The role reports to and supports the Market Finance Director in creating an environment where risks are actively managed, and controls, compliance and ethics are at the heart of the business.
The individual will be responsible for providing in-market leadership to deliver global controls, compliance & ethics programme.
This includes a robust in-market CARM process, local ownership and application of the Global Risk Management Standard, oversight of management of potential breaches of the Code of Business Conduct and global policies, and coaching to all members of the market leadership team.
This requires a thorough understanding of the strategic, financial, compliance, reputational and operational risks faced by the market, and a willingness to apply a lens of company’s values (as expressed in our Code of Business Conduct and key policies) and risk appetite to everything we do.
The role will require strong and robust relationships with key stakeholders, at market Executive, regional and global levels, for specialist advice, knowledge sharing, and oversight.
- Drive the embedding of global Risk Management Standard - Lead the risk management processes within the market, including management of key governance meetings. Ensure effective mitigation plans are developed and implemented, and apply a risk lens to other areas of business activity, including a focus on financial reporting, compliance and ethical risk mitigation.
- Deliver all aspects of Controls Assurance and Risk Management (CARM) process to provide robust assurance over the business control environment, including risk based scoping of controls to be assessed and tested, oversight of design assessment of controls, oversight of control testing, issue resolution, and reporting of relevant insights to senior management to allow them to discharge their reporting responsibilities. Functional leadership may be required to improve controls performance, as will an understanding of other assurance mechanisms (such as Global Audit & Risk, external audit, Licence-to-Operate (LTO) or the Annual Certification of Compliance) to bring together a holistic view of controls, compliance and ethics performance.
- Champion “doing the right thing” and ensure the business leaders adopt positive steps to develop a culture of integrity in their businesses. Challenge existing ways of working and ensure controls and compliance remains a key business priority. Provide coaching to all levels of management on controls, compliance and ethical issues, and leverage the expertise of other functions (particularly Finance, Legal, Human Resources, Corporate Relations and Corporate Security) in driving the right outcome for the business.
- Deliver Business insights – Understand the overall strategy and business environment to continually drive support the business in taking the calculated risk, creating an environment for Risk management from an end to end perspective.
Qualifications and Experience Required
Experience gained through a professional background in risk management, controls improvement, internal or external assurance or compliance and ethics working within a multi-national environment.
Legal or accountancy qualifications (preferred but not essential) or other professional qualifications.
Excellent communication and influencing skills.
Interest and Passion for the business and industry
Perceptive and appreciative of different countries’ cultural differences.
Experience of working in ‘virtual teams’ with colleagues in different functions and locations.
Strong project management focus and ability to proactively manage own workload.
High level of personal integrity, and proven ability to ‘stand tall’ under pressure