Credit Suisse

CRO Functional Risk Control Officer (SG or HK)

Credit Suisse
Full Time
Junior (less than 3 years)

Job Description

CRO Functional Risk Control Officer (SG or HK)

Location: Hong Kong

Job ID:
Hong Kong
Business Area:
Corporate Functions
CRO Functional Risk Control Officer (SG or HK) Credit Suisse Company Overview

Credit Suisse is a leading global wealth manager with strong investment banking and asset management capabilities. Founded in 1856, Credit Suisse has expanded to be a global force employing over 45,000 people in 50 countries. With new leadership, a new strategy and a streamlined global organization, we are set for growth. We partner across businesses, divisions and regions to create innovative solutions to meet the needs of our clients—and to help our employees grow. It is a high priority for us to continually invest in our employees by providing ongoing opportunities for training, networking and mobility. Join us and let's shape the future of Credit Suisse together.

We Offer...

The role is based in the Hong Kong office as part of the COO department within CRO. The candidate will support the APAC CRO FRCO (Functional Risk Control Officer) who is responsible for the first-line operational risk and control governance framework for APAC CRO department.  The candidate will be instrumental in driving the build-out this newly established control and governance function in APAC. 
APAC Chief Risk Officer Department

The APAC CRO provides independent risk oversight of Credit Suisse entities in Asia-Pacific with teams in seven countries - Singapore, Hong Kong, Japan, Australia, India, China and South Korea. The APAC CRO provides independent risk oversight for the APAC Division and relevant APAC legal entities including Branches, for market, liquidity, credit, operational and fiduciary risk.
Main Duties and Responsibilities
The candidate will have the following responsibilities relating to the following aspects of the role:
  • Support of the core first-line operational risk and control processes, such as: driving the RCSA cycle; internal controls documentation, design, mapping & testing; internal operational risk incident analysis, tracking & reporting; out-sourcing supervision, etc.;
  • Design, allocation, performance monitoring, analysis, support and reporting on permanent supervision controls;
  • Control assurance processes;
  • External incidents review read-across and analysis;
  • Operational risk flags development, monitoring and reporting;
  • Tracking and reporting on internal and external audit deliverables across CRO;
  • Support, development and maintenance of policies and procedures;
  • New Business co-ordination and reporting;
  • Operational MI;
  • Good citizenship programme involvement, review and monitoring and metrics;
  • Preparation and delivery, as assigned, of presentation to management, governance bodies and others; and
  • Ad hoc projects / tasks to support APAC CRO FRCO regarding controls and controls environment

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You Offer...

  • A suitable candidate would be educated to degree level.  They should have minimum 4+ years working in a professional environment (e.g. Investment Bank, Big 4 Accounting Firm).
  • Internal control focused experience in one or more of the following areas: operational risk management, external or internal audit, regulatory compliance, trading controls, financial reporting or product control.
  • Demonstrable experience in one or more of the following: development or maintenance of risk management control frameworks; change programmes; performance of internal controls reviews / audits; governance and policy frameworks; audit findings management (including action plan writing, tracking, issue closure and validation).
  • A good understanding of Investment Banking and Financial Services markets, with focused understanding of broader Risk function.  Specific experience / knowledge of Asia-Pacific is useful but not necessary.
  • Familiarity and experience of the regulatory landscape and the changes impacting Foreign Banking Organizations would be useful.
  • As this is a new role, the candidate should be a highly disciplined individual, self-motivated, delivery focused with the ability to work independently and multi-task. They should have the capability to balance strategic objectives with the need to make interim tactical choices in order to sustain progress. They must be able to rapidly grasp, apply and explain detailed technical concepts. They will be required to produce high quality work, under pressure and to tight deadlines.
  • As the candidate will be dealing with both junior and senior members of the firm on a regular basis, he or she will need to have a professional manner with good interpersonal and communication skills, able to build relationships with a diverse group of both technical and non-technical resources.
  • Strong Microsoft Office skills including Excel, Word and PowerPoint are compulsory.
  • The candidate should have excellent English oral and written skills, including excellent presentation skills.    

EEO Statement

Credit Suisse is an equal opportunity employer. Welcoming diversity gives us a competitive advantage in the global marketplace and drives our success.

Technical Skills

  • Accountancy
  • Asset Allocation
  • Audit
  • Compliance
  • External Audit
  • Financial Reporting
  • Internal Audit
  • Internal Control
  • Microsoft Excel
  • Microsoft Powerpoint
  • Microsoft Word
  • Operational Risk
  • Sourcing