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Senior Specialist, Control

Manchester, United Kingdom; Edinburgh, United Kingdom

Job Description

The role holder will be responsible for working with business partners to identify opportunities, process enhancements to create efficiencies, and maintain program methodology. This role requires highly motivated Risk Management professionals with excellent organizational and communication skills, and attention to detail. This role will need to be able to understand, and perform quality assurance reviews to ensure adherence to program methodology. Additionally, this role will require working on various projects within the team. This person will interface with the Director+ population on a regular basis.

As a subject matter expert, helps ensure that global control teams create a sound control environment and the control standards, risk management systems, and training for staff meet the needs of the business along with those of clients. Leads the most complex projects/analyses and may assign work to other team members.

Often specializes in a particular control discipline such as Business Recovery Planning, System / User Access Reviews, Quality Control, or Knowledge Source.

Execute targeted, complex QA reviews for Independent Control Transaction Testing and Applicability and Control Reviews.

Adhere to all QA deadlines including review, grounding, calibration and finalization of results.

Communicate results to business partners and assist in root cause analyses.

Perform trending analyses to help inform team-specific improvement opportunities.

Maintain well organized records to substantiate QA results.

Assisting with and/or leading continuous improvement projects.

Support training needs and a meeting forum for continuous improvement.

Leads the control and risk management testing and reporting including Error / Near Miss analyses.

Coordinates with global teams to ensure proper control and risk management systems are in place throughout the business.

Ensures that location specific regulatory standards are incorporated into control measures. Operating with a high degree of independence, implements programs that improve internal controls to keep up with regulations and corporate standards.

Works directly with assigned business unit to understand the controls currently in place to minimize risk.

May recommend changes to improve risk and control profile.

Designs and delivers risk management training programs to ensure that proper control procedures are understood and followed.

Reviews documentation for evidence of successful and efficient performance of control and business recovery procedures. Identifies deficiencies in data systems and creates processes to improve defences Anticipates and investigates technology and market trends areas that may become future risks to the business and creates controls to mitigate them before they appear.

Assists management in the delegation of work Contributes to the achievement of area objectives.

Supports multiple, complex projects and owns project timelines.

Responsibilities are usually specialized and often have broader impact beyond the business/segment/region they are assigned to advise.

Provides input into the development of controls and protocols for the function.

A good understanding of control testing principles and methodologies;

Able to build and maintain effective working relationships with senior management;

Able to communicate, succinctly and in simple terms, both verbally and in writing;

Excellent attention to detail, ensuring the output of quality assurance and training is accurate and supportable;

Able to juggle multiple priorities and deliver against pre-agreed deadlines;

Able to formulate innovative ideas for the continued efficiency and effectiveness of the 1st line of defence control testing and to communicate and manage the implementation of changes for control testing and risk management activities

Bachelor’s degree or equivalent combination of education and work experience required. Advanced degree preferred. Experience in the securities or financial services industry is preferred.



For over 230 years, the people of BNY Mellon have been at the forefront of finance, expanding the financial markets while supporting investors throughout the investment lifecycle. BNY Mellon can act as a single point of contact for clients looking to create, trade, hold, manage, service, distribute or restructure investments & safeguards nearly one-fifth of the world's financial assets. BNY Mellon remains one of the safest, most trusted and admired companies. Every day our employees make their mark by helping clients better manage and service their financial assets around the world. Whether providing financial services for institutions, corporations or individual investors, clients count on the people of BNY Mellon across time zones and in 35 countries and more than 100 markets. It's the collective ambition, innovative thinking and exceptionally focused client service paired with a commitment to doing what is right that continues to set us apart. Make your mark:

Client Service Delivery (CSD) brings together BNY Mellon's key operational areas into one global team to better support the company's businesses and serve clients around the world. CSD helps clients to conduct business, service assets, and engage in transactions in 35 countries and more than 100 markets. At every stage of the investments lifecycle - creating, trading, clearing, settling, holding, servicing, managing, distributing and restructuring assets - CSD is working to make BNY Mellon the recognized industry service quality and productivity leader. Client Service Delivery manages investment monitoring, measurement and processing services for our clients. Our solutions include Securities Operations, Fund Administration, Transfer Agency, Outsourcing, Performance Measurement and other related services.

BNY Mellon is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer.

Primary Location: United Kingdom-Greater Manchester-Manchester
Job: Risk
Internal Jobcode: 70320
Organization: Control-HR11604
Requisition Number: 1804860