WPP is hiring a

Risk & Compliance Manager

Bengaluru, India

WPP is the creative transformation company. We use the power of creativity to build better futures for our people, planet, clients, and communities.

Working at WPP means being part of a global network of more than 109,000 accomplished people in 110 countries. WPP has headquarters in New York, London and Singapore and a corporate presence in major markets worldwide.

We create transformative ideas and outcomes for our clients through an integrated offer of communications, experience, commerce, and technology.

WPP and our award-winning agencies work with most of the world's biggest companies and organisations – from Ford, Unilever and P&G to Google, HSBC, and the UN. Our clients include 61 of the FTSE 100, 317 of the Fortune Global 500, all 30 of the Dow Jones 30 and 62 of the NASDAQ 100. WPP are the leader in the Bloomberg Gender Equality Index and 8th in the FTSE 100 rankings for Women on Boards.


WPP IT provides IT services for WPP, the world’s largest communications services group. As a creative transformation company, WPP is helping its clients transform the future through extraordinary work. WPP IT is an integral part of that journey and we are proud to provide technology for some of the world’s most creative brands.


Why we're hiring:

The IT Risk and Compliance team ensures that all brands within GroupM are adhering to internal policies and procedures so that GroupM meets regulatory auditing requirements. Where there is divergence from policies, as highlighted in audits, this role will be responsible for coordinating the activity required for remediation. The responsibilities of the position include supporting the appropriate business leads to ensure that all regulatory & standard IT controls are operating effectively.  The role will provide a continuous operational status report of all IT controls and report findings to the Management.

What you'll be doing:

  • Be a key liaison with the markets to assist in timely completion of audits (internal, external or client), providing support and guidance as required
  • Provide up to date reporting of audit status to Risk and Compliance Lead
  • Play a key role in monitoring audit deficiencies - from challenging the validity of deficiencies in audit close meetings, to supporting markets in developing remediation plans
  • Review remediation documentation to ensure plan has been implemented correctly
  • Identify appropriate mitigating controls for audit deficiencies, considering both controls on the IT and financial framework which adequately addresses the risk identified
  • Perform detailed walkthroughs of automated controls, to review system configuration and ensure risk associated to the control has been addressed
  • Support the Risk & Compliance Lead in developing technology risk awareness and education activities to ensure controls knowledge uplift across the Archetype
  • Be a point of contact for technology risk and compliance questions, advice, and support
  • Establish a risk community across the range of GroupM businesses to pro-actively manage existing risk, and implement approaches to minimise future risk.

What you'll need:

  • Understands the importance of strong IT controls and maintaining a positive user experience
  • Prior experience in internal and external IT audits
  • Robust understanding in SOX controls framework
  • Has the confidence to lead discussions with senior market stakeholders and external auditors
  • Ability to work independently and proactively work on solutions to self-identified problems
  • Ability to collaborate with business and technology stakeholders to explain the technology risk implications, and communicate in a language that is appropriate to the audience
  • Ability to deliver high quality and practical guidance to ensure IT and business initiatives are delivered in line with security and technology control requirements
  • Ability to adjust priorities and manage time appropriately and wisely in a fast-paced environment.
  • Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to build relationships across departments and global markets
  • Highly organised with ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously and to analyse data effectively, efficiently and accurately.
  • The successful candidate will be a committed, team player and will have proven ability to deliver to demanding deadlines.
  • Strong interest in the continued development of the IT Risk and Compliance function

Who you are:

You're open: We are inclusive and collaborative; we encourage the free exchange of ideas; we respect and celebrate diverse views. We are accepting: of new ideas, new partnerships, new ways of working.

You're optimistic: We believe in the power of creativity, technology and talent to create brighter futures or our people, our clients and our communities. We approach all that we do with conviction: to try the new and to seek the unexpected.

You're extraordinary: we are stronger together: through collaboration we achieve the amazing. We are creative leaders and pioneers of our industry; we provide extraordinary every day.


What we'll give you:

Passionate, inspired people – We promote a culture of people that do extraordinary work.

Scale and opportunity – We offer the opportunity to create, influence and complete projects at a scale that is unparalleled in the industry.

Challenging and stimulating work – Unique work and the opportunity to join a group of creative problem solvers. Are you up for the challenge?

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