Director of IT Risk - Financial Services


Director of IT Risk - Financial Services


Our client, a US based Investment company is seeking to hire a Director of Risk on a permanent basis. This role will sit within the Enterprise Risk Management function, with risk oversight for Ireland, Dalian & Offshore sites.

The team are responsible for identifying, assessing and mitigating risk and managing controls. They are also a key area of the business in terms of regulations and Business Continuity Planning.

Role Responsibilities:

This role will lead a team of risk professionals that support the technology functions and offshore vendor risk programs. The candidate will lead all aspects of these programs

Pre-Implementation Review Program:

  • Plan and execute pre-implementation reviews including development of objectives, scope, procedures, and coordination with multiple stakeholders
  • Analyze and evaluate complex information to identify key issues that need to be addressed and work with business partners to develop actionable solutions.
  • Perform reviews of the technology processes and assist the business identifying and correcting control gaps.
  • Summarize and communicate engagement progress and findings to various levels within the organization

Pro-active Risk Review Program:

  • Cultivate business relationships and develop deep knowledge of processes and controls
  • Monitor changes to the internal and external business environment and communicate the potential impact and risk.
  • Manage and lead pro-active risk reviews including identification of potential risks, development of objectives, scope, procedures, and coordination of actionable items to address the risk

Skills & Experience:

  • BA or MS degree in Finance / Business Management, or a risk related field of study
  • CISA, IRM or other audit or risk qualifications preferable
  • 10+ years risk management experience, preferably in the technology risk field.
  • Proven track record in the implementation and execution of a risk management program for a technology function within a financial services organisation.
  • Strong knowledge of relevant industry standards and regulations e.g. Sarbanes Oxley (SOX), ISO27001.
  • Strong problem solving and analytical skills
  • Demonstrable leadership and people management experience
  • Detail oriented, with ability to manage multiple and competing tasks and priorities.
  1. Permanent