Vantiv Senior Operational Risk Analyst in Cincinnati, Ohio


The Operational Risk Management (ORM) team is responsible for the development, execution, and maintenance of the company's operational risk management program. ORM focuses on both strategic and tactical risks that may impact the company's ability to achieve its business objectives. This includes understanding how our known risks are changing over time and evaluating emerging risks on the horizon. The scope of ORM also includes managing the risk of direct or indirect loss, or reputational harm, from inadequate or failed processes, people, and systems, or from external events. ORM also partners closely with other control functions including Legal, Compliance, Security, Finance, Accounting, Project Management, and Internal Audit, in addition to the front and back office business areas and operational areas.


Our Sr. Risk Analyst will need to bring strong leadership, initiative, drive, and an interest in technology and security to a fast growing, technology-based payments industry leader. He/she will be responsible for supporting the Risk Management Sr. Leader by leading advisory assessments, as well as partnering with other governance, operations, risk, and compliance functions throughout the organization. This individual will be responsible for conducting assessments and monitoring ongoing strategic remediation activities, focusing on how technology securely enables the business to meet strategic objectives while successfully navigating a complex regulatory environment.


In this role, the Sr. Risk Analyst will assist with leading the development, execution, and maintenance of the programs and activities related to management of critical operational risks at the overall direction of the Senior Leader. He/she will act as an advisor to business partners and influence risk/reward considerations in decision-making while analyzing new business and products from a risk/reward perspective. This individual must have the ability to clearly articulate risk concepts to executive leaders throughout the company and be able to assess risks to predict impacts and drive appropriate mitigating strategies and control activities. He/she will also drive risk management processes, topics, and discussions at appropriate levels of the organization and be able to effectively execute and support the roll-out of new risk policies, practices, and solutions. Additional responsibilities include:

  • Working with Executive leaders and managers within the organization to develop a culture that fosters self-identification of business and operational issues

  • Plan, manage and conduct periodic risk assessments of operational areas to identify areas of risk, including the documentation of risks, identification of risk owners, measurement of risks, and facilitation of appropriate risk treatment plans

  • Work with process owners within business functions critical to day to day operations to document key processes and quickly recognize controls and gaps along with ability to quantify risks associated with gaps

  • Review new projects and initiatives to help with the identification of emerging risks, potential impact on existing risks and controls and act as an advisor on risk mitigation strategies

  • Work with business process owners to develop key risk indicators that lead to prediction of change in risk factors within Operations areas

  • Coordinate with business process owners on the root cause analysis and corrective action plans for identified issues

  • Work with other risk managers to develop and improve risk assessment and measurement techniques and tools, including use of Risk and Control Self-Assessments (RCSA), group sessions, statistical modeling software or other methods of improving overall quality of Operational risk reporting and accuracy

  • Coordinate with the Enterprise Risk team on operational risks that may lead to enterprise level risks

  • Support the use of tools within the Operational Risk Management team to maintain and improve the accuracy of risk information and efficiency of the team including maintaining the risk register and periodic reporting of the status of tracked risks

  • Develop and maintain productive relationships with business and process owners to support the audits and value-added initiatives.

  • Lead, coach, and supervise staff and ensure optimal performance; Provide timely and effective feedback.

  • Obtain an understanding and knowledge of Vantiv and the payment processing/fintech industry.

  • Participate in departmental initiatives, administrative matters, and special projects as assigned by the Risk & Compliance leadership team.


The Senior Risk Analyst will serve as an individual contributor, performing risk assessments independently and as a part of the team. The Senior Risk Analyst will mentor other lesser experienced analysts, manage larger-scale, more complex projects and assessments, under the director of the Sr. Leader.


  • Bachelor's or Master's degree in one of the following areas: Management Information Systems, Computer Science, Accounting, Finance or related degrees and may be accompanied by relevant additional work experience in audit or risk management.

  • Candidate should possess or be progressing towards a professional certification such as CPA, CIA, CISA, CISSP, CISM, or other relevant professional certification.

  • 4-7 years of experience in risk management, audit, consulting, or related compliance/risk role; large public accounting firm audit experience is preferred. Ideal candidate would have working knowledge of technology and security areas such as: Information Security, Systems Development, Change Management, Computer Operations, Incident and Problem Management, Access Administration, Disaster Recovery, Payment Card Industry (PCI), and other operational areas.

  • Must be able to adjust to multiple demands, shifting priorities, and rapid change.

  • Sound technical writing and oral communication skills required.

  • Demonstrate and apply strong project management skills, inspire teamwork and responsibility with team members, and use of technology and tools to enhance the effectiveness of the risk management process and deliverables.

  • Ability to work within a team environment and maintain professional composure in a dynamic work environment that often requires management/completion of multiple tasks.

  • Demonstrates ability to display a positive business presence and sound judgment with management and external personnel.

  • Must be proactive in identifying potential concerns and following-up to resolve such issues

  • Strong analytical and problem solving skills; demonstrates critical thinking and decision making ability

  • Strong organizational and research skills; proven attention to detail

  • Proficient with Microsoft Office suite (Excel, Word, Power Point)

  • Highly motivated, team player, self starter and able to work independently


  • Normal office environment with little exposure to dust, noise, temperature and the like.

  • Limited overnight travel may be required.