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Senior Manager, Risk

Employment Status
Permanent Full-Time
Toronto, ON
Reporting To
Vice-President, Enterprise Risk
Job Id
CPL - 081
Job Level
Seniority Level
Position Overview

The position supports the Risk & Governance team which is responsible for risk management, audit, and governance activities in alignment with the firm’s strategic priorities and risk exposures. The position will be directly engaged in supporting the firm by defining and managing the production of key risk and performance indicators, producing risk reporting for Executive Committees/Board reporting, and managing risk assessments and data analytics.

Duties & Responsibilities

Risk Governance and Enterprise Risk Management program management

  • Manage key risk initiatives, including conducting risk and data analyses, ongoing communication with key stakeholders, coordination of resources, and planning
  • Manage and support stakeholders with risk identification, documentation, treatment, and monitoring of risk responses and remediation
  • Coordinate with subject-matter-experts in Finance, Compliance, Human Resources, Business Analysis, Operations, Technology, and other business units to source and assess risk data while contributing risk expertise on firm projects and initiatives
  • Refine and expand risk and performance indicator coverage, scope, thresholds, methodology, and reporting vehicles with a focus on industry trends and emerging risks
  • Sustain and enhance risk management policies, procedures, and taxonomy while developing new risk management processes and tools by researching and applying best practices
  • Manage reporting for presentation to management, senior executives, risk committees, and the Board of Directors
  • Continuously improve reporting to provide insights into material and emerging risk exposures while enhancing current risk reporting to support strategic decision-making
  • Contribute to the automation of reporting and risk indicator sourcing and production processes
  • Perform risk data analytics to highlight improvement areas and assess risk root cause and trends
  • Assess portfolio and market risks with strong understanding of global market indices
  • Contribute to production of data-driven risk models, scenario analyses, trend analyses, stress tests, etc
  • Contribute to the development and management of risk education and training programs
Skills & Qualifications
  • Motivated self-starter that thrives in a high-performing environment
  • Excellent attention to detail and eye towards high quality execution
  • Strong writing skills and keen ability to condense complex information into insights
  • Ability to ingest multiple sources of information to draw actionable conclusions
  • Excellent communication skills, influencing skills, and ability to liaise with diverse groups of stakeholders
  • Ability to work under pressure and achieve results under tight deadlines and/or strict timelines (e.g. Board reporting) with strong organization and time management skills
  • Excellent Microsoft Office skills (MS Teams, PowerPoint, Excel, Word)
  • Experience in Financial Services and/or Wealth Management preferred
  • Experience in Risk Management, Trading, Compliance, or Control Functions preferred
  • Financial modeling and stress testing experience would be an asset
  • Degree with preferred field of study in Business, Economics, Finance, Mathematics, Engineering, etc.