IT Risk Manager IT Risk Manager …

IG Group
in London, England, United Kingdom
Permanent, Full time
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IG Group
in London, England, United Kingdom
Permanent, Full time
Be the first to apply
IG Group
IT Risk Manager
Job Description

Role Responsibilities:

• Partnering with our second line to establish the standard practices for managing operational risk in first line
• Produce standard procedure and policy documentation for risks and controls in line with group policy requirements
• Working with leaders across Technology ensuring these standards are embedded
• Following up on incidents that occur in Technology and conduct in-depth root cause analysis.
• Ensuring audit readiness for Technology areas and oversight of audit outcomes to completion
• Train and advise the 1st line teams on how to stay compliant
• Provide testing and assurance on existing IT risk and controls in line with regulations and internal requirements with an oversight to the IT regional governance teams
• Report and action on weaknesses relating to controls and suggest improvements whilst identifying the impact on the business
• Making risk meaningful and relevant to everyone, and sharing best practice whilst adapting the language you use to speak about risk so that it is easy for everyone to understand
• Managing high-level stakeholder relationships, across several departments including providing updates to the Senior Leadership Team.
• Assist to develop appropriate KRI / KPI information for the IT control environment to promote effective monitoring
• Prepare monthly Control Review Meeting materials with Group Operations Senior Management
• Embed risk management into the 1st line

Person Specification:
Ability / Expertise

• Experience performing risk assessments and control gap assessments in financial or technology environments
• A strong track record of implementing or monitoring 1st Line of defence control frameworks
• Exposure to multi-jurisdictional financial regulatory requirements
• Ability to explain complex sets of rules and translate regulations into clear language to all levels of staff
• Thorough understanding of IT Risk control mechanisms
• Attention to detail
• Excellent written and verbal communication skills
• Comfortable working in a fast-paced environment
• Passionate about technology.
• Experience of working in a global organisation.
• Experience of delivering within a multiple service support team, in a complex business environment
• Interest in financial products
• Experience of dealing with internal and external auditors and possibly regulators would be an advantage
• Knowledge of COBIT processes


• Operational risk experience (at least 3 years)
• Knowledge around risk assessment methodology and RCSA

Personal Attributes

This will be a busy role in a team so the successful candidate's behaviours will need to strongly aligned to our values:
• Champion the client: customer service is a passion, cultivates trust, has clarity and communicates well, works with pace and momentum
• Lead the way: innovative and resilient, strong learning agility and curiosity
• Love what we do: Conscientiousness - has high self-discipline, carefulness, thoroughness and organisation, Flexible and adaptable

Number of openings
Company Overview

IG empowers informed, decisive, adventurous people to access opportunities in over 15,000 financial markets. With a strong focus on innovation and technology, the company puts client needs at the heart of everything it does.

IG’s vision is to be a global leader in retail trading and investments. Established in 1974 as the world’s first financial spread betting firm, it continued leading the way by launching the world’s first online and iPhone trading services.

IG is now an award-winning, multi-platform trading company, the world’s No.1 provider of CFDs* and a global leader in forex. It provides leveraged services with the option of limited-risk guarantees, and offers an execution-only share dealing service in the UK, Australia, Germany, France, Ireland, Austria and the Netherlands. IG has recently launched a range of affordable, fully managed investment portfolios, to provide a comprehensive offering to investors and active traders.

It is a member of the FTSE 250, with offices across Europe, including a Swiss bank, Africa, Asia-Pacific, the Middle East and the US, where it offers on-exchange limited risk derivatives via the Nadex brand.

*Based on revenue excluding FX (from published financial statements, October 2016)