Operational Risk Associate

Permanent contract|Jersey City|Risks

Operational Risk Associate

Jersey City, United States Permanent contract Risks


Core Responsibilities of the Operational Risk Associate in RPM/GRC consist of:

  • Operational events collection (losses, gains, non-financial)
    • Support functional teams and managers in the reporting of their operational events in the central tool (T2eorem).
    • Ensure a post-mortem is performed, with clear root causes and corrective action plans.
    • Monitor the timely execution of action plans and reporting status to senior management.
  • Risk and Control Self Assessment (RCSA)
    • Advise and assist the GBSU team managers in performing a regular self-assessment of their operational risks, including risk scoping, assessment of inherent risks, control mitigation and residual risks.
    • Work closely with Risk Team members (2nd line of defense) and Audit in responding to challenges of the assessments performed.
    • Ensure action plans are identified for any high/very high residual risks.
  • Control Framework Monitoring
    • Support the GBSU managers in defining and maintaining the overall activity/process/control and risk “blueprints”.
    • Assist and advise GBSU managers in assessing the control framework and design for their area to ensure that relevant controls are implemented to mitigate the main risks.
    • Regularly monitor and analyze the key indicators related to control execution. Review the control anomalies identified by the performer and ensure that they are addressed. 
  • Key risk indicators
    • Regularly assess the risk indicators that are reported by each GBSU perimeter to ensure that they remain relevant and complete.
    • Ensure that these indicators are produced on a timely basis and analyze them at a frequency appropriate to the level of risk.
    • Raise alerts to the management of the perimeter when risk indicators evidence an increase in risks. Suggest action plans to mitigate those risks, 
  • Monitoring and Reporting of Operational Risk-related deliverables
    • Regularly report and follow up on main deliverables for each GBSU line, including action plans related to incidents, self-identified needs for action, 2LOD findings, Audit recommendations, etc.
    • Prepare presentations for the GBSU units’ EXCOs, dedicated to operational risk monitoring, which include the status of deliverables, control execution metrics, operational incident summaries and other relevant information.

Profile required

Technical Skills:

  • Basic knowledge of operational risk framework, including risk assessment and controls design.
  • Intermediate knowledge of post-trade operational and technology processes within a banking environment.
  • Familiarity with audit methodology, demonstrating the ability to structure an approach, formalize  work performed, substantiatiate and justify conclusions.
  • Good knowledge of IT office tools (Excel, Word, PowerPoint) 


  • Strong analytical skills and critical thinker
  • Well-developed communication skills both written and verbal
  • Flexible and able to manage multiple priorities at once
  • Strong interpersonal skills & ability to influence others
  • Ability to take a project management approach when required

Experience Needed:

  • Maximum 5 Years of experience

Why join us

The GBSU/RPM/GRC (Governance, Risks and Controls) unit is within the GBSU Division, which provides Operations and Technology solutions to our business partners and clients.  RPM/GRC’s mission is to advise and assist the operations and technology teams in regularly monitoring, assessing and managing their operational risks.

Business insight

SG capitalizes on its experience in the Fixed Income and Equities markets and its strong structuring capabilities to develop a unique product offering to clients and investors. At the cutting edge of financial research, SG's products linked to fixed income, equities, and their respective derivatives and indexes feature innovative client solutions, fitting market conditions and clients expectations.

SG is committed in various trading activity with institutional counterparts on a wide array of products, ranging from plain vanilla to highly complex exotic structures.

We are an equal opportunities employer and we are proud to make diversity a strength for our company. Societe Generale is committed to recognizing and promoting all talents, regardless of their beliefs, age, disability, parental status, ethnic origin, nationality, gender identity, sexual orientation, membership of a political, religious, trade union or minority organisation, or any other characteristic that could be subject to discrimination.

Reference: 22000JQQ
Starting date: 2022/08/15
Publication date: 2022/07/28