Risk & Controls Assurance Analyst, Application Controls Testing

  • Job Reference: R-00163780-OTHLOC-GBR-5FMAN097
  • Date Posted: 24 May 2022
  • Employer: RBS
  • Website: http://www.jobs.rbs.com
  • Location: Manchester
  • Salary: On Application
  • Sector: Accounting, Banking & Financial Services
  • Job Type: Full Time

Job Description

Join us as a Risk & Controls Assurance Analyst

  • This is an opportunity for a passionate and driven analyst to take on a critical role in our 1st line of defence function
  • You'll be supporting the design and development of assurance activity on an end-to-end basis, identifying and addressing risks, testing technology controls and working collaboratively with your colleagues and the business to close any gaps
  • It's an opportunity to hone your existing analytical skills and advance your career in an exciting, fast paced role

What you'll do

As a Risk & Controls Assurance Analyst, you'll support the Risk & Controls Assurance Manager to deliver a robust assurance function that meets our policy, legal and regulatory requirements and expectations. You'll do this by undertaking technology and application control testing to provide assurance that key policies and controls have been implemented and continue to be effective.

Day to day, you'll be:

  • Undertaking IT general controls and automated business process controls testing activities in line with the annual assurance schedule
  • Contributing to the development and delivery of an annual risk-based assurance programme, to confirm that key policies and controls have been effectively implemented
  • Helping to maintain the annual assurance schedule, monitoring its delivery and our overall governance and risk position
  • Proactively identifying improvements to our assurance processes, procedures and methodology
  • Making sure our processes, procedures and methodology are consistent, up to date and fully aligned with our broader policy framework, and any respective legal or regulatory requirements

The skills you'll need

To make an impact with us, you'll bring experience of IT general controls and application controls testing gained in an audit, assurance or risk function. Experience of using data and analytics to perform controls testing would be a real advantage.

You'll also need:

  • An understanding of the Operational Risk Handbook
  • Knowledge of assurance and risk management methodologies
  • A practical understanding of operational and technology risks in a financial services environment
  • The ability to develop great working relationships with your colleagues and stakeholders