Unit Head - Legal, Risk, Compliance (Business, Operations, IT)
Our client is seeking to employ an individual with experience in Legal, Risk & Compliance combined with IT Risk Management. The individual will be responsible for the business environment, technologies and platforms, within a financial services industry. Exposure within eCommerce will be highly beneficial.
Duties & Responsibilities
Purpose of role:
Ensures that the organisation complies across a broad spectrum of regulatory requirements. Identify risk exposures at a process level. Ensures that the business is aligned to the necessary industry laws and regulations by developing a compliance programme aligned with Group strategy.
Maintenance of expert knowledge on relevant legislative amendments, industry best practices and provision of proactive advice and solutions to relevant stakeholders
Development of a service culture which build rewarding relationships, proposes innovations and allows others to provide exceptional client service
Cultivate and manage objective working relationships with a variety of stakeholders, including end-users, SME’s, project managers and senior staff members
Translate strategies into actionable goals and execute relevant projects / initiatives aligned to strategic objectives with specific performance measures and control systems to track progress
Monitoring of changes in laws, regulations, initiatives and relevant industry practices, drafting and implementation of appropriate interventions. Comply with governance in terms of legislative and audit requirements
Provision of Subject Matter Expertise
Development of materials and documentation including minimum standards, templates, guidelines, FAQ’s and processes and driving the appropriate application
Development and maintenance of a network of experts to ensure communication of solutions, benefits, risks and innovations in area of specialization
Influence and drive compliance with governance in terms of legislative and policy requirements
Analyse, report and provide input into decisions regarding risk mitigation strategies within the risk portfolio.
Advise on and provide support to stakeholders in relation to the execution of the practice relevant processes and tools
Monitor, identify and communicate external new and emerging IT risk/threats and testing adequacy of existing controls in relation to this and recommending actions for improvement
Plan and manage performance, skills development, employment equity, talent and culture of team in order to improve innovation, achieve efficiencies and increase competencies
Manage own development to increase own competencies
Drive capability development in relevant stakeholders in your area of specialization.
Achieves results in an environment that is continually shifting and where there may be few precedents or structures to guide task execution
Use verbal and non-verbal communication skills to influence an audience and negotiate acceptance of proposals, plans or ideas
Utilises relevant economic, financial and industry data to assess business performance and make recommendations to ensure continue growth, viability and competitive advantage within sensible risk parameters
Provides technical or specialist insights that provide meaningful opportunities for solution-building
Understands organisational systems, structures, policies and procedures and can navigate changing dynamics and power relationships
Develops a wide network of business contacts and use influential people as agents to accomplish professional objectives
Able to lead effectively under pressure, conveying a strong sense of confidence in one’s intentions and those of the organisation
The capacity to separate one’s own feelings, views, beliefs and attitudes from a situation by remaining impartial and non-judgemental
Identifies talent and plans and supports people’s professional development (includes coaching and mentoring competencies)
Desired Experience & Qualification
Minimum Qualification and Experience: Bcom (Law), Bcom degree, LLB degree or engineering degree. CISM, BSc IT Degree would be an advantage. Proficiency in IT management, IT governance, IT architecture, risk management and business resilience good practice including, but not limited to Cobit X, ISO standards, COSO Standards and other relevant.
Experience: 8 to 10 Years risk management experience in the financial industry