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Business Risk and Controls Manager

Michael Page
West Midlands, England, Birmingham
GBP60000 - GBP70000 per annum + benefits
Closing date
20 Feb 2023

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Banking, finance and investment
Salary band
£60,000 - £70,000, £70,000 - £80,000
Contract type
Full Time
Where will they be working?
Hybrid - mostly office
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Job Details

Deliver control assurance & improvement, support functional risk assessments, risk event & BRCM MI reporting and process streamlining.

Client Details

An award-winning, independent commercial bank that businesses can be proud to bank with. For more than 38 years they have been helping organisations to prosper and contribute to positive economic, social and environmental change.


  • Monitor and undertake effective review of controls, sampling and thematic challenges over the 1st line activities within all business areas bank wide. Facilitating Risk and Control Assessments (RCAs) which identify the key risks, their impact and the relevant controls.
  • Report outcomes and recommendations for control/sampling assessments (pass/fail) via written summary update reports and to drive improved process and control design.
  • Provide guidance to business heads on the design, purpose and timeliness of controls and sampling standards required to manage the risk profile.
  • Implementation and deployment of the 1st line BRCM Framework optimising the risk management framework tools including Xactium risk register. Integrate best practise into BAU activities and challenge management when good business risk management is not evident e.g. poor Risk & Control Assessments, slow resolution of outstanding issues. Escalate to 2nd line where necessary.
  • Work closely with 2nd line; agree clear lines of responsibility; coordinated sampling & control framework
  • Deliver effective MI monitoring, early warning indicators and forward looking assessment/forecasting that will impact the risk profile.
  • Support department heads to accurately capture risk events, documented actions and to translate risk events to new controls or control reassessment. Share knowledge and best practice.
  • Secretariat for the Operational Risk Committee (ORC) including all MI preparation. Escalate concerns to the Chief Risk Officer and/or Chairperson of the ORC.
  • Provide regular reporting on outcomes, trends, recommendations and risk profiling to business units and governance committees.
  • Managing relationships with key contacts and stakeholders.


Professional qualifications

  • Strong track record in risk assessment
  • Knowledge of risk management policies and procedures

Knowledge and experience

  • Relevant knowledge including experience of control monitoring, testing and facilitating RCAs and understanding of the 3 line of defence model (E)
  • Experience working in relevant environments, i.e. Operational Risk/Business Risk/Internal Audit in Financial Services organisations. (E)
  • Knowledge, experience or the ability to demonstrate an extensive understanding of Operational Risk Frameworks, policies and procedures skills. (E)
  • Operational knowledge of bank processes and key regulatory/legal issues (E)
  • Change Orientation (E)

Key skills/ competencies

  • Analytical and problem solving (E)
  • Questioning, listening and report writing skills (E)
  • Influencing (E)
  • Delivery/ support for continuous improvement initiatives (E)
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills and good attention to detail with an ability to communicate with impact, ensuring complex information is articulated in a meaningful way to wide and varied audiences (E)

Job Offer

£60,000 - £70,000 base salary plus benefits


Michael Page specialises in the permanent, temporary and interim recruitment of qualified accountants. In fact, our organisation was founded to provide selection and recruitment services for accounting professionals and has been a market leader in this field for more than 35 years.

We have earned the trust of clients in industry and commerce, the banking and financial services markets and the public and not-for-profit sector. We also have an exemplary track record of completing assignments for everyone from small, boutique practices to the Big Four firms.

Michael Page has pioneered a unique, consultative approach to recruitment, enabling us to find the best fit between our client’s needs and the candidate’s experience and abilities. With an emphasis on delivering results and establishing long-term relationships, our consultants waive commission in favour of quarterly profit share – that means impartial career advice and an entire team pulling together on your behalf.

Many of our consultants have a background in accounting and finance – that’s real, grass roots expertise at your disposal. Combine that with the global reach you get from a company that has over 164 offices in 34 countries and you’re looking at a pretty formidable package.

We are confident no other consultancy is better qualified to help you make that crucial, next step in your career. Take this opportunity to browse our accounting, tax and treasury jobs to find out more about our specific expertise:
• Industry and commerce
• Financial services
• Public and not-for-profit
• Taxation
• Specialist markets
• Treasury
• Newly qualified ACA

Alternatively, if you're looking to hire, please send us a job brief or get in touch to find out how our track record could add value to your recruitment process”

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