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Consultant - Financial Services Risk

Location:  Zurich
Other locations:  Primary Location Only
Salary: Competitive
Date:  Sep 19, 2022

Job description

Requisition ID:  855001

Consultant - Financial Services Risk


Are you interested in working in an exciting, fast-paced environment? Do you want to kick-start your career by being exposed to interesting projects while learning from industry leaders?


At EY, you will have the chance to build a career on a global scale that is as unique as you are! We will provide you with support, an inclusive culture, and the relevant technology to enable you to become the best version of yourself.


Our Financial Services Organisation is unique among the Big 4 firms, being the only one with a functional specialisation in the Financial Services sector that is transnationally integrated across the EMEIA region.


As a leader in risk in Switzerland and the EMEIA region, we strive to help organisations navigate the ever-changing regulatory landscape. With an increasing push for internationally aligned regulations for financial institutions and enhanced demands from diverse stakeholders for ESG integration, our team is uniquely positioned to drive the development of our business and talent.


The Opportunity


Within Financial Services Consulting, the Risk team covers a broad range of functions dedicated to providing high-value, trusted advisory services to clients. As part of the Risk team, the Prudential Risk team works with diverse financial services companies that range from major global investment banks to insurance companies and specialized private and regional banks. We support our clients with tailored solutions in the identification, measurement, steering and monitoring of risks as well as with our expertise in implementing and meeting regulatory requirements in the field of risk management.


As part of our team, you will:

  • Be able to apply your knowledge in banking and financial products, risk management, and insurance topics
  • Actively participate in advisory projects with a focus on regulatory and supervisory matters
  • Structure and analyse complex business problems
  • Gain risk management insights within the financial industry in financial risk areas such as credit, liquidity, interest rate risk or in non-financial risk areas such as operational, compliance or regulatory risk
  • Perform targeted regulatory audits for our clients in the finance industry in coordination with relevant regulators (primarily FINMA)
  • Be encouraged to investigate new risk areas (e.g., ESG and sustainable finance, data analytics)


What you should bring to the table


  • Bachelor's or advanced graduate university degree (Master’s, MBA, PhD) in Finance, Economics, Accounting, any other business-related field, or law
  • A basic understanding of financial services risk management and regulatory topics (including the Basel framework and FINMA circulars) and interest in specializing in these topics
  • Motivation, flexibility and self-drive to constantly learn and acquire new skills and knowledge
  • Fluency in German and English are a pre-requisite, with French as an added advantage



Ideally, you’ll also have


  • First experiences in financial services, consulting, or assurance, preferably with a focus on risk management
  • Practical and/or academic experiences in financial services risk areas (e.g., credit, liquidity, interest, operational and compliance risks)
  • Working towards or already completed a relevant professional qualification (e.g., FRM, CFA)


What we offer


  • Yearly salary increases (based on progression) and a clear path to promotion
  • Hybrid and flexible working environment which allows you to manage your work-life balance
  • International multi-cultural team of highly motivated consulting professionals
  • A young and vibrant team that enjoys team-building activities
  • Continual personal development based on a system of trainings, mentoring, counselling and on-the-job learning
  • Funding and support for relevant professional qualifications (e.g., FRM)
  • Acquire a fully accredited corporate MBA (EY Tech MBA) or EY Masters in Sustainability from Hult International Business School whilst working at EY, completely free*

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