the Security and Technology teams.

What you'll do at Avant

  • System administrator & Data Quality Manager for system(s) of record for risk-based activities (i.e. audit evidence collection, vendor management, etc.)

  • Control Testing Management: Help oversee first line of defense control testing, or assist team members with control testing design & execution

  • 2nd Line Testing: Execute oversight testing for Security & Technology organization in context of technology risk & controls

  • Facilitate requests for information from other departments (i.e. requests for review, external exam requests, etc.); work collaboratively amongst functions to complete requests

  • Provide management with reporting on project and/or gap statuses

  • Facilitate and assist with team’s control execution, or execution of other governance processes, including but not limited to policy and procedure reviews, regulatory updates and vendor oversight

  • Leading or assisting with other team projects, as assigned

Why you're a fit

  • Bachelor's degree in relevant fields, including but not limited to Business Administration, Risk Management, Technology, etc.); relevant certifications or experience can be considered in replacement (e.g., CRISC, ARM, CGEIT, etc.).

  • 2nd line of defense or other governance/oversight function experience required; other risk roles (i.e. Audit, Compliance, first line of defense risk work) able to be considered

  • Willingness to learn new topics, skills & projects, as well as able to take feedback from multiple sources to enhance work product, processes and procedures

  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills with the ability to think critically Excellent communication skills to collaborate with other team members and stakeholders, including management level audience, efficiently and effectively

  • Detail oriented and organized; able to manage end-to-end projects independently

  • Able to build processes from scratch, as well as identify enhancements to existing processes, implementing efficiencies where possible

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We believe that a diverse set of backgrounds and experiences helps us create the most innovative solutions for our customers. We invite you to apply to our positions even if you do not meet 100% of the qualifications listed in the description. If you’re passionate about our mission and aligned to our values, we hope you’ll come contribute to our awesome culture.

Why Avant is the place for you:

At Avant, we believe our values make a difference:

Authenticity. We show up to work as our whole selves and make sure others can too.

Collaboration. We can only succeed when we do so as a team.

Problem-Solving. The harder the problem, the more satisfying the solution.

Customer. We are all owners of the customer experience.

Initiative. Plan. Adapt. Get Sh!t Done.

We believe that great ideas come from anyone and anywhere, that everyone is an owner who drives change, and that we have more fun when we work together. We're problem solvers who love collaborating with intelligent and highly-motivated people to reshape the face of digital banking. Avant offers terrific perks and benefits, fun social events with employees who actually like hanging out together, and a flexible growth environment where trying your hand at new projects and being the active owner of your career path is encouraged and supported.

Some of our benefits include:

  • Choice of great Medical, Dental, and Vision Insurance Plan options

  • 401(k) Match

  • Unlimited Paid Time Off

  • Flexible Work Environment

  • Generous Paid Parental Leave

  • Lunch Allowance (Fooda) and In-office Snacks

  • WFH Stipends for our Remote Employees

  • Access to LinkedIn Learning for Professional Development

  • No Meeting Wednesdays - (a.k.a. planned time to Get Sh!t Done)

  • Summer Fridays

  • Fun In-Office and Virtual Social Events

  • And who doesn’t love the swag

This position may require you to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. If required, you'll be asked to provide proof that you’re fully vaccinated upon your start date or before working in or visiting our Chicago office. You’re considered fully vaccinated two weeks after you receive the second dose of a two-dose vaccine series (e.g., Pfizer or Moderna) or two weeks after a single-dose vaccine (e.g., Johnson & Johnson/Janssen). Failure to provide proof of vaccination may result in termination. Subject to applicable law and requests for accommodation.