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Sia Partners

Senior Consulant - Operational Risk

Wan Chai Road, Wan Chai, Hong Kong

Company description

Sia Partners is a next-generation consulting firm focused on delivering superior value and tangible results to its clients as they navigate the digital revolution. With over 2,800 consultants in 18 countries, we will generate an annual turnover of USD 420 million for the current fiscal year. Our global footprint and our expertise in more than 30 sectors and services allow us to enhance our clients' businesses worldwide.

We guide their projects and initiatives in strategy, business transformation, IT & digital strategy, and Data Science. As the pioneer of Consulting 4.0, we develop consulting bots and integrate AI in our solutions.

Job description

We are seeking a Consultant/Senior Consultant with a Financial Services background, preferably in the insurance or banking industry, to join our team in Hong Kong as an Operational Risk Consultant. Our projects are focused on delivering Risk and Regulatory solutions across domains. 

As a Senior Consultant, you will play a key role in building our operational risk expertise and ensuring the quality of our delivery to maintain market-leading practices for our Hong Kong office, considering the global nature of our organization and clients. 

Main responsibilities of the position: 

  • Participate in projects with leading insurers and banks to provide operational risk management solutions 

  • Offer Risk and Compliance advisory services to clients 

  • Conduct regulatory compliance reviews and implementations, internal control reviews, and other independent assessments as required by regulatory requirements 

  • Be hands-on and contribute to the successful execution of client projects. 

  • Assist in the development of new intellectual property, including leading-edge research on white papers, supporting the development of marketing materials, and publishing articles 

  • Work closely with our other offices and leverage our global network to take part in cross-selling initiatives and share our knowledge widely. 

More experienced candidates will have these additional responsibilities:  

  • Independently drive the success of a work stream by directing activities, ensuring high quality deliverables, and timely submissions 

  • Managing a team of consultants by defining meaningful work packages, managing activities, and close mentorship  

  • Participate in business development activities including content development, proposal preparation, and sales presentations 

  • Share consulting best practices with the team 

Specific areas of expertise: 

Ideally, you would have project experience and knowledge in one or more of these areas: 

  • Risk & Compliance advisory 

  • Extensive experience in operational risk management within the banking and/or insurance industries, including market, credit, and liquidity risks 

  • Proficiency in information technology risk management, particularly as it relates to operational risk 

  • Deep understanding of internal controls and framework for mitigating operational risk 

  • Experience with HKMA Independent Compliance Assessment on credit, interest, liquidity, operational, and technology risk management, with a specific emphasis on operational risk 

  • Thorough knowledge of regulatory requirements, such as HKMA and SFC rules, AML/KYC, Basel III/IV, cybersecurity, data privacy, RegTech, etc., with a strong focus on operational risk management. 


Key Requirements: 

  • University graduate or above in accounting, business, information technology or related disciplines. 

  • 3 to 6 years of relevant experience in operational risk and regulatory within a reputable consulting firm. Candidates with experience in the insurance and banking industries are encouraged to apply. 

  • Familiar with HKMA and/or SFC regulations 

  • Holder of professional qualifications such as CPA, CFA, FRM, CAMS, CISA, CISSP, CIA and/or other related qualification is an advantage. 

  • Good project management and stakeholder management skills 

  • Strong interpersonal, logical and analytical skills 

  • Able to work independently with minimal supervision 

  • Excellent presentation and communication skills with clients and colleagues 

  • Possess an entrepreneurial spirit and team leadership skills 

  • Excellent command of spoken and written English and Chinese. Fluency in Mandarin is an advantage. 

In addition to the strong consulting skills and business knowledge that our clients value, the ideal candidate must possess an entrepreneurial mind-set with both a drive and willingness to be involved in all areas of a growing business. 

Additional information

This will be the right role for you if you like to:

  • Be involved in challenging strategic projects with leading banks and financial institutions
  • Be client-facing and have autonomy in your role
  • Be part of a dynamic, multi-cultural and fast-growing team
  • Grow your career with a company that is performance driven

Sia Partners is an equal opportunity employer. All aspects of employment, including hiring, promotion, remuneration, or discipline, are based solely on performance, competence, conduct, or business needs.