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1st Line Risk Analyst

Johannesburg Johannesburg, Gauteng Gauteng, South Africa
Closing date
May 26, 2024

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Job Role
Risk Manager
Contract Type
Full Time
Role Description

This role has been created to support the delivery of risk event reporting and ensure that any event is timely and accurately with appropriate actions to mitigate future risk.

The 1st Line l Risk Analyst will also support the 1st Line Risk Senior Analyst as well as the 1st Line Risk Manager as required.

Specific Role Responsibilities
  • Ensuring delivery of quality, accurate Risk Events to clients in a timely manner, with appropriate assessment of regulatory impact
  • Partnering with our client base to ensure Risk Events and causal themes are challenged to reduce the likelihood of reoccurrence.
  • Responding to client enquiries in a prompt and professional manner
  • Production of Risk Event Management Information monthly.
  • Identifying efficiencies and improvements in the process related to quality and timeliness.
  • Partnering with the business to improve the control environment.
  • Assisting in driving quality action plans (events and audits), with appropriate ownership and oversight to ensure completion on schedule.
  • Supporting first line of defense with any Risk related enquiries
  • Delivering Risk focused training to the business.

Functional Area Responsibilities
  • Be proactive, organised and actively provide ideas of innovation and process improvement.
  • Build and maintain excellent relationships with key internal stakeholders and clients to ensure engagement with our strategy.
  • Be informed of sector-wide developments and those beyond the business sector.
  • Undertake any other reasonable duties, as determined by the Manager and Operational Risk Director
  • Ensure all mandatory training is completed in a timely fashion.

Experience required.
  • It is incumbent upon the 1st Line Risk Analyst to ensure they are competent and have high performance in the following areas:
  • Written and verbal communication should be of a high standard, along with the ability to influence and challenge.
  • Ability to communicate effectively at a variety of levels within a regulated environment, both internally and externally, written and oral.
  • Numeracy and literacy
  • Punctual and deadline driven.
  • Analytical thinking
  • An ability to work within tight time constraints
  • Conducting meetings and presentations skilfully
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Execution focussed
  • Strong negotiation skills
  • Ability to be objective
  • Professionalism and diplomacy
  • Be able to understand complex edicts, regulation guidelines, insurance products, and financial legislation

About FNZ Culture

Our culture is what drives us. It's at the heart of who we are and everything we do. It's what inspires, excites and moves us forward. Our ambition is to create a culture for growth, one that opens up limitless opportunities for our employees, customers and the wider world. At FNZ we know that great impact is only possible with great teamwork.

That's why we value the strength and diversity of thought in our global team.

The FNZ Way is the cornerstone of what we do. It is comprised of four values that set the standard for how everyone at FNZ interacts with each other, with our customers, and with all our diverse stakeholders around the world.
  • Customer obsessed for the long-term
  • Think big and make an impact
  • Act now and own it all the way
  • Challenge, commit and win together

Read more about The FNZ Way and our values:


Right from day one, you will work alongside exceptional, multicultural teams - experts in their respective fields - who will inspire and challenge you to make your greatest impact.

Be part of a highly successful, rapidly growing, global business that is leading the delivery of financial services via cloud computing and partners with some of the world's largest companies;

Working in a flexible and agile way that meets the needs of the business and personal circumstances;

Remuneration, significant financial rewards and career advancement is based on individual contribution and business impact rather than tenure or seniority;

We provide global career opportunities for our best employees at any of our offices in the UK, EU, US, Canada, South Africa and APAC.

Commitment to Equal Opportunities

At FNZ, we recognise that diversity, equity and inclusion are important factors contributing to our success. We embrace the unique perspective and capabilities of our current and future employees, which will help us continue to drive innovation and achieve our business goals. Recruitment decisions at FNZ are made in a non-discriminatory manner without regard to gender, ethnicity/race, faith, age, nationality, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital status, socio-economic background, disability or military veteran status where all applicants and employees are valued and respected.

In addition, we want to ensure accessibility needs are well supported, if you require specific support please advise us.

About FNZ

FNZ is committed to opening up wealth so that everyone, everywhere can invest in their future on their terms. We know the foundation to do that already exists in the wealth management industry, but complexity holds firms back.

We created wealth's growth platform to help. We provide a global, end-to-end wealth management platform that integrates modern technology with business and investment operations. All in a regulated financial institution.

We partner with over 650 financial institutions and 12,000 wealth managers, with US$1.5 trillion in assets under administration (AUA).

Together with our customers, we help over 20 million people from all wealth segments to invest in their future.

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