Fifth Third Bank Lead IT Risk Manager in CINCINNATI, Ohio


Fifth Third Bank is one of the top-performing banks in the country, with a heritage that spans more than 150 years. We've staked our claim on looking at things differently to making banking a Fifth Third Better. This applies to our relationships with customers and employees alike.

We employ about 18,000 people, and what we offer is:

# A chance for employees to build their future, with supportive career development and financial wellness programs.

# An environment where we win together. We celebrate achievement and work collaboratively. We're also a three-time Gallup Great Workplace honoree.

# An invitation to impact lives in a positive and lasting way. Everything we do is geared toward improving lives. That's fun and exciting.

It comes down to the fact that Fifth Third is a warm and caring place to with which to grow # as a customer or as a team member.

Information Technology's vision is to be recognized as an industry-leading services company by efficiently delivering solutions and services our customers can rely on. We strive to create a business-focused team that drives significant value for the Company while building customer-centric service delivery models through the integration of technologies, data, and processes. Our customers' trust is earned through the effective delivery of resilient, secure products and services while balancing business needs with industry and regulatory requirements.

Fifth Third Information Technology is comprised of several areas including: Commercial IT, Consumer IT, Payments IT, Infrastructure IT, Enterprise and Corporate Applications as well as IT Security and Risk.


This position is responsible for assisting with the development and implementation of information technology risk strategies identified by Business Controls and/or Technology Risk leadership in taking on additional leadership roles as defined. The Lead Technology Risk Manager will work closely with the Technology Risk team in the prioritization of work and review of projects completed. This position also is responsible for hands-on execution

of control/risk assessments and the development of control enhancement recommendations. Responsible and accountable for risk by openly exchanging ideas and opinions, elevating concerns, and personally following policies and procedures as defined. Accountable for always doing the right thing for customers and colleagues, and ensures that actions and behaviors drive a positive customer experience. While operating within the Bank's risk appetite, achieves results by consistently identifying, assessing, managing, monitoring, and reporting risks of all types.


Support the IT Risk Manager in the execution of responsibilities to conduct risk assessments, assist with self-assessment programs, perform technical research on risk topics, and other activities that support risk management goals for the IT Division. Some of the primary responsibilities include:

  • Support the IT Risk Manager on the development and implementation of information technology risk management strategy and operating priorities.

  • Support the integration of the IT Risk Management practices into key Information Technology and business areas.

  • Build effective relationships with key individuals who own and support processes you are responsible for evaluating, including the appropriate line-of-business risk managers.

  • Provide mentoring, as needed, to Senior IT Risk Analysts to assist in the development of their careers and performance of their job responsibilities.

  • Manage the resource requests submitted by the Senior IT Risk Analysts for project assistance. Assist IT Risk Analysts with prioritization of workload and perform reviews over project documentation completed.

  • Play a leadership role on key projects and ensure that key IT risks are being adequately addressed.

  • Support the resolution of Internal Audit, Compliance, or Risk Management related issues that could impact the confidentially, availability or integrity of data or processes.

  • Support compliance with applicable regulations, which include, but is not limited to the following: FDICIA, the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002 and the Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act of 1999.

  • Assist in the development and refinement of key IT Risk Management metrics and reporting.

  • Represent IT Risk Management on information technology governance groups, committees or other projects, as needed.

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES: Responsible for supervising and managing IT Risk Analysts. This includes, but is not limited to, conducting performance reviews, assisting with development plans, providing career coaching and other administrative responsibilities.


  • Eight to twelve years of information technology experience required.

  • Desired experience should include a foundation in IT controls and include a specialization in one or more of following: information security architecture, systems integration, e-business technologies, application architecture or IT management consulting.- Technical or professional certifications in field of specialization highly recommended. CISA and CISSP are required.

  • Bachelor's degree required, preferably in computer science or information systems.

  • Must possess excellent written and verbal communication skills, with a proven track record of interacting effectively with end-users, technology professionals and different levels of management.

  • Should have project management experience and supervisory experience.

  • Less than 10% travel required.

Fifth Third Bank is proud to have an engaged and inclusive culture and to promote and ensure equal employment opportunity in all employment decisions regardless of race, color, gender, national origin, religion, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, military status, veteran status or any other legally protected status.