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Associate Director, Non-Financial & Operational Risk EMEA


Right now, we have an excellent opportunity for a seasoned risk or finance professional to join is as an Associate Director. Reporting to the Head of Non-Financial Risk within the Finance Management Group, this is a highly influential role interacting with risk and operational stakeholders across Macquarie Group to further embed strong non-financial risk (NFR) management practices and awareness in line with business priorities. It offers and exciting opportunity to build and shape risk management approaches across FMG and the bank more broadly.

In this pivotal role you will take responsibility for managing and monitoring non-financial risk in the EMEA region.  The global Line 1 non-financial risk team supports the Finance Management Group divisions to effectively manage their operational, compliance, change and conduct risks as they deliver the strategy. The team is responsible for ensuring that risk management practices are embedded through the Finance Management Group & supporting the groups change program to ensure risks are identified and managed from inception and proactively identifying risks through assurance.

As a regional Subject Matter Expert on operational risk, you will provide advice to Finance Management colleagues regarding operational risk best practices and the interpretation and application of policy. You will also act as the independent voice of risk for the region and take responsibility for timely escalation of operational risks, concerns, and issues to local and global stakeholders.

Core Responsibilities of This Role

  • Supporting the EMEA Chief Financial Officer regarding their Senior Managers Regime accountability obligations, including their ‘Reasonable Steps’
  • Leading a small team of talented risk professionals
  • Managing/reporting operational incidents ensuring effective address of risk and framework application 
  • Regional governance, risk awareness and risk profiling
  • Execution of operational risk-related compliance tasks
  • Coordination of EMEA regional input onto global attestation and sign off processes. 
  • processes 

You will have well-honed organisational skills and will possess excellent verbal and written communication skills with the ability to develop relationships across various stakeholders. Adhering to deadlines whilst maintaining a high degree of accuracy and quality, and ability to handle multiple tasks and prioritise effectively is also essential. 

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

You will also have the following work experience and qualifications including:

  • a bachelor’s degree preferably in either Law, Commerce, Risk, Economics, Business, Accounting, Finance or similar
  • 7+ years’ financial services experience, regulatory risk preferred.
  • strong understanding of regulatory risks
  • experience in risk management roles

If you are ready to join a global organisation and take your career to the next level, apply now online!

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About the Financial Management Group

In our Financial Management Group you will be part of a team that provides strategic analysis and advice on capital, funding, liquidity, tax and financial performance to support the growth of Macquarie's businesses around the world. You will join a team that ensures Macquarie continues to meet its financial, regulatory and tax reporting compliance obligations in the jurisdictions in which we operate, and a team that maintains significant relationships on behalf of the Group.

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The diversity of our people is one of our greatest strengths. An inclusive and equitable workplace enables us to embrace that diversity to deliver more innovative and sustainable solutions for our people, clients, shareholders and communities. At Macquarie, you'll be encouraged to be yourself and supported to perform at your best. If you're inspired to deliver on our purpose of ‘empowering people to innovate and invest for a better future’, we want you on our team. If you need adjustments made to the recruitment process, please reach out to your recruiter.

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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 19,200+ employees and offices in 34 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.

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Job no: FMG-972170
Work type: Permanent - Full time
Location: London
Category: Senior, Accounting & Finance
Group: Financial Management Group
Division: Non Financial Risk
Recruiter: Caroline Lockwood
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