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Risk Manager 

EOE StatementWe are an equal employment opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.
About the Organization Why work at KEMBA? KEMBA Financial Credit Union is a not-for-profit financial institution, founded in 1933. Our mission is to provide superior quality, innovative, convenient, and competitive financial services that contribute to the well being of our members and their families. We take this commitment seriously.

Thanks to prudent decision-making and hard work, KEMBA has grown steadily over the years and has become one of the largest credit unions in Ohio. We are very proud to say that throughout the recent economic recession, we have continued to hire new associates, give raises to existing associates, and offer the same level of benefits offered before the recession began!

KEMBA offers competitive pay in addition to medical, dental, and vision insurance, 4 weeks of paid time off (PTO) per year, holiday pay, dollar-for-dollar 401(k) match up to 5% of associates' salaries, profit sharing, tuition reimbursement, as well as free life and disability insurance.

KEMBA also provides a safe, professional working environment for all of its associates. We have 7 branches to serve our members plus a corporate office. All of our facilities are modern, clean, and visually appealing. In addition, KEMBA associates enjoy using the latest technologies to ensure that we are able to deliver excellent service to our members and that our associates are able to perform their jobs as efficiently as possible.

Pre-employment background check required. Equal Opportunity Employer/M/F/D/V

If you have a disability and are unable to utilize our online application system, you may mail your resume to KEMBA Financial Credit Union, Attn: Human Resources, 555 Officenter Place, Gahanna, OH 43230.

*All benefits are available to full and part-time associates working at least 25 hours per week. Associates working at least 20 hours are eligible for all benefits except medical, dental, and vision.  

Title:               Risk Manager

Reports to:     Chief Financial Officer

Supervises:     BSA Officer

FLSA Status: Exempt


The Risk Manager is responsible for leading and managing key elements of the Credit Union’s Risk Management Programs. Incumbent is responsible for the strategy, execution and oversight of the organization’s  Risk Management programs, which includes Compliance Risk, Fraud Risk, Physical Security Risk, Record Retention and Vendor Management Risk. Work involves proactively staying attuned to both the external and organization’s continuously changing risk environment and works in an integrated fashion with key stakeholders throughout the entire Credit Union to proactively address the risks. Work also involves developing and evaluating processes and risk metrics associated with controlling and mitigating business risk. Resources to do the job require reliance on extensive experience and judgment to plan and accomplish goals.


Key Objectives:

  • Provides leadership and direction in the establishment of effective risk management programs
  • Developing and executing management plans for risk mitigation
  • Monitoring the effectiveness of operations and the status of any needed changes
  • Ensuring the Credit Union maintains compliance with all applicable laws and regulations without incurring excessive implementation and support costs


Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Coordinates Credit Union and external resources, provides procedural direction and reports to senior management on the status of risk management programs and initiatives
  • Coordinates the Credit Union’s overall compliance with applicable rules, regulations and statutory requirements, including the Bank Secrecy Act, OFAC and USA Patriot Act
  • Manages, coaches and evaluates the BSA Officer
  • Responsible for the development and implementation of effective Risk management and loss mitigation planning
  • Develop and monitor risk tolerances for fraud risk inherent in the Credit Union’s operating environment
  • Ensure that KFCU expertly deploys risk monitoring systems for each risk category that timely prevents excessive risk or timely detects risk thresholds that in future jeopardy without management action
  • Develop, recommend and execute internal loss prevention controls and programs as are necessary to preserve and expand Credit Union assets
  • Determines, sets and reviews key performance indicators/metrics and assists management in the early identification of risk trends 
  • Coordinate and manage the vendor and contract management program across all business units and maintain a regular program of review, including risk-based analysis and response to reports of third party review/examination.  
  • Assist the business units throughout the organization with risk evaluation/analysis pertaining to products, services, technology and operational infrastructure
  • Conducts periodic review of existing policies and procedures to ensure effectiveness
  • Manages credit union’s record retention policies  and procedures concerning retention, retrieval, preservation and disposition,
  • Ensures policies and procedures reflect current regulations and legal requirements and are implemented appropriately
  • Identifies areas of policy and procedural exposure to fraud, develops recommendations for enhancement of fraud risk management, develops and provides training to staff for the prevention of fraud.  Manages the loss prevention efforts, to include member ID theft prevention.
  • Builds strong alliances inside and outside work units to positively influence identification and resolution of significant risks/opportunities
  • Review and analyze with department managers weaknesses in controls noted in departmental reviews performed by consultants/auditors. Discuss possible solutions
  • Continuously improve the Credit Union’s risk management practice; launch initiatives to enhance processes, systems and education when necessary
  • Facilitate, develop and implement statistical and other quantitative risk assessment tools
  • Ensure that external and internal up-to-date information and trends are monitored and reported regularly and proactively assess and recommend actions that may be required of the organization
  • Be an effective communicator and maintain strong and effective relationships throughout all levels of the organization including the Board of Directors


Position Requirements

Required Qualifications:

College degree in Business Administration, Accounting, Finance or related field preferred

5+ years of Risk Management experience, preferably in banking/financial services audit or examination environment

3+ years of Management/leadership experience

Strong knowledge of applicable federal and state financial regulations

At least 2 – 3 years of related experience with BSA.

Ability to read and interpret documents, including regulatory and compliance materials, and procedure manuals.  Understanding of real estate law, loan procedures and documentation and auditing or examination preferred

Solid analytical and problem solving skills

Ability to conduct oral presentations and to write reports and correspondence.  Ability to deal effectively with group or individual employees and members of the organization.

Attentive to detail and observant

Good communication skills

Effective public relations abilities


Exempt/Non-Exempt Exempt  
Full-Time/Part-Time Full-Time  
Location Gahanna Corporate Office  
Req Number FIN-13-00001  

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