Risk Manager / Senior Risk Manager, Finance (US Remote Work Eligible)

Edward Jones

Risk, IL
Company Type

Opportunity Overview

The Risk Manager is responsible for the execution of the risk management program, which includes performing periodic risk assessments, control testing, monitoring key risks and reporting on risk and control to leadership. This Risk Manager will also be working in partnership with many stakeholders including Finance leaders and risk representatives from other divisions within the organization. Risk is managed at the firm, client and department level. 


  • Act as an independent advisor for Finance leaders and associates as it relates to determining the effectiveness of control design
  • Advise business process owners on identifying and mitigating risks through the development of operational and business unit controls
  • Ensure appropriate internal controls are in place to address identified risks including, but not limiting to, WSPs, SOX, 17a-5 controls and other controls related to privacy and regulatory risks
  • Advise business process owners on performing root cause analysis over identified issues as well as monitoring control deficiencies and resolution
  • Develop and perform process, system, and project testing plan to assess system integrity and control effectiveness
  • Prepare risk reporting, including analysis of risk profile and risk indicators
  • Coordinate and provide guidance to associates and Leaders during internal audits, external audits and regulatory exams
  • Working closely with Finance Risk Management leaders and cross-divisional risk representatives in aligning risk framework to identify and evaluate current and emerging risks as it impacts the division and firm

Position Requirements

Qualifications Required in the Job:

  • Bachelor's degree (business, finance or accounting preferred)
  • Proficiency in spreadsheets, databases, and other software programs
  • CPA, CIA, CFE, CISA, or FRM preferred.

Minimum Years of Experience Required

  • 3-6 years public accounting, internal audit, risk management, or internal control experience with comprehensive know ledge of process analysis and control design techniques preferred
  • Ability to independently identify, prioritize, monitor, communicate, and/or resolve issues.
  • Ability to work closely with other individuals at all level within the division and throughout the firm Good understanding of major functions in the Finance Division and in divisions supported
  • Must have strong time management and organizational skills
  • Superior interpersonal and communication skills; effectively communicates with leaders and associates within and outside divisions and outside vendors. Incorporates effective listening and collaboration skills.

Problem Solving:

  • Strong critical thinking skills required.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to recognize and implement solutions affecting processes, procedures, systems and/or controls to manage risk.
  • Ability to solve complex, non-routine problems. Must be able to understand the upstream/downstream impacts to other departments, divisions and third party organizations and escalate when needed. 

Decision Making:

  • Medium to high level of authority. Responsible for consulting with and providing independent assessment and oversight of controls throughout the division.

Span of Influence:

  • High level of impact due to potential exposure to risk (Financial, Regulatory, vendor, financial reporting, etc.) to the division.

Company Description

At Edward Jones, we help clients achieve their serious, long-term financial goals by understanding their needs and implementing tailored solutions. To ensure a personal client experience, we have located our 14,000+ branch offices where our more than 7 million clients live and work.

A typical branch office has one financial advisor who meets with clients face-to-face and one branch office administrator who enhances the team's ability to build deep relationships with clients. Headquarters associates in St. Louis and Tempe provide support and expertise to help U.S. and Canada branch teams deliver an ideal client experience. Edward Jones currently has more branch offices than any other financial services firm, and we continue to grow to meet the needs of long-term individual investors.

Awards and Accolades

  • FORTUNE 2020 – Edward Jones was named No. 7 on the 2020 FORTUNE 100 Best Companies to Work For® list.
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  • Edward Jones Ranked No. 6 of the 100 best workplaces for millennials by Great Place to Work and FORTUNE Magazine.
  • 2020 Corporate Equality Index – Edward Jones joins the ranks of 680 major U.S businesses that received top marks in the HRC Foundations 18th Annual Scorecard on LBGTQ Workplace Equality
  • Edward Jones named a top company for training, ranking No. 25 on Training magazine's 2020 Training Top 125 list – the highest ranking among the financial-services industry!
  • Financial services firm Edward Jones has been named one of the 2019 Best Workplaces for Parents by Great Place to Work and FORTUNE magazine. The firm ranked No. 5 on the list of 50 companies, up two spots from last year.
  • The Best Workplaces for Parents list is one of a series of rankings by Great Place to Work and FORTUNE based on employee feedback from Great Place to Work-Certified™ organizations. Edward Jones ranked No. 7 on the FORTUNE 100 Best Companies to Work for in 2019 list, the firm’s 20th appearance on the list. The firm also was ranked the No. 1 Best Workplace in Financial Services & Insurance and the No. 6 Best Workplace for Millennials by Great Place to Work and FORTUNE.

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EEO Statement

Edward Jones does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, religion, national origin, age, disability, sexual orientation, pregnancy, veteran status, genetic information or any other basis prohibited by applicable law.

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