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Financial Risk Manager

  • Location: Cheshire
  • Salary: £65,000 - £75,000 per year
  • Job Type:Permanent

Posted 29 days ago

  • Sector: Finance & Audit
  • Contact: Gemma Cardew
  • Contact Email:
  • Contact Phone: 0161 883 2816
  • Expiry Date: 19 June 2024
  • Job Ref: GC/11744

MERJE are partnered with a leading Specialist lender based in Cheshire in their search for a Financial Risk Manager.

As a Financial Risk Manager, you will be responsible for the oversight of first line financial and climate risk management. You will:

  • develop financial risk registers to monitor evolution of key risks, feeding into ALCO. 

  • be responsible for the review and development of the financial risk policy, setting and management of financial risk appetites and production of risk profiles.

  • For climate risk, you will work with key stakeholders to ensure the risk profile, appetites and appetite metrics provide suitable oversight and assurance to the Executive and Board.

As a Financial Risk Manager, we are looking for someone to:

 Lead assurance of first line financial and climate risk management

 Develop financial and climate risk policy, ensuring appropriate governance of changes and evidence of key controls

 Produce the risk profiles for Exec and Board risk committees, working with the first line and Group Risk colleagues to ensure all material risks have been identified and mitigating actions (where required) have been defined and progressed

 Support the setting, via the Board, of risk appetites and risk appetite metrics

 Develop suitable KRIs with business stakeholders for financial and climate risk management across the business

 Support second line risk profile impact assessment of financial plans: budget, reforecasts and strategic plans

 Develop financial risk registers to monitor evolution of key risks, feeding into ALCO

 Contribute to the overall continuous development of risk management and of the company's risk appetites

Our Ideal Candidate:

  • A recognised accountancy or financial risk management qualification

  •  Experience in accountancy/external audit and/or financial risk and/or prudential risk (risk assurance, risk consulting)

  • Ability to engage and build relationships with senior stakeholders

  •  The ability to identify trends and interpret data from multiple sources and investigate anomalies and unusual patterns / activities

  • Effective problem-solving skills and ability to make recommendations based on findings considering commercial and customer implications

  • Excellent communication skills to articulate complex issues/analysis and interact with other teams across the business both verbally and in writing

Applicants must be located and eligible to work in the UK without sponsorship. Please note, should feedback not be received within 28 days, unfortunately your application has been unsuccessful. In applying for this role, you may be registered on our database so we can contact you about suitable opportunities in future. Your data will be managed in accordance with our Privacy Policy, which can be found on our website. If you would like this job advertisement in an alternative format, please contact MERJE directly.