VP Controls Manager (Asset Management)

£450 - £600 per day



VP Asset Management Controls Manager

The Asset Management Control Manager is a key member of EMEA’s Risk & Control Team, providing leadership and day-to-day partnership with business units for execution of the CORE Program to ensure business risk is effectively mitigated. The Control Manager will provide support for a proactive risk and control culture by leveraging business knowledge, assessment and evaluation strategies, and sound change management protocols. The successful execution of your responsibilities requires the ability to influence outcomes, partner, and effectively communicate across control teams, business units, and support functions.

Role Responsibilities:
Provide confident leadership and sound judgement to influence a strong risk management culture across business practices
Create a proactive risk and control culture that leverages proven evaluation strategies and sound change management protocols
Provide leadership support for the end-to-end execution of CORE processes, including control breaks and resolutions, to reduce financial loss, regulatory exposure, and reputational risk
Engage with control colleagues across the firm, business, operations management, legal, compliance, risk, audit, regulators and technology control functions
Work with the Control Managers on developing, enhancing, monitoring the risk and control and data framework
Identify risks as it relates to the remit of the Asset Management team and work with Risk Management business colleagues to assist in ensuring the Risks & Controls are known and to assist in the identification and/or development of controls to mitigate gaps
Participate and provide thought leadership in helping the various pillars to drive regulatory response, risk mitigation, risk transformation and risk intelligence efforts.
Develop and expand knowledge of Risk Management, its policies and procedures, regulations/laws, and Risk & Control practices in order to implement necessary enhancements to control activities and minimise risk
Compare policies, standards, procedures and controls across products for consistency and closure of any gaps
Review adherence to policies, standards and procedures and also ensuring that they the spirit of original governing entity’s obligation, and any changes to the governing entity’s expectations over time
Ensure operational practices are in compliance with relevant risk standards, policies and regulations to maintain an effective control environment
Work with senior leaders / business executives and other risk teams on key decisions and major risk and control initiatives
Perform walkthroughs and assist critical lines of business with process mapping and risk identification, designing the controls framework and testing the controls
Provide control related subject matter expertise for relevant projects driven inside and outside of the Control Management organisation
Provide ongoing monitoring and assessment of operational risk and control environment
Conduct independent evaluation and oversee testing conducted by team members.
Assist in issue management workflow end-to-end, including root cause analysis
Identify and challenge meaningful metrics to inform on the health of the operational risk and control environment
Provide input to various control committees and forums
Liaise with upstream and downstream partners to review the control evidences
Drive and manage projects and initiatives on risk & controls (e.g. awareness programs, risk expos, training's, etc.)
Maintain strong engagement across multiple stakeholders and collaborate with local, regional & global stakeholders and stay abreast on risk and control agendas
Participate and/or execute on risk and control based training initiatives

Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience required
Exceptional critical thinking and analytical skills; able to synthesise diverse processes and data and formulate appropriate conclusions
Strong interpersonal skills, exceptional relationship building and influencing skills and ability to effectively partner with all levels of management across numerous teams to help drive the control agenda
Clearly articulate business risks and control strategies in a meaningful manner
Flexible, adaptable to shifting priorities; able to work in a fast-paced environment
7+ years of financial service experience in controls, audit, quality assurance, risk management, or compliance preferred
Proficient knowledge of control and risk management concepts with the ability to design, create and evaluate risks and controls in conjunction with business partners
Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Visio)

Business knowledge - ability to understand the business / knowledge of regulation surrounding business
Communication/presentation - excellent written and verbal communication skills with an ability to influence business leaders in a meaningful manner
Networking – exceptional interpersonal skills; exceptional collaboration and relationship building skills
Work autonomously to affect change - flexible, adaptable to shifting priorities; manages competing priorities to achieve the most effective result and able to work in a fast-paced environment
Process analysis / design acumen – ability to understand a process and associated risk to inform control design
Problem solving / Analytical skills - solid critical thinking, attention to detail and analytical skills; able to synthesise large amounts of data and formulate appropriate conclusions

McGregor Boyall is an equal opportunity employer and do not discriminate on any grounds.

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