Senior Risk Assurance specialist, Dublin

Date: 12-May-2022

Location: Dublin, IE

Company: Allied Irish Bank

Role Title: Senior Risk Assurance / 2LOD Senior Audit specialist, Group Risk Assurance

Location: AIB Group, Molesworth Street, Dublin 2 (Hybrid Working Model)


This role is being offered on a permanent basis.


Are you comfortable in completing Assurance/Audit reviews from beginning to end?

Are you comfortable with identifying issues and communicating these as required internally and externally to stakeholders? 

Are you organised, proactive, pragmatic and keen to be a part of a wider Assurance team?


Summary of role:

Group Risk Assurance is a 2nd line appraisal function led by the Head of Group Risk Assurance within Risk and reports to the Group Chief Compliance Officer, Chief Risk Officer, Group Risk Committee and Board Risk Committee. The Group Risk Assurance team conduct a continuous and comprehensive review of Regulatory, Operational, Prudential and Conduct Risks throughout the Group in accordance with the Group Risk Assurance Plan. Acting as the ‘Second Line of Defence’, Group Risk Assurance challenges and influences the business to ensure its control environment is robust and effective to mitigate the risks across the Group and the subsidiaries.

We are looking for someone can:

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

  • Leading Assurance reviews from beginning to end, including:
  • Definition of scope, test strategy, execution of testing
  • Interaction with business areas and key stakeholders
  • Agreeing issues and their resolution with the business areas within agreed timetables
  • Preparing and agreeing a detailed final review reports for senior management 
  • Contributions to committee and board reports to ensure senior management are up to date and aware of key compliance issues
  • Understanding and knowledge of banking / financial regulation.


The role holder assists the team to deliver a comprehensive proactive, independent second line assurance reports for the Bank and associated subsidiaries. Supports the delivery and management of risk based assurance reviews that effectively challenges and influences management / business leaders through the agreement and reporting of assurance findings which drive improvements in the control environment to support risk management practices.


Who are we?

We’re AIB. A strong Irish bank packed with purpose - to back our customers to achieve their dreams and ambitions. That goes for our employees too. We’re made of small teams where you have the chance to shine.


Why join us?

We are excited about how we have changed our focus. We want to be at the heart of our customers’ financial lives by giving them an exceptional experience. We are building a culture that breaks the conventions of what our customer and employees expect of a bank.


Does this sound like something that you want to be part of?


You will need to show us that you have:


Minimum Criteria: Please note that the following criteria form the basis of your answers on the application form.

  1. For this role, there is a preference for candidates qualified or studying for Compliance, Risk and Control or Audit qualifications.
  2. Have a minimum of four years’ experience in a financial services risk management environment.
  3. Have a proven understanding and experience of financial services industry regulations, key banking processes, financial products and/or systems.
  4. Have a proven experience of Compliance, Risk Management or Audit in a Banking/Financial Services environment and associated risks, clear understanding and knowledge of control and risk management methodologies.


Please note that the capabilities will only be asked at interview stage.

Behavioural Capabilities:

  • Ensures Accountability - Holding self and others accountable to meet commitments
  • Collaborates - Building partnerships and working collaboratively with others to meet shared objectives.


Technical Capabilities:

  • Knowledge of legal and regulatory requirements – Maintains and demonstrates up to-date knowledge of industry regulatory requirements, and ensures its implementation and monitoring where required.
  • Risk Analysis - Links risk initiatives into critical business drivers, determining the costs and impacts of the risks.
  • Investigating and Reporting - Investigates incidents or issues to determine the cause, circumstances, and contributing factors; documents detailed findings and suggests and implements necessary resolutions.
  • Negotiation and Influence - Engages in discussion to reach an agreement and create outcomes, affecting the action, behaviours, or opinions of others.


Please note: The Minimum Education requirements for entry to AIB is 5 passes in the Leaving Certificate (or equivalent), to include a pass in English and Maths. These must be achieved at either Ordinary or Honours Level. Confirmation of this will be sought if successful for the role.


If you feel you have what it takes, click apply and fill in the online application form. If you would like more information the Talent Acquisition Team can help. You can contact them via email at


By when?  Friday 27th May




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