Risk and Internal Control Officer - French

Allianz Worldwide Partners
  • Job Purpose/ Role

    Risk and Internal Control Officer~crlf~~crlf~~crlf~The Risk and Internal Control Officer in the Europe 1 Region Risk team is a partner for the oversight and deployment of the Allianz internal control framework (IRCS), as well as other Risk programs and projects. The position is also a key support to the Global Risk team and will support the delivery of internal control programs in our Paris headquarters as well as participating in global Risk projects. ~crlf~~crlf~This position, reporting to the EU1 Regional Internal Control Officer, works closely with the sister functions (Actuarial, Compliance, Audit), and first line of defence functions to ensure that the internal control system is effectively integrated within their areas of responsibility. The function provides support for internal control programs and projects designed to identify and manage significant risks related to: Financial Reporting, Information Technology, Legal & Compliance and Operations. ~crlf~~crlf~The position is based in Dublin and will require the candidate to travel to some European locations

  • Key Responsibilities

    Responsibilities:~crlf~~crlf~•Support the EU1 Regional Internal Control Officer and regional Risk team to implement all Allianz Partners` Internal Control and risk programs across the region to meet all stakeholders` expectations.~crlf~•Produce regulatory reporting required by Solvency II and regular management reporting regarding the adequacy of internal control systems. ~crlf~•Participate in regional activities and contribute to global deliverables to implement the relevant risk management and internal control frameworks and supporting tools as designed by Allianz.~crlf~•Support risk-based planning to focus on high risk areas and key controls supporting core business processes, regulatory requirements and safeguarding our customers / clients. ~crlf~•Provide risk and control assessment information and reporting to key stakeholders and recommend actions where controls are deemed ineffective to ensure the risk is within acceptable tolerances.~crlf~•Establish strong partnerships across the matrix organization to facilitate open communications, leverage resources, adapt programs, share information and best practices to ensure the risk and internal control frameworks are effective and efficient and demonstrate added value. ~crlf~•Perform internal control activities across the region to include; assessment workshops, process walkthroughs and documentation, risk and control identification, key control testing, mitigation plan monitoring and reporting.~crlf~•Ensure that critical key control failures are escalated to the Regional Internal Control Officer and/or relevant senior management to ensure that they are resolved in an efficient and timely manner. ~crlf~•Participate in and/or present at relevant SteerCos and Committees to provide status updates.~crlf~•Contribute to the implementation and delivery of the risk and internal control programs (around financial reporting, compliance, operational and IT risks) across the region and globally in collaboration with the Regional Internal Control Officer and Risk team.~crlf~•Provide training and support to coordination partners within the first line and monitor their activities (workshops, control testing, etc.) to ensure adherence to the relevant risk and control program guidelines.~crlf~•Partner with sister functions to coordinate and plan effectively, gain efficiencies, and reduce impact on the business.~crlf~•Ensure all related reporting is compliant with applicable Guidelines and Global requirements, is timely, accurate and appropriately tailored for the intended audience. ~crlf~•Recommend process and system improvements to increase efficiency, improve data quality, reduce complexity, eliminate manual work, and increase employee engagement.~crlf~•Participate in and support the delivery of Global risk and internal control programs as well as participating in Regional and Global Risk projects.~crlf~•Ad hoc topics as required by the Risk function management. ~crlf~~crlf~Stakeholder Engagement Responsibilities: ~crlf~•Practice and encourage open and effective communication internally and externally in order to build and nurture effective working relationships.~crlf~•Promote shared partnerships with 1st line "ownership" of risk, processes and controls and 2nd line to support and monitor effectiveness. ~crlf~•Develop and maintain effective working relations with internal and external parties, including but not limited to Senior Management and internal/external auditors to ensure the risk and internal control frameworks provide sufficient assurance on effectiveness.

  • Key Requirements/ Skills

    Experience Required~crlf~~crlf~•Bachelor`s degree in Finance with experience ideally in an international environment or equivalent combination of work and education experience.~crlf~•Risk Management or Internal Control qualification or diploma preferred.~crlf~•Minimum of 2/3 years` experience in Finance, Risk Management, Audit or Compliance, Project Management ideally in the insurance, financial services or service sector industries.~crlf~•Strong IT user skills, very good user knowledge of Microsoft (Excel, Word, Visio, PowerPoint).~crlf~•Fluency in both French and English (verbal and written communications).~crlf~•Team player, excellent interpersonal and communication skills in a highly matrixed, multi-cultural context.~crlf~•Preferred skills; influencing others, project management, adaptable to change, pragmatic approach to challenges.~crlf~•Willing to travel in Europe as required

  • About Allianz

    Allianz est l’univers pour ceux qui osent – un environnement qui soutient ceux qui prennent des initiatives pour faire évoluer leur carrière et pour participer activement au renforcement de notre position de leader mondial. En accordant une réelle importance aux hommes et aux femmes – à la fois à ses 88 millions de clients particuliers et professionnels, et à ses 140 000 collaborateurs – Allianz favorise une culture dans laquelle chaque collaborateur est encouragé à travailler en équipe, à se dépasser et à innover, pour relever les défis du secteur de l’assurance. Notre principale ambition est d’être le partenaire de confiance de nos clients et de leur permettre d’avancer avec l’assurance que nous sommes là pour les accompagner. Si vous avez de l’audace, rejoignez le Groupe Allianz.~crlf~~crlf~De plus, en qualité d’employeur engagé, Allianz reconnaît que sa force se trouve dans la diversité de ses collaborateurs. Nous sommes fiers de promouvoir l’intégration et l’égalité des chances quel que soit le sexe, l’âge, l’origine, la nationalité, la religion, le handicap, ou l’orientation sexuelle de nos collaborateurs.

