Job description


  • Entry level
  • No Education
  • Salary to negotiate
  • Johannesburg


EY is a global leader in assurance, tax, transaction and advisory services. The insights and quality services we deliver help build trust and confidence in the capital markets and in economies the world over. We develop outstanding leaders who team up to deliver on our promises to all of our stakeholders. In so doing, we play a critical role in building a better working world for our people, for our clients and for our communities.
We are currently recruiting for a Senior Manager within our Financial Services Risk Management team. The practice focusses on Financial Services across Banking, Insurance, and Corporate treasuries. Our services cover statutory, regulatory, and other quantitative areas both from an advisory and an assurance perspective. This includes risk modelling, pricing and valuation of financial derivatives and structured deals, and credit impairment calculations.
Drawing on your knowledge and experience, you will provide innovative commercial insights for clients, adapt methods and practices to fit operational team and cultural needs, and contribute to thought leadership. You will also actively contribute to improving operational efficiency on projects and internal initiatives. In line with our commitment to quality, you will consistently drive projects to completion and determine that work is of a high quality.
The role:
The successful applicant will grow, develop and lead a team which can offer our clients advice and hands on assistance with issues such as:
Design, review and validation of credit risk models across classes (PD, LGD, EAD, ECL) under IFRS 9.
Credit Impairment assessment and due diligence reviews
Provide assistance in choosing accurate metrics that support business decisions and facilitate the efficient allocation of risk capital and management of exposure
Review and validation of Basel internal rating based models
Design and review of risk governance operating models
Regulatory Capital modelling
Design and review of credit risk pricing models.
Review of credit risk related Pillar 3 disclosure and BA returns
Our client base covers the major retail, commercial and investment banks, insurance companies and asset management firms, including hedge funds. This is an opportunity to lead a growing team, with a first class client base.
Client responsibilities
Participate in and, as required, lead FSRM client engagements
Develop long-term, sustainable relationships with key client stakeholders in line with our go to market strategies and individual market development initiatives
Build and deliver relevant client solutions, based on knowledge of the client’s agenda
Develop informed views for the client on the implications of current and anticipated industry issues
Generate new business sales through proactively managing aligned accounts, identifying new client opportunities, playing a significant role in developing and driving a sales campaign/solution
Develop own informed views for the client on the implications of key current and anticipated industry issues through their risk management perspective
People responsibilities
Live the EY values
Act as a thought leader in the field of FSRM
Lead engagement teams and accounts
Develop people through effectively supervising, coaching, and mentoring all levels of staff ((identifying training needs where necessary)
Provide learning and growth opportunities to staff and encourage the potential within all staff to take on challenging opportunities
Conduct performance reviews and contribute to performance feedback for all levels of staff
Contribute to people initiatives including recruiting, retaining and training FSRM professionals
Maintain an educational program to continually develop own personal skills
Qualifications & Experience:
Qualifications: Relevant Masters (MComm / MSc /MPhil) or Honours degree with the intend to pursue a professional qualification (CFA / FRM / PRM / FIA / FASSA)  - candidate must have a solid understanding of quantitative methods and their application in the FRM space
Market related remuneration
A minimum of 7 years working experience is required
Competencies required:
Strong statistical aptitude in a modelling environment
Basel 2.5, 3 knowledge
Strong analytical skills
Proficient in MS office
Proficient in SAS
Knowledge of VBA, Matlab, R
Innovative, creative thinking
Robust project management skills
Solid presentation skills
Effective time management
Strong writing skills

About the company

A multinational professional services firm headquartered in London, United Kingdom. It is one of the "Big Four" audit firms and is the third largest professional services firm in the world by aggregated revenue in 2014.

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