Senior Manager, Risk and Compliance

  • Location

    Sydney, New South Wales

  • Sector:

    Banking & Financial Services, Law Firms

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  • Salary:

    AU$170000 - AU$195000 per annum + Benefits

  • Contact:

    Toby Tank

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  • Published:

    9 months ago

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  • Most senior role in APAC Risk & Compliance team
  • Conflicts & Ethics focus in a global law firm setting

Your new environment

A global law firm with a rich history, and operations in 15 countries. This truly is an environment which thrives off its diverse and inclusive culture, which is reflected in its hiring process, environment and employee experience. The firm is a multi-disciplinary outfit, and an advisor to multi-national corporations, charities, HNW individuals and public sector organisations.

The value you'll add

In this role, you'll lead the risk and compliance function across APAC, but your day job will be managing risks relating to conflicts and ethics, and ensuring compliance with associated international standards. You can expect:

  • A seat at the Australian leadership table
  • A key role in delivering strategic advisory and operational changes in the firm, and a platform from which to market your team's "value-add" to the business
  • To advise the partnership on whether business can be developed based on potential commercial conflicts, or ethical risks
  • A captive audience when advising on broader risk and compliance issues in the firm and the legal sector
  • To have your hands full with various transformation projects based on regulatory changes, and developments in case law
  • To collaborate with the broader back office team to ensure integrity, market-leading service and efficiency across the firm
  • To improve the firm's compliance culture through education and remediation
  • A talented team to coach and develop

Why you should apply

If you're a senior risk or compliance professional, with experience in dealing with conflicts and ethics, you should consider applying. This role is an ideal way to to take a step into leadership on an international scale, and will challenge you from day one. You're likely to succeed if the following description sounds familiar:

  • Strong compliance and/or risk experience in professional services
  • Conflicts and ethics exposure, ideally in a law firm environment
  • Familiarity with partnership models
  • Track record in strategic delivery and project management
  • Natural communicator; effective negotiator; respected leader
  • Tech-focused and change-orientated
  • An understanding of international legal codes of conduct (particularly relating to the SRA) would be highly regarded

Please note our advertisements use PQE/salary levels purely as a guide. However we are happy to consider applications from all candidates who are able to demonstrate the skills necessary to fulfil the role.