Director, Risk Consulting

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    Senior Finance

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    Scott Fisher

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  • Published:

    about 2 years ago

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About Our Client

Big 4 Accounting Firm based in Bahrain. Due to an internal promotion they are now seeking to appoint a Director to lead the Risk Consulting. The RC practice's key services are: enterprise risk management advisory, corporate governance advisory, compliance advisory, internal audit advisory and forensics advisory. The Director will play a key role in the growth of the Risk Consulting business by taking an active leadership role in growing services in the Financial Services sector.

The Role

  • Lead large and complex projects and provide subject matter expertise on engagements across Insurance, Retail and Investment Banking sectors
  • Take responsibility for innovation, practice growth and team development
  • Risk-based internal audits
  • Enterprise risk management
  • Corporate governance advisory
  • Cost improvement reviews; and
  • Contract compliance reviews.
  • Handle 3-4 engagements at a time
  • Manage a team of 10 - 15
  • Review of files and reports
  • Deliver presentations
  • Business development
  • Client targeting and sales pitch
  • Proposal development
  • Develop and roll out in-house training program for junior staff
  • Recruitment assistance - conduct interviews for junior positions

The Person

Application will be considered from candidates looking to relocate to the Middle East with relevant experience. Relocation support will be provided.

  • Recognised degree in Accounting/ Finance/ Business or related disciplines
  • Professional qualification ( ACA, CA, CPA, ACCA) and/or Masters Degree in related field
  • CIA and/or CISA qualifications an advantage
  • 12 - 15 years work experience gained in a large audit and /or consulting firm, or a leading commercial organization of which a majority should be in risk consulting services with at least 7-8 years in managerial position with Financial Services experience.
  • Business development experience with proven achievement of target
  • Development of new services under the umbrella of risk consulting
  • Ability to lead internal audits of financial service clients (banks and insurance companies) in the areas of investment, risk management, treasury and credit operations
  • Ability to lead compliance advisory engagements
  • Experience in establishing / implementing Enterprise Risk Management framework an advantage
  • Experience in delivering Board level presentations
  • Ambitious, mature and business-minded with strong leadership and high ethical standards
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, analytical ability and presentation skills
  • Ability to write reports independently with the highest standard of English.
  • Good spoken English
  • Bilingual skills i.e. English-Arabic will be an advantage

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