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Mercer is seeking candidates for the following position based in the Sydney or Melbourne office: Compliance Manager
What can you expect?
This role is a critical and a strategic role within the Risk and Compliance function and reports to Mercer Pacific’s Head of Compliance and Regulatory Affairs.
The successful candidate will be responsible for:
Supporting the execution of strategic priorities and championing continuous improvement initiatives;
Leading the development and oversight of the Compliance Monitoring Program; and
Supporting and leading regulatory engagements.
What is in it for you?
At Mercer, we recognize that our most important asset is our people. We offer benefits and programs that support career development such as professional development support, exam and study assistance and global rotation opportunities which will support and nurture you with every opportunity to reach your full potential.
We also recognise the value of healthy, happy colleagues and promote a culture of care and wellbeing with a number of supporting programs.
Most importantly, you’ll be working in a great team environment with energetic and supportive colleagues. This role in particular provides a unique opportunity to work with our global colleagues to strengthen your own skills and development.
We will count on you to:
We are promoting a risk and compliance culture within Mercer and are looking for team players to champion this culture. The Compliance Manager will engage with multiple stakeholders including local & global colleagues, auditors, regulators, clients, Business Leaders and Board members. This role will seek to build constructive working relationships and promote robust management systems & compliance culture within the organisation.
Core responsibilities include:
Participate in the execution of Strategic Priorities and champion continuous improvement initiatives.
Lead the development and oversight of the Compliance Monitoring Program.
Perform risk based Line 2 oversight and monitoring.
Actively monitor the status of Compliance controls, gaps and actions required.
Provide sound commercial advice and support to Business leaders on risk and compliance matters.
Provide training to promote Mercer’s risk and compliance culture.
Produce regular and ad-hoc reporting, to Risk and Compliance Function, Business Leaders locally and globally, Committees and Boards.
Support Line 1 Risk and Compliance colleagues.
Regulatory engagement include:
Support the Head of Compliance and Regulatory Affairs to lead engagement with regulators. This will involve working with key stakeholders including Business Leaders, Line 1 Risk and Compliance teams and the Legal team to support their engagement with a range of regulators.
Co-ordinate regulatory requests and responses to regulators.
Actively ensure new regulatory trends and requirements are identified and work in partnership with the business to implement necessary changes.
What you need to have:
A tertiary qualification in Law, Commerce, Finance, Risk Management or a related field.
At least 10 years financial services compliance experience.
Strong understanding of the regulatory landscape and financial services laws.
Strong project management and stakeholders influencing capability.
Understanding of and / or influence over relevant legislative and regulatory frameworks which impact service offerings and solutions.
Able to understand the business issues and take a pragmatic risk based decision making approach.
Can lead strategically and tactically.
Advanced communication skills with demonstrated ability to engage, build rapport, “carry the conversation” and present recommendations at the senior executive and board level.
Change management and agile working mindset.
Risk awareness – demonstrates a good understanding of compliance issues and implements work practices that minimise operational and reputational risk.
What makes you stand out:
Relevant post graduate and / or professional qualification.
Investment / funds management experience. Relevant experience in superannuation and/or other financial services industry.
Mercer believes in building brighter futures by redefining the world of work, reshaping retirement and investment outcomes, and unlocking real health and well-being. Mercer’s more than 25,000 employees are based in 44 countries and the firm operates in over 130 countries. Mercer is a business of Marsh & McLennan (NYSE: MMC), the world’s leading professional services firm in the areas of risk, strategy and people, with 76,000 colleagues and annual revenue of $17 billion. Through its market-leading businesses including Marsh, Guy Carpenter and Oliver Wyman, Marsh & McLennan helps clients navigate an increasingly dynamic and complex environment. For more information, visit https://www.me.mercer.com/. Follow Mercer on Twitter @Mercer.
Mercer is an equal opportunity employer committed to embracing a diverse, inclusive and flexible work environment. We aim to attract and retain the best people regardless of their sex (including intersex), marital/parental status, ethnic origin, nationality, age, background, disability, sexual orientation and gender identity.
Please apply using the link below, applications will only be considered from candidates who have the appropriate approval to work in Australia. Successful applicants will be required to complete a Criminal & Bankruptcy check prior to commencement of employment.
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