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IAA Operational Risk & Compliance Specialist


Our opportunity


In this role you will support the operation and maintenance of the internal control framework and governance for IAA (Investment Administration & Accounting) to ensure effective risk management across the globally positioned Investment Management back office. This includes promotion of a risk awareness culture and providing the stakeholders with means to allow for reliable assurance, reporting and operational processes.


Your role


As an IAA Operational Risk & Compliance Specialist your main responsibilities will involve:

  • Working in partnership with Group Investment Management Assurance Function, Group Risk and IAA management, process owners and outsourcers to ensure:
    • Maintenance and review of IAA processes and controls documentation in compliance with Zurich and industry ICFR standards as well as IAA specific policies and guidelines
    • Maintenance and/or development of IAA specific policies and guidelines to address key operational risks
    • Oversight and monitoring of the team’s compliance with internal policies and with external regulations
    • Coordination of audit related activities for both Zurich internal but also external audit reviews
    • Operation of the IAA operational risk framework including operational key controls, incident and Operational Event Management
    • Support risk assessment processes and follow up on improvement actions (TRP, TDS, IAA risk committee meetings)
    • Review, improve and maintain Business Continuity Management environment in collaboration with required stakeholders, including testing
    • Support triage and applicability assessment of regulatory changes


Your Skills and Experience


As an IAA Governance and Operational Risk Manager your skills and qualifications will ideally include:

  • Professional qualifications and/or prior working experience in accountancy, finance, investment management or audit
  • Experience with the maintenance of risk and controls frameworks or SOC audit
  • Experience with Business Continuity Management and Disaster Recovery testing
  • Exposure to regulatory requirements’ assessments would be a benefit but is not prerequisite
  • Ability to resolve conflicts, work with diverse cultures collaboratively, manage stakeholder sensitivities
  • Ability to see the bigger picture, think creatively to provide alternative solutions, meet deadlines
  • Excellent communication skills in both written and verbal format in English, additional company languages (German or Spanish) would be an asset


Additional Information


As well as a competitive salary and a yearly bonus we offer benefits package which includes:

  • Option to work remotely within Spain even up to 80%
  • Flexible working hours
  • Wide range of internal and external trainings
  • Free English, German and Spanish classes depending on the needs
  • Ticket restaurant
  • Life Insurance
  • Pension Plan - after 1 year in the company
  • Referral bonus if you bring other talented people like you
  • Special banking and insurance conditions
  • Exclusive Employees discounts


Primary work location is Barcelona. Please apply with your CV in English.


Who we are


Looking for a challenging and inspiring work environment where you can make a difference? At Zurich millions of individuals and businesses place their trust in our products and services every day. Our 53,000 employees worldwide form the basis of our success, enabling, businesses and communities to face a world of risk with confidence. Imagine if you could help people do this all over the world. You’d give them confidence and reassurance by protecting what they love most. It’s a big challenge, but you will be supported by a world-class team who believe in helping you to reach your full potential and deliver on our promises.


So be challenged. Be inspired. Help us make a difference.


At Zurich we are an equal opportunity employer.  We attract and retain the best qualified individuals available, without regard to race/ethnicity, religion, gender, sexual orientation, age or disability.


Why Zurich


At Zurich, we like to think outside the box and challenge the status quo. We take an optimistic approach by focusing on the positives and constantly asking What can go right? 

We are an equal opportunity employer who knows that each employee is unique - that’s what makes our team so great! 
Join us as we constantly explore new ways to protect our customers and the planet.

  • Location(s):  ES - Barcelona 
  • Remote working: No
  • Schedule: Full Time
  • Recruiter name: Zalewska Malgorzata Ewa

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