Finance Operational Risk Manager


Manager, Finance Operational Risk

As a Manager reporting to the global Finance Operational Risk Management team lead, 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 Finance and oversight of Finance’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 operational risk, providing ad-hoc advice to finance staff regarding operational risk best practices, interpretation and application of policies.

Your key responsibilities in this role will include the following:

  • ownership of the Finance Control Framework
  • perform global Control Assurance reviews across high risk areas of Finance
  • manage operational incidents to prevent recurrence
  • report operational incidents through tools such as PowerBI and Alteryx in a timely manner
  • analyse trends to identify areas of concern
  • provide ad hoc advice to finance staff regarding operational risk best practices, interpretation and application of Group and Divisional policies, etc.
  • timely escalation of operational risks, concerns and issues to local and global stakeholders (as required)
  • prevent operational incidents through participation and advising on Finance projects, e.g. new business, business integrations and system related projects
  • assisting in the assessment and monitoring the design and operation of Finance Control Operating Standards, which provide a framework for the consistent application of the FCF across the organisation
  • participation in the half yearly Risk and Control Self-Assessment
  • supporting the Regional FORM teams across the globe (Asia, EMEA and Americas) as the part of the head-office team

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.

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

  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Finance or similar
  • 7+ years’ experience, chartered accountant preferred 
  • a strong understanding of financial control environment via external/internal audit
  • experience in IT or systems related audit, operational risk or financial control roles
  • experience is User Developed Applications such as PowerBI and Alteryx
  • energized 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.

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 communications and investor relations.

Find out more about Macquarie careers at www.macquarie.com/careers

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.


Manager, Finance Operational Risk

As a Manager reporting to the global Finance Operational Risk Management team lead, 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 Finance and oversight of Finance’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 operational risk, providing ad-hoc advice to finance staff regarding operational risk best practices, interpretation and application of policies.

Your key responsibilities in this role will include the following:

  • ownership of the Finance Control Framework
  • perform global Control Assurance reviews across high risk areas of Finance
  • manage operational incidents to prevent recurrence
  • report operational incidents through tools such as PowerBI and Alteryx in a timely manner
  • analyse trends to identify areas of concern
  • provide ad hoc advice to finance staff regarding operational risk best practices, interpretation and application of Group and Divisional policies, etc.
  • timely escalation of operational risks, concerns and issues to local and global stakeholders (as required)
  • prevent operational incidents through participation and advising on Finance projects, e.g. new business, business integrations and system related projects
  • assisting in the assessment and monitoring the design and operation of Finance Control Operating Standards, which provide a framework for the consistent application of the FCF across the organisation
  • participation in the half yearly Risk and Control Self-Assessment
  • supporting the Regional FORM teams across the globe (Asia, EMEA and Americas) as the part of the head-office team

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.

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

  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Finance or similar
  • 7+ years’ experience, chartered accountant preferred 
  • a strong understanding of financial control environment via external/internal audit
  • experience in IT or systems related audit, operational risk or financial control roles
  • experience is User Developed Applications such as PowerBI and Alteryx
  • energized 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.

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 communications and investor relations.

Find out more about Macquarie careers at www.macquarie.com/careers

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.

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