Business Assurance Governance Consultant, 6m Fixed-Term Contract, AVP

The role sits within the business assurance team and will work with a variety of teams across the organization on a range of activities and initiatives to manage and improve performance and risk, whilst implementing specialized governance controls and outsourcing requirements. Business Assurance team members

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Business Assurance is part of Global Services (GS) Australia and plays a pivotal role in assessing and managing the performance & risks of the business, and their service providers, in line with our control framework, Client expectations and the regulatory environment. The team is responsible for governing outsourced services, proactively monitoring, assessing & managing their performance and risk, whilst ensuring adherence to regulatory and Client obligations. To achieve its objectives, the team partners with the business locally in Australia, globally and a number of corporate functions such as Risk, Compliance and Legal.

The role sits within the business assurance team and will work with a variety of teams across the organisation on a range of activities and initiatives to manage and improve performance and risk, whilst implementing specialized governance controls and outsourcing requirements. Business Assurance team members must demonstrate strong process and control knowledge in an operations environment, ability to interpret and analyse data, support improvement initiatives, and maintain a high level of autonomy.



  • Work with various teams across Operations to eliminate deficiencies, address risk indicators, detect major areas of risk and trends, and implement actions to resolve


  • Key contact for internal / externals outsource governance audits; findings are to be assessed, actioned and non-recurring


  • Analyse internal processes in order to understand and implement offshoring/outsourcing requirements


  • Provide knowledge to assist in improving the outsourcing governance framework


  • Ensure the completion of management and business metrics reporting, ensure the reporting reflects the business risk indicators and meets regulatory oversight requirements


  • Creating policy and procedures for governance frameworks


  • Participation in due diligence of service providers




  • Understanding of the Australian regulations on outsourcing / offshoring of work from an organization to another organization or another location within the same organization. Familiarity with  the regulations of other jurisdictions would be also ideal.


  • Experience in designing/implementing/managing frameworks for the governance of outsourced/offshored work


  • Good knowledge of service provider documentation, e.g. SLAs.  Define best practice in what they should contain and ability to implement those changes


  • Experience in designing Key Performance Indicators and Key Risk Indicators to measure and assess the performance and risk of our service providers in line with SLAs and risk appetite


  • Experience in audits and driving readiness to ensure a clean audit


  • Can challenge the way we do things and drive improvements. 


  • Good  communicator and can work with multiple stakeholders


  • Can work independently upon high-level direction setting


  • Able to work to tight deadlines


  • Embraces State Street’s “corporate values” and support a work environment reflective of those values


  • Ability to quickly and effectively explain new concepts and business knowledge


  • Demonstrates the ability to analyse a problem, obtain and evaluate information, and reach sound conclusions