Regional Head - IT Risk Management and Controls Regional Head - IT Risk Management and Controls …

Phoenix Global Search Pte Ltd
in Singapore
Permanent, Full time
Last application, 02 May 21
70000 - 120000
Phoenix Global Search Pte Ltd
in Singapore
Permanent, Full time
Last application, 02 May 21
70000 - 120000
Posted by:
Kyle Blockley • Managing Director
Posted by:
Kyle Blockley
Managing Director
Our client is a global firm looking to hire an IT Risk and Controls Manager. This is a standalone position in Singapore covering the APAC region. This would be a great opportunity for someone in a country role to step up into a regional position.

Governance Frameworks & Controls

  • Support implementation of the IT risk management framework and process through supporting the roll out the firm’s Enhanced Risk Control Framework for the region.
  • Support risk reporting for core IT processes and provide regular group risk reports covering these KPIs/KRIs, with focus on region
  • Ensure Technology policies comply with Group standards and ensure policy amendments/changes are carried out in accordance the relevant governance bodies
  • Support the Technology Risk Forum as part of risk governance structure and provide coverage in the Regional Risk Committee
  • Provide central view of control requirements and control attestations for the function and appropriate regional risk owners
  • Support management of controls development, attestation, remediation plans and assurance program to demonstrate oversight and management of key controls
  • Partner to develop new & enhance existing tools to demonstrate controls oversight within the 1st Line of Defence


Audit, Regulatory & External Response Management

  • Act as primary point of contact and regional facilitator between Technology, regulators and both external & internal auditors
  • Facilitate with IT team to complete client and regulatory questionnaires as relevant; review and validate responses prepared for client questionnaires, participate in follow-up meetings to resolve queries related to the response, raise necessary IT incident reports 
  • Engage, review and document IT responses to regulatory and audit recommendations
  • Oversee and monitor progress of mandated remedial actions for the region from risk, events, control, issue vulnerabilities and audit actions
  • Review audit findings and provide challenge to appropriateness of ratings and action owner assignment for the region
  • Oversee the regional IT teams proactive participation to remediate audit findings. 
  • Advise on the best possible way to remediate audit findings after validating the approach from the auditors. Provide management reporting on the open audit findings
  • Ensure compliance with MAS TRM requirements. Develop and maintain a standard methodology to identify, control and report against the Singapore TRM framework


Risk Management

  • Act as primary point of contact between the Technology function and the Risk function on a day to day basis, championing Risk Management in the function and co-ordinating with the Risk function as required
  • Co-ordinate and manage risk assessment processes including any required reporting in to the central risk system
  • Liaise with all key stakeholders in carrying out all required risk management processes
  • Deputise for the Regional CIO


Risk Related Responsibilities

Ensure that you understand the risks and controls on your desk; what could go wrong, what controls you have to prevent/detect or contain these.


Skills and Experience - 3-5 years min of IT and Risk experience

  • Multiyear experience in a Risk control, Risk management environment
  • Proven track record working in Risk Management / LOD / IT functions
  • Proven track record working with regulators / auditors
  • Thorough understanding of IT Risk control mechanisms
  • Experience of control testing / assurance / managing audits
  • Detailed Understanding of Technology governance processes
  • Takes ownership / accountability of tasks and drives them to completion
  • Constructively challenge where appropriate
  • Continuous improvement to achieve ‘best in class
  • Meticulous, strong attention to quality and details
  • Outstanding written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to develop and present management summary
  • Proven leadership and management qualities


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