Senior Consultant: Financial Risk Management (CH)

Advanced degree
Functional areas
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Combine your risk expertise with consultancy!

This year we celebrated our 25th year anniversary. In these 25 years we have become a thought leader in financial risk management. With a strong focus on innovation and entrepreneurship, we aim to deliver high quality consulting services and exceed expectations. That is why we build successful teams with the brightest specialists in our niche market.

To contribute to the growth of our team in Switzerland we are seeking a client facing, driven experienced consultant to compliment the Zurich office. Ideally with the ambition to work in a smaller team currently going through a startup phase.

Your role

You will join our Financial Risk Management consultants at our Swiss office. This small team is part of the larger team ‘Financial Institutions’ in The Netherlands. Together with in total 60 Financial Risk Management Consultants, you will focus on financial risk related projects for banks, insurers and asset managers. Most of the consultants (95%) have a quantitative background. Freedom, fun and flexibility play an important role in this team. The colleagues could be described as self-starters who are eager to push their boundaries and constantly challenge themselves.

As a Senior Consultant you support the Chief Risk Officer and his/her team from risk strategy to implementation. You advise our clients surrounding statistical techniques, financial risk related complexities and technology advancements. This demands a broad perspective and strategic thinking. Together with the team, you focus on financial risk related projects for banks, insurers and asset managers.

Four days a week you will work on-site at the client. On Friday you will work at our office in Bussum. On this day you will catch up your Zanders colleagues and join knowledge and training sessions. This day also provides room to work on internal projects of your interest.

Your responsibilities

  • Advise our clients on their financial risk models, policies & governance
  • Support our clients in the implementation of risk based solutions
  • Develop, design and perform the quantification of risks
  • Translate (new) rules and regulations into business processes
  • Identify business opportunities for both existing and/or potential clients
  • Contribute to the knowledge sharing and development within the team

Skills to be successful

  • Completed Master’s degree in Econometrics, Quantitative Finance or similar
  • At least 3 years relevant work experience in the field of financial risk
  • Content knowledge surrounding ALM, market risk, credit risk and/or liquidity risk
  • Strong working knowledge of Excel and programming tools
  • Fluent in English and preferably in Swiss German/German
  • Aspiration to work in a dynamic niche consultancy
  • Pro-active and entrepreneurial spirit, with a strong focus on team work
  • Open to travel, mainly within Switzerland but also the rest of Europe

We offer in return

We offer an ambitious, international and fun working environment. We find a healthy work-life balance very important and offer the flexibility needed to combine a career as a consultant with a busy personal life.

We have ambitious growth targets for the coming years and are looking for people that want to help us achieve these goals. Whether you want to develop new products, clients or expertise areas, there is ample room for your initiatives and ambitions. In addition we offer the following:

  • Opportunity to establish yourself as a subject matter expert in your chosen field
  • Work alongside a variety of clients and consultants to build new skills quickly
  • Inspiring and international work environment

About us

We are a leading international consultancy firm focused on Treasury Management, Risk Management and Corporate Finance. From our offices in the Netherlands, Belgium, United Kingdom, Switzerland, Nordics and United States our 175 consultants service corporates, financial institutions, public sector entities and NGO’s.

We believe that developing our people by investing in them and by sharing knowledge and experiences is our differentiator and key to success. That is why we create an inspiring work environment and foster our open, family atmosphere in which freedom, fun and flexibility play an important role. It is also why we aim to make our next project even more exciting and challenging.

Job information

Firm: Zanders

Location: Zurich

Education: Advanced degree

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