Risk Manager - APAC


Job Purpose:

  • Implement the Group risk management framework to provide assurance to the business that the risk function is correctly monitoring and, where appropriate, mitigat ing risk.

  • Act as a p rimary contact for first-line business risk management teams.

  • Communicat e monitoring to Senior Management and Committees.

  • Understand the internal risk and control landscape and ensure that all key risks are identified, assessed, and managed through appropriate, effective controls .

  • Identify areas of weakness and control failures and instigate process improvements to strengthen control and risk mitigation.

  • Understand current and emerging threats, the potential effect and impact of identified risks, and provide advice on how to mitigate that risk .

Role Responsibilities:

  • Perform ‘2nd Line of Defence’ activities to monitor and report to Senior Management on risk KRIs both in the APAC region and globally. To include market risk, credit risk, operational risk and technology risk. This reporting will be used in various committees and board meetings.

  • Oversee periodic risk reviews and “deep dive” risk assessments e.g. margin reviews, market risk limit reviews etc.

  • Develop and maintain any risk management framework documentation , methodologies and independent assurance activities as required for the APAC region and the wider Group .

  • Provide oversight and effective challenge over risks relating to business operations to influence senior management decision-making.

  • Support, advis e, and partne r with the ‘1st Line of Defence’ stakeholders to implement risk management tools, processes and methodologies to help identify , manage, and monitor risks and ensure they are used effectively.

  • Drive improvements in risk culture across business functions and business stakeholders , with a particular focus on the APAC entities .

  • Share and promote risk management best practices and consistency in approaches across the business .

  • Provide risk management training and education to all levels of employees.

  • Develop and maintain risk registers as appropriate.

  • Identif y new areas of risk to monitor and implement solutions.

  • Identif y processes to be improved/automated and work with the Risk Analytics team to achieve this.

Person Specification:

Ability / Expertise

Essential

  • Experience of working within a regulated financial organization .

  • Communicating effectively to build and maintain transparent relationships with stakeholders (including Senior Management) .

  • Clearly expressing ideas and concepts both verbally and in writing to effectively handle sensitive issues.

  • Critical thinking with strong attention to detail and follow up.

  • Technically competent to contribute towards the preparation and implementation of control processes, procedures, and guidelines, in conjunction with company policies.

  • Leading, planning, and conducting workshops to perform risk assessments and gain an understanding of the area being reviewed.

  • Documenting processes and key controls, highlighting risks and issues as well as suggesting improvements to match business processes and rules, reducing cost where possible.

  • KPI and audit finding tracking, compiling, and reporting with a proven ability to understand and process, and interpret analytical data.

  • Supporting engagements with internal and external audits, to ensure their success.

Desirable

  • Risk management experience and k nowledge of risk framew o rks and methodologies.

  • Performing risk assessments and identifying risks by applying business or industry knowledge.

Personal Attributes

  • Self-motivated team player who is able to work successfully as a standalone risk manager in Australia

  • Has a considered, diplomatic approach with excellent relationship and communication skills with their team, line manager, across the business and with external parties?

  • Works well under pressure, meets deadlines and manages their own workload through strong time management and prioritization skills .

  • Strong problem-solving skills, demonstrating a logical and analytical approach.

  • Diligent, excellent organisational abilities, open to change, and good attention to detail.

Number of openings

1