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Enterprise Risk Manager - Cryptocurrency platform


For a trading platform which is aiming to expand, we are looking for an entrepreneurial, sensitive and hands-on Enterprise Risk Manager. 

Your new challenge

  • Keep build and professionalizing existing operational risk framework.
  • Advise senior management and departments on identification, assessment, and management of risks.
  • Supporting the Head of ERM in maintaining and updating the Risk Taxonomy and the
    Risk Control Matrix of the organization.
  • Support the Head of ERM in investigating and performing a root cause analysis of operational risks that have materialized.
  • Support the Head of ERM performing Enterprise Risk Assessments and Risk Control Self Assessments (RCSAs) across the company.
  • Testing controls effectiveness and when necessary, work closely with the first line of defense in implementing controls.
  • Challenges, advises, and help the first line of defense about non-financial risk queries and the application of various non-financial risk aspects within daily operations.
  • Guide and support the first line of defense in the creation and implementation of a risk mitigation plan.
  • Review/draft and update Risk Management policies and procedures.
  • Communicate policy and guidelines to management and employees.
  • Encourage risk awareness and a sense of responsibility across the organization in relation to Non-Financial Risk.
  • Advise and assist in the implementation of new and updated Non-Financial Risk policies, procedures, and measures.
  • Point of contact for the reporting of and for queries related to Non-Financial Risk events and issues.
  • Check that the first line of defense is complying with Risk Appetite, and that non-financial risks are being managed and escalated where necessary.
  • Monitor progress in Risk Mitigation activities, create reports and feed back to management.
  • Support the Head of ERM in preparing material for the Risk & Compliance Committee (RCC).

Your new employer

This trading platform serves large and advanced traders. They really do a great job, but there is room for improvement. 

The focus has been on market risk. At this moment they need to manage operational risk, as they seek regulation in multiple jurisdictions. Therefore, we are looking for an Enterprise Risk Manager who is able to focus on all other risks. ERM needs support to be fully embedded within the organization. 

Your profile

  • Preferably a university degree in Finance, Accounting, Economics, Business Administration, or similar degree.
  • At least 3 - 5 years of experience in an enterprise risk or operational risk role.
  • Familiar with the relevant regulation such as VARA regulation, MIFID II, MiCA, GDPR and DORA.
  • Experience and understanding in the crypto/fintech industry with a strong knowledge of futures and options would be nice to have. 
  • Familiar with risk event management, issue management, risk assessments, internal control testing methodologies, Risk Appetite thresholds, Key Risk Indicators, scenario analysis, risk analytics and reporting.
  • Experience in specific Operational Risk domains e.g. Outsourcing, Fraud, Financial /SOX reporting, IT risk, information security.
  • Experience in the financial industry, particularly in a regulated environment is a plus.
  • Strong entrepreneurial, analytical, and independent problem-solving skills.
  • Self-motivated, proactive, and able to work on own initiative.
  • A strong team player with good interpersonal skills who can work well with others.
  • High proficiency in spoken and written English.
  • Location: Amsterdam office.

Our offer

  • Above market-rate salary with high bonus potential.
  • Challenging and entrepreneurial environment: they highly value any ideas/initiatives, regardless of role or experience.
  • Flat organizational structure and fresh, non-corporate culture.
  • Facilitation of courses and training in-house and other.
  • Work at a global company with the potential to travel to other locations.
  • Free lunches in the office included and many social events.
  • All necessary devices (Macbook Pro and monitor) of your choice.

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