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Head of Risk

ceek Full-Time  Birkirkara, Malta 17 May 2018

Job Description

A call out to all experienced risk managers who are seeking a career opportunity with a growing Fintech bank! The Head of Risk will be responsible for the all the Risk Management function.

The main job responsibility is to develop an integrated Risk Management function that supports the bank with key capabilities as required from a strategic, operational and regulatory perspective.

What is expected of you?

  • Managing the implementation of all aspects of the risk function of the Bank, including planning, designing, implementing of risk management processes, tools and systems to identify, assess, measure, manage, monitor and report risks;
  • Managing the process for developing risk policies and procedures, risk limits and approval authorities;
  • Risk assessment, which involves analysing risks as well as identifying, describing and estimating the risks affecting the business;
  • Risk evaluation & reporting, which involves comparing estimated risks with criteria established by the Bank’s;
  • Establishing and quantifying the Bank’s ‘risk appetite’, i.e. the level of risk the Bank is prepared to accept;
  • Developing and implementing risk-assessment models or methodologies;
  • Producing reports or presentations that outline findings, explain risk positions, and recommend changes;
  • Analysing and assessing new products or processes from a risk management perspective; as well as new legislation (Banking rules, directives and regulations emanating from the Authorities) to determine impact on the risk management;
  • Serving on external committees where applicable;
  • Conducting audits of policies and procedures and compliance to standards, including liaison with internal and external auditors;
  • Providing support, education and training to staff to build risk awareness within the Bank and group related companies;
  • Performing all other duties as reasonably assigned by Risk Committee and Executive Management.

What are you expected to bring?

  • Accreditation by MFSA would be ideal or alternatively have the necessary credentials to be approved
  • Minimum of 7 years’ of experience in Risk Management within a financial institution
  • Certification as a Risk Manager (FERMA or FRM) or similar would be an asset
  • Degree in Economics, Finance, banking or equivalent
  • Leadership skills

What is in it for you?

  • Full-time permanent contract
  • Competitive remuneration package
  • Beautiful offices based in  the heart of St Julian’s
  • Innovative, dynamic and pleasant work environment
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