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Senior Governance Specialist, Superannuation


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Location: Lonsdale Street, Melbourne City, City of Melbourne, Victoria, 3000, Australia Posted: Feb 14, 2024

Job Description

About Vanguard

More than 45 years ago, John C. Bogle had a vision to start an investment company that did things differently. A company with no external shareholders. Where all the profits were invested back into the business and used to lower costs. Evidently, it was as bold as it was brilliant. To this day, Vanguard Group still has no external shareholders. That means no share prices to protect, and no profits to generate for outside owners.

Today, Vanguard is one of the world’s largest investment management companies, serving more than 50 million investors worldwide. For more than 25 years Vanguard Australia has been supporting individual investors, financial advisers, and superannuation members to achieve their long-term financial goals.

Our Team & Opportunity

As part of the Office of the Superannuation Trustee, this role will participate in various trustee governance activities, including the oversight and monitoring of service providers for the Trustee (Vanguard Super Pty Ltd).

The role reports to the Head of the Office of the Superannuation Trustee and collaborates with key contacts of related party service providers across a comprehensive range of services for Vanguard Super.

What you will do

  • Analyse management and Board reporting provided by related and third-party service providers;
  • Develop and review Trustee policies and procedures and make amendments and recommendations;
  • Manage relationships with key service contacts and responsibility for key service arrangements for VSPL;
  • Conduct Annual Review and Due Diligence of third-party suppliers;
  • Prepare Board papers and present to the Board ;
  • Participate in and/or provide oversight of projects for key product initiatives;
  • Lead regulator engagements, provide guidance and support the preparation of information; presenting to the regulators, documenting notes and assisting in providing information to the regulators, as required.
  • Support Company Secretary, Senior Managers of the OST and the Head of the Office of the Superannuation Trustee, as required.

What are we looking for

  • An understanding of and focus on members best financial interests.
  • Superannuation Fund experience in either a risk, compliance, governance or Trustee support role.
  • A demonstrated strong understanding of the Superannuation regulatory environment and key regulators, in particular ASIC and APRA.
  • Ability to review, understand and translate complex concepts into quality written materials.
  • Exceptional organisational and communication skills, an ability to work effectively and to collaborate with a range of people including more senior stakeholders.

Specialisations that will make an impact

Experience and/or qualifications in Cyber Security, information technology, operational risk, investment governance and/or corporate governance will be highly regarded.

Inclusion Statement

Vanguard’s continued commitment to diversity and inclusion is firmly rooted in our culture. Every decision we make to best serve our clients, crew (internally employees are referred to as crew), and communities is guided by one simple statement: “Do the right thing.”

We believe that a critical aspect of doing the right thing requires building diverse, inclusive, and highly effective teams of individuals who are as unique as the clients they serve. We empower our crew to contribute their distinct strengths to achieving Vanguard’s core purpose through our values.

When all crew members feel valued and included, our ability to collaborate and innovate is amplified, and we are united in delivering on Vanguard’s core purpose.

Our core purpose: To take a stand for all investors, to treat them fairly, and to give them the best chance for investment success.

How We Work

Vanguard has implemented a hybrid working model for the majority of our crew members, designed to capture the benefits of enhanced flexibility while enabling in-person learning, collaboration, and connection. We believe our mission-driven and highly collaborative culture is a critical enabler to support long-term client outcomes and enrich the employee experience.

About Vanguard

Vanguard is a client-owned investment company that offers low-cost mutual funds, ETFs, advice, and related services.

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