Fintech Risk Program Manager

4 days ago

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Lead Bank

Member FDIC | Equal Housing Lender | NMLS#635532

Commercial Lending • Business Lending • Business Advisory • Strategic Financial Solutions

51 - 200

💰 $30M Debt Financing on 2021-03


• We are seeking a dynamic and creative risk-focused Program Manager to join our team and bring strong expertise to managing the third-party risk posed by our Fintech Banking-as-a-Service partners and payments clients. As the Fintech Risk Program Manager, you will work cross-functionally and closely with team members throughout the Bank • Partner with senior risk leadership in continuing to develop and enhance the Bank’s existing BaaS/Fintech risk management framework to ensure alignment with regulatory expectations and industry best practices • Build and enhance the tools and methodologies the Bank uses to assess the risk of its BaaS fintech partners and payments clients • Oversee and lead the execution of various cross-functional risk assessment and mitigation activities performed on the Bank’s fintech partners • Assess the adequacy of the Bank’s control environment established to mitigate the risk associated with the Bank’s fintech partnerships, provide recommendations for improvements and assist with enhancing controls where applicable • Develop and maintain Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) and Key Risk Indicators (KRIs) related to its portfolio of fintech partners and payments clients • Perform assessments of the Bank’s BaaS fintech partners’ own processes for managing risk, especially their third-party risk management/vendor management programs • Engage with external fintech partners in discussions about their own risk management programs, providing credible challenge and recommendations for improvements where applicable • Continue to build and iterate on the Bank’s inventory and risk assessment of the vendors utilized by its BaaS fintech partners • Coordinate with the Chief Product and Data Science Officer to ensure the Bank’s Model Risk Management program and inventory remain up-to-date and inclusive of all models utilized by our fintech partners • Create well-articulated, meaningful and actionable risk reporting for consumption by both management and the Board of Directors • Act as a true subject matter expert and provide risk management guidance and expertise to other teams throughout the Bank looking to enhance their own risk assessment and control processes • Lead training sessions with various stake-holders to enhance the team’s ability to assess and control third-party risk associated with fintech partnerships • Remain up-to-date on an ever-evolving risk landscape across numerous risk domains which may impact the Bank by analyzing emerging even...


• A bachelor's degree or equivalent • 8-10 years of risk management experience (either at a financial institution or a fintech company) • A deep understanding of enterprise risk management frameworks... • Able to bring fundamental and foundational risk management expertise to bear on new and emerging business verticals quickly and in a thoughtful, prudential manner • Extremely detail-oriented and able to create executive-ready or client-facing documentation • Able to confidently communicate with internal stakeholders and external parties such as BaaS fintech partners, auditors or regulators • An ability to distill complex issues into solvable and actionable tasks • Ability to execute independently or work with team members from the front line to senior leadership


• Competitive compensation • Medical, Dental, Vision, Life, 401k Matching, and other wellness benefits, including FSA, HSA and HRA • Paid parental leave • Flexible vacation policy, including PTO and paid holidays • A fun and challenging team environment in a dynamic industry with ample opportunities for career growth

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