Risk Specialist

Risk Specials


Risk Specialist  


Corporate Office


Director, Enterprise Risk Management   


The Risk Specialist will work collaboratively with the Director, Enterprise Risk Management (ERM) to develop, maintain, improve, and implement specific risk/compliance programs and projects as directed by the Director, ERM. The Risk Specialist will be the key contact within the ERM team for all YNCU staff concerning day to day risk and compliance issues.

  • Support the ERM team as they lead projects and facilitate process improvements
  • Collaborate with the ERM team to maintain, revise and improve the Credit Union’s risk, compliance and operational policies, procedures and forms through ongoing review, revision and enhancement to the Credit Union’s policies, procedures and forms.
  • Conduct and contribute to risk assessments
  • Support best-in-class process and systems, and drive continual improvement
  • Conduct risk analyses to ascertain when gaps exist and make recommendations to close gaps to manager
  • Act as a consultant to staff in determining risk and/or compliance factors
  • Assist with staff education in terms of risk mitigation at YNCU
  • Provide ongoing support and guidance to the Credit Union’s fraud and anti-Money
  • Laundering program in conjunction with the Director, ERM
    From a risk based approach, evaluate internal audit results and regulator identified issues
  • Escalate potential or unresolved compliance issues to management for resolution promptly as appropriate
  • Willingness to learn various elements of the risk function (i.e. Stress testing, capital adequacy, etc.)
  • Advocate for compliance solutions and standards
  • Work collaboratively with the Director, ERM to implement ERM strategy
  • Other duties as assigned


  • Post-secondary degree in business or a related field, with two (2) to four (4) years of related experience in risk management or college diploma in business or a related field with two (2) to four (4) years related experience is preferred
  • Strong analytical/statistical skills with a high degree of knowledge using spreadsheet software (Excel) including experience using pivot tables and macros
  • Computer literacy including a working knowledge of, but not limited to, MS Office.
  • Knowledge of financial services industry considered an asset
  • Understand and demonstrate a strong appreciation for risk assessment and risk mitigation
  • Strong attention to detail and the ability to dive deep
  • Demonstrated problem resolution and analytical skills
  • Must have a valid Ontario driver's license and reliable available vehicle
  • Must be bondable
  • Well-developed writing skills sufficient to prepare material involving interpretation,
  • analysis, assessment and reports
  • Strong planning, organizational and time management skills
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • Superior customer service ability
  • Self-motivated, resourceful and flexible
  • Ability to build relationships within department and across YNCU
  • Ability to work well independently and as a team member
  • Willingness to change
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality of sensitive and proprietary information

Your Neighbourhood Credit Union will provide accommodations for persons with disabilities, where needed, to support their participation in our recruitment process. Please contact Human Resources at 519-804-9190 ext. 673 or careers@yncu.com


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