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Senior Manager, Group Risk Reporting

Standard Chartered Bank
London, United Kingdom
Closing date
Apr 1, 2023

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Job Function
Risk Management
Industry Sector
Finance - General
Employment Type
Full Time
The Role Responsibilities
  • The Group Risk Reporting team provides Senior Management and the Board of the Group with robust and relevant risk information on which to base their risk oversight. This role facilitates the review, consolidation and presentation of risk information across all principal risk types for key external and internal stakeholders through a structured and consistent information process to ensure the Group has access to accurate, useful and timely information to inform decisions.
  • A Senior Manager in the team is expected to be able to manage a vast range of stakeholders across the Risk and Finance functions in order to pull together timely and insightful reports, working closely with other reporting teams to develop management information appropriate to the audience. You will gain broad exposure across all risk areas both financial and non-financial, and insights into the thinking of Senior Management and the Board. You will be expected to support both internal and external reporting and disclosures, and ad-hoc reporting in crisis periods.
This role also supports the Global Head, Risk & CFCC Reporting in meeting assigned BCBS 239 obligations as part of the Group's approach to BCBS 239 compliance, and provide subject matter guidance and support for the Risk Reporting Standards (RRS).
Things you will need to succeed:
  • Strong influencing and collaboration skills, including ability to work across cultures and countries
  • Very strong writing skills in English, particularly the ability to summarise key issues succinctly and clearly
  • An eye for detail, particularly for risk and finance figures, and a willingness to challenge and question data
  • The ability to view, understand and express concepts at the micro and macro level; to see the bigger picture
  • Strong multi-tasking and prioritisation skills
  • Some experience of risk reporting in financial institutions is preferable, and understanding of corporate governance is a plus
  • Technologically competent - experience of MS PowerPoint, Excel and Word are a must
  • Experience of using Tableau is a plus
  • A self-starter, willing to work under tight timelines and take on new challenges when necessary
  • Engage with key stakeholders and reporting teams to ensure that key risk drivers and business rationales are reflected in the commentary and that adequate attention is drawn to key insights from risk analysis
  • Challenge content where appropriate, adopting the mindset of the stakeholder to ensure information is relevant and accurate
  • Ensure timely delivery of risk information to internal stakeholders and senior risk committees of the Bank for control, reporting and governance purposes
  • Prepare, contribute and coordinate risk-related disclosures and other presentation materials to external stakeholders including regulators, investors, analysts and ratings agencies (such as the annual and interim results, Pillar 3), and ensure risk information provided is compliant with applicable regulatory requirements
  • Work with RFOs and reporting teams to continually enhance existing risk information reports and address ad-hoc reporting requirements, or where necessary provide guidance and support to new PRTs on developing appropriate submissions to the Board and Group Risk Committees
  • Ensure continued codification of BCBS 239 requirements in the Risk Reporting Standards (RRS) and related templates
  • Support to assess the level of compliance with relevant BCBS 239 owned obligations based on inputs from relevant stakeholders and contribute to the Group's overall assessment
  • Support the Global Head, Risk Reporting by preparing the annual Effectiveness Review attestation for the Risk Reporting Standards (RRS)
  • Ensuring that effective risk reporting controls (e.g. through Standard Reporting controls) are in place and tested periodically. This includes overseeing adoption of the Standard Reporting controls by all risk reporting units.
  • Monitor ongoing adoption and adherence to the RRS by Risk, Finance and Treasury reporting units to ensure that BCBS 239 obligations are met
  • Monitoring adoption of the Report Approval and Distribution (RAD) tool by reporting units as Business BAU Management Owner, and providing assistance where necessary
  • Work with offshore teams to facilitate transfer of processes and activities through presentations and other learning and training sessions
  • Validate open observation and treatment plan for Red and Amber SRM
Risk Management
  • Provide subject matter guidance and support to additional PRTs and countries who are required to adopt the RRS
  • Ensure that report specifications used to generate key reports are kept updated, e.g., in relation to the risk sections of the Annual Report
Regulatory and Business Conduct
  • Display exemplary conduct and live by the Group's Values and Code of Conduct.
  • Take personal responsibility for embedding the highest standards of ethics, including regulatory and business conduct, across Standard Chartered Bank. This includes understanding and ensuring compliance with, in letter and spirit, all applicable laws, regulations, guidelines and the Group Code of Conduct.
  • Effectively and collaboratively identify, escalate, mitigate and resolve risk, conduct and compliance matters.
Key stakeholders
  • Group Chief Risk Officer and other regional/business Chief Risk Officers and 1-downs
  • Global Head, Enterprise Risk Management and 1-downs
  • Risk Framework Owners and their reporting leads
  • BCBS 239 Nominees & Programme Team
  • Risk Finance
  • Group Financial Reporting
  • Investor Relations
  • The Group's External Auditors
Other Responsibilities
  • Embed Here for good and Group's brand and values in the team; Perform other responsibilities assigned under Group, Country, Business or Functional policies and procedures.
Our Ideal Candidate
  • Academic or Professional Education/Qualifications - Graduate degree from an accredited university
  • Bank training - Effective workplace writing or communication courses
  • Languages - Business proficiency in English (Verbal and Written)
Role Specific Competencies
  • Governance, Regulation and Risk Management
  • External Reporting
  • Business Acumen
  • Credit risk or non-financial risk
  • Communication and influencing skills.
About Standard Chartered
We're an international bank, nimble enough to act, big enough for impact. For more than 160 years, we've worked to make a positive difference for our clients, communities, and each other. We question the status quo, love a challenge and enjoy finding new opportunities to grow and do better than before. If you're looking for a career with purpose and you want to work for a bank making a difference, we want to hear from you. You can count on us to celebrate your unique talents. And we can't wait to see the talents you can bring us.

Our purpose, to drive commerce and prosperity through our unique diversity, together with our brand promise, to be here for good are achieved by how we each live our valued behaviours. When you work with us, you'll see how we value difference and advocate inclusion. Together we:
  • Do the right thing and are assertive, challenge one another, and live with integrity, while putting the client at the heart of what we do
  • Never settle, continuously striving to improve and innovate, keeping things simple and learning from doing well, and not so well
  • Be better together, we can be ourselves, be inclusive, see more good in others, and work collectively to build for the long term
  • In line with our Fair Pay Charter, we offer a competitive salary and benefits to support your mental, physical, financial and social wellbeing.
  • Core bank funding for retirement savings, medical and life insurance, with flexible and voluntary benefits available in some locations
  • Time-off including annual, parental/maternity (20 weeks), sabbatical (12 weeks maximum) and volunteering leave (3 days), along with minimum global standards for annual and public holiday, which is combined to 30 days minimum
  • Flexible working options based around home and office locations, with flexible working patterns
  • Proactive wellbeing support through Unmind, a market-leading digital wellbeing platform, development courses for resilience and other human skills, global Employee Assistance Programme, sick leave, mental health first-aiders and all sorts of self-help toolkits
  • A continuous learning culture to support your growth, with opportunities to reskill and upskill and access to physical, virtual and digital learning
  • Being part of an inclusive and values driven organisation, one that embraces and celebrates our unique diversity, across our teams, business functions and geographies - everyone feels respected and can realise their full potential.
  • Recruitment assessments - some of our roles use assessments to help us understand how suitable you are for the role you've applied to. If you are invited to take an assessment, this is great news. It means your application has progressed to an important stage of our recruitment process.
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