Risk and Compliance Officer

Gadens

This is a great role for someone looking to make their mark in the Risk and Compliance area

  • Opportunity to work in a progressive Information Technology (IT) team
  • Friendly and collegiate culture
  • Flexible working conditions on offer
About you
As the Risk and Compliance Officer in our Information Technology team, you will be a strong leader who will work closely with leaders across the firm to provide to ensure that the firm's risk and compliance frameworks are appropriately developed and effectively managed to control risks, improve operational efficiencies and ensure compliance with the relevant standards and regulations.
You will have previous experience in a similar role and will be able to provide advice and leadership in this area.

To be successful in this role you will demonstrate the following skills and experience:
  • Ideally 3-5+ years' experience working in risk management
  • High level attention to detail and accuracy
  • Proven ability to manage multiple tasks
  • Ability to prioritise workload, manage time and schedule tasks, and be resilient to changing priorities
  • Proven ability to work autonomously
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
Your role
This is a great role for someone to truly make their mark in the Risk and Compliance area. You will provide advice and effectively manage the Risk and Compliance issues for the firm.

The key responsibilities include but are not limited to:
 
Risk Management
  • Oversee risk management across the firm, including assessing the firm's risk status, assessment of existing policies and procedures and identifying and reporting risks.
  • Ensure that the firm has a cost-effective, consistent and integrated approach to risk management across its offices.
  • Recommend and implement where relevant, projects, initiatives and changes to systems, policies and procedures to minimise risk, including a structured system by which progress and achievement can be measured and reported.
  • Oversee the development and continuous improvement of the firm's information security framework.
 Compliance
  • Ensure firm and employee compliance with internal policies and procedures, and the relevant legislative framework.
  • Conduct appropriate audits to ensure adherence to information security standards.
  • Undertake and participate in periodic compliance reviews and reporting.
  • Investigate and report compliance breaches.
  • Maintain documentation of compliance activities.
  • Ensure the firm has adequate systems and processes to maintain compliance with applicable privacy legislation and to ensure total confidentiality in respect of client information.
About us
Gadens is a pre-eminent, independent Australian law firm with over 80 partners and 630 staff across our offices nationally.  We are repeatedly recognised as a leading legal service provider in the Chambers Asia Pacific and The Legal 500 Asia Pacific legal directories, and many of our partners and special counsel are recognised as leaders in their areas of law. At Gadens, we are always on the lookout for star performers to join our growing workplace.

What we offer

Gadens offers:
  • up to 26 weeks paid parental leave for primary carers
  • flexible work practices and work life balance
  • regular social events and functions so you can relax with your colleagues
  • regular fitness sessions, group sporting events or yoga via our Health and Wellbeing Committee