Senior Manager - IT Technology Risk and Controls

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Employer: LSEG Romania
  • Internet - eCommerce
  • IT Hardware
  • IT Software
  • Job type: full-time
    Job level: 1 - 5 years of experience
  • Updated at: 02.12.2022

    Role Purpose

    Support Technology COO team in ensuring a positive and responsible approach to risk management across technology in an environment of increasing regulatory and audit attention
    Support the group's approach to managing risk, aligning with group risk, audit, regulators and other stakeholders
    Work with divisional teams to ensure timely planning for adequate resources and priority to meet demand for risk data and process
    Ensure divisional leaders are managing top risks responsibly and build transparency around remediation plans into the change portfolio
    Provide support to the regulatory office in delivering required data and constructive challenge to regulators
    Provide quality assurance support regulatory and audit responses

    Role Responsibilities

    This role enables Technology team to understand and respond to 1st line, 2nd line, regulatory and audit requirements in timely and effective manner using a long range schedule to plan risk assessment and controls assessment to front run upcoming / required outputs, and support effective management of risk in technology
    Help to deliver a strong risk culture
    Support the operationalisation of Risk Management into existing Technology processes including strategic planning & project management
    Ensure risk appetite and links to technology objectives influence target operating model and investment priorities
    Develop consolidated regulatory requirements catalogue across operating entities and regions and their applicability to technology
    Contribute data to performance and risk metrics embedded into existing reporting mechanisms, for leadership teams, Exec Risk Committees, board etc.
    Advocate for a broad, active community of risk champions and stakeholders to improve the risk management and control culture across the technology organisation
    Build expertise in the management of IT controls to provide added value across technology
    Deliver risk and control data analytics dashboards to facilitate data driven decisions by senior leaders
    Use modern data analytics to enhance strategic intelligence / risk assessments

    Skills required

    Previous IT Audit, 2nd line Technology Risk or 1st line technology risk assurance expertise in financial services
    Industry / leading practice knowledge to provide guidance to support Divisional Technology teams and influence practices in DevSecOps, agile, tooling, architecture, disaster recovery, operational resilience, IT asset management, incident and problem management, IT third party risk management, program/project management, infrastructure practices
    Review / challenge risk & control assessments and control testing performed by the Divisional risk representatives and provide training as required
    Perform validation testing on actions
    Ability to write and distinguish between risks, controls, process, issues and actions
    Help to facilitate updates/refreshes of the Group Risk Taxonomy and Risk Appetite with the Divisional Technology Risk Officers
    Ad hoc projects and initiatives
    GRC tool design requirements and testing
    Thematic analysis of risk exposure
    Qualifications: CISA, CRISC, CGEIT, CDPSE, CCSK or similar

    Leadership responsibilities

    May include direct line management and matrix management of contract resources in order to build out control processes and tooling

    Critical deliverables

    Support divisional CIO's and their risk teams to move the risk culture of 1st line to be stronger, proactive and with increased capacity to provide timely and quality input to 2nd and 3rd line, getting on the front foot with implementing controls
    Maintain IT control library that can be applied across all Technology divisions
    Support and monitor remediation of key risks from 1LoD, 2LoD and audit observations
    Execute assurance activities to ensure appropriate and periodic risk management activities are completed to a level of rigour that supports responsible risk taking by Technology
    Prepare reports for various risk committees


    By strengthening risk management capabilities in Technology, the role holder is directly contributing to the improved management of risk and therefore avoidance of negative events with revenue or reputational impacts.
    The role holder will have the opportunity to support a complex agenda of change activities that contribute to the material success of the organisation by reducing operational risks and ensuring that the business can make investment and mitigation decisions with appropriate data and rigour

    At LSEG, we believe that creating a diverse and inclusive organisation is fundamental to the way we deliver on our promise of creating essential partnerships and open opportunities. Our open culture is central to how we deliver our purpose - driving financial stability, empowering economies and enabling customers to create sustainable growth - in everything we do.

    Working with us means that you will be part of a dynamic organisation of 25,000 people across 70 countries. However, we will value your individuality and enable you to bring your true self to work so you can help enrich our diverse workforce. You will be part of a collaborative and creative culture where we encourage new ideas and are committed to sustainability across our global business. You will experience the critical role we have in helping to re-engineer the financial ecosystem to support and drive sustainable economic growth. Together, we are aiming to achieve this growth by accelerating the just transition to net zero, enabling growth of the green economy and creating inclusive economic opportunity.

    LSEG offers a range of tailored benefits and support, including healthcare, retirement planning, paid volunteering days and wellbeing initiatives.

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