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Operational Risk Manager, Markets - Sydney


Join us as a Line 2 Operational Risk Manager aligned to our dynamic markets-facing business groups.

You will be part of our second line of defence Operational Risk and Governance team, who’s role it is to form an independent view of Macquarie’s operational risk profile and effect change in operational risk management and culture, through the continual refinement and implementation of the Operational Risk Management Framework (ORMF).  

Overseeing the ANZ markets-facing business groups (including Commodities & Global Markets; Macquarie Capital Equities; and the segregated Corporate Operations Group, you will have 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:

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

About You:

To be successful in this role you will:

  • Hold a tertiary degree in Finance or a related area. Relevant postgraduate degrees or professional qualifications (CPA, CA, CFA) are desirable
  • Possess 5-8 years’ Operational Risk, Internal or External Audit experience gained within a dynamic international financial institution, financial services firm or within a professional services environment
  • Have a working knowledge of the regulatory environment in which Macquarie operates (experience of regulatory projects and change initiatives desirable)
  • Possess the commercial experience and analytical mindset to make sound recommendations on operational risk issues
  • Be a lateral thinker with problem solving, and consulting skills, and an ability to grasp abstract concepts and complex situations
  • Be a confident and effective communicator, both verbally and in writing, with the ability to participate in conversations with business leaders and risk management colleagues regarding anticipated and emerging issues
  • Be able to work independently as well as collaboratively within a global matrixed organisation to deliver results
  • Be tenacious, agile and with proven ability to sustain high levels of performance in a fast-paced, output focused environment

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-955992
Work type: Permanent - Full time
Location: Sydney
Category: Mid-level, Risk Management
Group: Risk Management Group
Division: Operational Risk & Governance
Recruiter: Bonnie Hood
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