Risk.Risk and Control Specialist

Risk & Compliance Makati City, Philippines


Risk and Control Specialist



About Citco

Citco is a global leader in fund services, corporate governance and related asset services with staff across 80 offices worldwide. With more than $1 trillion in assets under administration, we deliver end-to-end solutions and exceptional service to meet our clients’ needs.

For more information about Citco, please visit www.citco.com

About the Team & Business Line:

The Risk and Control Team (‘R&C’) is a group-level, global team, responsible for fostering risk and control awareness across all divisions within the Citco Group of companies as defined on www.citco.com. The R&C strategy is to support the organization in implementing a robust risk management and control framework globally across all lines of business. The R&C team is predominantly responsible for the production of the SOC 1 reports for the Citco Funds Services, the Citco Bank and Depositary Services lines of business, in addition to many other compliance-based review projects analyzing operational effectiveness of the internal control framework.

R&C has resources based in Cork (Ireland), Jersey City (USA), Manila (The Philippines) and Toronto (Canada).

Your Role:

  • Report to the relevant Risk and Control Managers. Cultivate and maintain excellent relationships with management and staff in the business, external auditors and R&C colleagues.
  • Involvement in the day-to-day execution of the operational effectiveness testing in a quality manner including timely work paper completion and review. This will include liaising and working with other key individuals responsible on related operational effectiveness testing work as well as business representatives across various offices, locations and time zones working with your Assistant Manager / Manager.
  • Involvement in the preparation of reports to senior management on operational effectiveness testing activities. Reporting performed includes project-scoping documents, periodic management reporting and ad hoc reporting.
  • Involvement in the execution of control effectiveness reviews including responsibility for work paper completion, identification of risk issues, and escalation of relevant matters identified in the review process to R&C management.
  • Work closely with the business to investigate and document the internal control framework (this would include walk-through of processes).
  • Foster risk and control awareness across the organization by working with management and first and second line of defence functions.  
  • Maintain expertise and pursue training to keep abreast of new and proposed developments in Risk Management and auditing fields and consider the impact on the company through various industry organizations.


About You:

  • The candidate must have a Bachelor’s degree in Accountancy or Finance from an accredited college / university.
  • A relevant and recognized professional qualification such as a Certified Public Accountant (CPA), Certified Internal Auditor (CIA) and / or equivalent level within Risk Management is desirable.
  • Three years’ experience of working in a progressive risk management / assurance / internal controls / audit function of a financial institution / financial services and / or alternative investments industry.
  • Fund accounting experience is preferred.
  • Experience with a Big 4 audit firm is a plus.
  • Proficiency with the Microsoft Office Suite is expected.
  • Excellent written and spoken English is a prerequisite.
  • Key competencies and characteristics:
    • Client focused.
    • Strong communication skills.
    • Self-starter able to perform independently.
    • Adaptable to change.
    • Strive for continuous improvement.
    • Sound risk-based decision making.
    • Excellent analytical and problem solving skills.
    • High attention to detail.
    • Drive for results.
    • Confident personality with ability to communicate clearly and succinctly.
    • Diplomatic but with the necessary tenacity to complete the task.
    • A ‘team player’ who can work well within the R&C function and also collaborate successfully with other R&C team members and peers within the team.
    • Creative and innovative.
    • Strong interpersonal and presentational skills (oral and written).
    • Strong negotiation and influencing skills.
    • Willingness to take on responsibility and to work on own initiative.
    • Pro-active with good project management and organizational skills.
    • Reliable and prepared to undertake international travel.

Our Benefits

Your well being is of paramount importance to us, and central to our success. We provide a range of benefits, training and education support, and flexible working arrangements to help you achieve success in your career while balancing personal needs.

We recognize diversity as a source of organizational pride and strength. We have made it a priority to reflect our nation’s evolving diversity in the people we hire, and the culture we create in our organization.

Citco welcomes and encourages applications from people with disabilities. Accommodations are available upon request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection.