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Mark Straiton

This high profile Challenger Bank, is looking to recruit a Senior Controls Testing Analyst to support to support business performance by leading the risk agenda, ensuring effective engagement across the three lines of defence to deliver an embedded Risk Management Framework. It's a newly created role in a relatively new team and you will get the opportunity to shape the role. You will also have broad exposure across the bank to senior stakeholders across all three lines of defence.

The key responsibilities of the role include:

• Perform assurance activities over a range of key controls, to deliver quality, consistent and timely outcomes.
• Provide guidance and advice to support management to identify potential risk and/or control gaps and to treat through design and implementation of appropriate controls.
• Provide expert knowledge and guidance to stakeholders to ensure that risk framework standards are maintained.
• Work pro-actively with stakeholders to deliver successful management of the risks and controls per risk framework and risk appetite.
• Support Risk Managers to ensure that any risk events, breaches or policy non-compliance are identified, recorded and reported per Operational Risk Framework.
• Support management in delivering and embedding good risk and controls culture.
• Advise and support management on use and application of risk management tools.
• Support training and competence activities for Controls Testing Analysts and colleagues within the first line of defence Risk Team.
• Remain abreast of latest regulatory and legislative developments.

To be successful in the role, you will need:

• Experience and technical understanding of risks and controls, ideally five years or more within a financial services organisation – retail banking and/or general insurance.
• Experience of reviewing processes, procedures and controls including evidence of compliance.
• Experience of performing assurance activities including controls testing.
• Internal Audit or Risk Management related professional qualification with experience of practical application within financial services. Alternatively, a relevant new or partial qualification to be completed within two years of commencing the Senior Controls Testing Analyst role.
• Experience and understanding of policies, including Operational, Regulatory and Credit, and supporting processes and procedures.
• Understanding of the regulatory, legal and compliance frameworks impacting the financial services industry.
• Embedding first line of defence responsibilities, culture and frameworks, and related risk processes.

If this fits your experience and you’d like to hear more, please get in touch.

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