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First Line Risk Manager

Job Purpose 

We’re looking for an experienced professional to join us as a key member of our Financial Services Team. The role works in the First Line of Defence supporting the team to manage our risk and enhance our control environment. The role has a direct reporting line to the Risk Management & Assurance Manager within the Financial Services team.
This is a 1 year Fixed Term position.

Key Responsibilities:

The principal responsibilities associated with the role include, but are not limited to:

  • Supporting the development and implementation of the compliance and risk management frameworks in An Post

  • Working with the Financial Services team to identify, assess, document and review all risks through completing Risk Control Self Assessments (RCSA’s) 

  • Support the Financial Services team to design and implement controls that mitigate identified risks

  • Leading the risk assurance/internal control work through periodic independent control checks and report recommendations and agreed management action plans to the Assurance Manager and the Financial Services Director 

  • Ensuring a robust fit for purpose Risk Register is compiled and maintained across the full ambit of Financial Services Products

  • Leading/managing the errors and escalation process, to ensure that events are investigated, communicated to senior management, on a timely basis, and that action plans are developed by the appropriate parties.

  • Support with the documentation of risk and compliance procedures and carry out training with the business as required. 

  • Supporting the Assurance Manager and the AML Manager in the completion of the annual AML/CFT Business Risk Assessment

  • Providing detailed Management Information, including Key Performance Indicators (KPIs), to Senior Management on a monthly basis 

  • Tracking the implementation of all SLOD Assurance and TLOD Audit recommendations and supporting the Business in implementing appropriate changes in Procedures and Controls

  • Demonstrating An Post Values and behaviours in your day to day work and addressing behaviour that supports/ conflicts with them.

Knowledge & Experience

You will have experience working in a similar role for a minimum of 4 years with a comprehensive understanding of Risk and Compliance regulatory requirements. You should have relevant experience in a similar role within a Risk Function, Compliance Function or other Internal Audit Function, preferably in the financial services or insurance industries. Experience working in a Three Lines of Defence (3LOD) Risk Management model with a track record of delivering high quality oversight across multiple products and entities is key. A strong understanding of current and emerging risks and practical experience of managing an effective control environment is required.
Preferably you will have a relevant qualification in business, accounting, finance or risk management, in addition, the ideal candidate will have the following skills and experience:

  • A proven ability to work to challenging timelines;

  • The ability to understand and explain process requirements and communicate this information clearly and concisely;

  • Experience of enforcing compliance with strict guidelines;

  • Excellent analytical skills and the ability to communicate effectively.

Critical Competencies

The following competencies are critical to the delivery of results and/or to superior performance in this role:

  • Technical & Professional Knowledge

  • Results orientation

  • Communication skills

  • Problem Solving and Analysis

  • Attention to Detail

  • Planning and Organising

About the Benefits

In addition to a highly competitive remuneration package we offer access to the following:

  • An Post Company Medical Scheme

  • An Post Pension Scheme

  • PRIP Bonus Scheme

  • Paid Maternity Leave

  • Paid Paternity Leave

  • An Post Employee Assistance Programme 

  • Digital gym with daily scheduled workouts

  • Secure on-site bicycle parking & Cycle to Work Scheme

  • Tax Saver Travel Pass 

  • City centre location 

How to Apply?

We welcome all interested candidates to submit a detailed CV to by 5.00pm on 14th December 2023.
At An Post we appreciate the value that diversity brings and believe our workforce should be reflective of the customers and communities we serve. That is why we actively welcome applications from people from all backgrounds, and do not discriminate based on gender, age, race, religion, marital status, sexual orientation, disability, membership of the Travelling community, or family status. An Post is committed to having an inclusive workplace where every employee feels they belong. If you require accommodations to be made during the recruitment process, or have questions relating to accessibility, please contact us.

About An Post

An Post is one of Ireland’s leading organisations, offering financial and postal services as well as being a trusted gateway to government services. We are transforming from the old world of traditional letters and cash to the new digital world of e-commerce parcels and financial services. 
An Post’s core purpose — to act for the common good, improving the lives of people in Ireland, now and for generations to come — is aligned with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals, putting sustainability at the centre of everything we do. Corporate Social Responsibility plays a pivotal role at An Post as we focus on developing long-term sustainability. Diversity and Inclusion are also embedded in our strategy, as we continuously evolve to be representative of our employees and the communities we serve. Read more about our strategy and our progress today!

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