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Director Business Risk & Controls Lionstone Investments

Company: Ameriprise
Location: Houston
Posted on: May 28, 2023

Job Description:

Lionstone Investments, a subsidiary of Ameriprise Financial, is a pioneering real estate investment firm that conceptualizes, analyzes, and executes national real estate investment strategies. By using proprietary algorithms and advanced data-analytics, Lionstone Investments can understand the changing ways people in America want to live and work. In addition to our competitive compensation package, we embrace an inclusive and collaborative culture that celebrates the unique qualities and rewards the contributions of our talented, passionate employees.
Ameriprise Financial is an equal opportunity employer. We consider all qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, genetic information, age, sexual orientation, citizenship, gender identity, disability, veteran status, marital status, family status or any other basis prohibited by law. Job Description:
This position will enable Lionstone to discharge its first-line risk management obligations in line with policy and regulation through a combination of practical support and advice.


  • Reiterate and contribute to organizational messaging around the importance of risk management. Consider internal and industry best practices iand in turn support the business in its routine review of high and very high risk processes. This may include assisting in project management, mapping processes, updating policies and procedures documents and testing the effectiveness of controls. Coordinate with colleagues and partners across the business to ensure a coordinated level of service. Make recommendations tailored to business unit. -
  • Working with the business to prepare the Risk and Control Self Assessment and manage the review process. Implementing a control evaluation for High and Very High risk processes.
  • Appropriately manage risk events by following escalation processes and overseeing remediation steps. Design and run risk-based testing programs. Oversee and coordinate responses to control findings from Internal Audit and Compliance reviews and other testing programs.
  • Assess the operational risk associated with Lionstone projects and other change events. Ensure an appropriate level of engagement from the Business Risk and Controls team as well as the second line risk teams. Ensure that larger, more complex projects have appropriate governance and senior sponsorship in place.
  • Governance: Prepare agenda/papers for Business control meeting including proposing items for escalation. Prepare updates for Risk & Controls Committee where required for escalation purposes. Develop, monitor and report KRIs and Emerging risks. Prepare, in conjunction with the business, the annual Deep Dive for presentation at the Risk and Controls Committee. Ensure the business meets risk policy obligations e.g. Model Governance, Business Technology, Enterprise Data Governance, Vendor Risk Management.
    Required Qualifications:

    • Bachelors degree or equivalent
    • 7 to 10 years of relevant experience

      Preferred Qualifications:

      • Risk/Control expertise: advanced knowledge of current techniques in operational risk management, controls and operational soundness.
      • Analytical skills: assess multiple data points to develop an actionable plan for bringing operational risk into tolerance.
      • Testing skills: knowledge of current techniques in control assurance, ability to devise testing program and lead testers.
      • Oversight experience: to put in place oversight mechanisms and oversee business unit deliverables with respect to the control environment.
      • Governance experience: to design governance framework that support Business Unit head understanding and actioning of key issues; ability to identify and execute such escalations as are required.
      • Influencing skills: to influence senior management in the Business Unit to deliver on their operational risk responsibilities; able to champion, effectively, the success of second line initiatives in their business unit.
      • Coordination and networking skills: to coordinate with other Business Risk & Controls colleagues to ensure alignment in services provided, and with business unit colleagues in the design and implementation of key controls and processes.
      • Strong writing and communication skills
      • Ability to understand and manage through complex issues and to synthesize them into essential points and to develop related processes and procedures.
      • Solid experience in an operational risk, controls, business management or audit function from a Property Investments business.


Keywords: Ameriprise, Houston , Director Business Risk & Controls Lionstone Investments, Executive , Houston, Texas

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