Head of IFRS 9 - Impairment Execution

£140000 - £150000 per annum



  • The Head IFRS9 - Impairment Execution and Controls role will report to the Global Head of Wholesale Impairment, and coordinate & manage the end-to-end impairment process and manage key interactions with other related teams (i.e. Group Risk Analytics, Forward Economic Guidance, Finance and Stress Testing teams). The role will involve managing an onshore team as well as interacting with dedicated offshore teams.
  • Tasks include but are not limited to:
  • Periodically deputize for the Global Head of Wholesale Impairment
  • Ensuring smooth running of a new Operating Model and Governance process introduced for IFRS 9
  • Ensure compliance to Group policies and governance and controls framework
  • Ensuring the team are performing Review and Challenge activities for key regions in a timely manner
  • Strong ability to build and manage relationships across a range of seniorities
  • Oversight of the business and data analyst teams
  • Working with Group Risk Analytics teams to understand credit risk methodology's relating to IFRS 9
  • Coordinating activities with Stress Testing, Sovereign Risk & Forward Economic Guidance Teams
  • To be successful in the role, you should meet the following requirements:
  • Strong IFRS 9 subject-matter, business knowledge and technology sense
  • Some understanding of policy setting, model inputs, forward economic guidance, stage allocation, disclosures and financial reporting, SOx controls
  • Solid communication skills with stakeholder at all levels
  • Understanding of accounting and/or credit risk concepts
  • Experience of financial or risk reporting processes
  • Be able to articulate complex information in clear and structured way to suit audience
  • Experience in managing teams and stakeholders across the regions
  • Ability to cope with rapidly changing priorities
  • Well organized, logical thinker, problem solver


  • Wholesale Credit Risk Management
  • Group Risk Analytics
  • WMR Stress Testing Teams
  • Regulatory Finance
  • Sovereign Risk and Forward Economic Guidance Teams
  • Global Business finance teams

Role Dimensions

  • The jobholder’s responsibilities cover the Wholesale Credit Risk related sections of the Group’s consolidated external financial statements for key regions.
  • Interacting with Regional and Group senior management on a daily basis, being a trusted partner
  • Working with Group Risk Analytics teams to understand credit risk methodology's relating to IFRS 9
  • Being the main point of contact in Wholesale Credit Risk for IFRS 9 questions coming from local regions, other HGHQ teams and regulators
  • Collaborating on strategic change project, either risk driven or regulatory driven


  • Understanding of IFRS 9 and the IFRS 9 impairment process or alternatively of RWA/stress testing processes
  • Understanding of financial close processes
  • Understanding of financial reporting controls and SOx processes
  • Understanding of Finance & Risk processes of a Global Bank
  • Ability to a provide a proactive focus on risk/issue identification and mitigation, recognising where MI should be escalated for further review
  • Promote a culture of control awareness and best practice across the IFRS 9 impairment process
  • Ability to effectively work with global and regional teams in Risk, Finance and relevant Transformation functions.
  • Ability to lead offshore teams
  • Capability to provide adequate challenge where necessary
  • Ability to demonstrate leadership qualities across the impairment process
  • ACA or ACCA or CISI or CSA qualified, relevant professional qualification, or relevant advanced degree
  • Ideally experience of credit risk management and/or measurement
  • Communication with senior stakeholders, e.g. lead technical discussions, prepare executive-level commentary and technical papers etc.

McGregor Boyall is an equal opportunity employer and do not discriminate on any grounds.


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