Distribution Risk and Controls Officer

2 days left

Columbia Threadneedle Investments
London, United Kingdom
15 Jul 2022
14 Aug 2022
Industry Sector
Finance - General
Employment Type
Full Time
About Columbia Threadneedle Investments

You'll find the promise we make to our clients is the same one we make to our employees: Your success is our priority.

Here, you'll find growth and career opportunities across all our businesses. We're intentionally built to help you succeed. Our reach is expansive with a global team of 2,000 people working together. Our expertise is diverse with more than 450 investment professionals sharing global perspectives across all major asset classes and markets. Our clients have access to a broad array of investment strategies and we have the capability to build tailored solutions matched to clients' specific requirements.

Columbia Threadneedle is a people business and we recognise that our success is due to our talented and dedicated people, who bring diversity of thought, complementary skills and capabilities. We are committed to providing an inclusive work environment that supports the diversity of our employees and reflects our broader communities and client-base. We encourage applications from returners to the industry.

We appreciate that work-life balance is an important factor for many when considering their next move so please discuss any flexible working requirements directly with your recruiter.

Job Purpose Statement

You will support CTI EMEA Distribution, Product and Marketing's 1 Line of Defence (1LOD) risk and control activities to ensure that activities are commensurate with the CTI EMEA risk management policy and risk framework, and to provide active assurance support in respect of the Distribution, Product and Marketing estate.

Role Responsibilities

  • Review and challenge Distribution's BAU operating processes and procedures to provide assurance over controls design coverage, appropriateness robustness and the extent to which controls are embedded to mitigate operational risks effectively.
  • Execute 1LOD RCSA controls assurance testing programme for DSG Risk and Control team, including incorporating testing to support any enterprise-wide key risk and control initiatives as well as and Distribution-owned ISAE controls.
  • Perform continuous monitoring of the Distribution RCSA controls through testing to identify emerging risks and issues.
  • Support the execution of the RCSA process, reporting and system technical updates.
  • Produce regular reports on the results of controls assurance testing to 1LOD management.
  • Establish, influence, develop and maintain working relationships with all levels of management and external parties.
  • Provide independent opinions on the risk and control environment related to Distribution across EMEA.

Key Capabilities

  • Strong Asset Management experience (highly desirable: Distribution activities exposure).
  • Experienced risk and control professional, particularly Internal Audit exposure, Compliance Monitoring, Operational Risk, etc.
  • A strong self-starter who is willing to investigate and build networks to find solutions.
  • Work across locations with colleagues in Europe and the US.
  • Part / full ACA or ACCA, CIA, CMIIA qualifications required.
  • Internal Audit, Operational Risk or Compliance background.

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