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Enterprise Risk Assurance Specialist - FinTech

  • Location: City of London
  • Salary: £50,000 - £55,000 per year
  • Job Type:Permanent

Posted 14 days ago

  • Sector: Compliance
  • Contact: Kirstie Burn
  • Contact Email:
  • Contact Phone: 02036371603
  • Expiry Date: 13 February 2023
  • Job Ref: KBU/19513

​​​​Working for this leading FinTech Cards / Consumer focused financial services firm, you will be part of a team of Assurance specialists delivering assurance activities across the business to offer a 2nd Line of Defence view on the control environment.

  • You will complete risk assurance tests that align to the agreed assurance testing programmes for relevant risk types, including both thematic testing and execution of continuous assurance activities. You are ultimately seeking to assess the control environment for the Chief Risk Officer, the accountable executive for the relevant risk type and other relevant colleagues from across the business. They look to you to form a view on whether controls are designed adequately and are being performed appropriately.

  • You must work well with the rest of the Assurance team as well as with a wide range of 1st Line of Defence colleagues, 2nd Line of Defence Risk Business Partner(s)and Risk Framework manager(s) (who are our wider Enterprise Risk team colleagues) plus you will need to work alongside the Audit team. The way you go about your role is very much about delivering an effective risk assurance plan for the business built on a strong personal contribution and a value adding connection to the wider team.

  • Using assurance outputs to build MI of varying types, so your focus on quality will always be really important. So, you will need to sign up to being passionate about giving your best and delivering a quality product because our Assurance brand is central to what we do.

  • Providing support to management and also various Assurance related projects and activities is an integral part of being in the team - we believe this joined up approach is what enables the successful delivery of both personal goals and the achievement of wider objectives for the whole Assurance team.


  • Strong analytical and problem solving skills

  • Highly organised – ability to demonstrate timely delivery of independent project work

  • Excellent communication skills – e.g. the ability to translate complex regulatory information into meaningful and actionable business insight

  • Strong stakeholder management skills – able to demonstrate management of both peers and senior stakeholders


  • FinTech background in a Financial Services environment

  • Familiarity with the 3 Lines of Defence and Credit, Conduct and Operational Risk types

  • Previous experience of testing/investigation work

Your Personal Attributes

  • Naturally curious – keen to understand the detail but without losing sight of the big picture

  • Resilient - able to ask difficult questions and to probe beneath the surface

  • Able to build positive relationships and challenge without alienating the people they work with

  • Diligent, determined, driven and will ensure reviews deliver against agreed scope and timescales

  • Results & output focused with a strong dedication to ensuring delivery on promises

  • Able to work independently and within agreed timescales

Please note, should feedback not be received within 28 days due to the large volume of applications, unfortunately, your application has been unsuccessful. However, we may be in touch with similar relevant opportunities.