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Risk Manager (Contract)

Location: Brentford, Middlesex Country: UK Rate: £520 - £550 Per Day

Risk Manager (Audit/Risk/SOX)
GSK House, Brentford
6 Month Contract
Pay: up to £550 per day

Job Purpose

This role provides risk management support to the respective Leadership Team covering Global Finance Functions processes such as Corporate Treasury, Tax, Consolidation and other corporate finance functions as well as Supply Chain Finance.

In particular, the risk manager role will ensure:

  1. Risk management support to Finance teams and respective leadership team to ensure risk mitigation, root cause analysis and related mitigations, overall process and control deficiencies remediation, and reporting on overall status of control environment
  2. Risk management support to global or finance area process improvements in order to reduce risks as well as support to relevant operating effectiveness programs such as continuous improvement initiatives, process operating issues mitigation and remediation programs and stakeholder support and reporting for that

The role helps ensure that risks are appropriately mitigated with a sound control framework and it will be aligned to the Supply Chain Finance global process tower organization as well as support Corporate Finance Functions to provide adequate oversight of risks and controls.

Accountable for assessing processes and control framework and provide proactive risk assessments and drive risk mitigation initiatives over different business processes to ensure control soundness. The Risk Manager is also responsible for partnering with the process organizations to ensure identified solutions mitigate the risk, and to implement key control initiatives associated with corporate policies. The focus in the role is to build a culture of proactive risk assessment and business partnering to strengthen the control framework to effectively and efficiently mitigate risks in Finance, including mitigation of enterprise risks where Finance is exposed.

Key Responsibilities

  • Lead risk management and controls of one global process (Supply Chain Finance) as well as corporate Finance Functions such as Treasury, Tax, and Corporate Finance functions, and oversight of risk management and control activities including
  1. Reviewing outcome of Controls Testing activities provided by a third party and reporting on controls effectiveness
  2. Reviewing and reporting on process risk assessments to management
  3. Providing risk management assessment (incl root cause analyses) of operational issues at site and support remediation operations teams
  • Manage global finance functions/global process continuous improvement programs to reduce risk or improve team efficiency levering technology such as robotics, AI and other tools
  • Ensure adequate oversight of third party where appropriate (Genpact) global process and locations as part of monitoring and testing plans
  • Perform annual risk assessment Finance operations and relevant global process. Obtain/perform risk/process reviews of key processes and develop an Annual Risk Plan that covers both controls monitoring plan as well as risk-based process risk assessments and reviews
  • Keep Global Finance Functions senior management appraised of risk and control issues and ensure stakeholders understand and commit to resolution of risk and control deficiency issues across relevant processes
  • Support and engage with external auditors and other parties to reduce impact to business, increase reliance, and align on auditor's assessment of the finance control environment for SOX reporting purposes
  • Provide risk management support to Finance for Enterprise Risk Management as well as at the global process tower level.
  • Drive compliance of enterprise risks and risk mitigation initiatives for corporate finance functions and Supply Chain Finance global process tower
  • Support Corporate Treasury Function on compliance activities to ensure alignment of Treasury operations to company treasury policy and other treasury compliance requirements

Ideal Candidate

  • Masters degree level & further education with a Professional Accounting/Auditing qualification
  • Preferred level of education: CA, CPA, ACA, ACCA, CIMA, CIA, etc
  • Minimum of 5 years Post qualification experience in internal or external audit, or SOX compliance programmes
  • Knowledge of Treasury operations (relevant experience in Treasury and/or Certificate in Corporate Treasury

Additional information about the process

All profiles will be reviewed against the required skills and experience. Due to the high number of applications, we will only be able to respond to successful applicants in the first instance. We thank you for your interest and the time taken to apply.

Posted Date: 18 Jul 2019 Reference: JS-LC-GSK0JP00078391-180719 Employment Business: Elevate Direct Contact: Elevate Direct