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Assurance Specialist

Posted Date: 02-Jun-2022

Location: Melbourne, VIC

Company: HESTA Super Fund

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At HESTA we’re a leading national superannuation fund dedicated to people working in health and community services – a growing sector of ordinary people doing extraordinary things, day in day out, right across Australia.

More than 930,000 Australians trust HESTA with their money.  So together, we invest $68 billion of savings globally.  We're about creating brighter futures for our members and a better world for generations to come.  Our focus is on helping our members enjoy a retirement they’ve worked hard for.


The opportunity 


Taking up this opportunity will see you joining a growing Risk team to assume responsibility for the implementation of all risk and compliance assurance activity across the business.  This will include developing and overseeing assurance and control testing activities and monitoring the remediation of identified weaknesses as well as establish and lead HESTA’s second line assurance function.  You will also manage the rollout of audits and coordinate the response to their findings as well as contribute to the ongoing improvement of the Compliance Framework and Risk Management Framework & Strategy.


About you


Skilled and experienced in the application of APRA standards in a financial services context, your knowledge of the three lines of defence mode is complemented by your expertise in control testing as well as the development, design and implementation of control frameworks, assurance and remediation activities.  You will have proven experience in building a function from the bottom up and demonstrate the ability to be hands on while maintaining strategic vision for your area.  You’re comfortable dealing with stakeholders at all levels and will relish the opportunities to provide your advice and guidance across the organisation.  


What’s in it for you?


HESTA is a highly collaborative and values-driven organisation so you will join a growing industry fund that has a welcoming and supportive culture and outstanding conditions, including an enviable work/life balance.  This is your chance to gain career-building experience and exposure to an expanding industry.  Once you have completed probation, we also invest in your development by giving you a training budget and eight days off each year for you to attend approved courses and events.


•    Access to great benefits, including a market competitive remuneration package
•    Be part of an ambitious team and an innovative and inclusive culture
•    Opportunities to develop and grow your career
•    Join one of Australia’s largest and fastest-growing superannuation funds


HESTA is a great place to work but don’t take our word for it, we were named (again!) Employer of Choice 2021 by the Australian Business Awards and Employer of Choice for Gender Equality five years running!  


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Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are encouraged to apply.


It is important to protect the health, safety and wellbeing of all HESTA employees and those people they come into contact with at work and reduce the risk of COVID spreading in the workplace and the wider community, therefore all HESTA employees are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19.


Please note: Applications via recruitment agencies will not be accepted for this position.