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Aegon Asset Management Lead Management Specialist, ORM in Cedar Rapids, Iowa

Job FamilyOperational Risk

Job Description SummaryProvide subject matter expertise in the respective functional area (e.g. Operations, Technology, Finance) on the day-to-day execution of the Transamerica Operational Risk Management program in the Workplace Solutions division to ensure appropriate risk considerations are in place and practiced across the company including the identification, assessment, monitoring, and reporting of key risks across the company business and technology landscape. Develop and maintain relationships with business and technology management across three lines of defense.Job Description

Responsibilities

  • Deep subject-matter expertise in risks, controls, and in-depth understanding of the business and/or technology landscape.

  • Partner with business and technology management to lead the execution of risk assessments across business groups.

  • Challenge current process design, identify areas for improvement, and recommend changes to supporting policies, procedures and control execution to increase efficiency and quality.

  • Lead risk issue management activities, including risk identification, root cause analysis, action plan status monitoring, and reporting of outcomes to management.

  • Knowledge of the workplace retirement and employee benefits business

  • Collaborate and challenge process owners during the development of action plans to assess adequacy of actions taken by management.

  • Lead the execution of Risk & Control Self Assessments (RCSA) via review and challenge of inherent/residual risk scoring, risk mitigation, review control design and execution.

  • Collaborate with peers in the Risk Management function, and various partners and stakeholders throughout the organization (e.g. line and functional management, compliance, IT, Internal Audit).

  • Lead the execution of risk assessment activities across various organizational functions, programs, projects, processes, etc.

  • Navigate company Governance Risk & Compliance (GRC) tool to record, update and report on various risk issues, risk events, action plans, etc.

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in accounting, finance, or relevant field

  • Eight years of experience working in operational risk management or internal controls related environment

  • Progressive experience in operational risk management, internal controls, audit, risk management, or equivalent field

  • Deep understanding of operational functions, preferably in the financial services industry

  • In-depth knowledge and hands on experience with risk management principles and techniques including development of process flows, identification and assessment of risks and controls, testing and monitoring procedures, and development of related metrics

  • Ability to present and interact with various levels of management

  • Ability to build relationships with people at all levels

  • Excellent oral/written communication skills

Preferred Qualifications

  • Strong knowledge and/or experience in the insurance or financial services industry

  • CPA

  • CIA

  • CISA

Working Conditions

  • Office environment

  • Moderate travel

Why Work for Us

Total Rewards at Transamerica: It’s more than a paycheck.

Our comprehensive Total Rewards package is designed to help support you in many ways — throughout all stages of your life and career. We provide a competitive, market-driven program that encompasses base compensation, bonus potential, retirement, health and wellness benefits, learning and development opportunities, plus great employee perks. All designed with you in mind… to help you live your best life, grow personally and professionally - and feel valued for the work you do.

Learn more about our Total Rewards Package (https://www.transamerica.com/individual/about-us/careers/benefits/) .

Equal Opportunity Employer:

Transamerica Life Insurance Company is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer and does not discriminate against any applicant or employee because of age, religion, sex, gender identity, genetic information, race, color, national origin, pregnancy, sexual orientation, marital status, participation in the uniformed services (e.g. U.S. Armed Forces, National Guard), physical or mental disability, or any other status protected by federal, state, or local equal employment opportunities laws.

Applicants with physical or mental disabilities may be entitled to a form of reasonable accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act and certain state and local laws. A reasonable accommodation is a change in the way things are normally done which will insure equal employment opportunity without imposing undue hardship on the Transamerica Companies. Please contact: applicantsupport@transamerica.com if you are a job seeker with a disability, or are assisting someone with a disability, and require assistance to apply for one of our jobs.

Ontario Applicants:

Our Company is committed to providing accessibility to those with disabilities in a manner that is consistent with the principles of independence, dignity, integration and equality of opportunity, that is in compliance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act 2005 ("AODA"). Please contact applicantsupport@transamerica.com if you are a job seeker with a disability, or are assisting someone with a disability, and require assistance to apply for one of our jobs.

Technical Assistance:

If you experience technical problems during the application process, please email applicantsupport@transamerica.com.

At Transamerica, hard work, innovative thinking and personal accountability are qualities that we honor and reward. We understand the potential that is unleashed by leveraging the talents of a diverse workforce. We embrace an environment where employees enjoy a balance between their careers, families, communities and personal interests. Ultimately, we appreciate the uniqueness of a company where talented professionals work collaboratively in a positive environment focused on helping customers secure their long-term financial futures.

Transamerica is a part of AEGON, an international life insurance, pension, and asset management company. The AEGON companies employ approximately 28,000 people and have a strong presence in more than 20 countries across the globe. For more information, visit www.transamerica.com.

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