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Head of Compliance ANZ

Why work with Assurant?

Everyone at Assurant, no matter their role, their skills, or where they’re located around the world is united by our uncompromising values and culture. You’ll bring innovative thought, and a passion for exceptional customer & client partnering to everything you do. 

With more than 100 years industry expertise, we are trusted by over 300 million consumers worldwide and, Assurant supports global businesses that are advancing the connected world for their customers, making technology more accessible and eco-friendly.

When you join Assurant you will be part of a community that cares. A fun, diverse and supportive team culture will see you challenge yourself and motivate you to think out of the box.

Some of the benefits you'll get working at Assurant include:

  • A cultural day off to celebrate what’s important to you
  • International and Local mentoring programs
  • Discounted Employee Share Purchase Program
  • Diversity panels and employee resource groups
  • 6 weeks company paid parental leave including superannuation contributions while on unpaid leave
  • Development programs & LinkedIn learning courses as well as study grants and support for higher education
  • Hybrid work model - 2 days onsite, 3 days remote
  • Novated vehicle leasing
  • Volunteering opportunities to give back to a cause that is important to you 

What's the role about?

The Head of Compliance ANZ is responsible for the implementation, management and oversight of the Australia and New Zealand to ensure that the Australian and New Zealand businesses comply with all local regulatory requirements and Assurant Corporate Compliance programs.

  • Work with the Head of Compliance APAC in managing effective relationships with regulators such as APRA, ASIC, RBNZ, FMA & ACCC.
  • Manage effective relationships with industry bodies such as the ICA and manage effective relationships with institutions such as AFCA and IFSO.
  • Manage the VSC ANZ Branch’s compliance program and provide adequate oversight of the implementation of the compliance processes and protocols.
  • Provide assistance to senior management and other key stakeholders as required in relation to compliance matters, ensuring the business is acting in accordance with the relevant financial services laws, and the AFSL/RBNZ conditions, and CoFI requirements.
  • Provide input into strategy, the business plan, the budget and financial condition report to help ensure that material decision making is compliance based and is consistent with Assurant’s Compliance Program expectations and Corporate Values.
  • Develop the ANZ Branch Compliance Manual(s) and ensure that it is updated to meet regulatory and licence conditions changes as required.
  • Develop, implement, and maintain a 2nd line ANZ Assurance plan covering all business lines.
  • Ensure local adoption and oversight of the Assurant Corporate Compliance program including trade sanctions and anti-bribery and corruption protocols.
  • Engage with Corporate Compliance on the implementation of trade compliance controls for ANZ market including implementing controls and risk management efforts for Supply Chain, Asset Disposition, and other key vendor groups.
  • Perform due diligence and ongoing oversight for vendors, buyers & aggregators and other third parties connected with the ANZ business
  • Manage the internal and dispute resolution process for ANZ.
  • Monitor the business’ compliance culture and assist senior management in the implementation of the businesses compliance policy, protocols and relevant professional bodies, regulatory bodies and legislative standards.
  • Manage and maintain the compliance obligations and issues and incidents registers. Inform the Head of Compliance APAC promptly of the existence of any significant matter actual or potential breach affecting the Branch.

Does this sound like you?

  • Degree qualified in business, Finance, Commerce or relevant discipline
  • 7+ years’ Experience in a Compliance Officer or Manager role or other comparable experienced professional
  • Experience within a niche or composite insurance company, bank or professional services firm
  • Membership of professional body such as the GRC Institute for compliance professionals or other such body.
  • At least 7 years’ experience with APRA and ASIC frameworks
  • Previous experience at a management level in a Financial/Insurance or Professional Services organization
  • Australian and Asian Pacific insurance, retail and consumer markets
  • Ideally creditor, warranty and additional insurance financial or operational experience
  • Strong technical expertise, interpersonal skills and credibility at a senior level
  • Gravitas and style – can command respect of the business

If you think you are a perfect fit for this role, please click the link to apply.

Submit your resume accompanied by a cover letter detailing your experiences and suitability for the role. The successful applicant will be subject to relevant background checks such as reference checks and a police check.

At Assurant, we celebrate the differences that make us who we are. By assembling extraordinary teams from a variety of races, religions, sexual orientations, gender identities, ages, experiences, and abilities, we’re able to better reflect the global communities where we live and work. By working to remove barriers, we ensure equity for everyone. The pursuit of inclusion rests with each of us. Because it’s only by listening to and representing the unique voices of every individual that we can innovate for all.

For further information about Assurant, please visit our website at https://www.assurant.com/


Any posted pay range considers a wide range of compensation factors, including candidate background, experience, and work location, while also allowing for salary growth within the position.

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What’s the culture like at Assurant?
Our unique culture is a big reason why talented people choose Assurant. Named a Best/Great Place to Work in 13 countries and awarded the Fortune America’s Most Innovative Companies recognition in 2023, we bring together top talent around the world. Although we have a wide variety of skills and experiences, we share common characteristics that are uniquely Assurant. A passion for service. An ability to innovate in practical ways. And a willingness to take chances. We call our culture The Assurant Way.

Company Overview
Assurant is a leading global business services company that supports, protects, and connects major consumer purchases. A Fortune 500 company with a presence in 21 countries, Assurant supports the advancement of the connected world by partnering with the world’s leading brands to develop innovative solutions and deliver an enhanced customer experience through mobile device solutions, extended service contracts, vehicle protection services, renters insurance, lender-placed insurance products, and other specialty products.

Equal Opportunity Statement
Assurant is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer and does not use or consider race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local law in employment decisions.

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