Manager Risk & Compliance

Randwick, Australia
11 Aug 2017
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15 Aug 2017
Contract Type
Full Time
  • One of Australia’s leading research and teaching universities
  • Vibrant campus life with a strong sense of community and inclusion
  • Enjoy a career that makes a difference by collaborating and learning from the best

At UNSW, we pride ourselves on being a workplace where the best people come to do their best work.

UNSW has developed an exciting ten-year strategic plan focused on Academic Excellence, Social Engagement and Global Impact that aims to see it ranked in the Top 50 universities in the world by 2025. 

The University is currently in an exciting phase of transformation and change. Finance is a significant internal function dedicated to continuing to build a high performance culture whilst delivering excellent finance support.

  • Level 9 position
  • Be part of a major transformation across the University
  • Contribute to the integrity of UNSW’s financial processes

About the role:

The Manager Risk and Compliance supports the Senior Manager in the ongoing evaluation, development and implementation of the internal control process organisation-wide. This includes assessing risk, developing strategies to minimise potential compliance issues and enabling business processes to run at optimal levels.   

Specific responsibilities include:

  • Provide expert advice to the Senior Leadership Team, based on analyses of risk and compliance data and the results of risk assessments. Identify any issues with current risk and control frameworks as well as ensure the timely identification and resolution of issues in line with risk management and financial best practice
  • Proactively perform detailed analyses on available risk and compliance data to monitor for suspicious activities and identify high risk business processes and activities, including  credit cards, purchasing, and procurement, to ascertain opportunities to improve high risk process controls, address risk and compliance issues swiftly, and enhance compliance behaviour as well as stakeholder confidence in the integrity of UNSW’s financial processes.
  • Stakeholder Management : Build and maintain relationships with the business and key stakeholders, such as Deans, Finance Managers and Internal Audit, to facilitate engagement with the establishment and implementation of new policies and procedures across the University.
  • Mentor and guide team members

About the successful applicant:

To be successful in this role you will have:

  • CA/CPA qualification (or equivalent) with substantial similar experience in a moderate to large high perfoming Financial/Accounting organisation (Big 4 and commercial experience preferred).
  • Extensive experience in analysing reports, policies and procedures, with the ability to identify significant gaps and issues, as well as design and implementation of appropriate follow-up process for improvement
  • Successful commercial experience in managing a business service or program, including assessment of risk, management of service deliverables and liaising with senior key stakeholders
  • Proven skills in analysing and resolving complex issues and providing effective solutions or advice to senior staff
  • Advanced communication skills to work collaboratively with senior professionals to apply policies and procedures which enable a risk-based control approach

Please apply on-line by submitting your resume with a short cover letter. Applications will not be accepted if sent directly to the contact listed.

Contact: Wesley Maljaars


T: (61 2) 9385 1729

Applications close: Midnight Tuesday 15th August 2017