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Contribute to APRA's role as prudential regulator of financial institutions
A dynamic and highly varied role working collaboratively with APRA's supervisory teams and engaging with industry
Opportunity for flexible working arrangements in a workplace that values diversity, inclusion and work/life balance
There has never been a better time to join APRA. We are building a stronger regulator and strengthening outcomes for the Australian community. A key focus area is ensuring that regulated financial institutions are proactively undertaking continual actions to strengthen their cyber resilience and combat cyber-attacks through prevention, detection and response capabilities.
To help us deliver on this strategic priority, we are seeking experienced and passionate IT Risk professionals to join the IT Risk team. The role is focused on assessing and influencing the management of IT risk by APRA regulated entities (including banks, insurance companies and superannuation).
In this role you will gain a unique industry-wide perspective and be responsible for providing advice concerning current and emerging IT risk issues (e.g. cyber, fintech and cloud) and commensurate risk management practices. Participation in the development of IT risk standards and guidance also provides an opportunity to influence cross-industry practices.
Key challenges and opportunities:
Understanding the key IT risks within regulated entities (cross industry, wide variety of entity size and complexity)
Successfully influencing regulated entity decision makers to implement improvements to IT risk management practices
Maintaining IT risk prudential standards and guidance for regulated entities
Keeping pace with rapidly developing technologies / products / services, with an understanding of how this changes the risk profile
Contributing to a high level of awareness across the IT Risk team in relation to IT risk analysis (including knowledge of risk profiles within regulated entities and within the Australian financial system) given the broad range of issues to consider
Providing quality services from within the IT Risk team given the volume, variety and complexity of work
Maintaining effective working relationships with other APRA supervision areas
Engaging with Government and industry representatives on industry change initiatives
Providing APRA employees training and development with respect to IT risk
Desired knowledge and experience:
Demonstrated experience in assessing the management of IT risk, in an area such as IT organisation & governance, risk management, strategic planning, information security (including cyber), IT operations and service management, project management & application development, data management, business continuity management and disaster recovery, outsourcing, and/or assurance.
High level analysis and problem solving are key to success in this role, as are excellent written and verbal communication skills for advising internal APRA stakeholders and external entities. Tertiary qualifications in a field relevant to the role are required.