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Risk & Compliance Manager

Date: 05-Aug-2022

Location: Melbourne, VIC, AU, 3000

Company: Australian Unity

Join us and let’s make a bigger difference together.


It’s an exciting time to be joining Australian Unity – we have grown significantly over recent years and are transforming to capitalise on further growth opportunities to help our customers and employees thrive. We operate with commercial principles and with a strong social purpose to create community value. Australian Unity is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees.


Established in 1840, we’re Australia’s first member-owned wellbeing company. Today we have over $1 billion in revenue and provide smart solutions and services to more than 700,000 Australians. We employ over 7000 people and our purpose is to Help People to Thrive.


Your New Role:

An exciting opportunity has become available within our Group Governance function for a Risk and Compliance Manager. The Risk and Compliance Manager will provide high quality, proactive and commercial risk, compliance and governance services to support the Australian Unity Group, particularly our Finance & Strategy, People & Culture and Governance teams. The role is accountable for providing oversight, independent monitoring and advice and fostering the development of a mature risk and compliance capability and culture.


Your New Role Looks Like This:

  • Lead, influence and execute the design and development of compliance and risk solutions to support the business
  • Manage and work to a schedule of Line 2 control testing activity and work with the business to continually improve our control environment
  • Support business leaders with their control assessment program and incident reporting process
  • Actively review the policy and legislative environment impacting corporate compliance, listing and disclosure requirements
  • Be an active participant on key strategic projects and governance forums, providing independent compliance and risk insight
  • Contribute to the ongoing evolution of the Group Risk and Compliance frameworks, policies and procedures.


About You:

We are searching for a professional who will be a confident communicator and has a focus on delivering outcomes.

Does this sound like you?

  • 5+ years’ experience in risk, compliance, legal, audit, finance, treasury or company secretarial roles.
  • Relevant tertiary qualifications: law, finance accounting, economics or business is preferred.
  • Solid experience in control testing and a working knowledge of the legal and regulatory framework relevant to Australian Unity’s businesses, including APRA capital and liquidity requirements.
  • Knowledge of financial risk is preferred — particularly treasury and capital management
  • Experience in conducting scenario analysis and/or stress testing is an advantage
  • Able to lead and influence through change and working agilely in complex environments.
  • Exceptional stakeholder management, communication and problem-solving skills.
  • Industry relevant experience to Australian Unity’s business portfolio is a bonus.


Your Benefits:
You will enjoy a range of great employee benefits and rewards including:

  • Competitive Remuneration and Incentive Program
  • A range of attractive product and service discounts from Australian Unity’s Retail and Wealth Management portfolio – including health insurance and banking products
  • Supported Learning and Career Development program
  • Flexible Working Arrangements including Work-From-Home days with a real work-life balance
  • Available access to LinkedIn Learning courses through our great Learning platform
  • Additional paid Wellbeing and Community Volunteer Days yearly


What Makes Us, Us

Putting people first is not just something we say, it's what we do. We care for our people so they can care for themselves and our customers. We stay true to our values (Bold, Warm, Honest), we work hard because it matters and we work well together – collaborating, encouraging and even managing to have some fun.


At Australian Unity we do the right thing and we expect the same from others. Being a member-owned company, means we're focused on our members and customers, not shareholder returns. Our purpose to Help People to Thrive, drives us to make a real difference, every day, big and small. We are passionate about improving the wellbeing of all Australians and about making a positive difference.


Australian Unity is an Equal Opportunity employer and we encourage applications from all members of the community, including people of Aboriginal and Torres strait Islander descent, culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds and, mature aged people.