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Manager / Senior Manager, Business Risk and Controls | BIG 4 Candidates are Welcome

Executive Access Hong Kong
Posted 3 days ago Permanent Negotiable
Posted by
Gordan Wong
Our client is a prestige investment management company with wide range of investment activities in Hong Kong. They are looking to hire a seasoned business / operational risk specialist to support their growing portfolio, the role is based in Hong Kong. This is an excellent opportunity for a driven and intelligent candidate to be part of a fast-growing financial institution with all-star colleagues and fantastic internal career development.

Job Description

  • You will have the opportunity to partner, advise, review, and challenge the Business in relation to the governance and operational risk management.

  • You will assist the Business Unit to identify, measure and manage risks through appropriate monitoring of controls. 

  • You will contribute to instilling a practical governance and control framework as best practice, ensuring that the firm’s employees appreciate the role of business risk management and embed it in their business practices.

  • You will conduct annual internal risk and control assessment of the firm’s functions, including reviewing potential risks that impact the entity’s business objectives, refreshing risk prioritization, and assessing the effectiveness of the related internal controls

  • You will establish and manage a risk reporting process for functions to escalate significant emerging operational risks and issues, and review operational incidents to ensure effective remediation. 

  • You will provide support the first line of defense control monitoring activities across the end-to-end investment process, including checking the sign-off on investment checklists, completing risk log and reporting of operational risk incidents, etc.

  • You will oversee each function’s internal control policies and procedures for vendor evaluation and procurement practices
  • You will ensure the Business Continuity Plans aligns with the firm’s strategy and involves all parts of the organization

  • You will drive the BCP readiness, including the business recovery strategy, the detailed contingency plans, test runs, and relationship management with critical partners and vendors
  • You will support the IT function to assess and monitor information security risks through the internal controls, identifying information assets and associated risks, and ensuring adequate employee training to raise information security and cybersecurity awareness

  • You will provide timely and effective risk reporting to the senior management, including current and emerging operational risks, internal control assessment results and issues

Successful Candidates will have:

  • 5+ year relevant experience, preferably within the investment holding/ asset management industry. Consulting firm background candidates are also welcome.
  • Be accountable and take ownership for tasks
  • Sound Operational Risk Management knowledge
  • Attention to detail and the ability to constructively resolve problems and improve processes and procedures
  • Good judgement regarding prioritisation of tasks; taking the lead; and escalation
  • Well-developed interpersonal skills – articulate and able to influence
  • Effective verbal and written communication
  • Advanced PC literacy, proficient in the use of all Microsoft applications


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