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BBVA Compass Internal Control - Risk Specialist III in Birmingham, Alabama

Internal Control - Risk Specialist III

  • Company:Compass Bank dba BBVA Compass

  • Location:Birmingham,Alabama.United States| Dallas, Texas. United States

  • Job type:Employment |Corporate Risk

  • Published on:6th September 2019


Our Company

At BBVA, we are leading the transformation of global banking with the aim of bringing the opportunities of this new era within everyone’s reach. We are a global financial institution present in 30 countries with over 75 million customers. We are a bank with over 126,000 employees across the world and every one of those employees is leading and designing his/her professional career with the help of tools provided by the organisation to make that happen.

Corporate responsibility is an intrinsic part of our business model, promoting inclusion and financial education while supporting research and culture. Being part of BBVA means developing your career in one of the most innovative companies in finance.

We started out with the spirit of helping others make the best financial decisions. That spirit remains with us today and encourages us to keep moving forward, prioritising innovation and digital transformation so that we can bring the opportunities of this new era within everyone’s reach.

Our values define our identity; they are what drives us to make our goals a reality and they guide all of our actions and the decisions we make.

    • The customer comes first.
    • We think big.
    • We are one team.

Job description

Manage market and credit risks daily. Formalizes the process of risk management within an organization. Lead the identification of risk issues and solutions to mitigate those issues. Responsible to understand financial institution regulatory requirements for security risk assessments. Coordinate the performance of risk studies to analyze threats to the bank''s assets, to assess the adequacy of controls to protect these assets, and to determine actions appropriate to mitigate the risk.


Identify, measure and manage risk issues. Document risk issues, recommendations, and decisions.

Serve as an expert in various aspects of risk management. Undertake the average complexity projects requiring additional specialized technical knowledge.

Make well-thought-out decisions to mitigate typical security risk issues. Ensure high-level integration of security policies and standards in applications.

Identify, evaluate, and lead technical analyses to ensure security requirements are met; managing resources wisely; evaluating sources of action and proposed business decisions; protecting the organization’s assets and public image.

Conducting research to assess the severity of risk. Conducting statistical analysis to evaluate risk and using statistical software such as SPSS and SAS.


Bachelor''s Degree (BA, BS, etc.) in Mathematics, Finance, or a related field required with One (1) year of related experience. Work experience may substitute for education requirement.


Required: None required

Preferred: None preferred

Preferred Qualifications

Job SummaryThis role will be responsible forperforming tasks to ensure that the Internal Control group within the RiskManagement support unit applies and adheres to the Internal Control andOperational Risk Management model for BBVA Compass and/or other BBVA USA entities.Key Responsibilities

  • Ensure that previously designed and implemented internal controls continue to function as intended and with the expected outcomes.

  • Perform reviews of corporate/business/risk unit procedures, controls and performance to ensure compliance with unit policies, BBVA Group policies, and applicable regulations, with responsibility to identify, resolve and prevent risk related issues.

  • Participate in Risk oriented projects to identify new risks and mitigating controls, documenting such and documenting test plans to allow for adequate control testing

  • Coordinate with business units, the centralized testing team, line of business to recommend and implement solutions to mitigate identified control gaps or weaknesses and communicate results to executive and senior management

  • Coordinate with business unit management, Internal Audit and external agencies/auditors as necessary to ensure proper resolution of audit items by the defined due date. Obtain and document status updates for assigned audit items and report status to management.

  • Maintain quality customer service and relationships with internal and external contacts

  • Remain current with regulations, assess potential impacts of new or updated regulations to processes, report any identified gaps in compliance with regulations to management, and provide consultative support to business units regarding plans to mitigate gaps

  • Represent the Internal Control group in meetings (projects, committees, working groups, etc)

  • Maintain accurate information in all Internal Control and Operational Risk Management tools

  • Assist in leading other Risk Internal Control team members as needed

  • Perform other duties as assigned

The Ideal Candidate will have the following

  • Bachelor’s degree required with Accounting, Finance, or Business emphasis preferable. Experience may compensate for some of the education requirements.

  • 3 years of audit, compliance, lending, deposit experience with an emphasis on internal risks and controls or banking regulatory environmentsProcess mapping and process development and improvement

  • Experience interacting with executive and senior management

  • Ability to identify and analyze risks and controls and recommend controls to ensure adequate risk mitigation

  • Knowledge of internal control and risk management concepts, financial services business processes (including products, operations, systems and organization),

  • Analytical and open-minded

  • Organizational and problem solving skills with the ability to handle multiple projects/tasks simultaneously, taken on new responsibilities, and prioritize work

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills

  • Ability to facilitate meetings with all levels within the organization

  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office products, Google products

At BBVA, we believe that having a team made up of people with different ways of viewing the world and of taking on each challenge makes us a better bank. That is why we actively support diversity and inclusion, and we invite you to apply, regardless of your race, gender, age, sexual orientation, country of origin, experience, studies, etc.

We nurture a collaborative and inclusive work environment that enables us to show and develop the best we each have to offer.

Pay Transparency Policy Statement

The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information (41 C.F.R. 60-1.35 (c)).

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EEO Statement

BBVA Compass, BBVA Securities Inc., and BBVA S.A. New York Branch have a firm and unwavering policy to provide equal employment opportunity without regard to age, citizenship, color, disability, ethnic origin, gender, gender identity and expression, marital status, nationality, national origin, race, religion, sexual orientation, genetic predisposition, protected veteran status, or any other status or classification protected by federal, state or local law. This policy includes all job groups, classifications and organizational units. With regard to employment, this policy extends to applicants and covers our recruiting, hiring, promotion, transfer, demotion, discipline, termination, benefits, compensation and training practices as well as social and recreational activities. View the "EEO is the Law" & "View the EEO is the Law Supplement Poster" poster. BBVA Compass, BBVA Securities, Inc., and BBVA NY are equal opportunity and affirmative action employer.