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Risk Control Assurer, Asia

BBVA Hong Kong
Posted 3 days ago In-Office Job Permanent Competitive
• As a first-line defense team within the BBVA control model to evaluate and test the internal control settings across the board regarding design efficiency and execution effectiveness and provide recommendations for improvement and report various control testing status to the Asia management and Madrid head office. • Ensure proper implementation of Non-Financial Risks and Controls framework model for Asia • Prepare reportings and meeting packages to Asia Management and the RCA Madrid on evolutions or observations of any internal control and operational risk relevant topics • Assist the approval and its administrative process for the Asia New Product Committee

Key Responsibilities

  • Assist the RCA CIB Asia head to host the quarterly Asia Internal Control & Operational Risk (ICOR) meetings and schedule the quarterly meetings with various stakeholders throughout the Asia region for the assigned Asia BBVA S.A. branch.
  • Calculate and generate the related Key Risk Indicators data for all different Op Risk monitoring areas and prepare the quarterly Internal Control & Operational Risk (ICOR) meeting packages and compile the relevant meeting minute files after the meetings for the assigned branch.
  • To follow up on remedial status of issues identified during the quarterly KRI review and periodical risk and control self-assessment (RCSA) exercise.
  • Conduct the Risk and Control Self-Assessment (RCSA) exercise for the BBVA S.A. Asia region for the assigned branch per the Risks and Controls scripts which are documented and agreed by the RCA CIB Asia head to ensure that all the critical controls have been tested properly and document the testing results in the RCA CIB team’s global system (MIGRO) properly.
  • Ensure effective communication with Front Office, Compliance, Operation, and Legal or any other relevant teams in the Asian branches to ensure all the Op Risks related topics or issues have been properly communicated and clarified.
  • On a periodical basis, also assume the role of Asia NPC Secretary to launch the Asia New Product Committee (NPC) new product review process for those NPC cases applied from the Business side and track the case status and update the Asia NPC approved inventory product file accordingly.


Job Specifications

Qualification & Experience

  • University graduate or post-graduate degree in Risk or Business Management or Finance or Accounting or Economics or any other relevant focus in the banking or financial industry.
  • Minimum 5 to 8 working experience in the Operational Risks or Auditing or Financial Control or Product Control or Compliance related functions within the Banking or Security Broker Dealers firms or other relevant sectors in the financial industry.
  • Holders of professional qualification, e.g. CFA, CPA, FRM, AORP or CORP.

Knowledge & Skills

  • Possess knowledge about operational risk measurement experiences and skills in the Corporate and Investment banking industry.
  • Strong interpersonal and cross departmental coordination and communication skills.
  • Familiar with the 3 lines of defense control model and the relevant best practical approach and latest rules and regulations within the Corporate Banking and Sales & Trading Global Market industry.
  • Strong sense of business acumen, analytical, communication as well as problem-solving skills, and agile with positive mind set.
  • Proficiency in MS Word and Excel is a must


  • Excellent command of both spoken and written English.
  • Good command of both spoken and written Chinese Putonghua.
  • Fluent in Spanish will be a plus.

Other Skills (e.g. Interpersonal, Communication etc)

  • Strong professionalism and ethics.
  • Able to work in a matrix reporting structure, multi-functional and cross-cultural environment.
  • Well-organized and meticulous in details.
  • Ability to work under pressure, strong multi-task management skill.
  • A team player.


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