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Operational Risk Management - Asset Finance – Sydney

Based in Sydney, you will be responsible for implementing Macquarie’s Operational Risk Management Framework. You will advise the business on risk, product and business initiatives; perform risk and controls assessments; analyse control failures and perform assurance work. You will support a globally-integrated business that conducts a mix of small and large-ticket lending and asset-finance activities including all aspects of origination/execution, settlement, contract management and asset management. You will work with a global operational risk team supporting a range of financing and financial markets businesses.

Challenging the business that you support as part of the First line of Defence will be key to your success, as will driving change and building risk awareness. Leadership and the ability to influence will enable you to drive ownership and accountability for risk management to front-line staff and management. It will be important that you have an interest in analysing material and problem solving and are able to build deep relationships with business stakeholders as well as risk, compliance and legal teams.

You’ll need to hold relevant business qualifications and have gained financial services experience with exposure to operational risk.  You’ll see yourself as curious and innovative, with strong analytical and problem-solving skills. Attention to detail and a strong commitment to integrity are essential.  We’re looking for a high level of confidence and strong communication skills so that you can not only build good relationships with key stakeholders, engendering trust and confidence, but also be able to challenge and question front office teams and mediate where necessary.  It will be important for you to identify and follow up on issues yet adopt a pragmatic approach to operational control to balance risk and returns. A proven ability to deliver projects to deadlines is also highly desired.

If you possess the relevant academic and business experience, then please apply by submitting a covering letter and concise resume as one Word or PDF formatted document.  To include your covering letter, simply insert an additional page into the front or back of your resume.

About Commodities and Global Markets

Commodities and Global Markets provides clients with an integrated, end-to-end offering across global markets including equities, fixed income, foreign exchange and commodities.

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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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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 16,300+ employees and offices in 31 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, investment banking and principal investment.

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Job no: CGM-955749
Work type: Full time
Location: Sydney
Category: Mid-level, Risk Management, Trading
Group: Commodities and Global Markets
Division: Specialised and Asset Finance
Recruiter: Matt Percy
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