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Head of Risk & Controls Assurance

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  • Sector:

    Risk & Compliance

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  • Salary:

    £80000 - £90000 per annum + extensive benefits package

  • Contact:

    Oliver Hemlin

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  • Published:

    26 dagen geleden

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The Head of Assurance is a new role and will be a key element of the control and oversight function. It is a global role, responsible for maturing, designing, overseeing and growing a consistent and comprehensive assurance testing and oversight approach. This will include a framework for monitoring, testing, reporting, governance and escalation, and interacting with existing risks and controls frameworks.

**Time within a Consultancy / Advisory Firm is highly desirable for the role**

Role Requirements:

  • Build and lead a team of assurance testing experts with a broad range of expertise.
  • Manage and proactively enhance global assurance and testing frameworks. This will include maturing, developing and maintaining a combination of controls, training, risk assessment, policies, procedures and management information.
  • Use a risk-based approach to assessing and testing internal risks facing the business, and also those that arise from our relationships with third parties, and our controls around them.
  • Develop and manage a programme of assurance testing covering regulated entities globally.
  • Prepare and deliver assurance methodologies and outputs to relevant audiences (peers, compliance leadership, executive committee, board of directors) highlighting key initiatives, regulatory trends and areas of concern.
  • Act as an internal SME on assurance and testing.
  • Share knowledge on internal trends and wider industry developments within the compliance department
  • Build networks and partnerships internally with both product and client-facing teams to enable you to remain up-to-date on changes in the wider business (products, jurisdictions etc.).
  • Act proactively to assess how these may integrate with the assurance and testing framework

Skills and Experience:

  • The successful candidate will have a background in risk/controls/assurance in financial services. (Payments experience preferred).
  • An ability to produce a high standard of assurance frameworks, drivers of risk, controls and industry good practice.
  • Experience of building and developing assurance frameworks (in first, second or third line context or as an external consultant)
  • Strong attention to detail and excellent organisational skills
  • Good understanding of control design assessment and effectiveness testing techniques and practice.
  • Communication skills, both written and verbal to an excellent standard.
  • Self sufficient, pragmatic & solution orientated approach to working.

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