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Head of Risk Assurance and Reporting

  • Location: London
  • Salary: £Excellent Base Salary & Bonus
  • Job type: Permanent
  • Job reference: AB/173403
  • Sector: Asset Management/Funds , Insurance , Other Financial Services
Job Description

My client is a well known and leading distributor of insurance and financial services to over 10 million customers with a particular focus on life, motor and home insurance that it runs through it's own brands as well as providing a white label service for major retailers to offer insurance products to their customers.

Following a significant corporate restructure, they have created a new role for someone to lead a team of assurance experts across risk & compliance. In particular, this person will have direct reports across operational risk, cyber & IT risk as well as regulatory compliance & conduct risk.

The role would suit an experienced operational risk manager, auditor or compliance specialist who has demonstrable leadership ability as well as thorough knowledge of the insurance space from a regulatory standpoint. They would consider candidates from asset management, banking and financial services, however, insurance is preferred. 

The successful candidate will possess the following attributes:

  • Experience of successfully leading assurance teams within a financial services environment
  • An understanding of all areas of risk management including technology, finance, regulatory compliance and operational risk
  • Experience of designing and implementing multi-disciplinary assurance frameworks
  • An ability to work with leadership teams to understand what is important and focus effort on the most relevant risk areas
    Excellent report-writing skills and ability to meet timelines
  • Results focused, driven and commercially astute
  • Strong influencing skills, with a collaborative style, based on building consensus
  • Ability to assert views on what is right in the face of opposition
  • A curious and inquisitive approach

This is an excellent opportunity to join a truly outstanding company that is an established market leader within it's markets.

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