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Senior Risk Specialist - Frameworks, Governance & Reporting


Job Description

About Vanguard

Vanguard Investments Australia (VIA) has been helping investors achieve their long-term financial goals for over 25 years. Serving institutional and individual clients, and financial advisers, we offer investment solutions that are low-cost, diversified and robust through time.

With more than AUD $9 trillion in assets under management Vanguard is one of the world’s largest global investment management companies. In Australia we partner with institutional clients, financial advisers and individual investors to offer low-cost investment solutions. Our comprehensive range of managed funds, exchange traded funds (ETFs) and tailored investment solutions are built to support long-term investment success for our clients.

Our Opportunity

We are on the lookout for our next team member to join Vanguard’s Enterprise Risk Management (ERM) team as a Risk Specialist, initially focused on frameworks, governance and reporting. In addition, this role has potential to support management with business-aligned risk responsibilities.

Joining an experienced team of risk professionals, in this role you will support the ERM function and the broader business in building a strong risk aware environment and culture to facilitate risk-based decision making as VIA continues to grow and evolve.

What you will do

  • Support business-aligned members of the ERM team in appropriately applying risk frameworks to meet regulatory obligations, governance and monitoring requirements, and reporting requirements

  • Lead the implementation of Vanguard Investment Australia and Vanguard Super Pty Ltd.’s risk culture framework to allow for ongoing measurement and monitoring

  • Coordinate and deliver consistent and timely risk reporting across management and Board governance forums, at both local and global levels

  • Develop and support the roll-out of risk training across Vanguard Investment Australia and Vanguard Super Pty. Ltd

  • Adapt global risk policies and guidance to enable Vanguard Investment Australia and Vanguard Super Pty. Ltd. to meet local APRA and ASIC regulatory obligations

  • Provide a central point of oversight, to ensure that Australia-specific risk policies are consistently applied where they are applicable

This role also has potential to support the implementation of Vanguard Investment Australia and Vanguard Super Pty. Ltd’s risk management framework by the business, through:

  • Advising the business on how to identify, measure and manage existing and emerging risks, including through projects and other business change initiatives;

  • Independent review and challenge of the risk-based decision-making activities of the business, including regular risk and control assessments, and issue and event identification, management, and resolution; and

  • Assist management in monitoring and reporting the effectiveness of business risk practices, including escalating risks outside appetite as required.

What we are looking for

  • Demonstrated experience in financial services, risk frameworks, its application, and risk reporting aligned to APRA and ASIC regulations

  • A natural collaborator with strong organisation and communication skills

  • Proven ability to work quickly and independently with an outcome-oriented mindset, with attention to detail and sensitivity to deadlines

Specialisations that will make an impact

  • Undergraduate degree in a related field. Post graduate / Professional certifications or advanced degree in a related field would be well reagrded

  • Understanding and experience in the financial services industry and relevant regulatory requirements

Inclusion Statement

Vanguard’s continued commitment to diversity and inclusion is firmly rooted in our culture. Every decision we make to best serve our clients, crew (internally employees are referred to as crew), and communities is guided by one simple statement: “Do the right thing.”

We believe that a critical aspect of doing the right thing requires building diverse, inclusive, and highly effective teams of individuals who are as unique as the clients they serve. We empower our crew to contribute their distinct strengths to achieving Vanguard’s core purpose through our values.

When all crew members feel valued and included, our ability to collaborate and innovate is amplified, and we are united in delivering on Vanguard’s core purpose.

Our core purpose: To take a stand for all investors, to treat them fairly, and to give them the best chance for investment success.

Where to from here?

If you would like to discuss further please contact Richard Maher from our Talent Acquisition team on