The Financial Services Risk group within Consulting at PwC advises leading financial services organisations on a wide variety of risk and capital management issues. These range from regulatory requirements such as Basel III and Solvency II, to operational assignments such as defining and setting risk appetite and embedding risk management through the organisation.
We are seeking individuals at consultant grade, based in London and on client sites, focussing on risk technology
About the role
We provide a full suite of risk and capital management services covering the full range of risk disciplines, assisting our clients in:
Risk management frameworks and operations : Designing the framework within which risk is managed in the business, and building the infrastructure to support the delivery of risk management in the business
Risk regulation: Understanding and responding to risk-related regulatory developments
Risk quantification, valuation, and modelling : Leveraging quantitative tools and techniques to support business decisions
Risk technology and data : Analysis, specification, design, and provision of technology and data to support the effective management of risk, including architecture and data linkages to other functions, e.g. finance, operations
Specialist risk disciplines : Design and implementation of tools, methodologies, and processes relating to credit risk, market risk, operational risk, liquidity risk, and insurance risk, as well as capital management
This role is focussed on risk technology and data, although wider experience in risk management will prove advantageous. At consultant grade, the role consists of delivering projects for the client as part of a team, and may include leading small teams. Successful candidates will also be able to demonstrate that they can manage multiple tasks and projects. They would also need to have the capacity to take on greater responsibilities as they develop within the firm. They should be of an inquisitive mindset and interested in constantly updating and developing their professional and technical skills.
Opportunity for working from home? No, except on occasion
Amount of time client based - approximately 70%
Opportunity for job sharing? No
Need to travel/overnight stays away from home - Yes, as required from the engagement
Opportunity for flexible working (hours)? Yes, within reason
Amount of time PwC office based - approximately 30%
Degree in a technology / quantitative discipline essential
Pursuit of formal risk management qualification (eg from IRM, PRMIA, GARP) advantageous
A demonstrable track record in success in risk technology, with practical experience in a minimum of two or more of the following:
Architecture - definition of logical, information, and technical architectures to support credit, market, or liquidity risk management;
Project management - end to end project management of IT focused projects in financial services;
Business analysis - analysis and documentation of business requirements for IT focused credit, market, or liquidity risk projects
Data modelling - development of logical, conceptual, and physical data models, data flow diagrams, entity relationship diagrams in financial markets, particularly related to credit, market, or liquidity risk.
Experience in the financial services sector, within capital markets, retails & commercial banking, or insurance.
Previous consulting experience highly desirable
A good understanding of the role of risk management in helping an organisation achieves its business goals, and in the industry trends and drivers shaping the change agenda for financial services firms,
Effective communication and presentation skills
Good interpersonal skills to support working with colleagues and clients.
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