Risk and Control Lead

Michael Page
Greater Manchester
£60000 - £80000 per annum + Healthcare, Pension
14 Sep 2022
14 Oct 2022
JN -092022-5755791
George Wearden
Employer Sector
Consumer Goods & Services
Contract Type
Full Time

The Risk and Control Lead is responsible for the start-up and development of a risk and control function which will underpin the operations of UK and the Centre of Excellence.

Client Details

The client are a service provider with offices in Greater Manchester


The Risk and Control Lead will be responsible for;

The Risk and Control Lead will build consensus across the SLT and the Head of Performance Improvement to:

  • Maintain an up-to-date record of all existing control structures, leading ongoing enhancement and improvement, as appropriate
  • Identify, through an ongoing program of process review, control weaknesses and implement suitable plans-to-fix
  • Co-ordinate all Root Cause Analysis activity and any resultant fix-actions
  • Monitor IA actions and recommendations from the UK Risk & Control team, through to implementation
  • Determine objectives, set priorities, manage iterative development processes and act as central point of reference for all risk and control enhancement activity
  • Appropriately manage relevant RACMs

The post holder will be responsible for the:


  • Building and maintaining an ongoing program of process review
  • Design, development, piloting and productionisation of metrics, reporting, trend analysis and commentary to support risk and control activity and outputs
  • Assisting with business continuity planning
  • Acting as key POC with Internal Audit and UK Risk & Control teams
  • Training staff, ongoing, on what risk and control best practise looks like and what it means for them in their roles



The successful candidate should have;



  • Ideally: University Degree
  • Ideally: Qualified Accounting Qualification: ACCA, ACA, CIMA
  • More important than the financial qualification is knowledge of COSO control frameworks, Sarbanes Oxley or other similar financial control environment




  • Extensive experience in a risk and control role
  • Excellent working knowledge of processes within Payables, Receivables and General Ledger
  • Experience/knowledge of Navision is preferable
  • Experience in a similar role within a multi-site business is desirable
  • Prior experience of working with an outsourced Finance Shared Service Centre is preferable but not mandatory




  • Customer focussed and target driven
  • Forward thinking, with a "can do" attitude
  • Strong analytical and communication skills
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team, to tight deadlines
  • Ability to understand the detail behind processes
  • Ability to build relationships with key stakeholders
  • Good level of IT skills including intermediate/advanced MS Excel


Job Offer

The candidate will receive;




  • Competitive salary of up to £80k
  • Benefits
  • Flexible working

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