Current Opportunities

Credit Risk Consultant – United Arab Emirates

  • Permanent
  • United Arab Emirates
  • £60000 - £100000 per annum + Salary commensurate with experience GBP / Year
  • Applications have closed.

Credit Risk Consultant / Senior Consultant (dependant on experience) – Generous financial package

United Arab Emirates (UAE)

The Opportunity:

  • This is a hugely exciting opportunity for a highly motivated, entrepreneurial and commercially minded candidate seeking the next step in their Management Consulting career, whether at Consultant or Senior Consultant level
  • Working for a growing, ambitious and dynamic Management Consultancy with a Global footprint, you will be joining a team of highly motivated colleagues with a common goal
  • My client is successfully and proactively growing their presence with the UAE, with transformation projects being won in the key financial centres within a number of UAE states including Abu Dhabi and Dubai
  • My client partners with a range of likeminded Financial Service clients including local full service commercial banks, along with Challenger Banks where outcome-oriented staff are key to their success. Their staff really are their differentiator and this opportunity will be very compelling to candidates who think similarly and can appreciate the benefit of working for a firm where members at all levels are actively encouraged to participate in the running and development of their firm
  • The primary focus of the role will be around credit risk, utilizing your hands-on modelling experience to build relevant risk management models and deliver exceptional client outcomes
  • This is a role for the career minded

Your Experience:

  • There are a number of positions being hired for due to high demand for my client’s expertise. You must be available at relatively short notice, i.e. immediately or within a few weeks. Long notice periods sadly are not optimal
  • It would be ideal if you’re prepared to be located within the UAE, however, it may be possible to work from Europe (i.e. Portugal; Spain; UK) if you’re able to travel to the UAE (at my client’s expense) for several weeks at a time
  • You will be able to demonstrate an outstanding record of academic achievement, likely culminating with completion of a Master’s Degree in a highly quantitative discipline
  • Recruiting at either Senior Consultant or Consultant level (depending on experience), you will have experience either working in a management consulting capacity within financial services and /or the banking industry (corporate, commercial or challenger banks), with a focus around providing credit risk management solutions
  • A proven quantitative background is essential with your practical experience stemming from working within the European financial services industry and its application to risk management in banking
  • You will have strong IRB background with hands-on experience in model development or validation, and a strong understanding of IRB approval process and existing regulations are a must, along with familiarity with both local and relevant international regulations within financial services
  • Experience of IFRS9 models also a key requirement
  • Exceptional communication skills are key, both written and verbal and considered a true differentiator of my client’s service offering. The firm aims to grow around its consultants and their ability to network effectively
  • Possess hands-on experience in credit risk model building and/or validation (i.e., beyond audit or review activities) – the interview process will involve a deep dive into the technical knowhow of modelling, validation techniques and knowledge of regulatory requirements and restrictions
  • Experience in programming languages and data structures such as SAS, Python, R, MATLAB is key
  • Additionally, experience in any or all of the following would be advantageous – ICAAP/ILAAP, risk appetite/limiting, stress testing, capital management, recovery/resolution, strategic planning and/or pricing etc.
  • Strong analytical skills and interest in quantitative topics

My Client:

  • A relatively “young” Management Consultancy, with a Global footprint and almost a 20 year track record of success. This is an optimal time to join their business within a senior and influential position
  • With presence in many financial centres within London (UK), UAE, Germany, Spain, Middle East, Netherlands, South Africa, my client is a boutique firm with a demonstrable focus around Credit Risk Management, modelling, data analytics and model validation etc.
  • Working with a range of innovative, ambitious, growing and forward-thinking Financial Services businesses, my client differentiates itself from the larger and more unwieldy consultancies by offering more client-specific solutions and impressing through the willingness, knowledge and experience of its staff – hence the requirement to actually build and develop risk based models as opposed to just audit or review them (as is typical in larger Management Consultancies)
  • Being truly joined up in their holistic client offering, future career opportunities for their consulting staff are excellent
  • My client primarily operates a remote working policy, along with client work completed on-site when required