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Operational and IT Risk Specialist

Ref: 75726

  • Strong Salary and Benefits on Offer
  • 13 Oct 2021
  • Dublin (Central)
  • Permanent

IT and Operational Risk Specialist

About the Company

Our client is a leading insurance company in Ireland. They have an immediate requirement for an IT Risk specialist to join their team.

About the Position

This is a highly visible role with a large and well known company.  

You will be able to apply your experience to develop an enhanced framework of oversight and review of their IT environment, while also having the opportunity to perform other types of operational risk and control reviews as required.  You will have proven risk and control experience and strong problem solving, influencing and report writing skills.


This is an ideal opportunity for a self-driven individual and offers an excellent remuneration and benefits package.

Key Responsibilities

  • Contribute to the development and implementation of the Operational Risk Management Framework and Risk Function Plan with a particular focus on IT risk and controls.
  • Review and challenge of quarterly Risk and Control Self-Assessments (RCSA) returns to determine impact on their risk profile.
  • Facilitate workshops to identify, evaluate and manage key Operational and IT risks facing the organisation.
  • Conduct targeted control reviews in business areas.
  • Development of the Risk Function’s capacity and methodology to perform integrated IT and business control reviews.
  • Ongoing monitoring and development of Operational Risk Appetite Indicators.
  • Monitor the business implementation of and compliance with Board approved Risk Policies.
  • Work with each business area to design and implement Risk Mitigation Plans where required.
  • Contribute to the production of high-quality reports for the Chief Risk Officer and Risk Committees.
  • Provide day to day advice and direction to all business and support units on risk management matters.
  • Support external reviews as required.


  • Our client are looking for 4-5 years’ relevant risk & controls experience with an advisory firm or large multinational organisation in a second or third line role.
  • Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA) or Certified Information System Security Manager (CISM) preferred.
  • General Insurance or Financial Services background required.
  • Experience/skills in data analysis for audit purposes – CAATs – is highly desirable.
  • Strong knowledge of the regulatory environment.


The ideal candidate will also have:


  • Highly developed knowledge and proficiency in IT risk management principles and processes.
  • Highly organised with an ability to work on own initiative and as part of a team.
  • Ability to work to deadlines and targets in a busy and demanding environment -  can prioritise tasks under pressure.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, e.g. ability to listen, influence people and be assertive as required.
  • Attention to detail.
  • Good problem-solving skills – identifying problems and proposing solutions.
  • Ability to interpret and evaluate information and make authoritative recommendations.
  • Strong report writing skills.


Remuneration Package

Very competitive salary and strong benefits on offer.



Please contact Derek Smyth on 01 5927861 or email or simply click the apply button.

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