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FSRM Conduct and Regulatory Risk - Associate

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Advisory
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JOH002IM Requisition #

Job Purpose:

The Financial Services industry is experiencing significant change, in terms of technology advancements, changing customer demographics and increased regulatory scrutiny. Our clients are facing numerous challenges such as how to grow, how to maintain and grow trust, how to become more efficient, and how to defend themselves from ever-increasing competition and external threats.

 

Risk management protects business performance and contributes to sustainability in results. It's about achieving a clear understanding of risks and developing plans to manage them. As part of our Financial Services Risk Management team, you'll work with multinational businesses to develop an integrated, holistic approach to risk and control. You'll help them benefit from their investments in internal controls and have greater confidence they can respond to whatever the future may hold. You'll be engaged in delivering some of the most significant and class-leading internal audit and risk engagements globally.

 

The scope of the work that you can expect to be involved in will include supporting our clients across a range of risk-related topics, such as Governance, Regulatory Compliance and Conduct Risk. You can expect to be working on client assignments across the industries we serve - banking, insurance, and wealth and asset management. You'll actively establish internal and external relationships and identify and escalate potential business opportunities for Ernst & Young within existing engagements.

 

The work we do isn’t about providing ‘off-the shelf’ solutions; so we will train and coach you to develop a set of core consulting skills that will be transferable across a broad range of projects. You’ll work as part of high-performing teams on a broad range of financial services clients and assignments that will stretch and challenge you. You’ll be encouraged and expected to take accountability and make an impact.

 



Your client responsibilities:


  • Focus on the delivery of Advisory engagements, including helping our clients respond to new regulation
  • Assist with workshops and facilitation, both internal and external
  • Build strong internal relationships within Financial Services Africa and across other services
  • Help to deliver sustainable improvement by optimising our clients’ performance and profitability
  • Work on client assignments alongside your colleagues who will coach and support you.


  • Work in multidisciplinary teams bringing diverse perspectives to every challenge

  • Learn how to support complex client programmes and develop competency specific technical skills to support sophisticated client solutions.

     


Your people responsibilities


  • Understand and follow workplace policies and procedures
  • Build strong internal relationships within EY Advisory Services and with other services across the Organization
  • Inquisitive, analytical, ambitious
  • Good team player and ability to demonstrate the potential to become a future business leader



Technical skills requirements


  • A minimum of 3 years of work experience in a conduct-related risk/ compliance management role within financial services, either in an industry line function and/or consulting capacity
  • An understanding of how conduct regulation affects people, processes and systems of a financial services organisation
  • A minimum of 3 years’ experience in the insurance and/or banking sector
  • Proficiency with MS Office
  • Honours or Master's degree in Finance, Business or other related field
  • Demonstrated previous experience with/ exposure to implementation of Treating Customers Fairly, Financial Advisory and Intermediary Services (FAIS) Act, Consumer Protection Act and related regulation, as applicable to banks, insurers and/or asset managers
  • Additional experience based in the Financial Markets Act and related regulation would be an advantage
  • In addition, an understanding of/ previous exposure to conduct-related aspects of financial crime and client-tax requirements based in the Financial Intelligence Centre (FIC) Act, CRS regulations (Regulation 210), SARS Public Notices 508 and 509, etc., would be an advantage
  • Ability to understand and adapt to changing regulatory and legislative requirements


Additional skills requirements


  • Relevant degree with strong academic record
  • Legal academic background or demonstrated affinity would be an advantage
  • Previous experience of exposure to regulatory requirements across pan-African jurisdictions would be an advantage
  • Strong analytical, interpersonal and communication skills
  • Complex problem solving capabilities
  • An interest in continuous self-development
  • Demonstrated integrity, values, principles, and work ethic
  • Able to work in a fast paced and high pressured environment


Who we are:


 


At EY we support you in achieving your unique potential both personally and professionally. We give you stretching and rewarding experiences that keep you motivated, working in an atmosphere of integrity and teaming with some of the world's most successful companies. And while we encourage you to take personal responsibility for your career, we support you in your professional development in every way we can. You enjoy the flexibility to devote time to what matters to you, in your business and personal lives. At EY you can be who you are and express your point of view, energy and enthusiasm, wherever you are in the world. It's how you make a difference.


Please note: Preference will be given to previously disadvantaged individuals


 


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