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Senior Manager, Project Risk Assurance


As an Senior Manager reporting to the global Financial Management Group’s Operational Risk Management Head, you will form part of a central function responsible for providing support to the CFO in managing and monitoring Macquarie’s operational risk framework across Financial Management Group and oversight of Financial Management Group’s operations globally.

Our business is to realise opportunities for our clients, stakeholders and staff, and is characterised by accountability and integrity. We are able achieve do this through the initiative and drive of each member of our team.

Working in a small and collegiate team, you will work alongside stakeholders in different teams as well as senior stakeholders across the business as a subject matter expert on project assurance and operational risk, providing sound reviews of key projects and project management processes against best practices and application of project management methodology.

Your key responsibilities in this role will include the following:

  • Develop and embed project governance and reporting tools for Financial Management Group projects.  
  • Provide training and guidance to lift the capability of project management disciplines within wider Financial Management Group risk team. 
  • Ensure adequate risk consideration is applied in the various project streams impacting Financial Management Group.
  • Assess, advise and coordinate the control enhancements required for project implementation
  • Conduct risk assessments over Financial Management Group projects
  • Undertake post implementation reviews for lessons learnt
  • Champion and drive required risk standards and serve as a conduit between project activities and Financial Management Group business units
  • Assess impacts and change management required for successful implementation of project outputs
  • Analyse project trends to identify areas of concern
  • Identify & report on key areas of weaknesses in the application of the Financial Management Group project management methodology
  • Timely escalation of project areas of concern or similar operational risks, concerns and issues to local and global stakeholders (as required)
  • Provide ad hoc advice to finance staff regarding project management/operational risk best practices, interpretation and application
  • Perform global Control Assurance reviews across the key projects in Financial Management Group
  • Manage operational incidents within the projects to prevent recurrence

You will be a strong performer and have the drive to find and deliver on opportunities to improve the business. In addition, you will have the innate ability to interpret, analyse and explain data to a broad range of stakeholders.

To be successful in this role, you’ll have the following work experience and qualifications:

  • Prior experience as a Project Manager is essential, with 6-10 years of experience delivering projects and/or programs – with experience in Project/Quality Assurance is also desirable
  • Prior professional services experience is highly desirable
  • Ability to investigate the detail of a project and be able to determine if the project is likely to succeed.  You should be able to conduct and lead detailed 'deep dives' of specific areas of risk
  • Excellent written communication skills – ability to write clear and incisive reports.
  • Strong influencing and consensus building skills
  • Ability to verbally present findings to senior level stakeholders
  • Strong knowledge of project management methodologies - both agile and waterfall.
  • Energised by the opportunity to build relationships and collaborate across the business and globe
  • Focus on qualitative improvements to work / outcomes
  • Have a curious nature to gain a deep understanding of the businesses supported and to assist in the identification of risk areas.

If you are motivated by the opportunity to work in a high performing team in a fast-paced environment, we would like to hear from you.

About the Financial Management Group

The Financial Management Group provides financial, tax and treasury services to all areas of Macquarie. The group is focused on providing strategic analysis and advice to Macquarie's businesses and senior management, managing Macquarie's funding, liquidity and capital position, ensuring Macquarie continues to meet regulatory and compliance obligations and managing Macquarie's corporate affairs.

Our commitment to Diversity and Inclusion

Macquarie understands the importance of diversity and inclusion - our long history of success has come from being different. At Macquarie we value the innovation and creativity that diversity of thought brings. The one thing we all have in common is our focus on high performance. If you're capable, motivated and can deliver, we want you on our team. 

We recognise that flexibility comes in a variety of forms. Talk to us about what flexibility you need.

About Macquarie

A career at Macquarie means you’ll have the opportunity to develop and utilise new skills, explore interesting fields and do challenging work that will impact the lives of people around the world—whether it’s accelerating the green energy transition, helping sustain global food supplies, financing social housing projects or investing in essential infrastructure. At Macquarie, we’re empowering people to innovate and invest for a better future.

Our size and international presence means your work can take you anywhere—across business groups, disciplines, sectors and borders. With 15,000 employees and offices in 31 markets around the world, we’re a truly global organisation.

You’ll be supported by a diverse team where the unique perspectives, ideas and experiences that all of our people bring are valued. You’ll be empowered to address unmet needs in our communities whilst advising and investing alongside our clients and partners. Working with us, you’ll have the opportunity to make a difference.

Macquarie is a global financial group providing clients with asset management, retail and business banking, wealth management, leasing and asset financing, market access, commodity trading, renewables development, investment banking and principal investment.

Find out more at

Job no: FMG-954937
Work type: Full time
Location: Sydney
Category: Mid-level, Projects, Improvements & Change, Risk Management
Group: Financial Management Group
Division: FMG Central
Recruiter: Sophie Jones
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