Head of Risk & Internal Controls

Altum Consulting
The City, UK
Competitive salary
04 May 2021
07 May 2021
Experience level
Altum are pleased to have partnered with a Technology driven Advertising organisation looking for a Group Risks & Controls Manager. This is an opportunity for a senior candidate to lead the development of an in-house risk and controls function of a fast growing company. You'll lead and perform risk management activities that support the organisation and grow the function and team going forward.

Key Responsibilities
  • Running the Enterprise Risk Function across the group and processes that make up the Business
  • Managing Risk activities by entity and process including:

Reviewing and updating risk libraries and risk rankings

Monitoring and reporting on control execution
  • Monitoring External and Internal risk factors
  • Deploy risk management framework across the business to increase visibility and encourage adherence with controls
  • Drive the organisation's understanding and oversight of risks to build a risk-aware culture and establish risk and control ownership with business and process owners
  • Monitor Control Design and Execution effectiveness and report on this to Senior and Local Management
  • Appropriately identify and raise key risks with relevant members of senior management
  • Project Manage any required risks and controls certifications / accreditations
  • Perform comprehensive research, fact gathering and analysis of country or business level risks and changes in the business or external environment
  • Develop implement, and monitor policies and procedures for key processes and areas
  • Ensure that Risk reporting is performed for all listed company requirements
  • Liase with external auditors and in the future with an internal audit function
  • Oversee the relevance and effectiveness of Group Insurance activities

Key Skills
  • Experience of developing and deploying a risks and controls function in a corporate environment.
  • Strong technical understanding of Enterprise Risk concepts
  • Experience of complex project management: following, reporting, coordination of multiple stakeholders etc.
  • Understanding of obligations of listed companies
  • Professionally qualified - ACA / FCA or equivalent preferred
  • Knowledge and experience of COSO, SOX and other forms of compliance
  • Minimum 3-5 years post-qualified professional experience
  • Minimum 3-5 years working in business outside the profession.

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