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Operational Risk Associate Director - Financial and Risk Management


Are you a leader in Operational Risk Management and seeking your next career step?

We are looking for an Operational Risk Director to oversee Macquarie’s Financial and Risk Management Groups, providing thought leadership, practical advice and guidance on operational risk management whilst reviewing and approving new business initiatives.

You will assess the business risk profile and key processes and, where appropriate, act as a catalyst for change. The role will give you the opportunity to ensure that risk and control self-assessments reflect the risk profile of the businesses, are current and comprehensive whilst analysing incidents across the business.

You bring strong experience in Operational Risk, Internal or External Audit gained ideally within an international financial institution or professional services firm and a tertiary degree in Finance or related area. Relevant postgraduate degrees or professional qualifications (CA, CPA) would be desirable.

You will be an analytical and lateral thinker with problem solving, consulting skills and an ability to grasp abstract concepts and complex situations. In addition, you will feel comfortable interpreting and balancing commercial issues within the risk framework whilst being able to demonstrate knowledge of the regulatory environment in which Macquarie operates.

If that sounds like you then please apply via the link below.

About the Risk Management Group

The Risk Management Group (RMG) is an independent, centralised unit responsible for ensuring all risk across Macquarie are appropriately assessed and managed. Its divisions include Behavioural Risk, Compliance, Credit, Financial Crime Risk, Internal Audit, Market Risk, Operational Risk, Regulatory Affairs and Aggregate Risk, and RMG Enterprise Support.

Our commitment to Diversity and Inclusion 

The diversity of our people is one of our greatest strengths, and in combination with our inclusive environment, it enables us to deliver innovative and sustainable outcomes for our people, clients, shareholders and communities. From day one, you'll be encouraged to be yourself and supported to perform at your best. If our purpose of ‘empowering people to innovate and invest for a better future’ is as inspiring to you as it is to us, please apply. With the right technology, support and resources, our people can work in a range of flexible ways.

We are committed to providing a working environment that embraces and values diversity and inclusion. We encourage candidates to speak with a member of our recruitment team if you require adjustments to our recruitment process to support you, and the type of working arrangements that would help you thrive.

About Macquarie

A career at Macquarie means you’ll have the opportunity to develop and utilise new skills, explore interesting fields and do challenging work that will impact the lives of people around the world—whether it’s accelerating the green energy transition, helping sustain global food supplies, financing social housing projects or investing in essential infrastructure. At Macquarie, we’re empowering people to innovate and invest for a better future.

Our size and international presence means your work can take you anywhere—across business groups, disciplines, sectors and borders. With 17,000+ employees and offices in 33 markets around the world, we’re a truly global organisation.

You’ll be supported by a diverse team where the unique perspectives, ideas and experiences that all of our people bring are valued. You’ll be empowered to address unmet needs in our communities whilst advising and investing alongside our clients and partners. Working with us, you’ll have the opportunity to make a difference.

Macquarie is a global financial group providing clients with asset management, retail and business banking, wealth management, leasing and asset financing, market access, commodity trading, renewables development, specialist advisory, capital raising and principal investment.

Find out more at

Job no: RMG-960911
Work type: Permanent - Full time
Location: London
Category: Senior, Mid-senior, Risk Management
Group: Risk Management Group
Division: Operational Risk & Governance
Recruiter: Tya Botha
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