Executive or Manager, Control Assurance (First line of Defence) - Macquarie Capital

Macquarie Group

Location: Greater London

Job Type: Full time


The most difficult thing is the decision to act, the rest is merely tenacity.
- Amelia Earhart

Join a team of experienced risk professionals and partner with our Macquarie Capital business to drive a strong risk culture. Located in London, you will report into our Global Control Assurance Lead.

In this role, you’ll work in the first line of defence to ensure that Operational Risk is managed effectively in line with our Operational Risk Management Frameworks and associated policies. Working directly with key stakeholders within our business and Risk Management Group you will play an integral part in planning and executing Risk and Control Assurance across the division to give senior management visibility on the effectiveness of our controls.

Your core responsibilities:

  • Assist in the development and planning of the Control Assurance (CA) program
  • Provide Line 1 assurance over critical risks and controls in Macquarie Capital’s businesses including principal investments, cash equities, advisory and capital markets.
  • Lead and manage assurance reviews, including proactive and risk-driven reviews in response to incidents, business or regulatory changes
  • Scope, develop and perform assurance reviews to ensure quality outcomes for the business
  • Identify and recommend commercial and pragmatic solutions and control improvements to identified risks and issues
  • Develop strong partnerships and networks with internal subject matter experts to perform control assurance activities
  • Work closely with the Divisional Business Operational Risk teams to ensure control assurance activities are tailored to business risks, and findings are communicated and transparent to stakeholders
  • Contribute to refinement of the control assurance framework, identifying opportunities for improvement to achieve better risk and business outcomes.

To be successful, you will have between 3-6 years of working experience in internal audit, controls based external audit or similar assurance roles. Building and maintaining strong relationships with internal clients and other internal risk teams, will be key. Ideally, you will have strong risk judgement and control design and operating effectiveness testing experience gained in the financial services sector, in-house or working with clients in a professional services environment.

You will have the ability to think laterally, problem solve and grasp abstract concepts and complex situations.  Your excellent communication skills, both verbal and written, with the capacity to initiate and lead conversations with business leaders and risk management colleagues regarding issues and assurance findings are essential.  You will be highly motivated, a self-starter and comfortable working within a dynamic, fast paced and enterprise agile environment.

If you’re ready to join a global organisation and take your career to the next level, apply now online.

Find out more about Macquarie at www.macquarie.com/careers

About Macquarie Capital

Macquarie Capital offers global capability in M&A Advisory, Debt and Equity Capital Markets, Principal Finance, and Equity Trading and Research underpinned by deep specialist expertise across a range of sectors. Our people are empowered to think innovatively to address client challenges and originate opportunities, thinking beyond individual transactions to become a trusted adviser and partner over the long haul. From origination to execution, our unique combination of ideas, capital and expertise is transforming opportunity into reality for our clients and partners around the world.

With staff in 35 offices transacting across 31 countries, Macquarie Capital is a truly global business. A role in the team will expose you to a dynamic working environment and the opportunity to contribute to high-profile transactions whilst working in a business with the best people in the industry.

Our commitment to Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

The diversity of our people is one of our greatest strengths. An inclusive and equitable workplace enables us to embrace that diversity to deliver more innovative and sustainable solutions for our people, clients, shareholders and communities. At Macquarie, you'll be encouraged to be yourself and supported to perform at your best. If you're inspired to deliver on our purpose of ‘empowering people to innovate and invest for a better future’, we want you on our team. If you need adjustments made to the recruitment process, please reach out to your recruiter.

As an inclusive employer, Macquarie does not discriminate on the grounds of age, disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marriage, civil partnership, pregnancy, maternity, race (including colour and ethnic or national origins), religion or belief.

Joining Macquarie means you’ll be able to work in a way that suits you best. With the right technology, support and resources, our people can work in a range of flexible ways. Talk to us about what working arrangements would help you thrive.

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