Compliance and Risk Analyst


Reston VA


Industry 1: Capital Markets
Industry 2: Financial Services
Industry 3: Banking

Job ID: EB-1038803379
Category: Technology
Location: Reston, VA

The Compliance and Risk Analyst reports to the Senior Manager of Compliance and supports the administration of an effective Compliance Program at our Client’s Office of Finance (OF). In addition, the Compliance and Risk Analyst, under the direction and supervision of the Director of Operational and Vendor Risk, supports the Risk Management function at the OF.


  • Support the Senior Manager of Compliance to administer, implement and manage an enterprise-wide Compliance Program.
  • Support the development, maintenance & management of Compliance policies, procedures and controls that align with industry standards and regulatory requirements.
  • Maintain the compliance and risk management modules in the Governance, Risk and Compliance (GRC) tool, including maintaining the compliance inventory, mapping compliance obligations to applicable controls, and maintaining risks and controls libraries.
  • Perform compliance risk assessments and develop and execute on annual compliance review plans, including performing gap analyses on applicable laws, regulations and guidance, assessing any gaps in compliance efforts related to key business areas and monitoring remediation status of the gaps identified.
  • Perform second-line testing of key controls using a risk-based approach, including documenting testing plans and procedures, evidencing testing results, reviewing results with management, documenting and communicating issues, and monitoring remediation status of issues identified.
  • Support the Director of Operational and Vendor Risk in connection with enterprise-wide operational risk management and related activities.
  • Provide critical support for the expanded activities of the enterprise-wide annual Risk Control Self-Assessment, Business Impact Analysis, and Business Process Analysis efforts managed by the Risk Management function, including reviewing and assessing the business processes, risks, controls, and other data points (e.g., internal and external stakeholders, supporting applications and vendors).
  • Implement and maintain data management processes and governance for the Compliance and Risk Management functions, ensuring accuracy, integrity and availability of relevant data.
  • Support the development and implementation of processes and systems to collect and organize data, and utilize digital tools, such as graphs and other appropriate methods, to visualize and communicate data and prepare reports to support the Compliance and Risk Management functions.
  • Support the OF’s diversity and inclusion strategy by following policies and procedures that ensure opportunities for employees and diverse business partners.
  • Perform other duties and responsibilities as assigned.


  • Bachelor’s degree in a related field. Advanced degree in a related field and/or relevant professional certifications preferred.
  • A minimum of three to five years of professional work experience in compliance, risk management, internal audit or another related field.
  • Knowledge of best practices and trends in compliance, risk management and governance and demonstrated ability to support a compliance or risk management program preferred.
  • Experience with regulated financial institutions (e.g., government-sponsored enterprises) preferred.
  • The ability to collect, organize and analyze significant amounts of data with attention to detail and accuracy.
  • Technical expertise regarding data models, database design development, data mining and segmentation techniques a plus.
  • Excellent writing, research and analytical skills and verbal communications skills.
  • Attention to detail and strong organizational and planning skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to take initiatives, solve problems and adjust quickly to evolving needs, including flexibility and adaptability in navigating changing regulations, industry trends and organizational dynamics.
  • Demonstrated ability to build effective relationships with stakeholders and foster collaboration.
  • Ability to multitask, prioritize and follow through on multiple projects concurrently.
  • Excellent judgment, high level of professional integrity and strong work ethic.
  • Software proficiency: MS Excel, MS Word, MS PowerPoint. Advanced MS Excel skills, including VLOOKUPs, Data pivots and other advanced functions, preferred.
  • Ability to listen and integrate ideas from diverse views, build and maintain respectful relationships, collaborate with others, and resolve conflicts constructively.
  • Proof of eligibility to work in the United States.

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