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Markets Operational Risk - Manager

New York

We have a great opportunity for you to join our Operational Risk and Governance team, which is within the wider Risk Management Group. This team works to form an independent view of Macquarie’s operational risk profile and affect change in operational risk management and culture across the Macquarie Group, through the continual refinement and implementation of the Operational Risk Management Framework.  

Reporting to the Markets Americas Director in Houston, you will be part of our team in New York overseeing the Americas-based markets-facing business groups, including Commodities & Global Markets, Macquarie Capital Equities, and the segregated Corporate Operations Division. This position offers an excellent opportunity to apply your risk skills and financial markets experience to implement and further develop Macquarie’s operational risk strategy.

Key responsibilities include:

  • Providing independent oversight of the operational risk profile of the markets-facing Americas businesses
  • Reviewing and evaluating new business initiatives; ensuring that key operational risks are identified and managed and that appropriate stakeholders are engaged in the approval process
  • Reviewing and challenging the scope and outcome of business risk reporting, targeted assessments, significant incidents, key risk indicators, projects and assurance activities
  • Analyzing operational risk data to identify risks themes and facilitate improved business risk management
  • Advising the businesses on the best practice for design, measurement, analysis, evaluation and reporting of operational risk
  • Assisting in compiling responses to requests from stakeholders including regulators, auditors and senior management
  • Assisting with the implementation of key projects to deliver Macquarie’s Operational Risk strategy

To this role, you will bring your 5-8 years of Operational Risk, Internal or External Audit experience gained within a dynamic international financial institution or financial services firm, as well as a tertiary degree in Finance or related area. Relevant postgraduate degrees or professional qualifications (CA, CFA, CPA) would prove advantageous.

You should be a lateral thinker with problem solving and consulting skills and also have the ability to grasp abstract concepts and complex situations. It will also be important that you can display working knowledge of the regulatory environment in which Macquarie operates, can demonstrate commercial experience, and have an analytical mindset to make sound recommendations on operational risk issues.

Strong and effective communication skills, both verbal and written, with the ability to participate in conversations with business leaders and risk management colleagues regarding anticipated and emerging issues, will be necessary to be successful in this role. You should also thrive well working both independently and collaboratively within a global matrixed organization to deliver results.

If you are tenacious, agile and have the proven ability to sustain high levels of performance in a fast-paced, output focused environment, apply today via the link.

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About the Risk Management Group

The Risk Management Group (RMG) is an independent, centralized 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.

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The diversity of our people is one of our greatest strengths, and an inclusive 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.

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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 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: RMG-955959
Work type: Full time
Location: New York
Category: Mid-level, Capital Markets, Risk Management
Group: Risk Management Group
Division: Operational Risk & Governance
Recruiter: Tammy Lee
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