Controls Testing (Assistant VP)

Controls Testing (Assistant VP)

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Controls Testing (Assistant VP)
About Barclays
Barclays is a British universal bank. We are diversified by business, by different types of customers and clients, and by geography. Our businesses include consumer banking and payments operations around the world, as well as a top-tier, full service, global corporate and investment bank, all of which are supported by our service company which provides technology, operations and functional services across the Group.
Risk and Control Objective
Ensure that all activities and duties are carried out in full compliance with regulatory requirements, Enterprise Wide Risk Management Framework and internal Barclays Policies and Policy Standards.
Working Flexibly
We're committed to providing a supportive and inclusive culture and environment for you to work in. This environment recognises and supports ways to balance your personal needs, alongside the professional needs of our business. Providing the opportunity for all our employees, globally to work flexibly empowers each of us to work in a way that suits our lives as well as enabling us to better service our customers and clients needs. Whether you have family commitments or you're a carer, or whether you need study time or wish to pursue personal interests, our approach to working flexibly is designed to help you balance your life.
If you would like some flexibility then please discuss this with the hiring manager.
Controls Testing & Execution role is to work across 1LoD Business Units and Functions providing management with informed opinion on the effectiveness of controls they operate to mitigate material risks. The successful candidate will be able to undertake testing of controls to validate the design, operating effectiveness and sustainability of controls operated by the business including being able to leverage computer aided auditing techniques.
This will include challenging the control self-assessments performed annually by Business Units and Functions. Candidates will need to articulate findings from testing work and raise issues where appropriate and agree actions plans to mitigate risks identified. Additionally, the successful candidate will be required to work in partnership with a wide variety of stakeholders across CCO, Business Units and Functions, plus Risk teams and Internal Audit to ensure Controls Testing is undertaken efficiently with minimum impact on business as usual activities, and to ensure the results of Controls Testing are fully understood.
What will you be doing
  • Assist and support the development of the Control Testing plan
  • For Review/ Control Test - undertake planning, execute DEA/OET testing
  • Articulate verbally and write Controls Testing reports with minimum supervision
  • Deliver Controls Testing reviews in line with quality and timeline expectations - accountable for the accuracy of data in the Controls Testing Tool (CTT) and
  • Develop and maintain relationships with stakeholders, and represent the Controls Testing & Execution team in meetings, working groups etc., as required.

What we're looking for:
  • Strong analytical abilities, with a methodical approach, sound judgement and a close attention to detail
  • Strong project management and organisational skills
  • Strong stakeholder management skills - setting and proactively managing expectations
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills and
  • The role may involve domestic/international travel - the hiring manager will discuss this aspect with you.

Skills that will help you in the role:
  • Undergraduate degree or relevant business experience
  • Proven experience in one or more of the following: Internal/External Audit Operational Risk Management or Risk and Control related discipline
  • Ability to perform basic data profiling and analytics
  • Experience of working in a Bank or Financial Services and
  • A good understanding of risk and control assessment techniques
  • Good communication skills and ability to work in matrix management
  • Strong Excel skills and data analytics experience
  • Strong report writing skills
  • Specialist Risk and/or Control-related qualification - formal accreditation / qualification relating to audit, risk and/or control etc. and
  • Knowledge of the Financial Services regulatory environment.
  • Ability to query data sets using various tools .

Where will you be working
Be More at Barclays
At Barclays, each day is about being more - as a professional, and as a person. ‘Be More @ Barclays represents our core promise to all current and future employees. It's the characteristic that we want to be associated with as an employer, and at the heart of every employee experience. We empower our colleagues to Be More Globally Connected, working on international projects that improve the way millions of customers handle their finances. Be More Inspired by working alongside the most talented people in the industry, and delivering imaginative new solutions that are redefining the future of finance. Be More Impactful by having the opportunity to work on cutting-edge projects, and Be More Valued for who you are.
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Our Values
Purpose and Values
We deploy finance responsibly to support people and businesses, acting with empathy and integrity, championing innovation and sustainability, for the common good and the long term.
Our values underpin everything we do: Respect, Integrity, Service, Excellence and Stewardship.
We harness the power of diversity and inclusion in our business, trust those we work with, and value everyone's contribution.
We operate with honesty, transparency and fairness in all we do.
We act with empathy and humility, putting the people and businesses we serve at the centre of what we do.
We champion innovation, and use our energy, expertise and resources to make a positive difference.
We prize sustainability, and are passionate about leaving things better than we found them.
Our Diversity
We aim to foster a culture where individuals of all backgrounds feel confident in bringing their whole selves to work, feel included and their talents are nurtured, empowering them to contribute fully to our vision and goals.
Our Benefits
Our customers are unique. The same goes for our colleagues. That's why at Barclays we offer a range of benefits, allowing every colleague to choose the best options for their personal circumstances. These include a competitive salary and pension, health care and all the tools, technology and support to help you become the very best you can be. We are proud of our flexible working options for colleagues. If you have a need for flexibility, then please discuss this with us.

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