This Business Control Executive (BCE) role will oversee the management of the EMEA Finance Business Control agenda across all EMEA jurisdictions, including direct management of the First Line of Defence (FLOD) Controls Testing and Assurance team. This key leadership role will be focused on mitigating risk from within the FLOD through control monitoring and enhancement while building and maintaining a holistic view of the risk and controls in the region and will routinely lead or interact with other senior leaders and teams.
Lead the successful delivery of business controls initiatives in accordance with relevant policies and framework(s), including but not limited to, FLOD Risk and Controls, (ISO) Information Security, (BCP) Business Continuity Plan, Data Privacy, RRP/Legal Entity and training and communications
Effectively managing stakeholder relationships whilst maintaining a strong risk ethos through professional challenge. Strengthen the collaboration and coordination between the FLOD, Compliance, Risk, Audit and Legal including collaboration with the various risk and compliance programs including Risk & Control Self-Assessment (RCSA), Material Risk Inventory (MRI) and Compliance Oversight Program (COP)
Provide strategic and tactical leadership of end-to-end issue management and sustainable remediation
Execution, management and continuous improvement of the FLOD framework in EMEA Finance and FLOD Enhanced Business Control Practices (EBCP) programme
Drive the build out of BAU processes, self-identify risk and compliance issues, analyze root causes, and implement timely corrective actions
Support assessment activity and engagement protocol between first and second lines of defence
Identify and timely communicate high risk observations to EMEA Finance management and Finance BCE
Re-enforce an inherent culture of accountability and ownership for implementation and execution of controls across all levels and functions within the organization with attention to Risk Excellence and continuous self-assessment to ensure compliance with internal policies and regulatory standards
Lead a team to prioritise and deliver on local and group-wide priorities and initiatives
The successful candidate will report directly to the Finance Business Controls Executive and dually to the EMEA Controller. The role will liaise on a regular basis with the Corporate FLOD PMO working group, Compliance, Enterprise Risk Management, and Audit thereby complementing and building on the control and risk infrastructure already in place.
Level of Education / Qualifications:
Bachelor's degree or equivalent required.
Skills and Experience:
10+ years of related experience (Audit, Compliance or Risk)
Broad-based experience focused in risk management or regulatory compliance control programs and project management
Communication, influencing, and collaboration skills
Strong excel skills
Proven ability to collaborate and drive execution at all levels within the organization on a regional level
Exceptional ability to communicate in written and verbal formats to various situations and audiences
Demonstrated ability to lead cross-functional projects and act as a change agent
Demonstrated ability to build strong professional relationships
Self-motivated professional with the ability to work under pressure and meet bold deadlines and goals