Deputy Head of Credit

Permanent @Simon Blau in Risk Email Job

Job Detail

  • Job ID 41122

Job Description

Deputy Head of Credit

City of London / Hybrid (3/2)



cer Financial are working alongside a warm service led, well structured international bank who are based in the City of London. They are seeking a Deputy Head of Credit to work with them on a permanent basis.

Portfolio consists of Real Estate both Commercial and residential alongside some more vanilla corporate lending.

The Responsibilities of a Deputy Head of Credit Will Include:

  • Establish structured end to end independent review process for Credit Approval Unit
  • Establish key performance metrics for the Credit Approval Unit.
  • Objectively assess credit proposals, identifying key risk issues and researching a reasoned conclusion.
  • Take ownership of reporting requirements internally and externally in relation to the monitoring of credit facilities.
  • To organise and or participate in Credit Committee meetings to review and make recommendations relating to proposals.
  • To minute credit decisions in CCC meetings, recommend urgent credit requests to CCC members through circulation, and communicate credit decisions.
  • Review credit policies and procedures and update them in line with Group requirements, industry trends, regulatory requirements, improved risk management & risk mitigation.
  • Provide training to Branch credit staff on corporate risk analysis, rating tools, financial analysis, and overall proposal preparation and review.
  • Risk reporting to the Group Risk Management.
  • Liaison with Credit Administration, Remedial Management, Monitoring Unit, Finance, Compliance & Audit for processes relating to Credit Approval function.
  • Work with IT to support Credit Risk related IT Projects.

The Successful Deputy Head of Credit Will Have:

  • Ability to undertake detailed analysis of audited financial statements, management information and financial projections and write concise and incisive reports thereon.
  • Credit structuring skills which are sufficiently robust to challenge proposed structures & suggest alternatives to improve risk mitigation.
  • Proven track record of improving policies and process.
  • Strong understanding of end to end credit process.
  • Mentoring of junior staff

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