Sr Risk Mgmt & Controls Mgr - 90242234 - Washington

Date: Feb 23, 2021

Location: Washington, DC, US, 20002

Company: Amtrak

Your success is a train ride away.

Amtrak connects businesses and communities across the country and we move America’s workforce toward the future. We employ more than 20,000 diverse, energetic professionals in a variety of career fields throughout the United States. The safety of our passengers, our employees, the public and our operating environment is our priority and the success of our railroad is the result of our employees.

Are you ready to join our team?

•    Participation in the execution of Amtrak’s Enterprise Risk Management (ERM) program.
•    Participation in audit liaison activities between the Amtrak Office of the Inspector General (OIG), other external examination/audit authorities and management.
•    Providing regular updates to internal and external parties on the status of various risk and controls related activities and results. 


•    Execution of the ERM program including the annual enterprise risk assessment; identification and documentation of risks, potential risk events and risk response strategies (i.e. internal controls, business initiatives, key risk indicators, etc.)
•    Execution of the ERM program also includes the development of test plans, assessing the effectiveness of risk responses strategies/internal controls, and documenting and reporting of results.
•    Participate in the execution of the fraud risk management program including the annual risk assessment, identification of fraud monitoring and mitigating controls, assessment of the effectiveness of controls, reporting of results, recommendations to improve controls, and on-going monitoring of the fraud control environment.
•    Assist in the continued development and maturation of the ERM and fraud risk programs, including documenting risk management processes and enhancing reporting capabilities. Identify opportunities to enhance the processes, tools and systems used in the ERM and fraud risk programs.
•    Facilitate and participate in ad-hoc meetings to discuss and address issues related to enterprise risks, fraud risks, and internal controls.
•    Assist in audit liaison activities including entrance and exit meetings, managing the audit response process and reporting on the status of related corrective action plans.
•    Collaborate and assist management in developing appropriate corrective action plans in response to recommendations from the OIG and other authorities.
•    Perform follow up activities in order to update and report on the status of corrective action plans to senior management and the Board of Directors.
•    Participate in special projects as needed, i.e. compliance and internal control testing.
•    Prioritize various ad-hoc requests from internal and external parties and ensure the delivery of accurate and timely responses.
•    Maintain effective working relationships with business partners and senior management.
•    Periodically review and update, as necessary, Amtrak policies maintained by the Risk and Controls team, i.e. Enterprise Risk Management and Corrective Action policy.


•    Bachelor’s degree in a business or finance related field.
•    At least 9 years of external or internal experience in audit, compliance or risk management.
•    Certified Public Accountant, Certified Internal Auditor or equivalent certifications.
•    Knowledge of COSO, COBIT or other internal control or risk frameworks.
•    Experience with a risk-based audit approach.
•    Demonstrated ability to have a positive interaction with management and work across departmental lines at various levels.
•    Strong organizational and analytical skills.
•    Ability to manage multiple priorities in an organized fashion with attention to details.
•    Demonstrated ability to effectively manage complex or multi-functional projects.

•    Experience in the transportation or a customer facing industry.

•    11 years of relevant experience
•    Ability to effectively interact with regulatory or oversight agencies.
•    Familiarity with risk management and control best practices (i.e. “three lines of defense” model).
•    SOX or internal audit experience.


Must have excellent written and oral communication skills.


Requisition ID:49862
Posting Location(s):District of Columbia; Maryland; Virginia
Job Family/Function:Finance 
Relocation Offered:No 
Travel Requirements:None 

Amtrak employees power our progress through their performance.

We want your work at Amtrak to be more than a job – we want it to be a fulfilling experience where you find challenging and rewarding opportunities, respect among colleagues, competitive pay, benefits that protect you and your family, and a high performance culture that recognizes and values your contributions and helps you reach your career goals.

We proudly support and encourage U.S. Veterans to apply for Amtrak job opportunities.

All positions require pre-employment background verification, medical review and pre-employment drug screen. Amtrak is committed to a safe and drug-free workplace and performs pre-employment substance abuse testing.   All new hires are required to undergo a hair drug test which detects the presence of illegal drugs for months prior to testing.  Marijuana, notwithstanding any statute, ordinance, regulation, or other law that legalizes or decriminalizes the use or possession of marijuana, whether for medical, recreational, or other use.  Candidates who engage in the usage of marijuana will not be qualified for hire.  We appreciate your cooperation in keeping Amtrak safe and drug-free.  

In accordance with DOT regulations (49 CFR section 40.25), Amtrak is required to obtain prior drug and alcohol testing records for applicants/employees intending to perform safety- sensitive duties for covered Department of Transportation positions.   If an applicant/employee refuses to provide written consent for Amtrak to obtain these records, he/she will not permitted to perform safety-sensitive functions.

Note that any education requirement listed above may be deemed satisfied if you have an equivalent combination of education, training and experience.

Amtrak is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and we welcome all to apply. We consider candidates regardless of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability (including blindness), or veteran status.
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