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Sky Capital and Financial Allied Int'l


Risk Manager

Industry: Financial Services (Sky Capital Financial Services Limited)

Job Description

  • Implement and communicate the company’s risk management and internal control policies and objectives
  • Work with management in integrating risk management policies and practices into the strategic plans of the company
  • Assist in developing and monitoring risk mitigation strategies for the organisation’s critical risk areas and work with business units to establish, maintain and continuously improve risk management capabilities
  • Monitor activities of all business units to ensure compliance with internal control and risk management policies
  • Facilitate company-wide risk assessments and monitor priority risk areas across the organisation
  • Prepare periodic risk assessment reports for management
  • Ensure effective alignment between the enterprise risk management process and the internal audit process
  • Conduct periodic risk management education and training
  • Coordinate the compilation and continuous review of a detailed transaction process flow for all key activities in the organisation and define control measures to ensure compliance
  • Review transaction processes
  • Provide an independent view regarding proposed business plans and transactions
  • Evaluate risks in operational activities
  • Ensure regulatory compliance
  • Ensure processes and risk guidelines are in place, and are adhered to in order to safeguard assets and the brand equity of the Group
  • Prepare reports and advise units and committees on departure from policies, procedures, and other exceptions
  • Maintain working knowledge of relevant legislation, statutory instruments, codes of practice, and organisation policies, and ensure adherence
  • Other duties as assigned


  • First degree or its equivalent in a numerate discipline (Accounting, Economics, Finance) MBA or Master’s degree in Finance or Accounting is required
  • Minimum of 6 years’ experience, in relevant experience of which at least two (2) years must have been spent in a similar role in the financial services industry
  • Knowledge of transaction banking products essential
  • Develop and implement Enterprise Risk Management policies, procedures and policy framework
  • Provide management and board with regular assessment and opinion on effectiveness of company’s risk management control systems
  • Put in place a system to ensure company’s operational risks are identified, analysed and properly assessed
  • Ensure compliance with all regulators’ requirements and other applicable laws
  • Conduct policy audit, ensure compliance to standards, including liaison with internal & external auditors
  • Chartered membership of ICAN/ ACCA is required
  • Clear understanding of the company’s operational risk framework or equivalent experience gained in other organizations
  • Good knowledge of risk management principles and practices with a required knowledge of audit techniques and methods required
  • Communication, presentation and report writing skills
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite
  • Knowledge of corporate governance practices and knowledge of Assets and Liabilities Management (ALM)
  • Knowledge of the GAAP/IFRS and good understanding of finance, accounting, budgeting, and cost control principles and ability to analyse financial data
  • In-depth understanding of the organisation’s business issues with good ability to read large volumes of documents effectively and extract necessary information

Interested and qualified? Please send a detailed cover letter stating why you are best fit for the role. You are also advised to attach your updated resume/CV.


Application deadline – 24th September 2020.