Risk Manager - Contract Role

  • Salary: Negotiable
  • Location: Dublin, Leinster, Ireland
  • Job Type: Full time
  • Company: Fidelity International

Role will be an initial 6 month contract includes establishing and monitoring the risk appetite including risk limits, key risk Indicators (KRIs) as well as managing the design and rollout of risk control self-assessments (RCSA).

Fidelity in Ireland

Fidelity International has operated in Ireland since 2000 and is home to the Fidelity International Irish business (FIL Fund Management, FIL Life Insurance and FIL Transaction Services). Our core business activities are focused around the provision of Fund Accounting, Investment Operations, Treasury, Foreign exchange and Client Services.

Late 2015 we announced the creation of a global shared services structure reflecting our desire to design a global organisation in line with our strategic vision to deliver better futures for our clients. This function plays an essential role in strengthening our culture of continuous improvement enabling us to create simpler, more automated, and scalable and lower-risk ways of meeting clients' needs quickly

This exciting venture in one of Europe's largest financial services centres creates significant opportunities for those looking to grow their careers in an international company.

Department overview

Global Business Operations (GBO) is the operational backbone of Fidelity International, crucial to the accurate, timely and efficient administration of our funds. Located in several global locations, including Dublin, we provide the middle and back office functions for the company ranging from trade settlement, corporate action processing and NAV generation, through to the production of reports and accounts for our funds. In an industry that is becoming ever more complex it's essential that we are able to be creative and adaptable in the services and solutions we offer. With this in mind, our mission is to add value in every aspect of investment administration by delivering excellent service with a combination of innovative flexible solutions, outstanding knowledge resources and total commitment to our company goals.

We achieve this by:

  • Providing a challenging and rewarding environment for our people
  • Working with customers on timely, cost effective and creative solutions
  • Constantly improving customer service delivery with strategic, scalable solutions in a risk-controlled environment

    GBO Risk support all the GBO teams in all aspects of Risk and ensuring that appropriate controls are in place to assist with mitigation of errors.

  • Role Description

    Role will be an initial 6 month contract includes establishing and monitoring the risk appetite including risk limits, key risk Indicators (KRIs) as well as managing the design and rollout of risk control self-assessments (RCSA).

    The role will be responsible for supporting the risk governance framework, including contributing to the European Risk Committees/ Sub-Committees. The role involves collaborating with colleagues in the Enterprise Risk team and as well as the Audit teams.

    Key Accountabilities:

    · Support the risk governance processes covering the operational teams (control assessments, risk committees, risk appetite, key risk indicators, risk acceptances, risk register, risk remediation action tracking).

    The successful candidate will be involved in all aspects of GBO risk management. The main objective being to help ensure that all GBO risks are understood and mitigated through appropriate controls.

    What you can expect

Management of errors and incidents involving GBO and follow up of critical mitigating actions Maintain the GBO Risk framework and error reporting policy Ensuring Risk Awareness across all of the teams within GBO Select key processes for control risk assessment, perform reviews, identify areas of weakness and recommend control improvements Preparation and presentation of Risk Management Reports Responsible for periodic Operational Risk reporting and MI production Operational risk incident capture and root cause analysis. Support major GBO projects by providing upfront risk analysis and ongoing support as required Perform process control risk reviews identifying areas of weakness and recommending control improvements Maintain the GBO business issue/error tracking and resolution programme providing challenge and recommendations where appropriate Assist with the rollout of BWise system Organise and chair monthly Risk meetings with GBO Department Heads Liaise with key stakeholders including Fund Trustees Central Risk, Internal Audit, Business compliance and Risk Champions in other areas

Who you are

Essential Skills:

  • Knowledge of Risk Control Self Assessments (RCSA) is required.
  • Deep expertise in process design and control design and effectiveness strongly preferable.
  • Knowledge of the investment management or wider financial services industry.
  • Experience in Risk including relevant risk qualifications, or proven detailed operational experience
  • Proven ability to communicate and work with all levels of personnel
  • Proven ability to prioritise and organise own time
  • Self-starter/motivator - dynamic approach with a strong desire to make things happen
  • Ability to think through issues and sees things to resolution

    Key Competencies:

  • Problem Analysis
  • Stakeholder and Customer Management - ensuring delivery of excellence
  • Influencing and negotiation
  • Envisions the Strategy - Implements strategies to achieve and sustain competitive advantage
  • Flexibility and Adaptability

Great minds, better together.

Fidelity International is an equal opportunities employer and is commited to a policy of treating all its employees and job applications equally.