Enterprise Risk Management (ERM) is a strategic activity focused on major risk factors that may affect the organization, including its reputation. The Senior Manager will direct the activities of the ERM area. The Senior Manager of ERM and Compliance is responsible for recommending the specific risk assessments to be performed in the organization each year and ensuring that the risk-assessment plan is implemented and reported appropriately. The Sr. Manager or ERM will oversee successful implementation of the plan.
In addition to the broad responsibilities involved in leading the Office of Audit, Risk and Compliance, the Executive Director is charged with the following activities and responsibilities:
Working closely with the Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer to develop agendas and materials for the Audit Committee.
Articulate the department vision for internal controls, compliance and risk.
Reporting on the effectiveness of internal audit, risk, and compliance; developing appropriate mechanisms for follow-up of identified deficiencies or potential areas for improvement.
Coordinating with external auditors and other staff as needed.
Identifying and facilitating opportunities to standardize policies across the organization.
Hiring and mentoring professional staff with the goal of maximizing their impact and professional development.
Serving on administrative committees as requested.
Actively participating in local, regional, and national professional organizations.
The ideal candidate will have compelling leadership qualities, extensive experience working with executive management and governance boards, and will demonstrate appreciation for 1) the core cultural factors that organization leaders affirm when making strategic and tactical decisions, 2) the importance of academic freedom, 3) the balance between that freedom and compliance with company and external policies and laws, and 4) the value of investing in the entrepreneurial drive that extends the university’s impact in its areas of education and research.
Viable candidates for Sr. Manager or ERM role will possess the following credentials, skills and experience:
A minimum of 10 years of experience as an auditor or compliance officer and at least 5 years in a management or leadership role; additional professional certifications such as CPA, CIA, etc. are expected.
A Bachelor’s degree or equivalent in business, accounting, finance or a related field is required; an advanced degree in a related field is desirable.
Expertise across internal audit, compliance, and risk management.
The poise, judgment, and maturity to engage senior leadership, board of trustees, and the wide range of people with whom the Executive Director will work with.
Strong listening and communication skills; the ability to establish relationships of trust with varied constituencies; skills in forging consensus; the ability to engender trust in ambiguous situations based on integrity, critical thinking, and interpersonal skills.
Experience developing, sustaining, and leading highly-skilled, motivated staff with diverse skills, including by supporting their professional development and impact in appropriate roles
Demonstrated ability in managing processes to achieve institutional goals; the ability to focus decision-making on relevant points in a highly complex, dynamic, and diverse environment.
Executive presence and a high level of credibility based on deep domain expertise and experience across the relevant fields.