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IT Risk Analyst
Ref No.: 18-06605
Location: Jersey City, New Jersey
Title: IT Risk Analyst
Location: Jersey City, NJ
Duration: 6 months + possibility of extensions

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Main Accountabilities
IT Risk analyst shall be responsible for managing the Information Technology Risk Assessments and reporting on their status and results in accordance with the defined procedures within Mizuho. The IT Risk program can be described in three steps below, which shall all be under the operating domain of this role:
Risk Identification - Oversee, Manage, Report and provide Transparency on Mizuho's Risk Identification process. The IT Risk analyst will also track and report on Risk identification efforts by Internal Audit and provide visibility on all audit points related to risk.
Risk Measurement – Utilizing the procedures defined by Mizuho head office the IT Risk Analyst will be responsible for collection, analysis and dissemination of relevant data for measurement of risk, inclusive of outages (incidents, problems), outage time, outage resolution, and operational financial losses.
Risk Mitigation – Collaborate with the various teams to defined Risk Mitigation techniques to bring the risk within the acceptable limits.
Risk Reporting – Track open risk remediation plans until a controls to mitigate the risks have been implemented

Day to day responsibilities include but not limited to:
  • Develop project plans and manage Head Office related risk assessment projects
  • Communicate status of ongoing projects to management
  • Track KPIs/KRIs and KRAs. Validate/confirm variances with the SMEs.
  • Communicate the KRIs/KPIs and KRAs to the second line of defense
  • Track open risks to insure remediation plans have been executed to mitigate the risk
  • Promote an understanding of IT Risk roles, processes and activities
  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent experience in IT risk management, IT Project Management or IT Audit
  • Experience executing small to medium initiatives including timelines, status, interdependency, risk and issues management
  • Ability to solve problems with support from management
  • Manage stakeholder needs and expectations while providing consistent and regular communications with support from management
  • Able to effectively balance multiple tasks through careful prioritization
  • Able to work collaboratively with others to produce a quality work product
MS Project, MS Excel, MS PowerPoint
Strong understanding of financial institutions
Any one or more of the following certifications: CISM, CRISC or CISSP
PMP certification is helpful
3+ years in Financial Services
5+ years in a relevant Technology Risk, Project Management or Audit function