Risk management role in financial institution

PUBLISHED : Saturday, 04 March, 2006, 12:00am
UPDATED : Saturday, 04 March, 2006, 12:00am

A leading regional financial institution is looking for an accountant with knowledge of equity and derivative products to fill a senior position.

As director, risk and credit, the person will develop and maintain a consistent and effective risk management framework. Overseeing the risk and credit department is also an important role.

Pauline So, a consultant for Ambition, said: 'The person will need to ensure that sound policies and processes are in place to manage the credit, market, settlement and operational risks on a company-wide basis.'

The ideal candidate will be a qualified accountant with a minimum of six years of credit and risk experience in the banking industry, preferably with a leading stock-broking firm.

Candidates who have worked with a regional institution or a corporate bank are encouraged to apply.

A degree in finance or accounting, and a relevant professional qualification such as financial risk manager or certified financial analyst, are a must. Candidates will be expected to have excellent communication and interpersonal skills because the director will work as part of a multicultural team.

'Candidates should have a proven track record in motivating a team,' Ms So said.

Strong analytical skills and the ability to be a problem solver are necessary qualities for success in this position.