Group IT Control and Compliance Manager

  • Dublin
  • Athora
Group IT Control and Compliance ManagerFunction:Group Information TechnologyLocation: Dublin Job Type: PermanentThe RoleThe Group IT Control and Compliance Manager will lead and oversee the testing of Athora IT process-based controls in addition to engaging in further testing of IT General Controls. This role offers the right candidate a unique opportunity to work as part of the Information Security team, championing the continued embedding of Athora’s risk culture across Group IT. About AthoraAthora is a pan-European savings and retirement services group. We focus on growing our franchise via acquisition or transfer of portfolios from other insurers, as well as delivering a competitive long-term product offering to our retail and institutional customers. Our principal operating subsidiaries are Athora Belgium, Athora Germany, Athora Ireland, Athora Italia, Athora Netherlands (including the Zwitserleven brand) and Athora Life Re (a Bermuda-domiciled reinsurer). At 31 December 2023, Athora had assets under management and administration of € billion, about 1,500 employees and approximately million customers.Working at AthoraAs we continue to expand our footprint in the European life insurance market in support of our growth strategy, we are looking for driven, team players to join us on our journey. We welcome applicants who are guided by our shared values; Dare to be Different, Seek Simplicity, Care and Do the Right Thing, in return we offer a dynamic and collaborative work environment.Key Contribution AreasSupport IT control monitoring activities relating to internal/external audit processes and regulators.Map resolution and ensure appropriate level of reporting and escalation.Identify compliance, information security and business continuity risks to the organisation and make recommendations for corrective actions/risk mitigation.Collaborate with existing subject matter experts and Service Providers to leverage and refine training and awareness programs and materials.Work with Service Providers to ensure information systems adhere to corporate policies and standards.Stay up to date on changes in regulation and on best practices for IT governance and compliance.Partner closely with senior stakeholders across the business to identify, develop, implement, and maintain processes across the organisation to reduce information and information technology (IT) risks.Assist with establishing and implementing IT operations, systems, policies, and procedures that align with business strategies.Produce management and performance reports to an agreed schedule or upon request.Personal CapabilitiesStrong people engagement skills; able to work with a diverse group of senior stakeholdersExcellent communication skills; adaptable communication style when working with different areas of the businessPragmatic overview, able to develop implementable solutionsHighly flexible and adaptable, thrives in a changing environmentFunctional or Technical Knowledge and Skills RequiredExperience working directly in IT Control Testing and IT General Control Design and Operational development, testing and executionExposure to Governance aspects of IT RiskBackground working in a highly regulated environmentKnowledge of relevant regulatory frameworks and experience in implementing regulatory changesExperience of completing maturity assessments and delivering required actionsExperience managing relationships with third party outsourced partnersExperience of writing standards and / or policiesYou must have the right to work in Ireland and will need to evidence this should your application be successful.By applying for this role you agree to Athora’s Candidate Privacy Notice.