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Governance Controls Manager

Employer
Vanguard
Location
UK
Salary
Competitive
Closing date
8 Dec 2021

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Sector
Accountancy
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
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Leads a team in designing and monitoring internal divisional/business control framework effectiveness and assessing risk. Leads and supports business initiatives focused on the implementation of control solutions.
We are looking for a Senior Manager within the Operational Governance & Controls Department to lead complex team spanning our European business including the governance of all European intragroup and outsourced providers, European Operational Resilience and Business Continuity Management.

The role requires operational resilience experience and part of the management responsibilities will be the oversight and implementation of the FCA & CBI Operational Resilience guidelines across the European business. This role will also be responsible for Business Continuity Management in Europe.

Core Responsibilities
  • The role requires outsourced oversight experience, ideally coupled with knowledge and experience of the EBA outsourcing guidelines. This role will own the governance of all European outsourced and intra-group providers.
  • Hires, evaluates, and supervises crew. Provides guidance and training as necessary to develop crew. Sets performance standards, reviews performance, and makes informed compensation decisions in accordance with all applicable Human Resources policies and procedures.
  • Leads the support of business initiatives focused on the implementation of control solutions for a business unit.
  • Provides leadership and strategic direction to develop, implement, and manage comprehensive control management programs for the business unit. Supports the development and execution of key control monitoring to evaluate control effectiveness.
  • Builds and maintains effective relationships to support the business controls oversight framework. Assists business partners and business units in defining, implementing, and improving local efforts to ensure compliance.
  • Leads in the monitoring, reporting, and development of divisional/business control activities. Develops risk metrics, dashboards, and reports that are distributed regularly and can used to identify potential risk mitigation opportunities as well as monitor the effectiveness of risk mitigation activities.
  • Maintains awareness of regulatory risk and control topics. Seeks to understand broad industry and Vanguard trends regarding risk and control.
  • Participates in special projects and performs other duties as assigned.

Qualifications
  • Minimum of five years related work experience.
  • Undergraduate degree or equivalent combination of training and experience.
  • Strong leadership experience is required for this role and a passion for developing team members is a must.
  • Excellent stakeholder management and communication skills will be key as this role will face off to senior stakeholders regularly.
  • Experience in building and implementing risk & control frameworks across teams specifically in relation to regulatory requirements is also sought after.

Special Factors
  • Vanguard is not offering visa sponsorship for this position.

Why Vanguard?

Vanguard is a different kind of investment company. It was founded in the United States in 1975 on a simple but revolutionary idea: that an investment company should manage its funds solely in the interests of its clients.

This is a philosophy that has helped millions of people around the world to achieve their goals with low-cost, uncomplicated investments.

It's what we stand for: value to investors.

Inclusion Statement

Vanguard's continued commitment to diversity and inclusion is firmly rooted in our culture. Every decision we make to best serve our clients, crew (internally employees are referred to as crew), and communities is guided by one simple statement: "Do the right thing."

We believe that a critical aspect of doing the right thing requires building diverse, inclusive, and highly effective teams of individuals who are as unique as the clients they serve. We empower our crew to contribute their distinct strengths to achieving Vanguard's core purpose through our values.

When all crew members feel valued and included, our ability to collaborate and innovate is amplified, and we are united in delivering on Vanguard's core purpose.

Our core purpose: To take a stand for all investors, to treat them fairly, and to give them the best chance for investment success.

A note on flexible working in the longer term - we have transitioned to a work from home model for many of our crew and continue to interview, hire, and on-board future crew remotely. We've learned that we can serve clients well, maintain our productivity, and continue to deliver on our strategic goals while most of our crew work remotely. These learnings help reinforce that we will work differently in the future, and we are committed to providing more flexibility than in the past.

As we develop the path forward, we will take a thoughtful approach that both maximizes the advantages of working remotely and the many benefits of coming together and collaborating in a shared workspace. We believe that in-person interactions among our crew are important for preserving our unique culture and advantageous for the personal development of our crew. Given that we expect a balance of remote and on-campus work for most roles, we encourage you to make the decision regarding your job interview and offer knowing that you will be working with your fellow crew members at one of Vanguard's offices on a regular basis when we re-open. We will provide more details on our evolving approach to flexibility as soon as possible.
    Job InfoType: Full timeLocation: London, United Kingdom
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