1st Line Risk & Controls Manager

Employer
MERJE Ltd
Location
Manchester, Greater Manchester, United Kingdom
Salary
Competitive Salary
Posted
Jan 08, 2021
Closes
Feb 12, 2021
Ref
1923243642
Job Role
Risk Manager
Sector
Finance
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
Level of qualification
CIMA, Not qualified, Part qualified, Qualified

Financial Services business, located in Manchester, are looking to appoint a Risk and Controls Manager with the roles primary focus being to ensure a robust risk and control framework is in place and to support the business by managing and reporting on incidents, risks, compliance and internal audit recommendations.

Key responsibilities include:

  • Maintain a comprehensive risk register
  • Work closely with Group Risk and Compliance to ensure risk methodology is aligned
  • Lead on incident management to triage, mitigate and report in a timely manner
  • Partner with risk owners to design and maintain effective controls
  • Support commercial teams in maintaining an updated Risk Portal
  • Produce regular reporting at all levels including board to provide assurance over risk/incident management
  • Lead on design of effective controls and testing to ensure risk profile is within tolerance
  • Chair monthly risk forum reporting to ensure upstream reporting is effective at providing assurance
  • Provide regular reports and updates on all outstanding audit actions

Candidate requirements:

  • Strong understanding of FCA guidelines and regulatory environment.
  • Experience working within a 1st line risk and control / operational risk position gained within a FCA regulated business.
  • Full understanding of risk management and key risk indicators.
  • Experience of designing control frameworks
  • Ability to develop senior management reporting and present well at this level

Strong communication skills with ability to collaborate cross-function