Manager, Superannuation & Friendly Societies

  • Annual package
  • Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
  • Permanent, Full time
  • Australian Prudential Regulation Authority
  • 24 Sep 18

Are you an experienced finance professional who specialises in the superannuation/friendly societies industry? If so, then we are keen to talk to you.

Are you an experienced finance professional who specialises in the superannuation / friendly societies industry? Are you keen to be part of promoting good practice in an industry that is vital to the Australian community? Do you like to look beyond the obvious to try to see 'the big picture’? If so, then we are keen to talk to you.

APRA is seeking an experienced and enthusiastic leader to join our Specialised Institutions Division (SID) in Melbourne.

SID is responsible for the prudential supervision of functionally specialised institutions, including smaller urban and regional financial institutions, general, life and private health insurers and superannuation firms.

As a Manager, you will lead a team of professionals who undertake prudential supervision and risk assessment assignments across a defined group of supervised organisations in order to achieve the government and APRA’s objective of providing a prudentially sound financial system. This role will predominantly be working on the supervision of entities within the superannuation / friendly societies industry.

In this role you will:

  • Lead and develop staff through a range of financial analysis and other supervisory skills to support high-quality analysis and risk assessment
  • Model inclusive leadership behaviours and instilling an open culture within the team, where divergent views are shared and respected
  • Monitor institutions to identify critical developments which could lead to serious economic issues, and raising these concerns
  • Assess institutions’ management, strategies, practices and systems and make recommendations of improvement
  • Develop and maintain relationships with key stakeholders within the supervised institutions monitored by the team
  • Present supervision findings to senior management with the supervised institutions
  • Liaise with industry groups and associations to ensure they are across regulatory standards


APRA offers unprecedented exposure to the Financial Services industry. You will work amongst a team of highly skilled professionals, to positively influence industry best practice and the stability of the Australian financial system. Within this environment, you will have the opportunity to contribute your analytical expertise, as well as expand your current skill set.

To be successful you will have experience in the superannuation industry and strong people management skills. You will have demonstrated experience in managing the development and implementation of regulatory standards and maintain up to date knowledge of financial market trends and the legislative environment. The ability to engage with senior stakeholders both internally and externally to discuss industry and regulatory issues will be essential as well as positive mindset and an energetic approach to problem solving with a willingness to offer new ideas and a fresh perspective. Qualifications in a Finance-related disciplines are highly regarded.

The Australian Prudential Regulation Authority (APRA) is the prudential regulator of the financial services industry. It oversees banks, credit unions, building societies, general insurance and reinsurance companies, life insurance, private health insurers, friendly societies, and most members of the superannuation industry.

APRA currently supervises institutions holding $6 trillion in assets for Australian depositors, policyholders and superannuation fund members.APRA invests in contemporary technologies to enable our employees to achieve work life balance, via flexible working practices. We are dedicated to cultivating a diverse and inclusive workplace that fosters collaboration and continuous improvement.

APRA provides ongoing studies support, structured training programs and excellent career progression opportunities all within a highly professional environment.

APRA is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, colour, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, or disability status.

For a role statement and to apply, please visit our Careers Page at www.apra.gov.au. The closing date for applications is 5 October 2018. For further information or assistance, please e-mail talent@apra.gov.au.

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