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Experienced Consultant / Senior Consultant - Financial Services Risk

Location:  Zurich
Other locations:  Primary Location Only
Salary: Competitive
Date:  Mar 10, 2023

Job description

Requisition ID:  1132821

Experienced Consultant / Senior 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 specialization 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 organizations navigate the ever-changing regulatory landscape. With an increasing push for internationally aligned regulations for financial institutions and enhanced demands from diverse stakeholders, 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 audit and advisory services to clients. As part of the Risk team, the Governance, Risk & Controls (GRC) 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, assessment and monitoring of risks as well as with our expertise in implementing and meeting regulatory requirements in the field of risk management. Additionally, we provide internal and external audit services, comprehensively covering all processes across the business model of our clients.


As part of our team, you will:

  • Be able to apply your knowledge in banking and insurance products, risk management, and audit topics
  • Actively participate advisory projects with a focus on regulatory and supervisory matters
  • Structure and analyze complex business problems
  • 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)
  • Work closely together with our clients and deliver world-class consulting solutions within the financial industry in non-financial risk areas such as operational, compliance or regulatory risk


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 audit, preferably with a focus on risk management
  • Practical knowledge in financial services risk management (e.g. operational, compliance or regulatory risk), an entrepreneurial mindset and motivation to participate in business development activities such as responding to requests for proposals and go-to-market activities


What we offer


  • Transparent performance-based recognition and progression system
  • 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*


Find out more here about the many benefits to which you are entitled as an employee at EY.


Become part of our high-performing teams!


Do the next step and apply for this position online.  For further information please contact our recruitment team ( / +41 58 286 33 66).


* exception of EY contractors, interns and alumni.

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