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Brown Brothers Harriman
Brown Brothers Harriman
location iconLocations: Kraków
level iconLevel: specialist
Brown Brothers Harriman (BBH) is a privately-held financial institution and has been a thought leader and solutions provider for almost 200 years. We serve the most sophisticated individuals and institutions with award-winning expertise in Investment Management, Private Banking, and Investor Services. Our 5,000 colleagues operate from 17 cities throughout North America, Europe and Asia.

BBH is committed to diversity, innovation and globalization. Our culture is driven by our goal to provide the best solutions and services to our clients and each other. Our Partnership structure creates a flat organization that promotes collaboration across all business lines. We believe that diverse ideas and the ability to come together globally across groups and borders are a competitive advantage. In order for all our teams to excel, members must trust each other and feel comfortable providing honest input from all perspectives.

As a BBH professional, your career path is yours to define. We take pride in our ability to retain our best employees. We help them manage their careers by moving top performers to new areas of BBH where their talents will make the greatest contribution. As soon as you walk through the doors at BBH, we provide you with the tools to help you succeed and grow your career.

We are currently looking for:

Senior Risk Management Expert
Location: Kraków, małopolskie

The Senior Risk Management Expert assists in the development and implementation of Service Delivery risk management initiatives: identifies, analyzes, and reports on risk metrics and trends; monitors and reviews new products, services, activities, processes; leads targeted risk/control reviews; and prepares materials and reports for various risk related projects, working groups and oversight committee meetings. As a member of the Enterprise Risk Management team, the Senior Risk Management Expert develops insight into the SD control infrastructure and maintains a heightened focus on those activities/transactions that increase the overall risk profile of SD. The Senior Risk Management Expert plays a key role in the ongoing development, maintenance, and continuous enhancement of the SD risk management and control program.

Main responsibilities:

  • Provide oversight and guidance to the local risk analyst to ensure proper coordination with external auditors and operational teams for SOC1 report testing in Krakow including scheduling meetings, facilitating transfer of support and inquiry responses.
  • Oversee the preparation of the SOC1 audit cycles by reviewing the controls and descriptions with the operational teams; ensuring control practices are being maintained and/or identifying amendments.
  • Assess controls and develop recommendations by reviewing quality assurance testing results across disciplines to ensure audit readiness.
  • Review audit results and assist management in addressing exceptions to enhance controls.
  • Provide SOC1 status updates to management and serve as a point person for Control Reports in Europe for all requests and inquiries around Control Reports.
  • Review monthly incident/E&O trending analysis and develop action plans/schedule control reviews to address concerns.
  • Review corrective action with the Business teams, escalating matters to senior management as needed.
  • Monitor Open Control Gaps and corrective action plans.
  • Develop other ad hoc trend and/or root cause reporting as needed.
  • Review all incident write ups for content and control enhancements.
  • Implement the concept of continuous monitoring and self-assessment.
  • Assess the performance and effectiveness of staff to ensure goals are achieved.
  • Meet project schedules and deadlines, and ensure the ultimate quality of the end product.
  • Utilize relevant internal technology solutions to effectively and efficiently manage client and external auditor inquiries.
  • Effectively partner with business leads to ensure proper risk mindset and practices are understood globally.
  • Assist in preparing presentation materials for senior management.
  • Ensure reviews of specific procedures and/or controls related to processes in transition to Krakow and for new clients (i.e., special handling), services and processes within an SD Ops division Service Delivery are completed timely. Work with the analyst to communicate recommendations for enhanced controls as needed.
  • Interacts with external auditors regarding SOC1 testing.
  • Interacts with clients during due diligence visits as needed.
  • Interacts with global team members and peers at BBH (global peers and management at BBH and global Risk team members) to facilitate SOC1 testing support and to communicate policies and procedures to internal Investor Services areas to ensure risk mitigation across the Investor Services business line.
  • Interacts with senior managers.


  • Bachelor’s degree in finance or related discipline or equivalent work experience required.
  • 7+ years of relevant work experience (Middle Office experience is an additional asset).
  • Experience working in the financial services industry.
  • Prior audit experience.
  • Analytical ability and logic skills.
  • Strong project management skills.
  • Staff management capabilities; ability to coordinate and execute goals of the team.
  • Experience with Microsoft Office products.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills, including presentations.
  • Strong interpersonal, relationship and negotiation skills.
  • Ability to manage multiple tasks simultaneously, while meeting deadlines.
  • Prior exposure to and understanding of operational procedures and concerns related to mutual fund servicing.
  • Ability to articulate risk management policies and methodologies.
  • Knowledge of BBH products, services and practices, preferred.
  • Knowledge of operations and/or risk management experience preferred.

What We Offer:

  • A collaborative environment that enables you to step outside your role to add value wherever you can.
  • Direct access to clients, information and experts across all business areas around the world.
  • Opportunities to grow your expertise, take on new challenges, and reinvent yourself—without leaving the firm.
  • A culture of inclusion that values each employee’s unique perspective
  • Employment stability with indefinite contract from day one.
  • High-quality benefits program emphasizing good health, financial security, and peace of mind.
  • Rewarding work with the flexibility to enjoy personal and family experiences at every career stage.
  • Volunteer opportunities to give back to your community and help transform the lives of others
For more information please visit our website


  • iconAnalytics & Reporting, Banking
  • iconEnglish
  • iconKraków, małopolskie

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