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Head, Market Risk - Ghana

Antal International

Accounting, Auditing & Finance

GHS Confidential
3 weeks ago

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Job Title: Head, Market Risk -Ghana

Industry: Banking

Location: Ghana

Salary: Competitive Salary Package + Benefits


The Head, Market Risk shall implement the market risk framework of the bank by identifying, assessing, controlling, monitoring, and reporting all market risk exposures to aid decision making and reduce probable financial loss, increased costs, loss of professional reputation, and enhance the bank’s market share.


Ensure periodic review of Market Risk Framework of the Bank Accountable for the identification and evaluation of market risks exposures inherent in the business including emerging risks and outlier stress events and scenarios. Communicate with trading desks at a senior level, challenging assumptions and risk taking as appropriate as well as collectively working towards solutions for improved risk management. Evaluate risk associated with Treasury products, build tools to analyse market data, portfolio risks and individual trades. Monitor risk-taking activities and other Market Risk exposures to ensure they are in line with the board-approved risk appetite, risk limits and corresponding capital or liquidity needs (ie capital planning) Ensuring limits are properly set with respect to risk taking and risk appetite. Contribute to the development or production of metrics used to satisfy regulatory requirements and stress testing processes. Review and validate assumptions in pricing models used by underlying business unit(s) and analyse the impact of model changes Conduct stress testing periodically to identify potential liquidity challenges to help identify shortfalls in the Bank’s Contingency Funding Plan. Review new business proposals including risk limits setting and monitoring and ensuring risks can be fully captured within the firm's systems. Submission of periodic reports to Board Risk Committee, Group ALCO, Country ALCO, Country Risk Management Committee and Chief Risk Officer on market risk exposure Supervise and develop the existing team. Act as a Liaison Officer with external bodies on Market Risk issues.


Number of deliveries on targets vs. planned TAT in carrying out activities and meeting deadlines/targets.



Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Finance, Economics or its equivalent. Master’s degree in Accounting, Finance, Economics or its equivalent Professional qualification in Accounting, Financial Analysis ACI Certification


Minimum experience 5 years post National Service experience.



Experience in the financial/banking industry Familiarity with Microsoft Office products including Word, Excel, Access and PowerPoint Report writing skills Must be able to summarize and communicate technical data to a non-technical audience.


Writing & Reporting Applying Expertise &Technology Analysing Planning & Organising Delivering Results & Meeting Customer Expectations Achieving Personal Work Goals and Objectives Entrepreneurial and Commercial Thinking

Benefits Annual bonus based on performance

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