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MUFG Union Bank Risk Governance, Standards & Practices Vice President in Tempe, Arizona


Do you want your voice heard and your actions to count?

Discover your opportunity with Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group (MUFG), the 5th largest financial group in the world (as ranked by S&P Global, April 2020). In the Americas, we’re 13,000 colleagues, striving to make a difference for every client, organization, and community we serve. We stand for our values, developing positive relationships built on integrity and respect. It’s part of our culture to put people first, listen to new and diverse ideas and collaborate toward greater innovation, speed and agility. We’re a team that accepts responsibility for the future by asking the tough questions and owning the solutions. Join MUFG and be empowered to make your voice heard and your actions count.

Job Summary:

This position is a highly visible role within Americas Risk Management (ARM) and responsible for providing thoughtful leadership in developing and implementing standards to enhance consistency across all risk types on the execution of the Risk Governance Framework. Aspects will include but not be limited to risk identification, controls, assessment, monitoring and reporting.

This position will also help with:

  • Management of internal and external partners, regulator and third-party relationships

  • Reporting OCC Heightened Standards and Enterprise Risk Management requirements,

  • Business remediation activities in relation to regulatory, audit and management self-identified issues, and

  • Development of data analytics for critical reporting components of the Risk Governance Framework.

Major Responsibilities:

Development and Maintenance of Subject Matter:

  • Develops and maintains standards and practices on risks and controls, assessment, testing, monitoring and reporting including policies and procedures, while also operating within:

  • Industry best practices and trends

  • Applicable banking/regulatory practices, and

  • Internal and external professional practice expectations

  • Effectively partners with your team and other internal groups to provide subject matter expertise in the joint execution of the developed framework which will include understanding basic products, systems and processes

  • Continuously monitor the business for changes that may affect the risk environment and would therefore, require revisions to processes and controls.

Relationship Management:

  • Effectively manages both first- and second-line relationships (internally) to mutually accountable, productive, respectful, and trusted level. (e.g., ongoing stakeholder feedback).

  • Engages as a team player across peer group and in helping to influence the ARM Leadership Team.

  • Informally manages a team of managers and associates and help to develop staff across the department; and continuously improve self and department. (e.g., employee engagement Survey, staff feedback, corporate social responsibility, personal professional development, peer and external results).

Thought Leader and Advisor:

  • Acts as a leader and role model to develop and promote a workplace culture that values diversity of thought, promotes integrity and creates an atmosphere that supports coaching and fosters accountability.

  • Leads, maintains, identifies and implements innovative methods and tools to bring efficiencies and quality to ARM’s processes including assessments, testing, reporting and GRC platform.

  • Advises and assists the business on change initiatives; and become a trusted advisor to stakeholders and other risk management functions.

Reporting and Analytics:

  • Develops data analytics for critical reporting components of the material risk areas underpinning the Risk Governance Framework.

  • Delivers insightful, timely and complete reporting, drawing upon prior industry, regulatory and risk management audit experience at the Combined US Operations (CUSO) level.

Issues Management and Remediation:

  • Self -identifies and formalizes potential concerns and control issues where possible and determine root causes of issues.

  • Oversees the remediation and closure of internal and external (e.g. audit, MSII, regulatory) enterprise risk management issues.


Degree and Experience:

  • A Bachelor’s degree, preferably in Accounting, Finance, Business Administration or related business discipline at an accredited college or university. Advanced degree preferred.

  • Professional audit or risk management certifications, such as the CIA, CISA, CPA, or CFSA, are highly desirable.

  • Minimum of 8 years and/or equivalent of experience in audit or risk management and/or equivalent of experience with the financial services industry, related markets, and related regulatory agencies.

  • Experience working with the financial industry regulators, including OCC / FRB / FINRA and responding to regulatory requests, is highly desirable.

Demonstrated Proficiency, Skills and Knowledge:

  • In-depth knowledge of internal or external audit or risk management experience, including responsibility in a role directly involved with driving change and program enhancement through strong project management skills and demonstrated ability to meet strict deadlines.

  • Deep knowledge of risk assessment, controls, risk management and reporting.

  • Demonstrated proficiency in technology as required for assigned areas (MS Office, data analytics, etc.).

  • Effective communication (both verbal and written), negotiation and presentation skills; strong interpersonal skills; and ability to engage with all levels of internal audit, risk management and business line management, including executive/senior management, control function leadership, and compliance subject matter experts.

  • Strong critical thinking skills to identify pragmatic recommendations within an evolving and increasingly complex regulatory and risk management environment.

  • Process oriented mindset coupled with a strong ability to develop appropriate program enhancing strategies.

  • Proven managerial skills necessary to successfully administer a core support and critical regulatory relationship function within a diverse organization and effectively coordinate between multiple business and support units.

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities duties and skills required of personnel so classified.

We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer and committed to leveraging the diverse backgrounds, perspectives, and experience of our workforce to create opportunities for our colleagues and our business. We do not discriminate in employment decisions on the basis of any protected category.

A conviction is not an absolute bar to employment. Factors such as the age of the offense, evidence of rehabilitation, seriousness of violation, and job relatedness are considered in all employment decisions. Additionally, it's the bank's policy to only inquire into a candidate's criminal history after an offer has been made. Federal law prohibits banks from employing individuals who have been convicted of, or received a pretrial diversion for, certain offenses.

Job: Risk

Primary Location: ARIZONA-Tempe

Schedule Full Time

Shift Day

Req ID: 10040175-WD