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Senior Manager Balance Sheet Reporting - Oversight and Governance EMEA

Macquarie Group
London, United Kingdom
Closing date
Jun 23, 2023

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Finance - General
Employment Type
Full Time
Drive change and enhance risk management capabilities in a high-performing reporting team.

Our Financial Management Group's strategy is to strengthen foundations and enable growth. It is through our culture of being curious, generous, and bold that we are able to partner with our internal and external customers to deliver quality solutions for complex demands and adapt to market, business and regulatory-driven change.

An excellent opportunity exists for you to showcase your experience in governance, compliance and operational risk management and play a key role in our EMEA Balance Sheet and Statistical Reporting (BSSR) team within the Financial Management Group.

You will join our BSSR team in London as a Senior Manager and report into the EMEA Regional Financial Controller.

You will be part of a purpose driven team dedicated to strengthening our foundations and enabling growth in this versatile work environment. You are a goal oriented, hardworking, people-focused individual with banking, assurance, control improvement, operational risk and compliance experience. It is also desirable that you have working knowledge of regulatory risk concepts and standards, and familiarity with financial services businesses.

You will be working with members within BSSR and related stakeholders to ensure consistently high standards of design, execution and assurance of fit for purpose regulatory risk management frameworks, and ensure ongoing compliance through uplifting and enhancing governance, policies, training, reporting and assurance.

You will be the risk and controls lead overseeing the BSSR function in the region collaborating with related stakeholders to ensure consistently high standards of reporting as supported by robust, fit for purpose controls that are designed and implemented effectively. You will also have the opportunity to set and build a strong risk culture in the BSSR team which is characterised by risk management, transparency, innovation and collaboration.

Your role objectives include:
  1. Regulatory and compliance matters within BSSR to comply with Regulatory Reporting Policy and Financial Control Standards, being the development, maintenance and implementation of processes, procedures and enhanced compliance controls including alert management and escalation practice within BSSR Production and Review teams.
  2. Operational risk management within BSSR, including but not limited to management of operational risk related incidents, issues raised in Open Pages, and business continuity plan. Ensuring BSSR regulatory obligations are kept up to date in the Open Pages risk register, and related controls are in place and effective.
  3. Reporting and monitoring of BSSR KRIs for escalation and reporting into relevant BSSR/Risk forums or committees. Evaluating KRI data to identify risk trends and emerging risks relevant for BSSR.
  4. Educating EMEA Regional Finance and stakeholders on global regulatory reporting risk expectations and challenges.
  5. Co-ordination of internal and external assurance.
  6. Supporting senior executives in compliance with the relevant accountability regime
  7. Responsible for the management and resolution of review findings from internal and external stakeholder, to uplift controls in reporting e.g., Internal Audit, SREP review

In this role, your day-to-day tasks may include:
  • Establishing processes and documentation to evidence compliance with the regulatory reporting control framework, including:
    • advising BSSR Production and Review teams on updates to internal materiality thresholds and processes used to detect and report errors across all BSSR returns
    • regular return risk rating assessment
    • review of controls over key assumptions
    • compliance with spreadsheet policy and incident management etc.
  • Monitoring and implementation of new policies, control standards or framework enhancements including planning, self-assessment management and stakeholder engagement
  • Coordination of external audits and assurance activities, including liaison point for the external auditors, status updates, coordinating Production and Review team inputs. Providing inputs where relevant for Audit Committee and/or Board reports.
  • Scoping and coordination of internal assurance activities, as key liaison for internal assurance functions (internal audit, BORM and FORM etc.)
  • Preparing and presenting audit and assurance reports where relevant for Audit Committee and/or Board reports.
  • Driving and ensuring ongoing compliance with the Enterprise Data Management policy requirements on behalf of consumers and collaborating with the SMEs as required.
  • Supporting the implementation of new policies, control standards or framework enhancements
  • Preparation of materials and provision of inputs (eg. KRIs) into reporting for Finance management/leadership and external regulator liaison papers, to enable oversight and evidence of the effective operation of the regulatory reporting governance framework.
  • Engagement with BSSR stakeholders across the end-to-end return lifecycle to enhance the control framework and embed control framework uplifts
  • Education over compliance, governance policies, frameworks and enablers within BSSR including ad hoc risk advisory support and engagement with the broader Macquarie risk management community.
  • Assisting with the oversight and management of BSSR risks, incidents, decisions and actions - both Production and Review (BAU) and project related
  • Ad hoc deep dives into areas of concern within the BSSR function as required.
  • Driving a risk and change/innovation mindset within the BSSR team.
  • Assisting with the oversight and management of BSSR risks, incidents, decisions and actions - both Production and Review (BAU) and project related

What skills and qualifications will you bring to this role?
  • Tertiary degree qualified in Business/Commerce with a CA qualification or equivalent
  • 10+ years' post qualified experience, with 5-8+ years in line 2 compliance or governance function desirable.
  • experience working in large financial services/investment banking industry is ideal, with previous exposure to regulatory reporting.
  • prior experience in group level internal audit, assurance, operational risk roles are highly regarded.
  • strong relationship building skills, stakeholder management and cross-functional engagement skills will also be paramount to your success in this role.
  • excellent verbal and written communication skills across a variety of audiences
  • analytical and strong problem-solving skills
  • adaptability to change, ability to progress tasks independently, collaborative, motivated to deliver to a high quality, and demonstration of resilience to setbacks.

You will have tenacity, agility and a proven ability to sustain high levels of performance in a fast-paced, output focused environment and be a natural collaborator who can initiate and lead conversations with business leaders regarding anticipated and emerging opportunities.

About the Financial Management Group

In our Financial Management Group you will be part of a team that provides strategic analysis and advice on capital, funding, liquidity, tax and financial performance to support the growth of Macquarie's businesses around the world. You will join a team that ensures Macquarie continues to meet its financial, regulatory and tax reporting compliance obligations in the jurisdictions in which we operate, and a team that maintains significant relationships on behalf of the Group.

Our commitment to Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

The diversity of our people is one of our greatest strengths. An inclusive and equitable workplace enables us to embrace that diversity to deliver more innovative and sustainable solutions for our people, clients, shareholders and communities. At Macquarie, you'll be encouraged to be yourself and supported to perform at your best. If you're inspired to deliver on our purpose of 'empowering people to innovate and invest for a better future', we want you on our team. If you need adjustments made to the recruitment process, please reach out to your recruiter.

As an inclusive employer, Macquarie does not discriminate on the grounds of age, disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marriage, civil partnership, pregnancy, maternity, race (including colour and ethnic or national origins), religion or belief.

Joining Macquarie means you'll be able to work in a way that suits you best. With the right technology, support and resources, our people can work in a range of flexible ways. Talk to us about what working arrangements would help you thrive.

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