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Control Assurance, Senior Analyst / Junior Manager, Macquarie Capital (First line of Defence)


Join a team of experienced risk professionals and partner with our Macquarie Capital business to drive a strong risk culture. Located in Sydney, you will report into our Business Operational Risk Framework Lead.

Macquarie Capital comprises the Infrastructure and Energy Group and Advisory and Capital Solutions corporate advisory, capital markets and principal transactions businesses, as well as the Cash Equities business.  The diverse teams work on some of the largest and most high-profile infrastructure transactions in the world as well as executing world-class equity trading options across the capital markets, providing you with broad exposure, variety and the opportunity to apply your expertise in a truly global commercial context.

In this role, you’ll work in the first line of defence to ensure that Operational Risk is managed effectively in line with our Operational Risk Management Frameworks and associated policies. Working directly with key stakeholders within our business and Risk Management Group you will play an integral part in planning and executing Control Assurance across the division to give senior management visibility on the effectiveness of our controls.

Your core responsibilities:

  • Assist in the development and planning of the Control Assurance (CA) program
  • Provide Line 1 assurance over critical controls for Macquarie Capital processes and oversight of principal investments, advisory and capital markets. For example, testing the appropriate controls have been implemented across:
    • Investment approval processes
    • Anti-bribery and corruption controls
    • Payment processes
    • Underwriting processes
    • Business resilience
    • Regulatory Reporting
  • Scope, develop and perform assurance reviews to ensure quality outcomes for the business
  • Identify pragmatic solutions and control improvements to identified risks and issues
  • Develop strong partnerships and networks with subject matter experts to perform control assurance activities
  • Work closely with the Divisional Business Operational Risk teams to ensure control assurance activities are tailored, and findings are communicated and transparent to stakeholders
  • Contribute to refinement of the control assurance framework, identifying opportunities for improvement to achieve better risk and business outcomes.

Building and maintaining strong relationships with internal clients and other internal risk teams, will be key.

To be successful, you’ll have at least five years of working experience in internal audit, controls based external audit or similar assurance roles. Ideally, you will have design and operating effectiveness testing experience gained in the financial services sector, in-house or working with clients in a professional services environment.

You will have the ability to think laterally, problem solve and grasp abstract concepts and complex situations.  Your excellent communication skills, both verbal and written, with the capacity to initiate and lead conversations with business leaders and risk management colleagues regarding issues and assurance findings are essential.  You will be highly motivated, a self-starter and comfortable working within a dynamic, fast paced and enterprise agile environment.

If this sounds like you, and you’re interested in this opportunity, then please apply online today.

Find out more about Macquarie at

About Macquarie Capital

Macquarie Capital offers global capability in M&A Advisory, Debt and Equity Capital Markets, Principal Finance, and Equity Trading and Research underpinned by deep specialist expertise across a range of sectors. Our people are empowered to think innovatively to address client challenges and originate opportunities, thinking beyond individual transactions to become a trusted adviser and partner over the long haul. From origination to execution, our unique combination of ideas, capital and expertise is transforming opportunity into reality for our clients and partners around the world.

With staff in 35 offices transacting across 31 countries, Macquarie Capital is a truly global business. A role in the team will expose you to a dynamic working environment and the opportunity to contribute to high-profile transactions whilst working in a business with the best people in the industry.

Our commitment to Diversity and Inclusion 

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.

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.

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 16,000+ employees and offices in 32 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: MacCap-959070
Work type: Permanent - Full time
Location: Sydney
Category: Mid-level, Compliance, Legal & Regulatory, Risk Management
Group: Macquarie Capital
Division: Advisory & Capital Solutions
Recruiter: Mandy Eldick
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