Senior Data Validation Specialist, Group Risk Assurance, Dublin

Date: 5 Jul 2024

Location: Dublin, IE, IE

Company: Allied Irish Bank

Role Title: Senior Data Validation Specialist, Group Risk Assurance
Location: AIB Group, Molesworth Street, Dublin 2 (Hybrid Working)


This role is being offered on a permanent basis.


Are you passionate about ensuring data accuracy and reliability?

Do you thrive on meticulously validating information to support its integrity?

Are you comfortable agreeing issues and their resolution with the business areas within agreed timelines?

Are you organised, proactive, pragmatic and an excellent team player?



About the Role

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


This new role of Senior Data Validation Specialist will support and execute the end-to-end validation process for the BCBS 239 (Basel’s Principles for effective risk data aggregation and reporting), assessing the completeness and accuracy of data flowing into key reports to ensure compliance with regulation.


GRA are experts in different specialist areas – including Data Management, Information & Digital Technology, Resilience, Data Protection, Regulatory Compliance and more – accessing senior stakeholders within the organisation and plenty of opportunities to obtain great exposure and experience across all areas of the Bank. We have a culture where investing in people is paramount, where we cultivate talent and where we foster professional development.


Key Responsibilities Include:

  • Partake in Data Validation reviews from beginning to end, including:
  • Participating in the planning and execution of BCBS 239 testing and validation activities, to assess compliance with BCBS 239 requirements.
  • Assist the review Manager in defining a review scope, test strategy, and execute testing;
  • Interact professionally and efficiently with business areas and key stakeholders;
  • Complete comprehensive data validation and controls testing, including through data analytics, to allow for the identification of issues;
  • Assist the review Manager in preparing and agreeing detailed final review reports for senior management; and
  • Contribute to committee and board reports to ensure senior management are up to date and aware of key compliance issues.
  • Support the delivery of reviews across the wider team, providing your knowledge, technical expertise and insights, to develop innovative testing solutions, including Data Analytics, to evaluate data accuracy and completeness of the in-scope review areas.
  • Manage the resolution of agreed exceptions with the business areas and stakeholders within agreed timetables.



What you will bring:


  1. Minimum of 4 years' experience in Data Analytics, Data Management or Technology, ideally with Compliance or Audit experience in a Banking environment
  2. Strong Data Analysis, programming, reporting and visualisation skills with knowledge and experience with tools such as SQL, PowerBI, Teradata, Qlikview, Advanced Excel and/or other analytics tools.
  3. Understanding and working experience with data governance, database management, data warehousing, data management frameworks & industry standards (e.g. DMBOK) and Risk Data Aggregation and Risk Reporting regulation.
  4. For this role, there is a preference for professionally qualified candidates in the areas of Data Management and Data Analytics/Data Science, with assurance qualifications (e.g. CISA) desirable.
  5. Has a lot of initiative, excellent attention to detail, communication and presentation skills and the ability to work to deadlines and remain calm under pressure.
  6. Knowledge of banking business, processes, regulations, especially related to data management and reporting capabilities is a plus.


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 or have any special requirements or needs that would support, you during the recruitment process then please contact the Talent Acquisition Team at


By when? Closing date is Thursday 25th July (just before midnight)


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