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Risk Analyst - Financial Services

Risk Analyst – Financial Services
Milton Keynes OR Widnes

Refresh your career. Revolutionise Retail Financial Services. We’re going digital in a big way and giving our customers more of what they want, when they want it. It’s nothing less than a retail revolution – and we need all kinds of talent to lead and deliver it.

Financial Services is at the heart of this transformation with around 2 million customers and growing. You would be joining the Technology team at a crucial time in our journey. So whether you want to develop your career in IT Service, IT Architecture, IT Development, Risk, Security, or the PMO, there has never been a more exciting time to join us.

We are looking for a Risk Analyst to support our IT Risk Manager in ensuring that IT Controls are in place in accordance with the best practise standards and guidelines within the regulatory requirements of the business.

What you’ll be doing

* Develop and maintain the AFS IT Control Framework artefacts, including presentation online using the collaboration tool selected to track validation, compliance, issues and actions follow-up with designated owners
* Provide timely and accurate reports for use by senior IT and business stakeholders to support regulatory compliance objectives and reporting requirements
* Maintain an awareness of the regulatory environment as it applies to AFS and highlight to the IT Risk Manager (FS) any changes that may need to be applied to the IT Control Framework in place
* Liaise with business colleagues, and group risk, group audit and the Sainsbury’s Argos Cyber Security team and other functions, to ensure an appropriate exchange of knowledge and information is maintained with respect to the IT Control Framework in place
* Support colleagues to ensure that all appropriate AFS IT risks are recorded, monitored, tested, regularly reviewed and reassessed to ensure adequate controls are in place
* Undertake specific outcome testing and risk and control reviews across the Group IT function and external suppliers to ensure compliance, as directed by the IT Risk Manager (FS)


* Utilise knowledge and awareness of the financial services regulatory environment, and the associated risk frameworks
* Utilise tools and technology effectively to foster and support effective collaboration across the business and IT teams
* Utilise specific IT and risk training and qualifications


* Experience working in an IT Risk Management role previously
* Understanding of Financial Services
* Ideally experience working within a Financial Services organisation
* Detailed understanding of risk management tools and techniques
* Take personal ownership of your work, but able to ask for support where required
* Maintain good relationships with internal peers and colleagues
* Ability to build credibility with stakeholders and colleagues


Company pension – We double your 4% contribution
Discount at Argos, Sainsbury’s and Habitat
Holidays – 24 to 27 with the option to buy up to 10 days per year
Sharesave scheme – Risk-free way to buy shares at a discounted rate
Childcare vouchers
Cycle to work scheme
Season Ticket Loan
2 days paid leave to volunteer to an organisation close to your heart
One professional subscription per year

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