National Risk & Control Advisor – Governance COE

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Job Title:
National Risk & Control Advisor – Governance COE
Position ID:
J1219-0581
Job Type:
Permanent Full Time
Division:
Underwriting
Region:
Head Office
Posting Language:
E
Job Category:
Underwriting
Number of Positions:
1
Closing Date:
27/01/2020

Keeping You Moving

RSA is one of the world’s leading multinational insurance groups with over 300 years of experience and over 20 million customers worldwide.Our people are committed to building a dynamic internal culture where our people love what they do and feel motivated to keep things moving – for customers, for their colleagues and as part of their own growth and development. In RSA, employing positive people is how we achieve success. You will be working in an environment that encourages you to do great work and you constantly will be faced with fresh challenges that have a direct impact on our business. We believe your personality and passion will keep RSA and our business moving forward. At RSA we have a culture that supports and rewards high performance with a competitive reward policy for top performers. Our rewards package includes competitive compensation, work / life balance, opportunities to learn and the chance to make a difference working for a worldwide industry leader.At RSA Canada, our purpose is to Make Life Better Together and we do that every day through our commitments to our people, our customers and our partners. We are committed to fostering an inclusive, fair, and accessible environment where every team member has the opportunity to reach their full potential and where everyone feels comfortable being their true selves. We hire on the basis of merit and we are committed to inclusive, barrier-free recruitment and selection processes, as well as equal access to training and promotion opportunities.

Position Overview:

Key member of the Governance Centre of Excellence team by working in accordance with best practice for a 1st Line of Defence function on a national level. Ensure effective controls are embedded to mitigate critical risks; working with the business to ensure new/changing processes are appropriately controlled; develop and implement solutions were there are gaps in processes or breakdown of controls.
You will support the execution of a control validation framework and methodology to provide oversight on various delegated authority arrangements, and manage risks, for example by working closely with Leadership teams (Claims, Personal & Commercial Lines) to ensure a strong control environment is in place.

Who you are

Your enthusiasm is infectious. You challenge the status quo. You find solutions to problems. You go the extra mile to exceed customers’ expectations. You get things done the right way. You represent our brand with passion and pride. You are a team player. You have fun and you make work fun for those working around you.

What you will achieve in this role

• Work closely with external & internal stakeholders in Personal Insurance, Commercial Insurance and Claims to identify business objectives and perform risk assessments.
• Evaluate operational effectiveness of business processes and internal controls
• Leverage and learn from subject matter experts within the Governance team and the business (e.g. Actuarial, Claims, Finance, IT, Risk & Compliance, and Underwriting).
• Manage ongoing communications with business stakeholders during and after the control validation process.
• Report on significant findings and underlying root causes – distilling complex ideas into plain language.
• Provide practical recommendations as well as constructive challenge and periodic monitoring over Management’s mitigating action plans.
• Contribute to the development and execution of the annual control validation plan.
• Assist in the development and implementation of assurance and governance frameworks and methodologies, including the design of processes and controls.
• Support a cross-functional team in a collaborative environment to increase understanding of and ability to contribute to the overall risk and wider perspectives of the business.
• Regular engagement with 2nd Line and 3rd Line of Defence to manage risks effectively.
• Help build a strong control environment by reducing risks and ensuring there is a robust framework in place with effective and efficient controls and processes.

What you bring to this role

• Risk management experience in the Financial Services Industry (ideally Insurance).
• Relevant professional designation(s) such as CIP, CPA, CIA or CRM preferred.
• An excellent understanding of modern governance, risk and control frameworks, including the 3 Lines of Defense.
• Good understanding of the property and casualty insurance business, including operations and related internal controls, would be an asset.
• Excellent written and verbal communication skills with the ability to build strong relationships and influence people at all levels.
• Strong organizational and analytical problem-solving skills with the ability to resourcefully gather information, analyze critically, and communicate clearly.
• Proficient in Excel, PowerPoint, and Word.
• Positive attitude
• Consistently challenge status quo to improve existing processes and practices
• Consistently go beyond individual success to achieve team success
• Continuous improvement mind-set while balancing risk and practicality
• Passion and commitment to completing objectives and taking initiative to get the job done

Other Information

Applicants agree that by providing personal information in response to this ad, and otherwise in any recruitment process with RSA or its affiliated companies (the “Company”) such personal information may be retained and used for a period of one (1) year from the date of this application, for the purpose of consideration for employment opportunities which may arise during that time period, unless an applicant notifies the Company to the contrary.We thank all applicants. However, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.We invite you to learn more about us at our Career Site, www.rsagroup.ca, where you can apply on line. RSA group of Companies is strongly committed to diversity and welcomes applications from visible minority group members, women, Aboriginal persons, and persons with disabilities, members of the LGBT community, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas.RSA group of Companies will provide reasonable accommodation for qualified individuals with disabilities in the job application process.If you have difficulty using our online application system and you need an accommodation due to a disability, please email AODA@RSAGROUP.CA or call us at toll free 1 (800)-855-0511. Please note this email is only for accommodation requests. Resumes sent to this email address will not be considered.

Applicants agree that by providing personal information in response to this ad, and otherwise in any recruitment process with RSA or its affiliated companies (the “Company”) such personal information may be retained and used for a period of one (1) year from the date of this application, for the purpose of consideration for employment opportunities which may arise during that time period, unless an applicant notifies the Company to the contrary.

Johnson is an equal opportunity employer. We thank all applicants for their interest. However, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.