Director, Strategic Mandates in Integrated Risk Management

January 6 2020
Industries Bank, Insurance, Financial services
Categories Accounting, Finance, Credit, Risk, Management, Administration
Montreal, QC

The Director, Strategic Mandates in Integrated Risk Management assumes the leadership of a team responsible for strategic and cross-functional files. He is notably responsible for the evolution of the risk appetite and tolerance framework, risk analysis for new large-scale initiatives, files relating to risk governance (e.g. application of the three lines of defense) and accountability at risk. He also plays a strategic advisory role in his area of ​​expertise with members of senior management and authorities. Thus, he actively contributes to sound risk management within the organization by ensuring a global understanding and robust supervision of the important issues to which the Company is exposed. He is called upon to play an active role in the establishment of a risk management culture at IQ and in ensuring its evolution as well as its sustainability. The practices under his responsibility must be aligned, at all times, with the priorities of the Company and aim for best practices in the industry.

Main responsibilities:

  • Aligned with the organization's strategic planning and financial plan, develop the IQ risk appetite and tolerance framework so that it becomes a relevant management tool for the organization.
  • Develop and ensure the application of risk frameworks, including integrated risk management, financial governance, business continuity and the risk of unethical behavior or fraud (internal and external).
  • Accompany the business sectors and support functions during projects so that they make decisions based on a realistic portrait of the risks of the initiative (eg transition project resulting from the modification of the mandate of IQ).
  • Ensure the proper functioning and efficiency of the committee encompassing IQ's second line of defense functions and establish solid links with those responsible for IQ's second line of defense functions.
  • Conceive the various risk reports for the authorities of the organization as well as for the operational units.
  • Ensure the disclosure of the risk section of the annual reports and support the external disclosure process in matters of financial governance.
  • Prepare documents or respond to ad hoc requests from risk management committees and audit committees (regular reports, specific topics, specific issues, exceeding limits, etc.)
  • Liaise with the external auditors for any requests that fall to the integrated risk management function.
  • Provide technological tools to meet the needs of IRM.
  • Develop a comprehensive risk training program.
  • Act as a consultant to the Senior Director of Integrated Risk Management and Internal Controls as well as any other manager of the risk function in relation to complex situations or files.
  • Monitor trends in the market and suggest ways to optimize the implementation of integrated risk management in the Company.

Specific qualifications required:

  • Have an undergraduate university education in finance, statistics, economics, financial engineering or equivalent.
  • A graduate degree is an asset.
  • Have 7 to 10 years of relevant experience and have held an equivalent position in a financial company.
  • Mastery of concepts in financial governance (e.g. COSO framework, Regulation 52-109, etc.).
  • Mastery of concepts related to the three lines of defense model.
  • Thorough knowledge of business continuity and internal / external fraud guidelines is an asset.
  • Possessing a relevant professional title is desirable.

General profile sought:

  • Ability to quickly understand the business challenges and the culture of a company and to translate them into projects with short and medium term results.
  • Ability to manage a team.
  • Proven ability to influence managers at all levels in risk management.
  • Ability to analyze and synthesize.
  • Ability to solve complex problems.
  • Results oriented.
  • Efficiency and rigor.
  • Ability to quickly establish quality professional links and create a climate of trust.
  • Recognized as a team player.
  • Ability to exercise judgment.
  • Autonomy and sense of responsibility.
  • Good organizational skills.

Special working conditions:

Will be required to travel occasionally to regional offices.

Working conditions :

Full range of benefits including a defined benefit pension plan.

Special features:

External candidates must send their curriculum vitae on our career site:

Investissement Québec subscribes to the principles of equal access to employment and invites women, members of visible minorities and ethnic minorities, people with disabilities and Aboriginals to apply.

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N.B. This position is displayed internally and externally simultaneously.

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