Risk Officer (1 year temporary + permanent)

  • 2 Rue Edward Steichen, 2540 Luxembourg
  • Full-time

Company Description

By joining Swissquote, you will become a member of the sector's leading company. You will be encouraged to develop your skills and to grow within teams of highly qualified specialists. We encourage personal development and actively support creative team work, leadership and responsibility.

Job Description

The Risk officer supports the CRO in fulfilling the objectives of the Bank’s risk management function. This is a full time role, acting as a second line of defense.

The risk management function is responsible for the anticipation, identification, measurement, monitoring, control and reporting of all risks to which the Bank is or may be exposed. Thus, it is responsible for assisting management and other business functions in identifying material risks and ensuring they are effectively managed. This includes notably credit, liquidity, market, operational (incl. information security), reputation, business and strategic risks.

This role mainly focuses on delegated oversight with some ad hoc tasks related to credit and liquidity risk (during maternity leave replacement).

It offers an opportunity to diversify and strengthen your risk profile by joining a transversal team overseeing the Bank’s growing business activities. As such, it would likely be attractive to someone with either operational, outsourcing, business continuity, operational resiliency, Information Technology, Vendor Management or a business control background.

You will work closely together with colleagues from Luxembourg and with partners based in the Group head office located in Switzerland.

Delegated activities oversight

·         Work closely with the CRO and the Outsourcing officer in the oversight of a number of operational and Information Technology activities delegated in the group, ensuring on-going compliance of delegated activity work with adequate oversight in place. For that purpose, you will

o  complete periodic controls

o  participate to off and on site due diligence activities

o  collect and monitor KPI

o  produce operational reports

o  perform recurring controls

o  review and follow-up of issues and incident reports

o  contribute to regular service review meetings

o  contribute to internal oversight activities decision making by preparing regular reporting for the relevant committees.

·         Partner with stakeholders throughout the organization i.e. operations, legal, compliance and audit.

·         Responsible for the definition and co-ordination of the Bank’s business continuity programme.

·         Support the expansion of the Swissquote Bank product offering  through risk assessment and New Business Product Approval

Other responsibilities

·         Conduct the monthly counterparty credit rating review

·         Produce monthly Expected Credit Loss under IFRS9 and identify under-performing loans

·         Performing independent credit assessments on new banking counterparties for treasury placing

·         Perform regular credit risk controls on credit facilities

·         Collect KRI to produce the monthly Key Risk Indicators Dashboard

·         Prepare the risk management pack for the Risk & Compliance Committee

·         Performing quarterly liquidity stress test

Qualifications

·         Bachelor or Master's degree in financial, economic, management or law.

·         Minimum 3 years of experience in a risk based role in the Banking sector (mandatory).

·         Previous experience in audit or consulting like regulatory banking missions (nice to have).

·         Good knowledge in these risk regulations: Bâle II / III (with a focus for Pillars II and III) (CRD IV / V …).

Good knowledge of EU risk management framework

·         Ability to work across multiple disciplines including interacting with colleagues from both the Front Office and Back Office.

·         Outstanding written and verbal communication skills in English. French is an asset.

·         Ability to successfully  deliver multiple projects under the tight deadlines

·         Results-oriented individual with strong interpersonal skills

·         Strong analytical, problem solving skills

·         Ability to challenge new ideas from a risk perspective

·         Entrepreneurial mind-set to set-up, implement processes and further improve them

·         Commitment to attend regular trainings and information sessions

Strong organisational skills

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