Compliance & Risk Assurance Specialist, Second Line Assurance, Group Risk Assurance, Dublin

Date: 3 Jul 2024

Location: Dublin, IE, IE

Company: Allied Irish Bank

Role: Compliance & Risk Assurance Specialist, Second Line Assurance, Group Risk Assurance


Location: Molesworth Street, Dublin 2 (Hybrid Working)


This role is being offered on a permanent, full-time basis.


About the Role:

Group Risk Assurance (GRA) is a vibrant team within the Risk function and plays an important role in informing senior management and the Board about our risk management and the adequacy and effectiveness of the control environment.  Our Assurance team is led by the Head of Group Risk Assurance within Risk and reports to the Chief Risk Officer, Group Risk Committee and Board Risk Committee.


GRA are experts in different specialist areas – including Cyber, Financial Crime, Data Protection, Digital Technology, Supply Chain Management, Resilience, Consumer Protection, Finance, Change, Prudential Regulation & more – accessing senior stakeholders within the organisation and opportunities to obtain great exposure and experience across all areas of the Bank.


The role holder assists the review team to deliver comprehensive proactive, independent second line assurance reports for the Bank and its associated subsidiaries. It also supports the delivery and management of risk-based assurance reviews that effectively challenge and influence management / business leaders through the agreement and reporting of assurance findings, which drive improvements in the control environment to support risk management practices across the AIB Group.


Key Responsibilities Include:

Partake in Group Risk Assurance reviews from beginning to end, including:


  • Assist the review Lead in defining a review scope, test strategy, and execute testing.
  • Interact professionally and efficiently with business areas and key stakeholders.
  • Complete comprehensive testing to allow for the identification of issues.
  • Assist the Lead reviewer in preparing and agreeing detailed final review reports for senior management.
  • Contribute to committee and board reports to ensure senior management are up to date and aware of key compliance and risk issues.


What you will bring:


  • For this role, there is a preference for candidates qualified or studying for Compliance, Risk and Control or Accounting/Audit qualifications.
  • Have a minimum of two years’ experience in a financial services role and have a proven understanding and experience of financial services industry regulations, key banking processes, financial products and/or systems.
  • Has a lot of initiative, excellent attention to detail and ability to work to deadlines and remain calm under pressure.
  • There is a preference for experience of Compliance (incl. Financial Crime, Data Protection, MiFID, Conduct Risk), Risk Management or Audit in a Banking (Retail and Investment) environment and associated risks.


Life at AIB


At AIB, we have a clear purpose - Empowering people to build a sustainable future. We want to be at the heart of our customers’ financial lives by giving them an exceptional experience. That goes for our employees too.

We are building a culture that breaks the conventions of what our customer and employees expect of a bank.


We are committed to offering our colleagues choice and flexibility in how we work and live.  Our hybrid working model enables our people to balance their time between working from home and their designated office, subject to their role, the needs of our customers and business requirements.  More details on our hybrid working arrangements and expected office attendance for your role will be provided to you during the recruitment process.


AIB is an equal opportunities employer, and we pride ourselves on being the first bank in Ireland to receive the Investors in Diversity Gold Standard accreditation from the Irish Centre for Diversity. We celebrate diversity and believe in a culture of inclusion where all our employees can succeed. We welcome applications from people of diverse backgrounds and abilities. We are committed to providing reasonable accommodations for applicants and employees. Should you have a reasonable accommodation request please email the Talent Acquisition team at


If you feel you have what it takes, click apply and fill in the online application form. If you would like more information please contact the Talent Acquisition Team at



By when?  Closing date is 19th July 2024



Unsolicited CV’s sent to AIB by Recruitment Agencies will not be accepted for this position. AIB operates a direct sourcing model and where agency assistance is required, the Talent Acquisition team will engage directly with our recruitment partners.


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