Business Risk Management – Central Advisory / Control Testing Officer

State Street.
London, England; Krakow, Poland; Quincy, Massachusetts; Boston, Massachusetts
Not disclosed
13 Jan 2022
13 Feb 2022
Contract type
Full time
Experience level
Qualified accountant

This role is a core member of an international team which ensures that State Street’s global Process and Control Review assurance program runs efficiently and effectively and will assist with the implementation and development of a centralised control testing team.

The Central Advisory team assists Business Risk Management across all business lines and locations with assessing control design, testing of control effectiveness, and identifying issues to continuously improve the bank’s control environment. This team team provides methodology, quality assurance, practical guidance, and support to the Business Unit aligned control review groups across the First Line of Defence.

The ideal candidate has some experience in a multinational financial services company performing work in a risk management, audit, or control and process assessment environment (eg. SOX, SOC, Internal Audit, etc) . They will ideally possess a good working knowledge and experience in employing common control assurance, audit, or testing concepts such as information processing objectives (ie. Completeness, Accuracy, Timeliness, etc), identifying control weaknesses, and an awareness of industry standard control frameworks or tools (eg. COSO). Some familiarity with any aspects of securities trading, asset management, custody banking, or fund services would be beneficial but is not essential.


  • 3 – 5 years of experience performing risk and control assessment, audit, or testing in a financial services environment.
  • Good understanding and experience in performing control design and operational effectiveness review or testing.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills.
  • Some project management / planning experience and a desire to develop leadership skills
  • Ability to multi-task, plan ahead and anticipate issues, and track multiple concurrent projects.
  • Ability to work independently with appropriate guidance and provide effective coaching and workpaper review for less experienced team members.

Beneficial but not essential:

  • Complete or partial professional qualification in an audit, accounting, or related field (eg. ACCA, ACA, CIA, CFA, etc)
  • Some familiarity with common risk and control processes in securities trading, asset management, custody banking, or fund services.
  • Some knowledge and awareness of relevant compliance requirements and fundamental regulations (eg. AML/CFT, legal entity governance, etc)

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