Oct 25, 2023

Risk & Assurance Advisor

  • REA Group
  • Richmond, Melbourne VIC
Full time Finance Information Technology

Job Description

  • Join a highly engaged, professional and collaborative team 

  • Permanent role based in Melbourne  


We're REA 

REA Group is not your average digital business. From humble beginnings in a garage in Melbourne’s east in 1995, we have grown into a leading global digital business, specialising in property, data and financial services. 

We are now a $1bn business across Australia, Asia, India, and North America, listed within the ASX Top 25 companies. Some of our brands include realestate.com.au, realcommercial.com.au, flatmates.com.au, Mortgage Choice, property.com.au and REA India (Housing.com).  
With bold and ambitious goals, we are “changing the way the world experiences property. No matter where you're at on your property journey, we're here to help with every step - whether that's finding or financing your next home. With over 12m Australians engaging with REA, your role will make a difference. 


Where the team fits in 

The Risk & Assurance Advisor sits within the Finance and Business Services Group, headed up by the Chief Financial Officer. The Finance and Business Services team, or FaBS as we like to call them, is the engine room of the REA Group. The team is comprised of Finance, Risk & Assurance, Workplace Experience & Procurement, Investor Relations, Corporate Development and Corporate Communications. 

This cross-functional group of individuals who are the best in their fields, provide strategic commercial input and guidance around decisions across all levels of the business, while continually improving the ‘behind the scenes’ of REA to support our people, drive efficiencies and maximise customer satisfaction. 


The Risk & Assurance Advisor plays an important within our Risk & Assurance team and is a dedicated risk & compliance subject matter expert who will work with our group technology and data business units to drive the implementation of the REA Risk Management Framework and ultimately uplift REA’s risk culture. 


What the role is all about 

  • Assisting the Head of Risk via the Business Unit Risk Leads, drive the implementation of the REA Risk Management Framework 

  • Provide support to the business by facilitating and managing risk workshops to identify, assess, and report on key risks (primarily for proposed strategic initiatives, projects and/or changes in business/operations) 

  • Assisting the partner businesses to consider the risks associated with technology (systems & infrastructure) and product change by conducting Change Risk Assessments and working with the business to develop controls and mitigants where required 

  • Assist the Risk Leads in maintaining the Business Unit Risk Profile, including Compliance Obligations, to ensure that potential and current risks faced by the business are articulated, quantified (financial and non-financial), mitigated and monitored 

  • Analysis and reporting of key information relating to the management of risk exposures by the business 

  • Assist in ensuring risks, issues and events are discussed, addressed and escalated in an appropriate and timely manner 

  • For the assigned partner businesses and via the Risk Leads, assist the Head of Risk to develop the applicable annual Risk Appetite Statement and limits for approval by the REA Board taking into consideration current and emerging organisational risk appetite and strategic direction 

  • Assist the Head of Risk to drive a culture that is risk aware and appropriately responsive 

  • Assist the business in ensuring the effective and timely resolution of Audit Issues 


Who we’re looking for 

  • Someone with a few runs on the board - experience in an Operational Risk and/or Compliance related role, demonstrating good knowledge of risks and controls 

  • Previous experience in technology risk management, IT audit and an understanding of information security/cybersecurity principles and best practices is highly desirable 

  • Experience in undertaking risk profile and compliance reviews including controls testing, compliance and ISO 27001 assessments will be highly valuable 

  • Excellent business and report writing skills 

  • Strong ability to multi-task and prioritise delivery of key projects and initiatives in terms of own workload as well as for the team 

  • Strong business/commercial acumen 

  • Strong communication and presentation skills – able to prepare engaging and persuasive messages to internal and external senior stakeholders 


The REA experience 

The physical, mental, emotional and financial health of our people is something we’ll never stop caring about. This is a place to learn and grow. We’re committed to your development – both professionally and personally. Your experience with us is something we take seriously. 

We offer:  

  • A hybrid and flexible approach to working - https://rea.to/hybrid-working   

  • Flexible parental leave offering for primary and secondary carers  

  • Programs to support mental, emotional, financial and physical health & wellbeing 

  • Our Because We Care program offers employees volunteering leave, community grants, matched payroll giving and our Community Café donates 100% of revenue to charity. 

  • Hack Days so you can bring your big ideas to life   

  • Performance recognition programs because hard work should never go unnoticed 


Our commitment to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion   

We are committed to providing a working environment that embraces and values diversity, equity and inclusion. We believe teams with diverse ideas and experiences are more creative, more effective and fuel disruptive thinking - be it cultural and ethnic backgrounds, gender identity, disability, age, sexual orientation, or any other identity or lived experience. We know diverse teams are critical to maintaining our success and driving new business opportunities. If you've got the skills, dedication and enthusiasm to learn but don't necessarily meet every single point on the job description, please still get in touch. 


If you like the sound of us, then we think you should apply today. We're proud to be Circle Back Initiative Employer and we commit to respond to every applicant. While we're looking at your application, and preparing to come back to you with an update, why not get to know us a bit more through our various social channels?