Monitoring & Oversight Manager in Edinburgh - Abrdn

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Edinburgh, Scotland
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Full Time
Date Posted
4 days ago

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Job Description At abrdn, our purpose is to enable our clients to be better investors.Clients worldwide trust us to find future-fit investment opportunities to deliver the outcomes they want. Our technology and insight help empower them to make better decisions, while the powerful partnerships we build help to enhance the expertise that we offer. And by enabling clients to invest responsibly, it helps us to build a better world.abrdn's Risk and Compliance division has a great opportunity for a compliance monitoring professional to join the team as a Monitoring & Oversight Manager.This role offers the chance to be part of a team providing assurance to senior management over the firm’s compliance with key regulations, and helping management to manage regulatory risk.You will conduct focused reviews of business activities to assess the regulatory compliance and identify risk exposures and will work with business management to agree actions to address any weaknesses identified and agree target dates for remediation to improve the control environment.Main Responsibilities:Carrying out all aspects of Monitoring & Oversight (M&O) reviews including: determining scope and agreeing terms of reference, fieldwork and analysis, drafting reports and agreeing actions with business management.Supporting the delivery of the M&O plan through timely execution of reviews and ensuring that all work meets the appropriate quality standards.Follow up of issues raised to ensure that actions have been completed within the agreed target dates to address the issues.Supporting and managing staff where appropriate and ensuring they continue to develop in line with business needs.Liaising with the Risk & Compliance Business Partnering Teams regarding emerging themes and review findings to incorporate these into the advice provided to the business.Providing input into the development and documentation of the M&O Plan using a defined and robust risk-based methodology.Contributing to Monitoring & Oversight team activitiesDeputising for and supporting the Head of Monitoring & Oversight in meetings when required.Promoting and encouraging a risk culture that underpins abrdn’s values and drives risk awareness and accountability within the business.Supporting the wider Risk & Compliance function in the delivery of functional activities where required and where appropriate.Key knowledge, skills & experience we're looking for:Required:Experience of undertaking compliance monitoring reviews to a high level of quality and consistency within a demanding environment.Extensive knowledge of investment processes and products.Knowledge of current and emerging regulatory compliance ‘hot topics’ and market trends, methods and tools in respect of monitoring & oversight.Track record in delivering clear and concise written and oral communications.Highly credible and proactive communicator who can engage internally and externally.Degree qualified or equivalent professional experience.DesirableKnowledge of Client Assets Sourcebook (CASS).Extensive risk management and regulatory compliance knowledge within the asset management industry, including a good understanding of UK, EU and other international regulatory requirements.Our benefitsThere's more to working life than coming home with a good salary. We have an environment where you can learn, get involved and be supported.When you join us, your reward will be one of the best around. This includes 40 days’ annual leave, a 16% employer pension contribution, a discretionary performance based bonus (where applicable), private healthcare and a range of flexible benefits – including gym discounts, season ticket loans and access to an employee discount portal. You can read more about our benefits here.Our businessEnabling our clients to be better investors drives everything we do. Our business is structured around three distinct areas – our vectors of growth – focused on our clients’ changing needs. You can find out more about what we do here.An inclusive way of workingWhatever way you like to work, if you have the talent and commitment to join our team, we’d like to hear from you.At abrdn we’ve adopted a ‘blended working’ approach. This approach combines the benefits of face-to-face collaboration, coaching and connecting in our offices with the flexibility of working from home. It enables colleagues to find a balance that works for their roles, their teams, our clients and our business.An inclusive culture, where diverse perspectives drive our actions, is at the core of who we are and what we do. If you need assistance with your application, or a reasonable adjustment to your interview arrangements – for example, because you are neurodivergent, or have a physical, sensory, cognitive, mental, visible or invisible disability – please let us know and we’ll be happy to help.We’re committed to providing an inclusive workplace where all forms of difference are valued and which is free from any form of unfair or unlawful treatment.  We define diversity in its broadest sense – this includes but is not limited to our diversity of educational and professional backgrounds, experience, cognitive and neurodiversity, age, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, disability, religion or belief and ethnicity and geographical provenance.  We support a culture that values meritocracy, fairness and transparency and welcomes enquiries from everyone.If you need assistance or an adjustment due to a disability please let us know as part of your application and we will assist.SummaryLocation: London; EdinburghType: Full time


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