Job Purpose/ Role

Risk and Internal Control Officer~crlf~~crlf~~crlf~The Risk and Internal Control Officer in the Europe 1 Region Risk team is a partner for the oversight and deployment of the Allianz internal control framework (IRCS), as well as other Risk programs and projects. The position is also a key support to the Global Risk team and will support the delivery of internal control programs in our Paris headquarters as well as participating in global Risk projects. ~crlf~~crlf~This position, reporting to the EU1 Regional Internal Control Officer, works closely with the sister functions (Actuarial, Compliance, Audit), and first line of defence functions to ensure that the internal control system is effectively integrated within their areas of responsibility. The function provides support for internal control programs and projects designed to identify and manage significant risks related to: Financial Reporting, Information Technology, Legal & Compliance and Operations. ~crlf~~crlf~The position is based in Dublin and will require the candidate to travel to some European locations

Key Responsibilities

Responsibilities:~crlf~~crlf~•Support the EU1 Regional Internal Control Officer and regional Risk team to implement all Allianz Partners` Internal Control and risk programs across the region to meet all stakeholders` expectations.~crlf~•Produce regulatory reporting required by Solvency II and regular management reporting regarding the adequacy of internal control systems. ~crlf~•Participate in regional activities and contribute to global deliverables to implement the relevant risk management and internal control frameworks and supporting tools as designed by Allianz.~crlf~•Support risk-based planning to focus on high risk areas and key controls supporting core business processes, regulatory requirements and safeguarding our customers / clients. ~crlf~•Provide risk and control assessment information and reporting to key stakeholders and recommend actions where controls are deemed ineffective to ensure the risk is within acceptable tolerances.~crlf~•Establish strong partnerships across the matrix organization to facilitate open communications, leverage resources, adapt programs, share information and best practices to ensure the risk and internal control frameworks are effective and efficient and demonstrate added value. ~crlf~•Perform internal control activities across the region to include; assessment workshops, process walkthroughs and documentation, risk and control identification, key control testing, mitigation plan monitoring and reporting.~crlf~•Ensure that critical key control failures are escalated to the Regional Internal Control Officer and/or relevant senior management to ensure that they are resolved in an efficient and timely manner. ~crlf~•Participate in and/or present at relevant SteerCos and Committees to provide status updates.~crlf~•Contribute to the implementation and delivery of the risk and internal control programs (around financial reporting, compliance, operational and IT risks) across the region and globally in collaboration with the Regional Internal Control Officer and Risk team.~crlf~•Provide training and support to coordination partners within the first line and monitor their activities (workshops, control testing, etc.) to ensure adherence to the relevant risk and control program guidelines.~crlf~•Partner with sister functions to coordinate and plan effectively, gain efficiencies, and reduce impact on the business.~crlf~•Ensure all related reporting is compliant with applicable Guidelines and Global requirements, is timely, accurate and appropriately tailored for the intended audience. ~crlf~•Recommend process and system improvements to increase efficiency, improve data quality, reduce complexity, eliminate manual work, and increase employee engagement.~crlf~•Participate in and support the delivery of Global risk and internal control programs as well as participating in Regional and Global Risk projects.~crlf~•Ad hoc topics as required by the Risk function management. ~crlf~~crlf~Stakeholder Engagement Responsibilities: ~crlf~•Practice and encourage open and effective communication internally and externally in order to build and nurture effective working relationships.~crlf~•Promote shared partnerships with 1st line "ownership" of risk, processes and controls and 2nd line to support and monitor effectiveness. ~crlf~•Develop and maintain effective working relations with internal and external parties, including but not limited to Senior Management and internal/external auditors to ensure the risk and internal control frameworks provide sufficient assurance on effectiveness.

Key Requirements/ Skills

Experience Required~crlf~~crlf~•Bachelor`s degree in Finance with experience ideally in an international environment or equivalent combination of work and education experience.~crlf~•Risk Management or Internal Control qualification or diploma preferred.~crlf~•Minimum of 2/3 years` experience in Finance, Risk Management, Audit or Compliance, Project Management ideally in the insurance, financial services or service sector industries.~crlf~•Strong IT user skills, very good user knowledge of Microsoft (Excel, Word, Visio, PowerPoint).~crlf~•Fluency in both French and English (verbal and written communications).~crlf~•Team player, excellent interpersonal and communication skills in a highly matrixed, multi-cultural context.~crlf~•Preferred skills; influencing others, project management, adaptable to change, pragmatic approach to challenges.~crlf~•Willing to travel in Europe as required

About Allianz

Allianz est l’univers pour ceux qui osent – un environnement qui soutient ceux qui prennent des initiatives pour faire évoluer leur carrière et pour participer activement au renforcement de notre position de leader mondial. En accordant une réelle importance aux hommes et aux femmes – à la fois à ses 88 millions de clients particuliers et professionnels, et à ses 140 000 collaborateurs – Allianz favorise une culture dans laquelle chaque collaborateur est encouragé à travailler en équipe, à se dépasser et à innover, pour relever les défis du secteur de l’assurance. Notre principale ambition est d’être le partenaire de confiance de nos clients et de leur permettre d’avancer avec l’assurance que nous sommes là pour les accompagner. Si vous avez de l’audace, rejoignez le Groupe Allianz.~crlf~~crlf~De plus, en qualité d’employeur engagé, Allianz reconnaît que sa force se trouve dans la diversité de ses collaborateurs. Nous sommes fiers de promouvoir l’intégration et l’égalité des chances quel que soit le sexe, l’âge, l’origine, la nationalité, la religion, le handicap, ou l’orientation sexuelle de nos collaborateurs.


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