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Credit Risk Model Validation Manager - (15264)

Req #: 15264_3
Location: Sherman Oaks, CA
Job Category: Risk Consulting
Job Summary

The Credit Risk Model Validation Manager will be responsible for performing and managing credit risk consulting projects for a variety of clients in the financial institutions industry. This primarily includes consulting with clients on credit related matters and providing model validation and model risk management related services.

  • Supervise, train and review the work of other consultants.
  • Manage key aspects of client service projects from planning to completion.
  • Become a trusted advisor to client management by providing appropriate recommendations and solutions. Able to make and sustain meaningful client relationships.
  • Support proposal and business development activities by identifying new target clients, building business relationships with key executives and developing/presenting proposals.
  • Handle other duties assigned by employer.




  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Finance, Mathematics, or Economics or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • 4+ years’ experience of working in financial institutions, Big 4 or equivalent or regulatory supervisory institutions.
  • Working knowledge of model risk management regulatory guidance (SR 11-7, OCC 2011-12, FDIC FIL-22-2017).
  • Management and team leadership is a plus.
  • Working knowledge as a credit risk expert and experience with credit risk model types (i.e. – ALLL, PD/LGD, Roll Rate, Scorecards, Stress Testing, etc).
  • Direct experience performing model validations or model development, including concepts such as back testing, stress testing, sensitivity testing, and benchmarking.
  • Understanding of the credit risk associated with portfolios, such as commercial, commercial real estate, credit card, mortgage, and retail.
  • Understanding the unique components and behaviors of those portfolios noted above; processes, such as loan origination and underwriting; credit policies; portfolio management, allowance for loan and lease losses; loan review and remediation processes, such as loan origination and underwriting; credit policies; portfolio management, allowance for loan and lease losses; loan review and remediation.
  • A self-starter who can prioritize multiple tasks, be resourceful and able to research and find solutions.
  • Write and present to clients clear and concise reports and presentations containing meaningful recommendations.
  • Direct and deliver significant engagements that deliver value to clients through project management, creation of deliverables and knowledge transfer.
  • Manages engagement to ensure quality and is delivered within budget.
  • Willingness to travel 60% or more annually.
  • Model validation engagements are frequently conducted off-site.

Additional skills desired:

  • Solid analytical background and knowledge of econometrics. Knowledge of risk ratings, risk rating /scorecard methodology, model governance, model development, CECL, DFAST, CCAR and capital allocation methodology would be a plus.
  • Experience or familiarity with statistical packages such as SAS, Matlab, Stata, and R.
  • Graduate degree a plus.
  • Professional certification a plus (i.e. – RMA CRC, CFA, FRM).
  • High level of comfort using technology.



Risk Consulting is organized by both industry specializations (financial services, healthcare, public sector and emerging industries) and solutions (anti-money laundering, regularly and compliance, internal audit, cybersecurity, IT assurance, emerging global solutions and third party risk). Risk Consulting provides governance, risk and compliance expertise to keep clients advised of emerging trends, industry benchmarks and best practices. 



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Crowe Horwath LLP ( is one of the largest public accounting, consulting and technology firms in the United States. Crowe uses its deep industry expertise to provide audit services to public and private entities while also helping clients reach their goals with tax, advisory, risk and performance services. Crowe is recognized by many organizations as one of the country's best places to work. Crowe serves clients worldwide as an independent member of Crowe Horwath International, one of the largest global accounting networks in the world. The network consists of more than 200 independent accounting and advisory services firms in more than 130 countries around the world.





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