Manager - Risk and Compliance

Full-Time - Sydney - CBD

Date posted
13 November 2019
Applications close
7 February 2020
  • Be valued for your expertise, achieve your professional best
  • Leading profit for members fund
  • CBD office, 5 mins from Wynyard

Want to be regarded for your knowledge and delivery? Supported to develop your professional capability?

About Us
As one of Australia’s largest superannuation funds, Rest plays a role in the futures of around one in six working Australians. Our people are committed to delivering real benefits for our customers and making a difference as their fund for life – from their first job to their last. As a profit-to-member fund, we put our members first.
Our team at Rest enjoy a positive culture built around our core values “The Rest Effect”. We seek excellence in everything we do, are dynamic and innovative in the way we work, are always accountable, we are champions of our members and we succeed together.

We value and support our team members by offering a great range of benefits, including but not limited to; flexible work environment, an open plan and modern office, free fruit, health and wellbeing programs and tailored development plans to support you to achieve your personal best career outcome with us.

About the Job
Working closely with the Business/Line management in the capacity of First line of defence to identify risk and improve the control environment, providing assurances that our internal and external operations with our outsourced partners are conducted in line with our risk appetite. Seek to identify opportunities for delivering improved service and providing expertise to the broader Rest business. Committed to identifying potential risk & appropriate controls are put in place and focusing on reducing risk exposure while improving the effectiveness of key processes and controls.
Key responsibilities include:
  • Key function is to assist with the day to day management and oversight of the business and ensure relevant regulatory and compliance requirements are satisfied by implementing the Risk management Framework.
  • Ensuring a sound control environment is maintained as part of the day-to-day business activities.
  • Identification and creation of appropriate controls and standard operating procedures and enhancement of existing risk monitoring.
  • Undertake activities to ensure policies and procedures are appropriately embedded into business operations.
  • Monitor risk and perform Control Self-Assessment, identifying any issues / controls gaps and address root cause by improving controls.
  • Proactively manage open issues including audit issues and incidents ensuring that the business is on track with remediation and providing timely responses.
  • Complete end to end processing for all raised incidents, including root cause analysis, systems and reporting, and post review.
  • Leading the review of outsourced providers systems and processes to ensure compliance with our standard operating procedures and risk control measures.
  • Provide subject matter expertise to internal Rest stakeholders and contribute to the maintenance of Rest’s Business Rules (as they relate to member-facing administration functions).
  • Establish and lead the First Line of Defence Risk / incidents workshops.
  • Act as the lead for the Business/Line management in driving risk culture.
  • Preparation of risk materials and content for various Line 1 risk forums and ELT and ARCC meetings.
  • Coordination of Risk Workshops to assess emerging risks and other material risks.
About You:
Being enquiring, committed to quality outcomes and focused are natural components of how you operate. As are well developed interpersonal skills, coupled with the ability to communicate and engage a broad range of stakeholders. You take pride in delivering to a high attention to detail and accuracy.
  • RG146 or other superannuation certification preferred
  • Degree qualification would be advantageous but not compulsory

Required experience, understanding or credentials including:
  • Minimum 5 years' experience in superannuation business and/or experienced in operational risk and compliance management in the First Line
  • 2 years’ experience in performing control self-assessment and control design and application
  • Ability to understand complex concepts whilst working collaboratively with both the business and wider risk teams
  • Experience in managing multiple projects/tasks with competing deadlines
  • Experience and understanding of compliance obligations/requirements and the identification of relevant controls to address obligations

At Rest we believe that everyone has the power to make a difference and we offer an inclusive and diverse environment that values the qualities and backgrounds that our people bring to the team. We encourage open and diverse thinking, collaboration, innovation and high performance.

If this sounds like you, apply now by submitting your resume and a covering letter summarising your experience and outlining why you are interested in the role.

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Please note only people with the right to work permanently in Australia will be considered. 

To apply, click on the “Apply Now” button, fill in the form, attach your CV and cover letter addressing the points above. We look forward to hearing from you.