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Lead Risk Mgmt & Controls Specialist - 90140413 - Washington

Date: Nov 27, 2018

Location: Washington, DC, US, 20001

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Your success is a train ride away.

Amtrak connects businesses and communities across the country and we move America’s workforce toward the future. We employ more than 20,000 diverse, energetic professionals in a variety of career fields throughout the United States. The safety of our passengers, our employees, the public and our operating environment is our priority and the success of our railroad is the result of our employees.

Are you ready to join our team?

Participation in the execution of Amtrak's Enterprise Risk Management (ERM) program, which includes the annual risk assessment, documentation of processes, risk and controls; and internal control testing and remediation.


Participation in audit liaison activities between the Amtrak Office of the Inspector General (OIG), other external examination/audit authorities and management.


  • Execution of the internal control test plan including development of test plans and testing
  • Assist management in developing appropriate action plans in response to control improvement opportunities (CIO)
  • Update the status of CIOs, from internal and external sources, i.e. action plan, progress status and completion date
  • Assist with the execution of the ERM program including documentation of all related risk and control components
  • Participate in audit liaison activities including entrance and exit meetings, the audit response process and updating CIO status reports
  • Participate in special projects as needed, i.e. targeted control reviews
  • Participate in ad-hoc meetings to discuss and address issues related to corporate risks and the internal control environment.
  • Ensure the delivery of accurate and timely responses to various ad-hoc requests
  • Maintain effective working relationships with business partners
  • Assist with updating Amtrak policies maintained by the Risk and Controls team, i.e. Enterprise Risk Management policy
  • Identify opportunities to enhance the processes, tools and systems used in the ERM proqram and internal control test plan


  • At least 8 years of external or internal experience in audit, compliance or risk management
  • Certified Public Accountant, Certified Internal Auditor or equivalent; or candidate for certification
  • Experience with a risk-based audit approach



  • Experience in the transportation or a customer facing industry
  • Experience interacting with regulatory or oversight agencies
  • Familiarity with risk management and control best practices (i.e. "three lines of defense" model)
  • SOX or internal audit experience



  • Knowledge of COSO, COBIT or other internal control or risk frameworks
  • Demonstrated ability to have a positive interaction with management and work across departmental lines
  • Strong organizational and analytical skills
  • Ability to manage multiple priorities in an organized fashion with attention to details

Must have excellent written and oral communication skills.

Requisition ID:38646
Posting Location(s):District of Columbia; Maryland; Virginia
Personnel Area:DC13
Job Family/Function:Finance 
Relocation Offered:No 
Education Requirements:Bachelors Degree
Travel Requirements:None 
Employment Experience Requirements:8 - 10 years of experience

Amtrak employees power our progress through their performance.

We want your work at Amtrak to be more than a job – we want it to be a fulfilling experience where you find challenging and rewarding opportunities, respect among colleagues, competitive pay, benefits that protect you and your family, and a high performance culture that recognizes and values your contributions and helps you reach your career goals.

We proudly support and encourage U.S. Veterans to apply for Amtrak job opportunities.

All positions require pre-employment background verification, medical review and pre-employment drug screen. Amtrak is committed to a safe and drug-free workplace and performs pre-employment substance abuse testing. All new hires are required to undergo a hair drug test which detects the presence of illegal drugs for months prior to testing. We appreciate your cooperation in keeping Amtrak safe and drug-free.  

In accordance with DOT regulations (49 CFR section 40.25), Amtrak is required to obtain prior drug and alcohol testing records for applicants/employees intending to perform safety- sensitive duties for covered Department of Transportation positions.   If an applicant/employee refuses to provide written consent for Amtrak to obtain these records, he/she will not permitted to perform safety-sensitive functions.

Note that any education requirement listed above may be deemed satisfied if you have an equivalent combination of education, training and experience.

Amtrak is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and we welcome all to apply. We consider candidates regardless of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability (including blindness), or veteran status.

POSTING NOTES: Finance || Corporate

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