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Manager / Assistant Manager, Operational Risk

Elysian Executive Solution Hong Kong
Posted 5 days ago Permanent 50000
Posted by
Katherine Shiu
Our clients, financial institutions, are currently looking for high caliber candidates to join their expanding team.

Manager / Assistant Manager, Operational Risk

This role is a good opportunity for the job incumbent to further develop operational risk management skills and to gain experience in the Financial Services industry.



  • Identify operational loss events through analysis of company data; escalate these events or patterns of events within the ORM team and to the CRO.
  • Assist in Business Continuity Planning, Disaster Recovery and Crisis Management activities
  • Prepare key risk indicator reports by using a wide variety of company data (ranging from business operational data sources to technology data sources).
  • Lead the annual organizational risk & control self-assessment program (CSOX); cooperate with all business units to identify business risks; identify controls to manage those risk; develop test cases to ensure controls are operating effectively; work with the business units to implement action plans to address control deficiencies; and to report progress to the management.
  • Review significant operational and technology risk events (including events with financial impact, reputational impact and/or regulatory impact).
  • Assist in the policy exceptions approval/renewal process
  • Review key risks and controls, track mitigation plan, ensure follow up and closure of action items
  • Advise the first line of defense in operational risk related matters.


As the role develops, the candidate will have the opportunity to be involved in the following:

  • Review of key organizational products and projects, to ensure a robust control framework is maintained; and
  • Review of ORM policies and training
  • Implement ORM framework to newly established/joined departments and offices
  • Represent ORM in governance meetings and working groups
  • Involvement in technology risk area




  • Minimum 5 years’ working experience with 3 years or above in an Operational Risk or relevant role, experience in technology risk area will be a plus
  • Ideally with previous work experience in Operational Risk consulting (Big 4 audit - PWC, KPMG, Deloitte, E&Y) or in financial services institutions
  • Good interpersonal and stakeholder management skills, ability to liaise with different counterparties including senior management
  • Good project planning and time management skills, proactive, diligent and detail minded
  • Excellent written and spoken English and competent in written Chinese and spoken Mandarin preferred
  • MS Office skills
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