Risk Leader – Brisbane

Flight Centre Travel Group
Industry : Travel Agent or Tour Operator
Sector : Travel Agent (Retail/Leisure)
Function : Finance & Strategy
Type : Full time

Job Description



The Australian Risk Team focuses on challenging the status quo and revolutionising the risk management function within FCTG Australia. Since its creation, Australian Risk has successfully redesigned the risk management process, and continues to implement innovative tools which significantly improve the efficiency and effectiveness of risk management in the business. 

 The Australian Risk Leader will be an expert in identifying key business risks and developing and deploying effective risk management strategies to minimise those risks nationally. They will drive the strategic direction of the team and ensure that we understand and meet the needs of our stakeholders. Reporting to the GM of Finance, the Australian Risk Leader will lead and develop the Australian Risk team. They will be the driving force in ensuring the protection of FCTG’s assets and contributing to the ongoing success of the company. 

 The Australian Risk Team act as experts in assisting operational and finance leaders to own risk management within their business. To be successful, the Australian Risk Leader will have the ability to influence those leaders in balancing the competing priorities of strong internal control and operational efficiency. 


 What You’ll Do 
Identify the strategic priorities for the Australian Risk team and ensure the optimal employment of the team’s resources to meet these priorities
Work closely with the Operational Leaders, Finance GMs and Australian CFO to understand the risks in their business and develop and deploy strategies to address those risks
Identify key risks to the business across all divisions and brands and minimise these through process improvement and effective internal controls. Internal controls must be balanced with the operational focus on making it easier for our consultants to sell travel
Provide leadership and development to team members through effective 1-on-1s, training and career planning processes and maintaining oversight of their BAU and project work
Analyse risk findings and issue effective reporting for Operational and Finance leaders. Highlight red flags that may pose risk to the business along with actions taken to mitigate these risks
Enhance and maintain Australian Risk’s data driven continuous monitoring processes to target specific risk areas and identify exceptions for targeted risk reviews
Ensure compliance with company policies and FCTG minimum standards for financial systems and processes
Keep abreast of business transformations and take a proactive approach to the consideration of any risk implications so that Australian Risk can partner with the business to ensure appropriate risk response planning
Assist in specific projects as and when required


Who you are 

Tertiary qualification in accounting, business or commerce 
CPA/CA/CIA qualification desirable
At least 6 years’ experience in a risk management or audit role
Commercial acumen and strong technical knowledge
Strong interpersonal and communication skills with ability to develop relationships at all levels
Proven track record of implementing practical risk management processes
Demonstrated ability in developing and implementing business models/processes in multi-site locations
Strong analytical skills with initiative to resolve issues or pursue business opportunities as they are identified
Track record of leading and developing high performing teams
High degree of flexibility and ability to deal with change, growth and a pressured environment
Ability to travel at short notice as required
Expertise in BI tools or data analytics desirable 


About the benefits
Travel discounts, health and wellness discounts (My Benefits)
Leadership Programmes & further education
Access to inhouse gym and beauty rooms
Giving Bank & Volunteer Leave 
Employee share scheme 


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