Head of Risk & Controls

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    £90,000 - £100,000 per year

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    Tom Wade

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    28 days ago

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Altum are pleased to have partnered with a Technology driven Advertising organisation looking for a Group Risks & Controls Manager. This is an opportunity for a senior candidate to lead the development of an in-house risk and controls function of a fast growing company. You’ll lead and perform risk management activities that support the organisation and grow the function and team going forward.

Key Responsibilities

  • Running the Enterprise Risk Function across the group and processes that make up the Business

  • Managing Risk activities by entity and process including:

  • Reviewing and updating risk libraries and risk rankings

  • Monitoring and reporting on control execution

  • Monitoring External and Internal risk factors

  • Deploy risk management framework across the business to increase visibility and encourage adherence with controls

  • Drive the organisation’s understanding and oversight of risks to build a risk-aware culture and establish risk and control ownership with business and process owners

  • Monitor Control Design and Execution effectiveness and report on this to Senior and Local Management

  • Appropriately identify and raise key risks with relevant members of senior management

  • Project Manage any required risks and controls certifications / accreditations

  • Perform comprehensive research, fact gathering and analysis of country or business level risks and changes in the business or external environment

  • Develop, implement, and monitor policies and procedures for key processes and areas

  • Ensure that Risk reporting is performed for all listed company requirements

  • Liaise with external auditors and in the future with an internal audit function

  • Oversee the relevance and effectiveness of Group Insurance activities

Key Skills

  • Experience of developing and deploying a risks and controls function in a corporate environment.

  • Strong technical understanding of Enterprise Risk concepts

  • Experience of complex project management: following, reporting, coordination of multiple stakeholders etc.

  • Understanding of obligations of listed companies

  • Professionally qualified - ACA / FCA or equivalent preferred

  • Knowledge and experience of COSO, SOX and other forms of compliance

  • Minimum 3-5 years post-qualified professional experience

  • Minimum 3-5 years working in business outside the profession.