Governance Risk & Compliance Manager - #292250

First Merchants Corporation


Date: 06/11/2021 19:02 PM

City: Monroe, Michigan

Contract type: Full Time

Work schedule: Full Day

Position Goals:


This position is responsible for the successful design, implementation and ongoing management of the bank's Governance, Risk and Compliance system platform (RSA Archer). Responsibilities include creating the strategy and leading the design of the RSA Archer platform modules such as risk and control self-assessment, model risk management, compliance risk management, issue management and business continuity. This also includes full administration, configuration, testing, maintenance and deployment of all modules and providing production issue support. The individual will lead and direct the continuous improvement and expansion of the platform and coordinate with key enterprise stakeholders to ensure the platform meets requirements and deliverables for the world class risk management tool. The individual shall rely on experience and independent judgement to plan and accomplish goals directly related to bank administration matters.


Essential Duties and Responsibilities:



  1. Implement, administer and manage the RSA Archer platform to ensure features, capabilities, functionality, performance and processes are effective and efficient for the end user experience.

a. Ensure the overall design, layout and workflow of the RSA Archer platform aligns with the enterprise risk management standards, methodologies and taxonomies.


b. Design, develop and test modules within the RSA Archer platform, including layout, workflow, reporting, notifications, questionnaires, access control, packaging, etc.


c. Collect and analyze business requirements for new modules, enhancements and/or changes.


d. Design, develop and test modules based on business and technological requirements.


e. Manage incident tickets, workflow redesign and process change requests.


f. Perform upgrades and plan independently with management and technology teams to ensure the platform is kept current with vendor release schedule, patches and other requirements.


g. Ensure operation and performance is at the highest levels possible.


h. Continually reassess the viability and maturity of the platform through peer discussions, continued educations and examination feedback.


i. Provide platform reporting and status updates.


j. Provide platform training and advisory services.


k. Performa ad-hoc projects as requested by the Senior Manager, Governance, Risk & Compliance.


l. Support the Enterprise Risk Management goals and objectives.


m. Work with management to design and craft new strategies and implement best practices.



  1. Maintain adherence to technology programs and best practices such as change management, software development, user acceptance testing, information security, and application management.

a. Partner with technology leaders to align services such as SSO, data management, reporting hierarchies, release management, API usage and other tools.


b. Ensure all changes follow a standard process while keeping exceptions to a minimum and only with special approval.


c. Coordinate upgrades and plan independently with other departments, while working with change management to determine if all needs are met.


d. Ensure system backups and restores are occurring as planned and are reliable.


e. Administer and monitor application-level security (add and delete users, etc.) including designing roles and granting access to the system.


f. Escalate significant or emerging risks or concerns.



  1. Build strong relationships with all levels of the company and interface with stakeholders in a professional manner including federal and state agencies, vendors and employees.

a. Establish and lead a working group comprised of module owners and subject matter experts.


b. Lead team on discovery of new technologies and/or modules and provide recommendation to management for enhancements and/or replacement.


c. Manage vendor relationships.


d. Develop policies, standards and guidelines for end users.


Position Requirements:


Education - Bachelor's degree in business management, information technology, computer science or related field of study.


Experience - Two (2) or more years of experience in support of RSA Archer modules such as: Model Risk Management, Enterprise Risk Management, Risk and Control Self-Assessment, KRI/KPI Management, Sarbanes-Oxley, Issues Management, Event Management and/or Audit Management.


Other - None.


Preferred Requirements:


Master's degree.


Five (5) or more years of banking experience.


Expert level Microsoft Excel user and possession or active pursuit of relevant certifications such as Archer, CRISC, CRCM, CGEIT, CISSP, CISM, CISA, CIA, PMP, etc.

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