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Risk Manager

Ashurst Australia

Job Description

About Ashurst:

Ashurst is a leading global law firm with a history spanning almost 200 years, and clear strategy for our future growth. Our in-depth understanding of our clients and commitment to providing exceptional standards of service have seen us become a trusted adviser to local and global corporates, financial institutions and governments in all areas of commercial law. To find out more please visit

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Department/Role Overview:

Ashurst's newly created Risk Advisory practice operates as an independent advisory function, and an adjacent function to the firm's legal practices. It benefits from the firm's deep-rooted network and profound expertise within the already well-established financial regulatory practice. We pride ourselves on "thinking differently" and as part of our core values, we live and breathe collaboration between practices, both nationally and globally. In keeping with Ashurst's reputation for excellence the Risk Advisory practice will offer an alternative and pioneering risk consulting solutions for the firm's client base.

We are a highly diverse team combining various personalities, cultural upbringing and professional backgrounds spanning business to business, professional services and hands-on industry expertise. Our diverse perspectives and experiences enhance the outcomes we achieve and make us a fun, inclusive and adaptable team. Building a 'first of its kind' Risk Advisory team underpins our mission to be the most progressive global law firm.

Ashurst Australia are looking to attract an outstanding candidate to join as a Manager. As an Manager, you will be an integral member of a team who will deliver non-financial risk consulting solutions into the financial services industry in Australia including, but not limited to, operational risk, regulatory risk, RegTech, risk transformation, compliance and conduct risk.

A Manager will be responsible for building client relationships, delivering enterprise risk solutions, as well as assisting in the growth and development of the Risk Advisory practice in Australia.

Main responsibilities:

  • Building trusted client relationships with integrity by putting the client at the centre of service delivery by thinking differently and delivering innovative solutions to respond to client needs
  • Providing local and global market insight to support clients' strategic planning with activities such as impact analysis, contingency planning or risk identification and mitigation initiatives
  • Assisting clients to embed a proactive and dynamic risk management capability and mindset into corporate business practices, starting from the onset of strategic planning and extending through to implementation
  • Ensuring all engagements are planned and delivered within budget and on time to the client's need and to the highest standard
  • Promoting and supporting diversity and inclusion agendas, harmonising teams from a range of cultures and backgrounds across the region
  • Being bold in the market, assisting inbuilding the brand to win business adjacent to the core offerings of the firm

Operating as a Manager within Ashurst's new and evolving risk consulting practice, your day will vary greatly. You will work closely with the Directors to contribute to the overall strategic direction of the practice. Your days will be busy and challenging, but the rewards can be exceptional.

Essential skills and experience:

  • 8+ years of relevant experience in a professional services firm
  • The ability to "Think Differently", offering innovative solutions aligning to risk, regulation, operational resilience and digital disturbance
  • An ability to create, foster and develop client relationships, offering alternative and pioneering risk advisory solutions
  • Strong knowledge of all facets of non-financial risk management including operational risk, regulatory risk, compliance and conduct risk
  • The ability to independently manage multiple projects, project teams and stakeholders
  • Demonstrated ability in developing commercial frameworks, tender strategies and financial modelling.
  • Strong commercial acumen, report writing and presentation skills

What makes Ashurst a great place to work?

We offer you all the things you should expect from an international law firm: competitive remuneration with the flexibility to reward high performance, flexible working, complimentary gym memberships, corporate health plans and an industry-leading programme that celebrates diversity and inclusion. We are committed to delivering positive impacts to our communities through our Corporate Responsibility programme, with a strong emphasis on working with First Nations people through our pro bono practice. We aim to recruit, retain and promote the best people from the widest possible talent pools. We are committed to offering a safe and welcoming environment for all employees to ensure they are supported to work at their best. Beyond this, what sets Ashurst apart from others is our global strength, our drive to innovate and collaborate, and our commitment to excellence. It is these values that make Ashurst a unique place to work.