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Senior Analyst, Risk Assurance

Perpetual Sydney, Australia
Posted 15 days ago Permanent Competitive
Senior Analyst, Risk Assurance
  • More time off for the things that matter - Up to 6 weeks' leave
  • Competitive salary package | Flexible working | Modern CBD offices.
  • Be challenged and supported to grow

Perpetual Group is an ASX-listed company (ASX:PPT) headquartered in Sydney, Australia, consisting of 11 leading brands across three distinct businesses: asset management, wealth management and corporate trust. Through these businesses, we aim to protect and grow our clients' wealth, knowing that by doing so we can make a difference in their lives. Our clients include Australian and international institutions, not-for-profit organisations, private businesses, financial advisers, individuals and families. We have a growing global footprint, underpinned by our recent acquisition of asset management business, Pendal Group, that spans Australia, Asia, Europe, the United Kingdom and United States

We have an exciting opportunity for Senior Analyst, Risk Assurance to join the team. Perpetual's Risk team is responsible for managing Perpetual's Risk Management Framework, including risk related Programs, Policies and systems. The execution of a robust Controls Assurance Program is an essential element to a robust Risk Management Framework. The Senior Analyst, Risk Assurance will be part of a team responsible for the implementation and execution of control's assurance activity across the Perpetual Group. The primary focus of the role will be to execute and enhance Perpetual's Controls Assurance Program delivering continuous improvement of Perpetual's control environment.

Key tasks and outputs:
  • Assist in developing and delivering the Enterprise Risk team strategy
  • Actively contribute to Perpetual's Controls Assurance (CA) Program and the development and continuous enhancement of CA methodologies and standards for assessing, monitoring and reporting on the effectiveness of Perpetual's control environment
  • Delivering end-to-end CA review activity (e.g. Assist in the development of the annual CA Plan, and individual CA review deliverables - participate in all planning/scoping, fieldwork/testing and reporting activity) in accordance with the CA Program
  • Supporting the development and execution of the Perpetual Risk and Control Self-Assurance (RCSA) Program. As part of this ensure divisional and business unit practices align to the RCSA Program. This includes assisting with the monitoring and oversight of divisional and business unit control testing activity, results and actions to identify opportunities for improvement
  • Provision of assurance and control related support and advice to business unit initiatives and projects, including some participation in working groups, independent assessment of risks and the adequacy of controls, as well as response to business queries
  • Development and provision of risk and control training initiatives on relevant topics to help strengthen understanding of key processes and roles/ responsibilities identified through Controls Assurance activity
  • Developing effective relationships with stakeholders at all levels across Perpetual's business
  • Developing effective relationships within the Risk & Compliance function and with other stakeholders including Business process owners and the Internal Audit function
  • Identifying industry best practices and sharing insight with the broader risk team to enhance the value of the Controls Assurance activity
  • Foster a culture of knowledge sharing and collaboration across the Group; and positively contribute to all aspects of the Risk discussions, debate and decision making

To be considered for this role your skills and experience could include:
  • Degree qualified in either finance/commerce, law or accounting disciplines, with a passion for further personal development
  • Post-graduate qualifications (highly desirable)
  • 3+ years' experience working in controls assurance, risk advisory or internal audit roles within a financial services environment ideally working towards a Manager level role
  • Understanding and practice of how to test control design and operating effectiveness
  • Previous experience in drafting inputs to reports/ presentations/ training on risk and controls assurance activity (including targeted assurance reviews) for presentation to Management stakeholders as required
  • Previous experience working in a national or multi-national firm (considered advantageous for this role)
  • Knowledge of compliance requirements (ASIC/APRA/SEC/AFCA) within the financial services industry desired
  • Data analytics (SQL/SAS, Tableau, PowerBi etc) skills/ experience considered advantageous but not a requirement of this role
  • Excellent communicator and relationship manager
  • Proven ability to be results oriented and drive good stakeholder outcomes.

Behaviours

Our unique culture is underpinned by our three organisational behaviours, Stretch, Own it, Make an impact.

Employee benefits
  • Work from anywhere in Australia for up to one month each year
  • An annual allowance to empower you to prioritise your personal wellbeing
  • Access to LinkedIn learning, study support and commitment to supporting professional development
  • Lend your expertise and support Indigenous organisations to achieve their own development goals with a six weeks' secondment with Jawun

Diversity and inclusion
  • WGEA Employer of Choice for gender equality since 2018
  • Strong commitment to all aspects of Diversity and Inclusion through a robust 7 pillar strategy
  • A growing number of employee-led networks who work to raise awareness and drive continued change
  • We support over 50 Indigenous communities through Native Title Trusts, helping to secure the communities future. We encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People.

We are committed to creating an inclusive workplace where diversity is celebrated and welcome applications from people from all backgrounds and communities. Our goal is to provide a work environment that enables you to thrive, whatever your circumstances.
Job ID  R6820
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