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Head of Financial Risk (Senior Manager)

  • Location: City of London
  • Salary: £70,000 + Benefits per year
  • Job Type:Permanent

Posted 23 days ago

  • Sector: Credit Risk & Analytics
  • Contact: Edward Manson
  • Contact Email:
  • Contact Phone: 07779001748
  • Expiry Date: 08 December 2022
  • Job Ref: EM/19237L

​​Location:The role will be remote (3-4 days per week) but will require attendance at the West London (Middlesex) or Cardiff offices on a regular basis.

Reports to: CRO (Second Line of Defence)

The Client

A specialist and award winning mortgage lender backed by a global financial institution offering first and second charge loans. The group operates in Europe, Asia, and the Pacific region and has over 2000 employees globally.

Role Purpose

As part of the second line of defence, provide oversight and monitor financial and treasury systems and controls and liquidity and IRR risk taking activities, ensuring performance is within risk appetite and aligned to delivery against the Firms strategic plan. The role is aimed at aspiring internal auditors and/or risk managers, who will be able to access training and development to progress within role.

Role Responsibilities

•Provide oversight and monitor liquidity and IRR risk taking and associated financial and treasury systems and controls.

•Monitor and test the liquidity and IRR risk profile relative to its appetite, limits and early warning indicators.

•Drive continuous improvement and independently assess and monitor adherence to the Risk Management Framework and supporting financial risk policies, standards and procedures.

•Benchmark and assess our current internal capabilities, implementing actions to ensure risk maturity is aligned to the business maturity.

•Provide oversight of stress testing and scenarios and contribute to the testing of alternative models.

•Represent the firm at external industry body forums and bring good practice into the firm

•Monitor and interpret developing regulatory requirements in all areas of financial risk management.

•Monitor developments across the industry and marketplace in which the firm operates and form plans as appropriate to ensure continued good practice.

•Attendance at and delivery of MI and reporting through Executive and Board governance.


•A professional services background, operating in financial services with retail banking or non-banking experience and looking for the next step up.

•Financial Risk professional who is currently (or has recently operated) in an internal Audit role, with proven hands-on experience

•Knowledge of Internal Systems and Control Environments, and Financial Policy and Governance good practice

•Internal audit experience, developing and undertaking reviews


•Sound financial analytical skills

•Sound knowledge of treasury and financial systems and controls, including knowledge of capital market financing vehicles

Personal Characteristics

•Ability to work and manage self independently

•Delivery focused

•Pragmatic and logical problem solver

•Creative thinker, driving change and being adaptable to a changing working environment

•Excellent written and verbal communication


•Qualified accountant

•Audit qualification or practical current experience an advantage

Please note, should feedback not be received within 28 days due to the large volume of applications, unfortunately, your application has been unsuccessful. However, we may be in touch with similar relevant opportunities.