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Senior Credit Examination Manager

  • Location: London
  • Salary: £80,000 - £95,000 Base + Benefits + Bonus
  • Job type: Permanent
  • Job reference: AB/167050
  • Sector: Banking
Job Description

A major global banking group is looking for a senior credit examination manager to join their growing team.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Responsibility for planning and executing Credit Examinations and Credit and Front Office Audits with the Heads of Credit Exam, as well as, for specific areas of, and entities within, the EMEA portfolio, their respective risk assessments and Credit Exam/Credit and Front Office  Audit plans.
  • Where appropriate, work on strategy and approach papers for entities and risks within their Head of Credit Exams portfolio as directed.
  • Have, develop and utilise specialist areas of subject matter expertise, knowledge of the business and wider industry knowledge to influence the plan and the risk assessments applied to the universe.
  • Display strong appreciation of risk and control in banking.
  • Seek opportunities to improve risk coverage and the associated control environment (within their specialist areas) on a global basis.
  • Maintain expert knowledge of relevant credit and regulatory developments related to credit  and wider front office risk management and governance (across all risk types).
  • As Examiner in Charge, take ownership to determine appropriate examination scope and ensure high quality and timely delivery of the examination/audit to agreed scope in line with methodology and standards. For CQA and Credit and Front Office Audit reviews, ensure accurate risk ratings, well supported credit management findings and recommendations, accurate overall examination ratings and timely report publication and appropriate follow up. Provide timely constructive feedback to team members to facilitate their ongoing improvement and development.
  • As a participating examiner, be responsible for the execution of Credit Exam/ Credit and Front Office Audit engagements assigned to them by the Heads of Credit Exam. Work within Credit Exam/Credit and Front Office Audit teams on the scoping, planning and delivery of Credit Exam / Credit and Front Office Audit engagements in line with methodology and standards.
  • Ensure the work undertaken and documentation on file meets methodology/QA requirements managing and coaching team members to produce high quality outputs.


    Issue Management

  • Be responsible for agreeing draft Management Action Plans and to coordinate all aspects of these directly with stakeholders.
  • Take ownership of timely follow-up and validation of issues, ensuring receipt of appropriate evidence.
  • Communicate status of issues and highlight any delays on a timely basis to line management and Heads of Credit Exam.


    Stakeholder Management

  • Take ownership of and report to senior management on credit risk and front office risks in the assigned portfolios/areas.
  • Provide senior management with a continuing, independent and objective opinion on the quality of risk assets, effectiveness of controls and adequacy of provision levels.
  • Maintain constructive relationships with stakeholders so that credit and front office oversight and delivery is achieved smoothly and professionally.



  • Ensure seamless coordination and collaboration across EMEA Internal Audit and Credit Examination department (EIACE).
  • Work collaboratively with all Internal Audit & Credit Examination colleagues regionally and globally to ensure that the quality of work produced globally continues to advance. On occasions, be required to act as lead on Global Thematic Reviews.


    Additionally, the Senior Credit Examination Manager will:

  • Initiate and develop approaches to create best practice within teams, examinations and audits ensuring lessons learned are captured enabling continuous improvement.
  • Attend Bank forums as a Subject Matter Expert when requested by Head of Credit Exam.
  • Assist the Head of Credit Exam in preparing third-party submissions for the Chief Auditor.
  • From time to time, may also be required to take a lead role in non-‘BAU’ initiatives e.g. a working group.


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