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Business Risk and Controls Advisor Senior

Alexis, North Carolina
19 Sep 2022

Purpose of Job

We are looking for a Business Risk and Controls Advisor Senior to work a hybrid position to our Corporate Office in San Antonio or Regional Offices in Phoenix, Colorado Springs, Tampa, Plano, or Charlotte.

Positioned in the first line of defense to ensure the overall efficiency of risk and compliance management programs, risk analytics and operations in the business. This role will partner and collaborate with Compliance and Risk Management, as well as Business Operations, IT, Audit Services, and Regulators to support risk and compliance-based initiatives. Responsible for supporting business leader adherence to the established risk framework and ongoing supervision of business controls including risk and control self-assessments, identification and evaluation of control efficiency, identifying control failures, facilitating risk and compliance remediation, internal and external audits and regulatory exams, and monitoring of the first line of defense to minimize risk exposures and strengthen the overall control environment. Leverages risk assessment data and identifies key data-driven insights tied to first line of defense.

Job Requirements

About USAA

USAA knows what it means to serve. We facilitate the financial security of millions of U.S. military members and their families. This singular mission requires a dedication to innovative thinking at every level.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Identifies and handles existing and emerging risks that stem from business activities and the job role.

  • Ensures risks associated with business activities are optimally identified, measured, supervised, and controlled.

  • Follows written risk and compliance policies, standards, and procedures for business activities.

  • Handles and drives solutions for stronger controls, and in support of risk and/or regulatory compliance related initiatives which may include: oversight of procedures/process, accurate regulatory reporting and filing, document governance, risk control self-assessments, procedure governance, control design, new product controls, CoSA Third Party Governance, or quality governance.

  • Performs ongoing supervision and oversight of business controls and shares knowledge with team members to evaluate the efficiency of established business controls.

  • Responsible for risk data analysis, report preparation and trend analysis, applying business intelligence tools.

  • Anticipates business needs and proactively finds opportunities to improve and strengthen the control environment through practical insights.

  • Assists with translating control deficiencies into action plans and provides recommendations to enhance governance practices in alignment with risk and compliance frameworks.

  • Partners with collaborators to drive improvement efforts to correct or prevent unfavorable trends and assess the impacts.

  • Leads project team through concept, planning, execution, and implementation phases for effective and timely risk remediation.

  • Updates senior management on the status of their control environment related to risk identification and control weaknesses. Identifies critical areas to supervise and brings up issues and findings to appropriate partners.

  • Develops and maintains processes, procedures and tools for handling exception alerts as they occur, including monitoring of resulting exception cases.

  • Provides control oversight to ensure compliance with laws and regulations.

  • Serves as a primary resource to team members.

When you apply for this position, you will be required to answer some initial questions. This will take approximately 5 minutes. Once you begin the questions you will not be able to finish them at a later time and you will not be able to change your responses.

Minimum Requirements:

  • Bachelor's degree; OR 4 years of related experience (in addition to the minimum years of experience required) may be substituted in lieu of degree.

  • 6 years of experience supporting risk and/or compliance related activities in a financial services operating environment or other relevant industry; OR 6 years of experience in a relevant quantitative subject area; OR Advanced degree or designation in a risk management or quantitative field, and 4 years of experience supporting risk and/or compliance related activities; OR PhD in a risk management or quantitative field, and 2 years of experience supporting risk and/or compliance related activities.

  • Knowledge of federal laws, rules, and regulations, to include: UDAP/UDAAP, FRB Regs A-Z, NAIC, and GLBA.

Preferred Experience:

  • Extensive experience in Issues Management

  • Extensive experience in Risk Controls Self Assessment (RCSA)

  • Extensive experience in Process Risk Control Inventory (PRCI)

  • Working knowledge of third party risk

The above description reflects the details considered vital to describe the principal functions of the job and should not be construed as a detailed description of all the work requirements that may be performed in the job.


USAA has an effective method for assessing market data and establishing ranges to ensure we remain competitive. You are paid within the salary range based on your experience and market position. The salary range for this position is: $80,200 - $144,500*( this does not include geographic differential it may be applied based on your work location)

Employees may be eligible for pay incentives based on overall corporate and individual performance or at the discretion of the USAA Board of Directors.

Geographical Differential: Geographic pay differential is additional pay provided to eligible employees working in locations where market pay levels are above the national average.

Shift premium: will be addressed on an individual-basis for applicable roles that are consistently scheduled for non-core hours.


At USAA our employees enjoy best-in-class benefits to support their physical, financial, and emotional wellness. These benefits include comprehensive medical, dental and vision plans, 401(k), pension, life insurance, parental benefits, adoption assistance, paid time off program with paid holidays plus 16 paid volunteer hours, and various wellness programs. Additionally, our career path planning and continuing education assists employees with their professional goals.

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Relocation assistance is not available for this position.

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  • Job Reference: 716218798-2
  • Date Posted: 19 September 2022
  • Recruiter: USAA
  • Location: Alexis, North Carolina
  • Salary: On Application