Lead Governance and Support – Cape Town

Cape Town

Date: 03-Jun-2021

Location: South Africa

Company: Sanlam Group

Build a successful career with us
We’re all about building strong, lasting relationships with our employees. We know that you have hopes for your future – your career, your personal development and of achieving great things. We pride ourselves in helping  our employees to realise their worth. Through its four business clusters – Sanlam Life and Savings, Sanlam Investment Group, Sanlam Emerging Markets, Santam, as well as MiWay and the Group Office – the group provides many opportunities for growth and development.
Who are we?
Sanlam is a leading financial services group, originally established as a life insurance company in 1918. The Sanlam Group conducts its business through Sanlam Limited, the corporate head office and four business clusters. The corporate head office is responsible for the Groups’ centralised functions such as strategic direction, financial and risk management, marketing and communications, Group human resources and corporate social investment (CSI). The four business cluster include; Sanlam Personal Finance, Sanlam Investments, Sanlam Emerging Markets and Santam.
One of the largest businesses within the Sanlam Group, Sanlam Employee Benefits (SEB) specialises in the provision of risk, investment and administration services to institutions and retirement funds. Focused on meeting the unique needs of its diverse clients, SEB assists companies in creating and delivering customised employee benefits solutions, including the collection of premiums and communication to fund members.

What will you do?
Key Responsibilities:

 

Lead, manage and improve on the PDD process (w.r.t. AML & TF) incl. analyst functions
Engage with operational areas on risk & compliance incidents and provide guidance
Engage with risk, compliance and internal audit teams to understand and influence the governance environment
Lead the business risk assessment process along with the risk team
Lead key risk indicator discussions and general risk governance processes from a business perspective
Lead and drive the ISAE 3402 Type II audit and report
Provide guidance/advice on general governance for various business units
Lead (project manage) ad hoc projects relating to compliance and governance matters (e.g. POPIA, Party Due Diligence, AML)
Provide guidance to diverse business areas w.r.t. compliance, risk, internal audit, operational processes and control effectiveness.
Key Client presentations on Governance related matters
Co-ordinate business unit responses to data requests
Provide input into policy creation and implementation

Qualification & Experience
B.Com / LLB or a relevant tertiary qualification
3 years relevant work experience
Accounting articles and/or consulting experience would be advantageous
1 year management experience
Project management experience advantageous

Knowledge and Skills
Experience in Employee Benefits / Retirement fund industry would be advantageous, but not required
Proficiency in Microsoft Office (Excel, Word, Outlook etc.)

Personal Qualities
Excellent communication skills both written and verbal
Strong attention to detail and proactive attitude
Strong ability to organize and prioritize
Results focused and displays energy when performing tasks
Ability to work independently and supervise a team
Innovative and demonstrates initiative
Ability to perform well under pressure and meet deadlines
Good interpersonal skills
Ability to collaborate and pull information together
Proactive attitude and a team player
Ability to motivate a team
Ability to manage people across functional areas
Strong client focus

Turnaround time
The shortlisting process will only start once the application due date has been reached. The time taken to complete this process will depend on how far you progress and the availability of managers.
Our commitment to transformation
We’re all about building strong, lasting relationships with our employees. We know that you have hopes for your future – your career, your personal development and of achieving great things. We pride ourselves in helping  our employees to realise their worth. Through its business clusters – Sanlam Personal Finance, Sanlam Emerging Markets, Sanlam Investments, Sanlam Corporate Santam, Miway, as well as the Group Office – the group provides many opportunities for growth and development.