Asset Management
Contract or Temporary

Our client is a leading global financial services organisation seeking an experienced Risk & Compliance SME to join them on an initial 12-month contract.

Reporting into the Head of Regulatory Response, the successful candidate will join a team of experienced risk and compliance professionals, working collaboratively with the business and second line teams both in Australia and offshore to deliver remediation risk programs/activities. 

Key Responsibilities

  • Provide Subject Matter Expert advice and effective second line review and challenge across the Australian business on the Risk Management Framework, operational risk mitigation strategies and controls. 
  • Advise on new initiatives and strategies from a risk and compliance perspective.
  • Manage the delivery of non-financial risk and compliance initiatives when required.
  • Analyse existing business practices, policies, processes, and procedures to identify where process improvements and enhancements can be made.
  • Design and implement controls and processes to ensure compliance to obligations.
  • Support the second line teams with day-to-day activities, including development of risk mitigating strategies and controls.
  • Contribute to the preparation and enhancement of risk and compliance reporting to relevant governance/business forums with a focus on value add to drive appropriate risk management practices.

Required Experience and Qualifications

  • 5-7+ years’ experience in risk management within Australia’s financial services / APRA-regulated entities including business partnering roles.
  • Tertiary qualification in Business, Law, Finance, Risk, or related field.
  • Practical experience in implementing operational risk management frameworks, systems and tools.
  • Deep knowledge of internal controls’ governance and oversight across all 3 lines of defence.
  • Strong analytical and critical thinking skills to analyse business processes and risks to identify control/process improvements.
  • Report writing and presentation to a wide range of stakeholders including at an executive or committee level audience.
  • Strong communication skills (verbal and written), including ability to understand issues and highlight potential solutions.
  • Ability to operate independently, multi-task and manage competing priorities in a fast-paced environment.
  • Ability to create complex and successful strategies for risk mitigation.

Additional Preferred Skills

  • Data Analytics (i.e., Tableau, PowerBI).
  • Experience in Risk Culture Framework design and implementation.
  • Exposure to first line/second line/operational roles in in Asset Servicing /Fund Administration/Capital Markets/Cash Payments operations are highly regarded.
  • Certified in standards such as Cobit, COSO, ISO17799, ITIL, NIST or CISSP.

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