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Head of Risk

Advertiser: Equity Trustees LtdMore jobs from this company

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Job Listing Date
7 Jan 2020
Location
Melbourne, CBD & Inner Suburbs
Work Type
Full Time
Classification
Banking & Financial Services, Compliance & Risk

Head of Risk

About us - Trusted since 1888

Equity Trustees (EQT) was established in 1888 and is now one of Australia's largest specialist trustee companies. We help our clients grow, manage and protect their wealth now and for generations to come. As a trustee company, it is our responsibility to always act in our clients’ best interests, ensuring they feel safe, valued, and cared for.

We are committed to providing a workplace that is flexible, rewarding, and supportive of individual development. Just as you will help us grow our business, we will help you grow in your career.

About the role:

The key purpose of this role is to lead the Risk Management team to implement and embed Equity Trustees’ risk and compliance management framework and associated policies, to ensure a systematic disciplined approach to managing and improving the effectiveness of risk and compliance management, control and governance processes.

This includes supporting the CRO in leading the Risk Management function, working collaboratively with first line risk management resources, people leadership and identifying and driving practical and sustainable change. The role will also be responsible for assurance activities and reporting to management and Boards.

Responsibilities will include:

  • Lead the Risk team establishing a pro-active and collaborative relationship with all stakeholders.
  • Develop and manage relationships with key internal stakeholders to ensure the aims of Equity Trustees enterprise risk and compliance management program are met.
  • Establish strong and collaborative relationships with senior management and business units to ensure the successful implementation and evolution of risk management practice.
  • Support the business to achieve their business objectives, whilst ensuring risks are considered and managed and compliance with all regulations is maintained.
  • Drive control design and operational effectiveness testing, monitoring and improvement.
  • Drive the preparation of risk reporting and other materials for Board, Committees and executive management.
  • Drive training and communication activities to support the education of the business and uplift in organisational capability in relation to risk and compliance activities.

What you'll need to succeed:

  • Minimum of 10 years’ experience as an operational Risk Manager
  • Demonstrated people and functional leadership capability
  • Extensive experience in Financial Services, preferably with exposure to funds and asset management, investment operations and third-party oversight 
  • Governance capability, demonstrated within complex and highly regulated environments (APRA, ASIC, ACNC, OAIC, AFCA etc.)
  • Exceptional negotiation and interpersonal skills to motivate and influence
  • Strong communication capabilities – both written and verbal
  • Demonstrated ability to manage multiple stakeholders with various expectations
  • Curiosity, flexibility, proactive and demonstrates initiative
  • A desire to learn and understand different and complex business models and their key drivers/risks
  • Strong judgement, numeracy and problem-solving skills.

What we can offer you:

  • A warm, open and supportive culture.
  • An attractive remuneration package, including reward and recognition programs.
  • Paid parental leave and flexibility to help you achieve balance in your life.
  • An employee wellness program, including discounted health insurance and an employee assistance program.
  • An individual learning and development budget to help you grow.
  • A workplace volunteering and giving program to enable you to help others in the community.
  • Group Salary Continuance insurance to protect you when you need it most.
  • Discounted tax and estate planning services.
  • Great central CBD location, new office fit out and end of trip facilities.

Equity Trustees is 130 years strong - and growing. Apply now to be part of a successful contemporary trustee company!

Agencies please note that this vacancy is being managed directly by the Equity Trustees’ HR team. We will contact our preferred agency partners should we require additional support. Thank you

If this sounds like the job for you, please apply with a cover letter and resume`.

About us - Trusted since 1888

Equity Trustees (EQT) was established in 1888 and is now one of Australia's largest specialist trustee companies. We help our clients grow, manage and protect their wealth now and for generations to come. As a trustee company, it is our responsibility to always act in our clients’ best interests, ensuring they feel safe, valued, and cared for.

We are committed to providing a workplace that is flexible, rewarding, and supportive of individual development. Just as you will help us grow our business, we will help you grow in your career.

About the role:

The key purpose of this role is to lead the Risk Management team to implement and embed Equity Trustees’ risk and compliance management framework and associated policies, to ensure a systematic disciplined approach to managing and improving the effectiveness of risk and compliance management, control and governance processes.

This includes supporting the CRO in leading the Risk Management function, working collaboratively with first line risk management resources, people leadership and identifying and driving practical and sustainable change. The role will also be responsible for assurance activities and reporting to management and Boards.

Responsibilities will include:

  • Lead the Risk team establishing a pro-active and collaborative relationship with all stakeholders.
  • Develop and manage relationships with key internal stakeholders to ensure the aims of Equity Trustees enterprise risk and compliance management program are met.
  • Establish strong and collaborative relationships with senior management and business units to ensure the successful implementation and evolution of risk management practice.
  • Support the business to achieve their business objectives, whilst ensuring risks are considered and managed and compliance with all regulations is maintained.
  • Drive control design and operational effectiveness testing, monitoring and improvement.
  • Drive the preparation of risk reporting and other materials for Board, Committees and executive management.
  • Drive training and communication activities to support the education of the business and uplift in organisational capability in relation to risk and compliance activities.

What you'll need to succeed:

  • Minimum of 10 years’ experience as an operational Risk Manager
  • Demonstrated people and functional leadership capability
  • Extensive experience in Financial Services, preferably with exposure to funds and asset management, investment operations and third-party oversight 
  • Governance capability, demonstrated within complex and highly regulated environments (APRA, ASIC, ACNC, OAIC, AFCA etc.)
  • Exceptional negotiation and interpersonal skills to motivate and influence
  • Strong communication capabilities – both written and verbal
  • Demonstrated ability to manage multiple stakeholders with various expectations
  • Curiosity, flexibility, proactive and demonstrates initiative
  • A desire to learn and understand different and complex business models and their key drivers/risks
  • Strong judgement, numeracy and problem-solving skills.

What we can offer you:

  • A warm, open and supportive culture.
  • An attractive remuneration package, including reward and recognition programs.
  • Paid parental leave and flexibility to help you achieve balance in your life.
  • An employee wellness program, including discounted health insurance and an employee assistance program.
  • An individual learning and development budget to help you grow.
  • A workplace volunteering and giving program to enable you to help others in the community.
  • Group Salary Continuance insurance to protect you when you need it most.
  • Discounted tax and estate planning services.
  • Great central CBD location, new office fit out and end of trip facilities.

Equity Trustees is 130 years strong - and growing. Apply now to be part of a successful contemporary trustee company!

Agencies please note that this vacancy is being managed directly by the Equity Trustees’ HR team. We will contact our preferred agency partners should we require additional support. Thank you

If this sounds like the job for you, please apply with a cover letter and resume`.

The application form will include these questions:
  • Which of the following statements best describes your right to work in Australia?
  • How much notice are you required to give your current employer?
  • What's your expected annual base salary?
  • How many years' experience do you have in the financial services industry?

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