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Associate Director / Director, Risk, Governance & Internal Control Oversight

  • Group Level Risk Management & Governance
  • Design, Deliver, Implement Control Framework
  • Second Line of Defence

Our client is a Leading Global Financial Institution with Insurance, Pension, Wealth & Asset Management businesses and a strong establishment in Asia. As part of continuous growth, the group is seeking a high-calibre Governance & Risk Management professional to lead the Group Risk and Internal Control Framework development, implementation and oversight, based in Hong Kong. The role is open to overseas applicants interested to relocate to Hong Kong.

The key responsibilities for this position are as follows:

  • Lead the team in Second Line of Defence at Group Head Office level with oversight of Risk, Governance and Internal Control Framework.
  • In charge of developing and rolling-out the governance and controls manual, risk and compliance reporting process and policies for the group, ensuring the control framework and systems are well-integrated into the businesses and functions.
  • Perform ongoing reviews, come up with new development and enhancement on the internal control framework, processes and manuals and take charge of group-wide implementation.
  • Lead and prepare for regular group risk and governance meetings, work closely with group leaders to prepare and present annual risk and internal control reports as required by regulators.
  • Work closely with the 3 lines of defence functions including Group Audit and Group Compliance on matters related to Audit Committee presentations, governance approach and reporting.
  • Keep abreast of industry trends and regulatory development on risk, compliance, audit and governance.
  • Act as key support to the Group CRO and governance committees on risk and control information, insights and recommendations.
  • Participate in group projects and conduct thematic reviews when required.
  • As a functional leader, coach and mentor team members.

Successful applicants will have the following skills and experience:

  • Degree qualified ideally in specializations such as accounting, risk management, audit, law.
  • Professional qualifications in accounting, audit, risk management or legal would be beneficial.
  • Minimum 10-12 years relevant experience in Audit, Internal Control, ERM, ORM, Compliance and Governance functions.
  • Proven experience in risk transformation, process improvement, audit / risk / control / SOX reviews.
  • Industry experience in Insurance firms or Banks at regional or group head office level with complex and established risk and governance framework.
  • Experience from Risk Management, Compliance Consultancy or Big 4 Risk Advisory focusing on Insurance or Banking sector are also considered.
  • Strong understanding of the 3 lines of defence model, financial services regulations, listed company governance and requirements.
  • Excellent communication skills with fluency in English.

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