General Manager - Risk & Compliance


Salary:

$200,000.00 - $220,000.00 / annum

Location:

Melbourne CBD

Date posted:

25 June 2019

Job reference:

RHESLIN


Description

The Company


Robert Half Executive Search has been engaged exclusively by a rapidly growing private Australian owned Technology enterprise to appoint a GM- Risk & Compliance.


Our client continues to disrupt, innovate and redefine business operations in its sector, boasting a secure online platform which allows its users to operate a digital business model facilitating more secure, efficient and timely online transactions.


Having recently been named one of the Top 5 fastest growing technology companies in Asia Pacific, our client is entering an exciting phase of growth as it embarks on a period of significant change and transformation. Our client's progressive culture and living its values around "changing the game" has also led to it being voted recently as one of best employers to work for in Australia.


Aligned with the rapid business growth, regulatory environment and scaling of business operations, the Executive is seeking to appoint a highly skilled GM - Risk & Compliance.



The Role


The GM - Risk & Compliance is an enterprise-wide leadership role which will provide second line risk support to the broader risk function to meet the organisation's regulatory and operational compliance obligations. This role will advise the business on regulatory and legislative matters in consultation with the Regulatory team to ensure the respective controls are operational and effective and maintain the obligations register. This role will also be responsible for managing a portfolio of regulatory and operational audits for the enterprise.


The GM - Risk & Compliance will design and implement policy for regulatory changes into the business, reporting monthly to the Risk and Compliance Committee and quarterly to the Board Risk Management and Audit Committee.


There will be four key dimensions to this critical role encompassing:



  • Implementation of revised processes as a result of required regulatory compliance/changes

  • Streamlining policy compliance changes within the business

  • Management of the Compliance Audit Programme

  • Privacy and Data Governance


The GM - Risk & Compliance will also serve as the conduit between the business and different audit processes applied to the organisation. Specific responsibilities as part of the GM - Risk & Compliance remit will include:


Risk & Compliance



  • Leading the development and maturity of the compliance framework within the business to ensure compliance with regulatory obligations

  • Determining where risk is evident or that a regulatory breach has or is likely to occur

  • Ensuring all regulatory changes are considered and implemented as appropriate

  • Having oversight and overview of first line assurance activities in line with Business Unit risk profiles

  • Ensuring testing is undertaken in accordance with the agreed company standards, including control design operating effectiveness, sampling methodology and results capture

  • Highlighting control weaknesses and providing commercial insights regarding control effectiveness to feed the process improvement cycle


Audit



  • Facilitating the audit activity

  • Managing engagements with internal and external auditors including the socialisation, agreement and sign off of finalised audit reports

  • Providing support to the Risk and Compliance Committee and Risk Management and Audit Committee

  • Having oversight and overview of first line assurance activities in line with Business Unit risk profiles

  • Ensuring testing is undertaken in accordance with the agreed company standards, including control design operating effectiveness, sampling methodology and results capture

  • Highlighting control weaknesses and providing commercial insights regarding control effectiveness to feed the process improvement cycle



Your Profile


A commercially focussed Regulatory Compliance and Audit management leader, you will have hands-on, demonstrable experience having built, managed and ensured regulatory compliance to business operating model frameworks.


You will combine legal, regulatory, internal audit, risk and project management experience with extensive experience in leading and managing end-to-end compliance programs, audit projects (financial, operational, compliance and management audits) or other related tasks, within budget, timeline and to exceptional quality.


You will have gained direct experience working within a highly regulated sector that is transforming and growing with significant exposure to technology and data privacy/protection issues. These may include Technology / Digital enterprises, Financial Services, Energy/Utilities, Real Estate and/or Legal/ Professional Big 4 Services Firms.


Your collaborative commercial approach will be critical to managing a suite of regulatory compliance and audit programmes (financial, operational, compliance and management audits) to provide risk assurance throughout the business.


You will carry gravitas and possess an articulate presentation style which effectively engages stakeholders across Board, Executive, Risk Committee, Business Unit GM's and Regulators alike.


You will have a commercial approach to risk and a history of working effectively within a matrix structured workplace.


You will be well referenced and recommended by your network for your superior stakeholder engagement and articulate communication style.



Melbourne

Level 39
140 William Street
Melbourne VIC 3000
au
03 9691 3631
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