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MUFG Data & Financial Operations Governance VP in Tempe, Arizona

Do you want your voice heard and your actions to count?

Discover your opportunity with Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group (MUFG), the 7th largest financial group in the world. Across the globe, we’re 120,000 colleagues, striving to make a difference for every client, organization, and community we serve. We stand for our values, building long-term relationships, serving society, and fostering shared and sustainable growth for a better world.

With a vision to be the world’s most trusted financial group, it’s part of our culture to put people first, listen to new and diverse ideas and collaborate toward greater innovation, speed and agility. This means investing in talent, technologies, and tools that empower you to own your career.

Join MUFG, where being inspired is expected and making a meaningful impact is rewarded.

The selected colleague will work at an MUFG office or client sites four days per week and work remotely one day. A member of our recruitment team will provide more details.

Job Summary:

The Data & Financial Operations Governance VP will support the Chief Data & Financial Operations (CDFO) management team in preparing, tracking, facilitating, and executing governance activities with our business partners and lines of defense.

In this role, you will lead various types of governance processes that include risk and control assessments and testing, preparation for governance forums and committees, track open actions with key stakeholders to completion, create management reporting, document procedures and process flows, and liaise with various SMEs across the firm to achieve objectives set by Governance Managers.

An ideal candidate will have 7+ years of experience with increasing responsibility in a governance function or management consulting, and working knowledge of risk management practices, including but not limited to control documentation and assessment, control testing, issue remediation, process improvement and policy and procedure development. We are open to candidates with experience in financial services or other industries.


  • Facilitate and lead process owners and subject matter experts to satisfy lines of defense requests from audit teams, risk managers, and control testing teams.

  • Lead governance forum and committee meeting execution and facilitate resolution of any follow up actions.

  • Lead development, maintenance, and execution of governance processes by coordinating with key stakeholders and SMEs, and management.

  • Monitor and test for compliance with policies and standards.

  • Monitor and report status on governance activities.

  • Identify opportunities continuous process improvement of governance framework, processes, and controls and collaborate with others to drive change.

  • Maintain procedures and standards, and process flows and identify and propose improvements when appropriate.

  • Demonstrate and promote, and monitor others for adherence to policies, standards and procedures.

  • Proactively identify gaps in current BAU activities, and track and execute remediation plans with key stakeholders in the department.

  • Collaborate with data governance SMEs, and other stakeholders to promote data governance awareness and culture.


  • Bachelor’s degree in business administration, finance, or related fields.

  • 7+ years of experience in roles with increasing responsibility and scope relevant to governance or risk management. Supervisory responsibilities a plus.

  • Strong knowledge of data governance principles, frameworks, methodologies, and tools.

  • Strong experience in coordinating and facilitating governance activities and forums.

  • Experience in working with policies, standards, procedures, process flows, and controls.

  • Experience in working with metrics, dashboards, and reports.

  • Excellent communication, presentation, and interpersonal skills.

  • Working knowledge of best practices in design and maintenance of policies, standards, procedures, and controls.

  • Ability to work independently and collaboratively in a fast-paced environment.

  • Familiarity with Laws, Rules, and Regulations, or experience in a corporate banking or management consulting firm is beneficial.

  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office applications, especially Word, Excel and PowerPoint.

The typical base pay range for this role is between $124K - $156K depending on job-related knowledge, skills, experience and location. This role may also be eligible for certain discretionary performance-based bonus and/or incentive compensation. Additionally, our Total Rewards program provides colleagues with a competitive benefits package (in accordance with the eligibility requirements and respective terms of each) that includes comprehensive health and wellness benefits, retirement plans, educational assistance and training programs, income replacement for qualified employees with disabilities, paid maternity and parental bonding leave, and paid vacation, sick days, and holidays. For more information on our Total Rewards package, please click the link below.

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The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities duties and skills required of personnel so classified.

We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer and committed to leveraging the diverse backgrounds, perspectives and experience of our workforce to create opportunities for our colleagues and our business. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, gender expression, gender identity, sex, age, ancestry, marital status, protected veteran and military status, disability, medical condition, sexual orientation, genetic information, or any other status of an individual or that individual’s associates or relatives that is protected under applicable federal, state, or local law.

At MUFG, our colleagues are our greatest assets. Our Culture Principles provide a roadmap for how each of our colleagues must think and act to become more client-obsessed, inclusive and innovative. They reflect who we are, who we want to be and what we expect from one another. We are excited to see you take the next step in exploring a career with us and encourage you to spend more time reviewing them!

Our Culture Principles

  • Client Centric

  • People Focused

  • Listen Up. Speak Up.

  • Innovate & Simplify

  • Own & Execute