21 Feb 2019

Full-Time Chief Risk Officer – Risk, Compliance & Forensics


Job Description

New role!  Senior role!  Strong risk management profile from banking lending / credit risk spare sought!


Large financial services team seek an Senior Risk profile to join their team as their Risk Executive. Role is responsible for the oversight of implementation of group level risk strategy and enterprise risk management. As well as the facilitation, coordination thereof. The role reports to the CEO of the business area and will form part of the business EXCO. This role will also have oversight of assurance on risk management of credit, interest rate, liquidity risk. Ideal candidates will come from the banking space with extensive risk management experience, significant amount of banking experience, particularly a lending focus. No less than 8 years current relevant risk experience and at least the last 5 in a management role, and it would be a great advantage if they have had credit exposure.


Cape Town based.


The role in a nutshell: Analyse and monitor risk, reporting to committees and EXCO, relationship management with key stakeholders internally to promote risk awareness and risk ownerships, provide risk management advice to executive team, provide training and support ensuring risk management group frameworks are embedded, engage with regulators, support executives on change programmes and continuous improvement projects to improve risk management as required, actively participate in strategic risk management initiatives, engage with assurance providers, ensure a centre of excellence approach to risk is developed and shared, engage across group risk centres and statutory risk as required. Acts as Risk Executive in this lending space, and providing impactful leadership and influence that fosters risk ownership, influencing business to evidence risk-based thinking in their decision-making, manage risk, forensics team ensuring regular engagement with business, ensuring there is a solid understanding in the business to risks. Additional info available on application.


Qualifications and experience required:

  • Minimum of a completed post graduate qualification in accounting / risk/ audit / compliance or similar.
  • Minimum of 5 years’ experience in a senior risk level role in banking or financial services.
  • Must have solid, current relevant risk management experience within financial services and in particular the credit risk / lending space.
  • Must have strong risk management experience and senior strategic risk management consulting experience.
  • Strong leadership and relationship building skills, ability to understand and work at a strategic level with the ability to influence.
  • Must have excellent written and verbal communication skills.

How to Apply

To find out more about this great opportunity apply here or drop me a line or forward your CV to adrienne@candidateconnect.co.za or for a confidential chat.
Please note that if you have not received a response within 2 weeks of your application, please consider it as unsuccessful for this particular role – thank you.

Job Categories: Financial Markets. Job Types: Full-Time.

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