BlackRock - Operational Risk Specialist - Associate BlackRock - Operational Risk Specialist -  …

BlackRock
in Dublin, Leinster, Ireland
Permanent, Full time
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BlackRock
in Dublin, Leinster, Ireland
Permanent, Full time
Be the first to apply
Competitive
BlackRock - Operational Risk Specialist - Associate
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About this role
What we do

BlackRock's business is investing on behalf of our clients, from large institutions to parents and grandparents, doctors and teachers who entrust their savings to us. We are committed to our clients-period. Our promise is to offer them the clearest thinking about what to do with their money and the products and services they need to secure a better financial future.

That's why investors of all kinds have made us the world's largest asset manager, entrusting us with trillions of dollars, and it's why companies, institutions and global governments come to us for help meeting their biggest financial challenges.

Job Description

Business Overview

BlackRock's Risk & Quantitative Analysis (RQA) group provides independent oversight of BlackRock's fiduciary and enterprise risks. The Enterprise Risk function within RQA oversees those risks which directly impact the corporate entity (i.e. BlackRock, Inc., and subsidiaries like BlackRock Asset Management Ireland Limited), rather than the fiduciary risks assumed by funds/clients, such as investment risks and counterparty risks. The team's focus includes but is not limited to: operational risk, technology, vendor, model and market risk, stress testing for market risk and the quantitative estimation of capital adequacy requirements.
Operational Risk Management

The Enterprise Risk function remains closely engaged with the evolving regulatory environment and supervisory expectations, to ensure that BlackRock's internal risk and control frameworks remain consistent with these, and to coordinate regulatory initiatives from an RQA perspective (for example, capital and liquidity assessments).

The Enterprise Risk function works with Finance, Compliance, Internal Audit and other control-related teams to ensure an integrated, efficient and complete approach to the risks and controls of the firm from an enterprise standpoint.

The global Operational Risk team within Enterprise Risk is responsible for all aspects of operational risk, including error investigation and resolution, new product and business change risk assessments, risk reporting / analysis and the maintenance and development of the operational risk framework, including facilitation of risk and control self-assessments, risk profiling and risk indicators.

Responsibilities:

Based in Dublin, the candidate will work closely with local and regional teams across BlackRock.
  • Assist the Designated Person for Operational Risk Management to maintain an effective risk management framework in accordance with Central Bank of Ireland and European Union rules and regulations.
  • Collaborate with internal business and risk teams to identify, monitor, and manage enterprise and operational risks.
  • Develop strong relationships with business partners to challenge risks and processes, including escalating issues for remediation, as needed.
  • Manage operating events arising across business areas (Investment, Clients, Business Operations teams) in EMEA, ensuring data accuracy, integrity and consistency in the Operational Risk database. Coordinate resolution with multiple teams, performing enhanced root cause analysis and post-mortem reviews where required.
  • Analyze risk data and work with business areas to identify error root causes and trends, material risks and control issues/themes and agree mitigating actions. Advise on changes to processes and procedures across the business.
  • Partner with business partners to address BlackRock and third party operating events and ensure appropriate remediation.
  • Provide oversight and challenge to business areas on risk management, design and effective operation of controls, including in the context of Risk & Control Self Assessments ("RCSAs").
  • Development and active promotion of the risk management framework and BlackRock's risk-aware culture, including roll-out of Operational Risk framework tools and training.
  • Lead regular business engagements and business reviews - e.g. identify operating event trends and causal analysis, tracking of operating losses experience versus residual risk forecasts, identification of emerging risks, etc.
  • Compilation of Operational Risk Management reports to senior management and Boards.
  • Contribute to drive operational excellence at BlackRock and support the Operational Risk team in enhancing the framework through participation in key initiatives for the global / regional team.
Qualifications:
  • 3+ years of enterprise and operational risk management related experience, preferably within the financial services industry
  • Ability to understand and apply relevant regulatory requirements for enterprise and operational risk management (e.g., Central Bank of Ireland, Financial Conduct Authority, etc.) and influence the evolution of the risk framework to meet heightened regulatory expectations.
  • Experience managing operating events and appropriate remediation of controls required
  • Experience in applying Risk and Control Self Assessments to identify, measure and monitor risks and risk trends required
  • Strong analytical skills and ability to communicate results with impact.
  • Ability to effect change in collaboration with key business and risk partners.
  • Understanding of fund products (UCITS and AIFs) and financial market instruments would be advantageous
  • Experience in preparing reporting for Committees and Boards would be advantageous
  • BS/BA required, preferably Business, Finance, or Risk Management
Key Competencies:
  • Integrity combined with high personal and professional standards.
  • Excellent analytical skills with the ability to identify emerging risks, summarize issues and explain risk trends.
  • Strong collaborative and interpersonal skills as well as an ability to communicate (verbal, written and presentation) across all levels within the organization.
  • Proactive self-starter, ability to learn quickly and to take initiative. Enthusiasm and energy Combined with a constant desire to challenge the status quo and to drive operational excellence.
  • Ability to work with key stakeholders to develop and implement solutions to reduce risks across the organization.
  • Good negotiation skills, ability to resolve conflict between teams or individuals so that functional / organizational objectives are achieved through teamwork, collaboration and stakeholder engagement.
Our benefits

To help you stay energized, engaged and inspired, we offer a wide range of benefits including a strong retirement plan, tuition reimbursement, comprehensive healthcare, support for working parents and Flexible Time Off (FTO) so you can relax, recharge and be there for the people you care about.

About BlackRock

BlackRock's purpose is to help more and more people experience financial well-being. As a fiduciary to investors and a leading provider of financial technology, our clients turn to us for the solutions they need when planning for their most important goals. As of December 31, 2020, the firm managed approximately $8.7 trillion in assets on behalf of investors worldwide.

For additional information on BlackRock, please visit www.blackrock.com/corporate | Twitter: @blackrock | Blog: www.blackrockblog.com | LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/company/blackrock

BlackRock is proud to be an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, protected veteran status, and other statuses protected by law.
BlackRock will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest or conviction records in a manner consistent with the requirements of the law, including any applicable fair chance law.

Our benefits
To help you stay energized, engaged and inspired, we offer a wide range of benefits including a strong retirement plan, tuition reimbursement, comprehensive healthcare, support for working parents and Flexible Time Off (FTO) so you can relax, recharge and be there for the people you care about.

About BlackRock

BlackRock's purpose is to help more and more people experience financial well-being. As a fiduciary to investors and a leading provider of financial technology, we help millions of people build savings that serve them throughout their lives by making investing easier and more affordable.
For additional information on BlackRock, please visit www.blackrock.com/corporate | Twitter: @blackrock | LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/company/blackrock

BlackRock is proud to be an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, protected veteran status, and other statuses protected by law.
BlackRock will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest or conviction records in a manner consistent with the requirements of the law, including any applicable fair chance law.

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