First Line Risk/Assurance Specialist, Dublin

Date: 9 May 2024

Location: Dublin, IE, IE

Company: Allied Irish Bank

Role: First Line Risk/Assurance Specialist


Location: 10 Molesworth Street, Dublin/Hybrid Working


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


About the Role:

The role is positioned within the Capital Markets Fist Line Assurance Team. In Capital Markets, we put our customers first. We work with energy and commitment to help them realise their ambitions. We are focused on the long-term sustainability of our customer relationships, the profitability of our business and the success of our home market. We are on a journey to become a leading Merchant Bank.


The Capital Markets Assurance team is designed to support embedding best in class culture of risk awareness and risk management, through the delivery of consistent and risk led assurance activities across the segment.  The Team executes first line assurance activities in line with the AIB Group Assurance Methodology and First Line Assurance Framework, to ensure that key business risks are defined and documented and mitigating business controls are designed and operating effectively.


Key Responsibilities Include:


  • Demonstrate a very good understanding of auditing/assurance principles.
  • Lead assurance assignments by assessing the design and effectiveness of key controls, identifying exceptions and agreeing factual accuracy with the business.
  • Communicate identified issues to the business and agree on detailed action plans, leading to improvement of control environment.
  • Support management to identify assurance requirements, assurance reviews and inputs into the annual assurance plan.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of AIB’s Risk Control Assessment process and assurance methodologies.
  • Be a self-starter with ability to work on own initiative with strong attention to detail, completing tasks to a very high degree of accuracy.
  • Work well with stakeholders, including local business management team officials.



What you will bring:


  1. Strong analytical and problem solving skills.
  2. Proven ability to multitask, to prioritize and complete work effectively and to tight deadlines.
  3. Experience in leading controls testing / quality assurance testing and reporting results.
  4. Excellent communication and presentation skills.
  5. Relevant qualifications (ACCA, CIMA, QFA, etc).



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 Friday 24th May



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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