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Finance Risk Manager - Global Financial Services PLC - £70,000 - £80,000 + Bonus + Benefits - City/London (with hybrid/mixed working model)

LH Partners
United Kingdom, London
Posted 3 days ago Hybrid Permanent £70,000 - £80,000 + Bonus + Benefits
Phil
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Phil Han
Managing Director
With offices in Europe, Asia and the US, this global financial services group is a market leader with a solid reputation in the industry. Their Finance Projects and Change Management team are now recruiting for a Finance Risk Manager due to an internal promotion. The role will provide excellent exposure across the business and deal with a range of stakeholders (including Group CFO, EMEA CFO, Risk, Finance, Treasury, Legal, Compliance, Audit, Front Office, etc) in advising on risk and controls, writing reports to senior stakeholders, adding value in a 1st line of defence Risk and Controls role.

Our client is quite open-minded to background and have listed the search criteria below:

  1. Ideally a fully-qualified accountant (ACA/ACCA/CIMA) from any sector (due to the Finance aspect to the role)
  2. Financial Control, Internal Controls, Operational Risk, Finance Risk experience
  3. Reporting writing experience
  4. Understanding of Risk Management Frameworks or Enterprise Risk management Frameworks
  5. Experience around process testing, documentation, design or engineering
  6. Excellent communicator with commercial sense and stakeholder management experience with the ability to communicate the value of building/maintaining/adopting/developing strong risk and controls (i.e. communicating what good controls are and establishing strong risk framework from a finance and business perspective)

Background about role and team:

This role exists within the EMEA Finance team, specifically  the Finance Risk & Control team, with responsibility for the design and maintenance of the finance team’s end-to-end governance and control frameworks. This includes oversight over the processes related to identifying, measuring, controlling, and monitoring the operational and financial risks for all finance areas, providing an early warning system of the team’s key risk indicators. This role is also responsible for prioritising and driving control remediations linked to our ‘Path to Green’ across finance forward with the objective to reduce risk, improve efficiency and increase transparency across processes, technology, data and controls.

Other responsibilities include relationship management both internally and externally with all relevant stakeholders including Internal Audit, Compliance and Risk departments, committees and regulators.

Job duties:
• Put in place the appropriate governance and control frameworks to ensure controls over internal and external reporting are delivered successfully in finance.
• Responsible for the delivery of the Group’s Enterprise Risk Management Framework within the region.
• Ongoing monitoring of region’s risk profile against risk appetite through monitoring of performance against Risk Appetite Thresholds and related KRIs.
• Monitor and advise on the implantation of the Risk Management Standards within the region (controls framework, metric monitoring, escalation, reporting)
• Participate in the delivery of the regional risk assessment, identification and evaluation processes, including emerging risks.
• Support the execution of the regional Risk Assurance Plan (including control assurance, thematic and deep-dive reviews) .
• Support the preparation and execution of any regular risk reports to governing bodies or committees.
• Coordinate the risk response process within the region, including the review, approval and tracking of risk events, risk issues & actions and risk acceptances.
• Drive remediations across finance forward with the aim to automate processes, increase efficiency, reduce risks and to establish greater insight and control. 
• Maintenance of the systems used to support the risk and control processes.
• Provide and communicate solution ideas and recommendations to stakeholders using appropriate models, documentation and business case development. 

Job ID  LHP1900
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