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Risk & Control Specialist (Part Time role)


Our opportunity :


Function as the Risk and Control Specialist / Internal Control Manager for the Singapore P&C Business reporting into the CRO with responsibility for managing end to end internal control frameworks and support overall improvement of risk governance process.  You will be working closely with Singapore stakeholders, managers from various departments, and subject matter experts at Group Risk Management in Switzerland - head office.   


Your role : 


As our Risk and Control Specialist / Internal Control Manager, your main responsibilities will involve:

  • Leads the timely and accurate execution of assigned activities in relation to internal controls.
  • Working with multiple stakeholders in different department, lead the delivery of the risk assessment of the internal control programs for the Singapore branch.
  • Review and challenge management with regards to the implementation, documentation and maintenance
  • of processes and control activities across the Singapore branch.
  • Monitor the quarterly management attestation process, the identification and reporting of internal control
  • issues and execution of action plans.
  • Actively assists in the preparation and presentation of internal controls program status, issues and outcomes to key stakeholders.
  • Leads in the planning and delivery of the Internal Controls testing programs. The design and operating effectiveness testing programs are planned and rotated based on the Zurich testing methodology.
  • Assists in the overseeing controls testing activities, manage capacity and competency of the testing team, perform training of internal testing teams and coordinate issue confirmation.
  • Proactively provide status updates on work activities and analysis on issues and observations.
  • Seek opportunities to innovate and streamline controls activities.
  • Actively contributes to meetings with control owners and lead discussions beyond areas of responsibility.
  • Supports the delivery of governance activities and ad-hoc requests.
  • Participates in responding to the requirements of Group Risk Assurance (Quality Assurance reviews).
  • Attends discussions with Group and Regional stakeholders.
  • Acts as a trusted advisor to the business and senior management on control matters.


Your Skills and Experience :


As our internal controls manager, your skills and qualifications will ideally include:

  • A degree in business or related subject related field is required. Professional qualifications in accountancy, finance or audit, such as CA, CPA, CFA, ACA, or IIA, would be a distinct advantage.
  • Experience: 3-4 years of audit, risk and controls governance experience is required.
  • Sound knowledge and experience of internal control frameworks / methodologies are essential.
  • Experience in general insurance, life insurance, investment management is highly regarded.
  • Skill to plan, organize workload, problem solve effectively.
  • Work independently & make decisions autonomously.
  • Demonstrate initiative to deliver work.
  • Coach others to uplift skills and understanding.
  • Demonstrate skills in documentation, process mapping, documentation and assessment of risks and controls.
  • Resolve conflicts, work with diverse cultures collaboratively, manage stakeholder sensitivities.
  • Present and communicate effectively, in both written and spoken communication.
  • Able to consider the bigger picture, think creatively to provide alternative solutions, meet deadlines.


Industry Knowledge :


  • Knowledge of insurance industry practices, plans and trends on Internal Controls.
  • Good understanding of financial services industry, key markets, participants, innovation drivers, business issues, standards and guidelines, regulatory environment and developments.
  • Knowledge of Zurich Insurance as a company, strategic objectives, key products and services, governance, policies and procedures, particularly the Zurich Risk Policy, would is helpful.



Additional Information


  • Primary work location is Singapore.
  • Part-time: working 3 days per week.  


You are the heart & soul of 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 highly value the experience and know-how of our employees and offer a wide range of opportunities across business areas to encourage you to apply for new opportunities within Zurich when you are ready for your next career step. 

Let’s continue to grow together!


  • Location(s):  [[Singapore]] 
  • Remote working: [[Hybrid Working Module]]
  • Schedule: Part Time
  • Recruiter name: [[Ahona Adhikary]]
  • Closing date:

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