South Africa

National Risk Officer

Company BDO South Africa
Reference # ZRK_01
Published 19/06/2020
Contract Type Permanent
Location Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa
BDO’s global organisation extends across 167 countries and territories, with 88,120 people working out of 1,617 offices – and we’re all working towards one goal: to provide our clients with exceptional service. Our firms across the organisation cooperate closely and comply with consistent operating principles and quality standards.
Job Functions Risk Analysis,Risk Management
Industries Accounting & Auditing
BDO have a vacancy for a part-time (3 days a week) National Risk Officer. The successful incumbent will:
• Be accountability for the risk management strategy and operations of the firm;
•Will Integratie risk concepts into strategic planning and risk identification and mitigation activities;
•Be responsible for operational risk management.

Job Description:
•Ensuring Risk management remains imbedded in the strategic objectives of the firm
•Conducting risk assessments and reporting results to National Risk committee
•Define, deliver and execute Risk initiatives that support Risk Management in achieving its strategic objectives.
•Develop a basis of risk management competence and knowledge, including an appropriate level of related technical expertise in the Firm.
•Include the integration of risk concepts into strategic planning, and risk identification and mitigation activities.
•Addressing Risk compliance and supporting management and board oversight, including internal audit, through developing appropriate strategic solutions with the view to turning risks into value-creating opportunities.
•Establishing risk management policies, defining roles and responsibilities and participating in setting goals for implementation of risk management capabilities.
•Leverages the BDO global network and in-depth industry knowledge, to assist organisations in mitigating the risks associated with internal systems, business processes, projects, applications, data and third-party reliance.
•Source tailored solutions, using demonstrated methodologies and tools in a consistent manner, with the goal of enabling on-going, secure, and reliable operations across the firm.
•Ensure that the strategic risks of the Firm are relevant and reported timeously.
Qualifications and Requirements:
•Professional Risk Manager (PRM) certification may be beneficial
•Degree in Finance / Accounting / Audit
•Thorough understanding of a professional services firm environment
•Computer, data entry and MS Office skills
•Excellent communication skills, both written and spoken
•Ability to handle private, sensitive, confidential information appropriately
•Strong attention to detail and organization
•Strong working knowledge of risk management and previous experience working with risk (i.e. risk assistant or risk analyst)
•Solid research skills using the internet and first-person interviews
•Experience working in professional services firm
•Experience using Risk assessment software
Job Closing Date 03/07/2020
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