Bank of Ireland

Bank & Country Risk Manager

Dublin, Republic of Ireland | Hybrid
21 Mar 2023
05 Apr 2023
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Contract type
Full time
Experience level

What is the opportunity

This is an excellent opportunity for the right candidate to join a highly performing risk management Team. The role holder will have a chance to acquire / expand global capital markets' risk management and business expertise in a varied and friendly environment, where people are at the core of everything we do. They will be directly involved in the management and analysis of the Group's bank, country and sovereign exposure and risks portfolios.

We are flexible and will consider all prospective candidates who are passionate about and interested in gaining insight into the management of bank & country risk and capital markets business.

In the role you will

  • Perform in-debt financial analysis of banks and sovereigns, combined with informed credit limit recommendation and / or approval, on an individual and portfolio basis.
  • Ensure bank & country dealing limits are monitored carefully and maintained at suitable levels.
  • Support management of the F-IRB bank rating system management function and development, ensuring its compliance with CRD IV/CRR requirements.
  • Supervise regulatory disclosures, financial news, rating agency and other publications to ensure a high level of awareness of current banking macroeconomic and regulatory environment.
  • Actively handle cyclical review of the existing risk frameworks, policies and processes with a view of improving their deployment and structural efficiency.

What will make you stand out

  • You have excellent report writing and presentation skills.
  • Your accuracy and attention to detail is brilliant
  • You take an analytical approach to work with a great ability to analyse information, identify problems and trends.
  • High quantitative literacy is crucial.
  • You are confident and have the ability to professionally influence, challenge and collaborate with team colleagues and partners.

Experience with any of the following will help you to stand out but is not necessary in order to apply for this role;

  • Knowledge of IRB rating models and their methodologies.
  • Portfolio stress-testing
  • Masters in finance or advance banking risk management.
  • CFA
  • FRM
  • Experience in data management / data analytics.
  • Experience in / knowledge of bank, country and / or corporate credit and financial analysis. Understanding of Global capital markets and treasury products would be a bonus.

Essential qualifications

Relevant third level qualifications in Finance/Economics/Risk Management.

More about the team

The Bank & Country Risk Unit (BCRU) reports directly to the CEO Global Markets and acts as an independent centre of expertise and has the responsibility for management and oversight of bank (developed & emerging markets), country (global), sovereign and trade finance risk within the Bank of Ireland Group.

In managing bank & country risk, BCRU strives to maintain a robust risk culture, in support of the Group's strategic priorities by ensuring appropriate application of the risk management framework, processes, policies and controls.

Why work with us?

The Bank of Ireland company culture prioritises work-life balance with an opportunity for flexible working, along with 23 days annual leave and excellent pension contributions. Family can mean different things to different people; we offer 6 months paid maternity leave, an innovative fertility and surrogacy policy and working parent supports.

Your wellbeing is important to us; we have an employee assistance program, WebDoctor and financial wellbeing coaches available. We also encourage and support staff to pursue educational and professional qualifications to grow and enhance your career!

Key Competencies

  • Manage Risk - Self
  • Agile - Self
  • Accountable - Self
  • Customer Focused - Self
  • Champion Transformation - Self

Bank of Ireland Group is an equal opportunities employer and is committed to fostering an inclusive workplace which values and benefits from the diversity of our workforce. We offer reasonable accommodation at every stage of the application and interview process. If you require assistance, please contact

Closing date: Apr 4, 2023

For further information, and to apply, please visit our website via the “Apply” button below.

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