you’ll be asked to do:
Perform activities within the assigned Credit Risk Strategy that reflects the Group’s tolerance for risk and the level of profitability the Group expects to achieve for incurring various credit risks.
Ensure the use of a standardized process for evaluating credit proposals ensuring that all approved credits are within QNB’s Credit Risk Strategy
Assist the Head of Risk in creating Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) for the department and monitor their achievement on periodic basis
Coordinate with Compliance Group to ensure an appropriate response to obtain updates on regulations pertaining to credit risk review that are promulgated by the Central Bank, if any
Provide timely and accurate information to the external and internal auditors and the Compliance function as and when required
Assist the Head of Risk in the development/ finalization of Service Level Agreements (SLAs) between the respective overseas operations and Head Office units/ departments as and when needed, to the extent they relate to the business functions
Ensure adherence to the Turn around Times (TAT) specified in the SLAs
Perform credit assessments, and provide credit approvals within the authority delegated.
Ensure compliance with established/ approved credit risk policies and procedures and ensure that a sound environment for identifying, measuring, monitoring and controlling credit risk is in place
Check coordination with business unit Relationship Managers for the timely receipt of customer documents/ other information required to evaluate the credit worthiness of the proposed borrowers
Supervise the assessment of the credit proposals is adequate and analyses the various credit risk facets to measure a final credit risk rating including (but not limited to) an assessment of the requested facility and guarantees provided, client management and background, industry analysis, country analysis, external agency credit rating (if applicable), financial and cash flow analysis and the risk rating from the credit risk rating tool in use
Based on the assessment, recommend extending or declining the facility request or asking for additional security/ further structuring of the deal/ facility to safeguard the Group’s interests
Ensure that all credit approvals meet overall policy guidelines and QCB regulations and to stipulate terms and conditions to mitigate the credit risk borne/ faced by the Group
Address/ facilitate correction of any weaknesses identified during assessments, audits, or examinations
Coordinate activities with business units to ensure the timely processing of customer credit requests within established TATs
Maintain utmost confidentiality in regards to customer information gathered in the credit assessment process
Ensures high standards of confidentiality and ethics to safeguard commercially sensitive information
All other ad-hoc duties and/or activities related to QNB that management may request of the employee from time to time
Bachelor degree preferably in finance, economics or related subjects,
Masters or Professional certification such as PRM, CPA, CFA is preferred,
Sound typically a Minimum of 5-7 years’ experience in a major bank of which at least 2 years in bank in a supervisory capacity in risk function
Highly preferred skills:
Excellent oral and written communication skills in English and Arabic (preferred).
Knowledge of Basel II Accord, with particular emphasis on credit-related issues and credit modelling methodologies.
Excellent quantitative modelling, analytical, and research skills.
Experience in working with large and complex data sets.
Knowledge of financial markets and products.
Proficiency in risk concepts, banking products/ operations/ systems, pertinent regulatory requirements, International Accounting Standards and related pronouncements.
In-depth understanding of credit risk methodologies (KMV, CreditMetrics, etc.), interest rate modelling [short rate models, HJM, BGM, etc.], VAR, and/or other complex financial risk modelling highly desirable.
Adequate knowledge of IT systems/ applications.
Self-motivated, eye for detail.
Ability to work with others and lead teams from diverse cultural backgrounds