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Quantitative Risk Manager

London, United Kingdom
Closing date
Jun 29, 2024

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Job Function
Industry Sector
Finance - General
Employment Type
Full Time
Ideas | People | Trust

We're BDO. An accountancy and business advisory firm, providing the advice and solutions entrepreneurial organisations need to navigate today's changing world.

We work with the companies that are Britain's economic engine - ambitious, entrepreneurially-spirited and high-growth businesses that fuel the economy - and directly advise the owners and management teams that lead them.

We'll broaden your horizons

Our Advisory team provide a wide variety of services that deliver value-led advice and outcomes. They have an in-depth knowledge of business, industry sectors and markets and understand the constantly changing risks and opportunities at the heart of affairs. The team work across strategy, operations and improvement as well as at a transactional and defined project level. From technology to risk advisory, they're experts in following through on top-level instructions and resolving the finer details - all in one straight-forward package. When you join them, you'll work on some of the world's most exciting financial operations and business deals, building your experience and expertise alongside the brightest minds in the industry

We'll help you succeed

Leading organisations trust us because of the quality of our advice. That quality grows from a thorough understanding of their business, and that understanding comes from working closely with them and building long-lasting relationships.

You'll be someone who is both comfortable working proactively and managing your own tasks, as well as confident collaborating with others and communicating regularly with senior managers, directors, and BDO's partners to help businesses effectively. You'll be encouraged to identify and draw attention to opportunities for enhancing our delivery and providing additional services to organisations we work with.

You'll be joining our team of experts within the Quantitative Risk and Valuations Advisory, and you will be responsible for managing a dedicated portfolio. This role will focus on retail and corporate credit risk provided expert advice in scorecard methods, internal ratings-based models, model validation, as well as UK and European regulatory standards.

Our team is work together in collaboration to deliver a variety of assignment and you'll work closely supporting Directors and Partners. You'll also help to further grow the offering contributing towards marketing and business development initiatives.

You'll be someone with
  • Strong professional interest in the fields of retail and corporate credit risk, scorecard methods, internal ratings-based models, model validation, as well as UK and European regulatory standards underpinning these areas.
  • Significant credit risk experience gained ideally from a major financial institution, another professional services firm, or a credit ratings agency. Valuation experience will be an advantage.
  • An interest in applying tools from finance, mathematics, and data science to provide pragmatic and robust solutions to real-world problems.
  • Strong knowledge of mathematics and statistics as applied to finance and credit risk. Hands on experience in credit risk modelling or the valuation of financial products.
  • A master's degree in Finance, Economics, Mathematics, Statistics, Engineering or Computer Science from a reputable university.
  • Desirable previous credit risk modelling experience or the building and / or validating credit risk models obtained from within a bank or a credit ratings agency.
  • Some programming skills in a high-level language (e.g., Python, R, MATLAB, Excel VBA) and/or experience with econometric software packages (e.g., STATA, SAS).
We're in it together

Mutual support and respect is one of BDO's core values and we're proud of our distinctive, people-centred culture. From informal success conversations to formal mentoring and coaching, we'll support you at every stage in your career, whatever your personal and professional needs.

We can provide the best support for our clients and people when we're working side by side. Our agile working framework helps us stay connected, bringing teams together where and when it counts so they can share ideas and help one another. At BDO, you'll always have access to the people and resources you need to do your best work.

We know that collaboration is the key to creating value for our clients and satisfying experiences at work, so we've invested in state-of-the-art collaboration spaces in our offices. BDO's people represent a wealth of knowledge and expertise, and we'll encourage you to build your network, work alongside others, and share your skills and experiences. With a range of multidisciplinary events and dedicated resources, you'll never stop learning at BDO.

We're looking forward to the future

At BDO, we help entrepreneurial businesses to succeed, fuelling the UK economy. Our success is powered by our people, which is why we're always finding new ways to invest in them. Across 17 UK locations, we are 6,500 unique minds coming together to help our clients reach their ambitions.

We've got a clear purpose, and we're confident in our future, because we're adapting and evolving to build on our strengths, ensuring we continue to find the right combination of global reach, integrity and expertise. We shape the future together with openness and clarity, because we believe in empowering people to think creatively about how we can do things better.

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