EMEIA Risk and Compliance - Senior Associate - Risk Management - Permanent - London

  • Competitive
  • London, England, United Kingdom
  • Permanent, Full time
  • EY.
  • 18 Mar 19

EMEIA Risk and Compliance - Senior Associate - Risk Management - Permanent - London

EMEIA FSO (Financial Services Office) comprises 19 countries across Western Europe. The EMEIA FSO Regional Leadership Team (RLT) are supported by a team of risk management professionals providing consultation services and support to engagement teams on matters of policy, risk management, quality and compliance as well as related processes.
In addition to managing the strategic risks, Risk Management also focus on external regulatory and political risk, market risk, and the risk facing a large financial services-driven operation. Risk Management oversees EMEIA FSO-wide activities designed to help all of our people meet our global and local compliance responsibilities, and support our client-facing teams in delivering quality and exceptional client service.

The Opportunity:

We are looking for a Senior Associate to work in the 'Risk Governance, Operational Risk and Compliance' pillar of the EMEIA FSO Risk Management team. The role will provide the opportunity to gain a wide range of experience in risk management and regulatory compliance and supporting the execution of risk governance across the EMEIA FSO region.

Your Key Responsibilities:

You will be a key part of the Risk Management team ensuring the firm's compliance with internal and regulatory requirements. This includes delivering on compliance priorities and providing support in risk management and quality aspects of the firm's internal processes, as well as assisting senior members of the team on risk management and reporting compliance activities across the region. Responsibilities include:
End of year quality assessment- MARQ

  • Liaise with Talent, Service Line Quality and local Risk Management teams to agree the process,
  • timeline and execution plan
  • Collate the required input/data on risk management and quality related matters from regional and local risk management and quality teams
  • Coordinate a successful and timely central upload of data for all EMEIA FSO jurisdictions
  • Work with the process implementation team to ensure a successful completion of year-end quality assessment
Internal partner promotion and admission processes:
  • Assist in the Quality and Risk Management aspect of the EMEIA FSO internal promotion processes for partner and associate partner candidates
  • Provide input in producing the Risk Management interview case study, obtaining direct input from Service Line Quality Leaders and Risk Management Leader
  • Ensure delivery to the process timeline, including organising training sessions, working with Talent, Independence, Risk Management and Service Line Quality teams
  • Produce a report on the quality and risk management outcome of the interviews
  • Assist in developing risk management approach to direct admission partners across EMEIA FSO
  • Responsible for ensuring employees' compliance with all mandatory trainings and EY's annual confirmation across EMEIA FSO in collaboration with the offshore and local risk management teams
  • Ensure the reports are cascaded on a timely basis to the relevant teams and raise any issues to EY training team
  • Support senior members of the team with FSO compliance processes in relation to activities undertaken locally within host countries
  • Assist in conducting periodic reviews of how risk management is delivered between EMEIA FSO and local host countries and update the agreed Statement of Responsibilities on an ongoing basis
Other tasks:
  • Prepare reports and presentations for leadership meetings and other key stakeholders
  • Deal with ad hoc risk, compliance, risk reporting and Independence related queries
Skills and attributes for success:
  • Good communication skills capable of dealing with wide range of staff, including Partners and key stakeholders
  • Able to operate calmly under pressure and manage competing priorities
  • Able to work collaboratively across the EMEIA region and with the wider business as a whole to build strong working relationships
  • Capable of working using own initiative, with good analytical and organisational skills
To qualify for the role you must have:
  • Previous experience working in compliance and risk management
  • Good organisational and time management skills with a strong focus on delivering quality results
  • Problem solving skills
  • Education to degree standard will be an advantage
Ideally, you'll also have
  • Willingness to travel
  • Experience working in a professional or financial services organisation
What working at EY offers:

We offer a competitive remuneration package where you'll be rewarded for your individual and team performance. Our comprehensive Total Rewards package includes support for flexible working and career development, and with FlexEY you can select benefits that suit your needs, covering holidays, health and well-being, insurance, savings and a wide range of discounts, offers and promotions. Plus, we offer:
  • Support, coaching and feedback from some of the most engaging colleagues around
  • Opportunities to develop new skills and progress your career
  • The freedom and flexibility to handle your role in a way that's right for you
EY is committed to being an inclusive employer and we are happy to consider flexible working arrangements. We strive to achieve the right balance for our people, enabling us to deliver excellent client service whilst allowing you to build your career without sacrificing your personal priorities. While our client-facing professionals can be required to travel regularly, and at times be based at client sites, our flexible working arrangements can help you to achieve a lifestyle balance.

About EY:

As a global leader in assurance, tax, transaction and advisory services, we're using the finance products, expertise and systems we've developed to build a better working world. That starts with a culture that believes in giving you the training, opportunities and creative freedom to make things better. Whenever you join, however long you stay, the exceptional EY experience lasts a lifetime. And with a commitment to hiring and developing the most passionate people, we'll make our ambition to be the best employer by 2020 a reality.

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