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Wilmington, DE

 Senior Risk Management Testing Specialist - M+T Bank

Senior Risk Management Testing Specialist – Requisition 3DGYK

First Line of Defense - Risk Management

Wilmington Trust, a Division of M&T Bank

Wilmington, DE       


Basic Function:

Provide the direction and oversight necessary to facilitate a comprehensive framework to identify, assess, monitor and manage operational risk within the first line of defense. Analyze and assess operational processes throughout the Wealth and Institutional Services Division to identify and mitigate key risks. Collaborate on the special projects to assist with process flow mapping, control identification and mitigation of operational risk. Present operational risk findings to business line and committees. Serve as the key point of contact for operational control testing.



Develop and lead appropriate test plans to ensure operational business controls are operating as intended. 

Execute complex testing engagements in a risk focused manner while maintaining independence and department and professional standards.

Formulate findings, prepare executive summary reports and review findings with line management and senior management. 

Assist in the performance of operational risk assessments of business operations and processes. 

Communicate verbally and in writing with partners including the business, risk, compliance, and audit. 

Design test scripts that test the effectiveness of operational controls. 

Assist the business in developing action plans and ensure follow-up occurs on remediation efforts.

Assess quality, risk, and compliance with established policies and procedures. 

Analyze and interpret Risk and Control Self-Assessments (RCSAs), process maps, procedures and other risk and control related documentation to determine relevance to business lines. 

Create and/or enhance process maps to adequately document current and future state processes and controls.

Adhere to applicable compliance/operational risk controls in accordance with Company or regulatory standards and policies.

Maintain M&T internal control standards, including timely implementation of internal and external testing points together with any issues raised by external regulators as applicable.

Promote an environment that supports diversity and reflects the M&T Bank brand.

Complete other related duties as assigned.

May assist in the supervision and coaching of testers in the execution of testing engagements.

May assist in other operational risk related or special projects.


Minimum Qualifications:

Bachelor's Degree, or in lieu of a degree, a combined minimum of 10 years' higher education and/or work experience, including a minimum of 6 years financial industry  experience. 


Advanced understanding risk management and lines of defense, RCSA, risks, controls and testing programs.  Thorough analytical, technical and operational risk management understanding.  Strong and proven ability to integrate sound operational controls into business processes. 


Must be a self-starter and able to work independently as well as part of a team of talented individuals. 


Proven ability to develop and integrate operational controls into business flows.  Exceptional verbal and written communication skills.  Excellent interpersonal skills.


About M&T

At M&T, we strive to be the best place our employees ever work, the best bank our customers ever do business with and the best investment our shareholders ever make. So when looking to advance your career, look to M&T.  As a top 20 US bank holding company and one of the best performing regional banks in the country, we offer a wide range of performance based career development opportunities for talented professionals. And through our longstanding tradition of careful, conservative and consistent management and a strong commitment to the communities we serve, we continue to grow with a focus on the future. 


M&T Bank Corporation is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer


Please submit resume to the M&T Career site, Requisition3DGYK