Finance Risk Assurance and Controls, Associate

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Job role: Control & Oversight
Corporate Title: Associate
Department: EMEA Finance Control & Oversight
Location: Angle lane, London


Company overview

Nomura is an Asia-based financial services group with an integrated global network spanning over 30 countries. By connecting markets East & West, Nomura services the needs of individuals, institutions, corporates and governments through its three business divisions: Retail, Asset Management, and Wholesale (Global Markets and Investment Banking). Founded in 1925, the firm is built on a tradition of disciplined entrepreneurship, serving clients with creative solutions and considered thought leadership. For further information about Nomura, visit


Department overview:

Control & Oversight is a fast-paced, dynamic and evolving team in EMEA Finance. As the operational risk co-coordinators for the department we aim to further enhance the internal control framework and operational risk awareness of the department. This presents the opportunity for a wide range of exposure and interaction with all Finance functions ranging from Global Middle Office, Financial and Regulatory Control to Tax and Treasury. The team works independently within Finance acting as credible advisors to senior management on operational risk matters. The team consist of 8 individuals split across London and Powai, who identify, assess, monitor and manage operational risk and controls ensuring these are adequately designed, monitored and implemented.


Role description:

Your main responsibilities will involve:

  • Driving the risk and control governance and challenge across the EMEA Finance functions
  • Promoting a strong risk and control culture within the department
  • Managing and monitoring Operational Risk events, challenging mitigation actions, where appropriate
  • Extensive interaction with all Finance functions, Internal Audit and Operational Risk
  • Perform Process and Controls Testing and Quality Assurance Reviews using automation and data analytic tools like RPA and Alteryx equivalent
  • Using data analytic skills and tools to perform risk analysis and monitoring, including oversight of the RCSA (Risk and Control Self-Assessment) process and continual enhancement of key Finance risk metrics
  • Set up governance processes using new tools and technologies to proactively support EMEA Finance management in maintaining and strengthening the control environment


Key Objectives critical to success:

The key objective of this role is to proactively challenge and improve process and controls in a continually evolving environment. The EMEA Finance function is undergoing transformation and the ideal candidate will have hands on experience in designing and developing tools to support risk and control governance and testing activities


Skills, experience, qualifications and knowledge required:

  • The successful candidate will be a big 4 newly qualified ACA/ACCA with experience gained from an investment banking environment
  • roven ability to drive through change by designing and developing solutions using Power Bi, Alteryx; Tableau; SharePoint designer. Experience of VBA; Python; Java Script and HTML coding is beneficial
  • A control mind-set is essential, together with superior analytical and problem solving skills
  • Ability to be flexible when required
  • Self-starter, proactive big picture thinker
  • Excellent communication skills, tenacity and confidence to challenge
  • Good organisational skills; ability to manage a variety of tasks simultaneously and deliver to tight deadlines