ARM Life Plc

Risk Analyst

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ARM Life Plc is recruiting for Full time Risk Analyst

Job Description


ARM is a leading group of companies situated in Nigeria with branches scattered across the country. Arm Life is the insurance subsidiary of Asset & Resource Management Company Ltd (ARM). Its parent company, ARM is one of the largest non bank financial services firms in Nigeria with a focus on asset management of quoted equities and fixed income securities.

We are recruiting to fill the position below:

Job Title: Risk Analyst


Job Summary

  • Assisting in identifying, analyzing, managing and preventing risks in the Firm’s existing and new businesses, products, operating models and developing/enhancing controls to prevent risk.
  • Assisting in managing enterprise-wide risks through the design and implementation of business-specific frameworks and best practice policies and procedures.

Principal Duties and Responsibilities

  • Engage in day-to-day identification, measurement and reporting of risk positions.
  • Continuous identification of likely risk areas and recommending remedial actions to address such exposures.
  • From time to time, work with the Internal Audit team to assess compliance of the business unit with corporate policies, internal procedures, and key regulations governing unit's activities.
  • Review audit reports to identify risk areas across the organisation.
  • Assist businesses in defining relevant business practices, both at the strategic and operational levels, that would assist businesses in carrying out their operations in a manner that supports them staying within defined risk appetite.
  • Ensure prompt reporting of risk exposures/positions and provide advice on possible resolution of critical issues.
  • Prepare monthly asset and liability management reports and periodic ALCO related report and data analysis from time to time.
  • Monitor credit risk exposures and provide periodic credit risk reports.
  • Generate and disseminate market & investment risk position reports including compliance exception reports.
  • Carry out operational risk management analysis and resolution, as may be required from time to time.
  • Facilitate strategic risk assessment sessions with key business units and compile risk register and risk matrix for dissemination to attendees.
  • Design and review risk policies and framework.
  • Ensure smooth implementation of defined risk policies.
  • Ensure continuous improvement to risk policies, procedures and methodologies.
  • Engage in risk management training, workshops, town hall meetings and other form of risk awareness sessions for staff members.
  • Prepare necessary risk disclosure reports, such as IFRS 7 reports, as well as other reports that might be required by key stakeholders from time to time.
  • Prepare risk reports for individual risk areas as well as aggregated position for internal stakeholders, such as Senior Management and Unit Heads.


    Job Requirements
    Minimum years of experience


    Other Requirements

    Minimum Qualifications:

    • Between One (1) to three (3) years of relevant experience in the financial services sector.
    • First degree in Business, Accounting or other finance related discipline.
    • A professional qualification or a master’s degree would be an added advantage.

    Competency and Skills Requirements:

    • Knowledge of the local and global financial service industry dynamics including regulations, legislations and operating environment.
    • Understanding of risk and return, indicators and risk management techniques as well as trading and pricing derivatives.
    • Ability to apply technical aspects of financial services regulation to practical business scenarios.
    • Knowledge of market risk concepts; knowledge of financial, systems and process audit.
    • Good financial accounting and budgeting skills.
    • Understanding of non-bank financial service operations, policies and procedures.
    • Problem solving and analytical abilities inclusive of statistics, data analysis and technical skills
    • Experience with automated financial systems, including a general ledger and financial reporting software (such as Oracle, Bloomberg, Hi-port etc)
    • Good knowledge of MS Excel as an analytical tool and other MS Office Applications, including macro driven processes
    • Integrity and good decision-making ability.
    • Exceptional attention to detail.
    • Good communication, interpersonal, presentation and facilitation skills.
    • Self motivated with a strong drive, and commitment to achieving agreed objectives.

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    About ARM Life Plc
    ARM Life formerly CrystaLife Assurance Plc. is the insurance subsidiary of Asset & Resource Management Company Ltd (ARM).Its parent company, ARM is one of the largest non-bank financial services firms in Nigeria with a focus on asset management. Established in 1994, ARM started operations as a traditional asset management company specialising in the management of quoted equities and fixed income securities.However, over the years, the Firm has taken advantage of opportunities in various sect...
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