Quality Assurance Analyst

Last updated 1 hours ago
Location:Ballarat
Job Type:Full Time


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Your Role and Responsibilities
Quality Assurance Analyst
  • Permanent position, based in Ballarat
  • Exciting growth within the Promontory Financial Group an IBM Company

IBM’s greatest invention is the IBMer. We believe that progress is made through progressive thinking, progressive leadership, progressive policy and progressive action.
IBM welcomes, includes, values and respects everyone. We celebrate diversity in all forms. Our culture is rich and intentionally inclusive.
Promontory Financial Group, an IBM Company, is the premier consulting firm for financial services companies worldwide. Promontory Financial Group excels at helping clients resolve critical issues, particularly those with a regulatory dimension. Promontory professionals have unparalleled regulatory experience and insight, and provide our clients with frank, proactive advice informed by best practices and regulatory expectations.
As a member of the Promontory Australasia team at IBM you will contribute to the firm's global efforts to provide clients with solutions to challenging strategic, risk management, and regulatory compliance issues.
Our client base in Australia includes Australia’s largest financial institutions and clients drawn from the public sector. Our growing team of specialists offers Regulatory Liaison Advisory, Remediation, Compliance and Risk Management Advisory and Regulatory Framework Advisory services across Prudential, Conduct and AML/CTF Regulation.
The Quality Assurance Analyst will be responsible for conducting the Financial Crime Office EMEA (FCoE) Centre of Excellence - Quality Assurance (QA) reviews. The team carries out CoE Quality Assurance reviews across the Financial Crimes Compliance (AML, KYC, Sanctions and ABC) processes in EMEA.
As an analyst in the Financial Crimes Office for EMEA, you work in a team that contributes to the operation of the financial crime compliance framework. Thus, your responsibilities and accountabilities include, but are not limited to, contributing to implementing and overseeing the QA program in a “business as usual” environment to mitigate the financial crime risks.

Key Responsibilities:
  • Working in a team of Financial Crimes Compliance process Quality Assurance reviewers performing CoE QA reviews of anti-financial crime activity in the EMEA Region, to determine whether Financial Crimes Compliance Control process outputs meet the established quality objectives set out within the GFCD QA Standards.
  • Ensuring that the results of the QA reviews relating to Financial Crimes Compliance control processes are communicated to the appropriate parties and are addressed in a timely manner.
  • Assisting with the maintenance of written QA procedures for conducting QA reviews in accordance with the GFCD QA Standards.
  • Supporting the implementation of a coordinated, consistent and risk-based AML, Sanctions, KYC and ABC QA program.
  • Preparing QA reports summarising the objectives and purpose, scope, QA review methods, limitations and a consolidation of the QA results for agreement by your line management/senior colleagues prior to distribution to Senior Management within GFCD to provide an overview of the Financial Crime Compliance control process effectiveness and facilitating the periodic reporting to the appropriate regional governing bod(ies).
  • Escalating errors and exceptions identified during QA reviews in accordance with the GFCD Escalation and Issues Management Standard and the validation of action plans to address QA findings.
  • Supporting the coordination with Regional Issues Management to monitor and track the resolution of QA identified issues and action plans.
  • Supporting general compliance activities and other duties, including special projects as assigned

What skills will I need?
  • Experience with managing stakeholder relationships within the local function/role.
  • Knowledge of a variety Financial Crimes Compliance laws and regulations;
  • Good judgement and analytical skills;
  • Experience in drafting, designing and executing QA Reviews in accordance with Global Policies, Standards and/or Procedures; and
  • Good written and verbal communication skills
  • Good communication skills
  • Results driven, with a good sense of accountability
  • A proactive, motivated approach.
  • The ability to operate with urgency and prioritise work accordingly
  • Good decision making skills, the ability to demonstrate sound judgement
  • A structured and logical approach to work
  • Good problem solving skills
  • Good interpersonal skills
  • The ability to manage large workloads and tight deadlines
  • Excellent attention to detail and accuracy
  • A calm approach, with the ability to perform well in a pressured environment

What experience do I need?
  • At least 2 years of experience within financial crimes area of a global bank, consulting firm or regulatory agency;
  • Experience in Financial Crime Compliance or Regulatory Compliance: Quality Control/Assurance Function; Testing Function and/or Internal/External Audit Function;
  • Minimum of 1 years’ experience in a Quality Control/Assurance; Compliance Testing/monitoring and/or Audit Function
  • Degree or equivalent industry standard qualification

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