Senior Credit Risk Manager – Trade Finance

£80K-£90K + Bonus & Benefits
11 Sep 2019
11 Oct 2019
Contract Type
Full Time

A niche Banking business is looking for a Senior Credit Risk Manager to join their business in a standalone role, reporting into the Head of Risk & Compliance. An excellent opportunity to join a growing business which in time could lead to building out a small team reporting into this function.

Main Responsibilities

  • Conduct a comprehensive assessment of new and existing counterparties, ensuring that all risks are identified and make a judgement as to their acceptability in a timely fashion followed by a suitable recommendation to the appropriate approval authority.
  • Responsible for the identification and maintenance of counterparty and country ratings used for the creation of management information.
  • Oversea the Bank’s credit risk exposure and risk profile to ensure that internal and regulatory limits/tolerances are not breached.
  • Offer support on ICAAP, ILAAP and RRP stress testing reviews.
  • Responsible for the development and maintenance of the reserving methodology for the Bank.
  • Maintain the KRIs and KPI’s to monitor credit risk and take a proactive approach using own judgement and experience in recognising early warning credit risk detection.
  • Support the product development process through the evaluation of risks associated with new products and services, by working collaboratively with other areas of the Bank.
  • Provide independent and robust recommendations to the Senior Management/Committees about the credit risk of the Bank.  Attending the Credit Risk Committee as appropriate.
  • Maintain, update and implement Risk policies and procedures.
  • Ensure correct implementation of second line of defence for credit risk.  

Job Requirements:

  • At least 5 years Credit Risk experience from within a similar regulated financial services business, ideally an asset/trade finance business.
  • A good understanding of Market Risk would be beneficial.
  • Working knowledge of IFRS9 and ICAAP.
  • Strong academic background ideally with a Master’s degree or other credit professional qualification.
  • Must be comfortable working both autonomously and being able to develop with senior stakeholders within the business.

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