Manager, Regulatory Affairs


Location: Melbourne

Job Type: Full time


Working within the Governance team in Group Risk the Manager, Regulatory Affairs is a key representative for AustralianSuper in its regulatory relationships. This position will work with colleagues in Australia and globally to facilitate constructive engagements with regulators, maintain engagement records, and undertake regular reporting for senior audience.

We are Australia's largest superannuation fund, here to help members achieve their best possible retirement outcome. Working with a wide range of stakeholders, we create meaningful value for members and our communities through our diverse workforce of highly competent and highly motivated employees.

  • Flexible and inclusive work environment
  • Exciting growth plans, both locally and internationally
  • Deliver outcomes for our members

Your new team

Our Group Risk function is led by managers who advocate for their people, are open and approachable, and who share their knowledge. This is your chance to work with a passionate team who are shaping the Fund's approach to risk, while delivering excellent outcomes for Fund members and colleagues. Our environment enables you to seize exciting career opportunities, to feel trusted and respected, and to lead a fulfilling life with true workplace flexibility.

Your new role

Australia's $2.7 trillion superannuation industry is facing into a shifting landscape influenced by increased regulatory pressures, disruptive technologies, changes in demographics and ever-changing member expectations. It is critical that we understand and address these forces of change and are also able to adapt at a faster pace to respond to new challenges and capitalise on new opportunities.

This position will provide insight and advice on emerging regulatory risks and trends through engaging directly with senior stakeholders to support them in their engagements with regulators. The role will synthesise complex information to preparing insightful reporting on AustralianSuper's evolving regulatory environment. As a key representative of AustralianSuper to regulators, exceptional written and interpersonal communication skills are essential.

Other key responsibilities in this role include:

  • Representing AustralianSuper at engagements with APRA and ASIC and supporting maintenance of constructive and open relationships with these regulators.
  • Managing responses to complex regulatory requests, including drafting and reviewing letters and reports for regulators.
  • Providing oversight and constructive challenge of responses to regulator requests through working closely with the business to understand and interpret regulatory expectations.
  • Managing reporting of regulatory breaches and facilitating ongoing engagement with regulators about their resolution and remediation as required.
  • Monitoring completion of agreed action items resulting from regulatory engagements and providing support to colleagues to enable them to respond to action items in line with regulatory expectations.
  • Preparing and disseminating minutes and actions arising from meetings with regulators.
  • Contributing to the maintenance of the register of regulatory engagements, requests, and actions, and ensuring the Trustee has complete and accurate records of all regulatory interactions.
  • Providing advice and guidance to senior stakeholders on engaging with regulators such as through providing training and developing guidance materials.
  • Providing insight and advice on emerging regulatory risks and trends.
  • Maintaining and overseeing adherence to the Regulatory Engagement Policy.

What you'll need

  • Tertiary qualification in the field of law, commerce, or accounting (or related discipline).
  • 8 -10 years' experience in risk, compliance and/or governance.
  • Experience working in or with regulators, or in a public policy setting related to regulation.
  • Strong knowledge of the financial services sector, and related laws and regulations, particularly in relation to superannuation.
  • Strong understanding of risk management issues, particularly in relation to superannuation.
  • Exceptional communication and stakeholder management skills.
  • Ability to present ideas, perspectives, and issues to senior stakeholders with influence.
  • Enquiring, curious, challenging, and continuous improvement mindset.
  • Well-developed ability to coordinate tasks, set priorities and operate independently.
  • Well-developed analytical and research skills, organizational skills, and a very high attention to detail.
  • Experience working with Boards and Senior Level Management Teams.

What you'll get in return

You will be working with a manager who values and supports your personal growth, in a growing, dynamic and authentic organisation that promotes integrity and puts members first. Other benefits include a competitive salary, genuine flexible working arrangements, discounted travel, income protection insurance and generous leave entitlements.

We are committed to the recruitment, development, and support of a diverse workforce into an environment which is inclusive, embraces diversity in all its forms and is a place where you can be you. All roles can flex at AustralianSuper and we're happy to discuss what this can look like for you.

We are proud to be a WGEA certified Employer of Choice for Gender Equality (since 2012) and to be recognised as one of Australia's top 10 workplaces for Dads.

What's next

Please apply now, if you share our values of Energy, Integrity, Generosity of Spirit and Excellent Outcomes and would like the opportunity to work in a challenging, growing and rapidly evolving team to deliver outstanding results.

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Agencies please note: this vacancy is being managed directly by AustralianSuper's Recruitment team. We will contact our preferred agency partners should we require additional support. Thank you.

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