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AVP, Risk Testing Lead

Company: Synchrony
Location: Costa Mesa
Posted on: November 22, 2022

Job Description:

Job Description:



**Role Summary/Purpose:**



This position is responsible for conducting control testing activities of Synchrony Bank ("SYB") and Synchrony Financial ("SYF") to assess compliance with applicable laws and regulations, internal policies and procedures and ensure prompt remediation of control deficiencies. The role focuses on engagement planning and execution of testing for controls that mitigate operational, regulatory, and financial risks. Control testing is an independent 2nd line assurance process that, together with 1st line business surveillance and 3rd line independent audit, make up the three lines of defense that are the cornerstone of an effective control framework.



We're proud to offer you choice and flexibility. You have the option to be remote, and work from home, or come into one of our offices. You may be occasionally requested to commute to our nearest office for in person engagement activities such as team meetings, training and culture events.



**Essential Responsibilities:**



+ Develop and execute control testing to ensure that key risks are mitigated.



+ Document detailed test results to reperformance standards and meet required deadlines.



+ Identify control gaps and potential issues, discuss viable solutions with the business to address gaps, and obtain management action plans for remediation.



+ Communicate test results to leaders and other stakeholders throughout the business and provide periodic updates regarding status of testing activities.



+ Provide effective challenge to the business regarding the assessment of risks and controls.



+ Influence stakeholders and process owners to implement necessary process and control modifications to mitigate operational, regulatory, and financial risks.



+ Provide guidance to process owners regarding key risks and mitigation strategies.



+ Perform other duties and/or special projects as assigned



**Qualifications/Requirements:**



+ Bachelor's degree and 3+ years of Audit, Testing, Quality or other Assurance function; in lieu of a degree 7+ years of Audit, Testing, Quality or other Assurance function



+ 3+ years in banking laws and regulations



**Desired Characteristics:**



+ Experience applying analytical skills and attention to detail



+ Effective written and verbal communication skills



+ Proven ability to work independently and meet deadlines



+ Experience using Synchrony's systems of record, data warehouses or other applications utilized for credit, deposit and lease products



+ Experience in Marketing/Growth, Servicing and Consumer Banking



+ Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite applications



+ Ability to travel up to 10% of the time



**Grade/Level: 10**



The salary range for this position is **65,000.00 - 130,000.00** USD Annual



Salaries are adjusted according to market in CA and Metro NY and some positions are bonus eligible.



**Eligibility Requirements:**



+ You must be 18 years or older



+ You must have a high school diploma or equivalent



+ You must be willing to take a drug test, submit to a background investigation and submit fingerprints as part of the onboarding process



+ You must be able to satisfy the requirements of Section 19 of the Federal Deposit Insurance Act.



+ New hires (Level 4-7) must have 9 months of continuous service with the company before they are eligible to post on other roles. Once this new hire time in position requirement is met, the associate will have a minimum 6 months' time in position before they can post for future non-exempt roles. Employees, level 8 or greater, must have at least 24 months' time in position before they can post. All internal employees must consistently meet performance expectations and have approval from your manager to post (or the approval of your manager and HR if you don't meet the time in position or performance expectations).



Legal authorization to work in the U.S. is required. We will not sponsor individuals for employment visas, now or in the future, for this job opening. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or veteran status.



**Our Commitment:**



When you join us, you'll be part of a diverse, inclusive culture where your skills, experience, and voice are not only heard-but valued. We celebrate the differences in all of us and believe that our individual, unique perspectives is what makes Synchrony truly a great place to work. Together, we're building a future where we can all belong, connect and turn ideals into action. Through the power of our 8 Diversity Networks+ (https://www.synchronycareers.com/our-culture/#diversity) , with more than 60% of our workforce engaged, you'll find community to connect with an opportunity to go beyond your passions.



This starts when you choose to apply for a role at Synchrony. We ensure all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or veteran status.



**Reasonable Accommodation Notice:**



+ Federal law requires employers to provide reasonable accommodation to qualified individuals with disabilities. Please tell us if you require a reasonable accommodation to apply for a job or to perform your job. Examples of reasonable accommodation include making a change to the application process or work procedures, providing documents in an alternate format, using a sign language interpreter, or using specialized equipment.



+ If you need special accommodations, please call our Career Support Line so that we can discuss your specific situation. We can be reached at 1-866-301-5627. Representatives are available from 8am - 5pm Monday to Friday, Central Standard Time



**Job Family Group:**



Regulatory and Compliance

Keywords: Synchrony, Costa Mesa , AVP, Risk Testing Lead, Other , Costa Mesa, California

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