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A tier 1 Investment Bank based in London is looking to recruit an individual with a track record of driving change, a control mind-set and a detailed understanding of the functions and processes to Provide Operational Risk and Control support for FICC Core Operations, including Trade Support.
Joining the team offers the opportunity to develop skills on how to interact with Senior Executives and to influence successfully. The team is comprised of experienced individuals with diverse backgrounds who are willing to transfer their knowledge. With constantly changing workload based on business requirements the team is driven to think innovatively and to work together to achieve common goal.
Responsibilities will include the following:
Manage and review Risk issues:
Manage and review self-identified audit issues (SIAIs) including assisting the LOB with articulating the risk, evaluating the action plans, and reviewing the evidence to agree closure
Identify new risks in Operations processing for which there are currently no mitigating controls in place
Identify control processes that are failing, inadequate or inconsistently applied, resulting in an in ability to fully mitigate the risks for which they were originally intended
Manage and review Operational events:
Manage and review operational events/errors including assisting the LOB with articulating the risk, evaluating the action plans, and reviewing themes and root cause analysis
Post implementation reviews:
Perform an analysis of a recently implemented process or mitigating control to ensure it has been fully and consistently implemented across the LOB.
Challenge the Risk Management Risk Management Framework:
Challenge and test aspects of the Risk Control framework that is in place across the LOB to ensure that they are being correctly implemented and are effective tools for tracking, measuring and reducing risk in Operations
Be the point of reference and act as a trusted advisor to the LOB in the identification of issues and in the formation of preventative mitigation plans.
Promotion of risk awareness and high quality risk routines with the LOB to drive up quality and consistency
Identify focus areas within the LOB for targeted risk mitigation investigations
Represent the OR&C in risk control related global initiatives and policy implementations
Assist the LOB in audit preparation and audit management
The successful candidate will possess the following skills and qualifications:
Good understanding of front to back FICC Core Operations and Derivatives processes including good understanding of the end to end trade lifecycle and the associated processes within the support functions
Has a proven ability to apply strategic thinking to multiple, complex organizational and business issues, and has ability to translate into practical plans for project execution
Ability to lead and drive change
Proven collaboration and relationship management skills
High sense of urgency with ability to drive results
Demonstrable evidence of stakeholder management
Effective multi-tasking and prioritisation skills
Self-starter, able to establish relationships and transcend multiple cross-functional/divisional boundaries, largely unaided
Ability to handle diverse workload and tight schedules
Proven risk assessment, negotiation and problem resolution skills
Ability to work across business groups and in a team environment
Ability to interface across various levels within Middle Office, Technology, Operations, Finance and FO