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  • Posted: Jan 23, 2020
    Deadline: Not specified
  • It all began in South Africa in 1991. We were a small start-up offering domestic strategies in an emerging market. Now we’re an international business managing approximately $114 billion* for clients based all over the world.
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    IT and Information Risk Analyst

    You will form an integral part of the 2LoD function, responsible for providing an independent opinion on the management of information and technology risk across the business, challenging areas of mitigation or control weakness, and identifying and coordinating assurance activities based on the current and future risk profile of the business. You will partner with risk managers and control owners in the business, oversight colleagues in risk and compliance, and the third line internal audit team.

    •     SME insight, advice and understanding of IT risks across the group
    •     Knowledge of new technologies and associated vulnerabilities and risks
    •     Familiarity with information, technology and cyber risk within financial services
    •     Facilitate maintenance and ongoing enhancement to the risk management framework
    •     Ensure alignment of the framework with industry best practice and regulatory requirements
    •     Oversee execution of the framework to ensure it is consistently implemented in the business
    •     Assist in integrating the framework with the operational risk universe (e.g., BASEL, ORX)
    •     Execute independent monitoring of controls and the prevalent business risk environment
    •     Recommend improvements to ensure that risks are kept at acceptable levels
    •     Track and review remediation actions related to key risk exposures and controls
    •     Assist in monitoring compliance with technology policies and standards
    •     Develop, collect and analyze relevant MI and KRI's to support monitoring processes.
    •     Oversee the effectiveness of the group's security architecture and controls
    •     Identify thematic concerns or control deficiencies that impact the security posture
    •     Analyze security weaknesses identified through pen testing and red teaming processes
    •     Keep abreast of significant new threats, vulnerabilities, and external events
    •     Monitor external industry, legal and regulatory developments (e.g., IT, cybersecurity, privacy)

    Other responsibilities

    •     Attend and participate in relevant governance forums and committees
    •     Conduct thematic or issue-based deep dives / ad-hoc assessments of pertinent risks
    •     Review and form an independent risk opinion on major incidents
    •     Provide input into organisational resilience and third-party risk management processes
    •     Interface and partner with 1LoD risk managers and security officers

    The Result 

    • Minimum 5 years' experience in IT risk management, information security or cybersecurity, preferably in the financial services industry
    • Solid understanding of technical, procedural and administrative IT controls
    • Practical experience with risk / security tools, techniques, and technologies
    • Knowledge of relevant frameworks and standards (e.g., ISO27001, SANS, NIST)
    • Independent judgment with strong analytical skills
    • Out-of-the-box thinking in regard to identifying and evaluating risk
    • Resolute character and the ability to challenge and foster robust, constructive debate
    • Effective interpersonal skills and the ability to develop positive relationships
    • Ability to work independently and proactively, and be a team player

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    Operational Risk Consultant

    • Reporting to the Head of Group Operational Risk the successful candidate will be responsible for the development, implementation and maintenance of the operational risk management framework to ensure that the group's operational risk objectives are met
    • Description of your Skill and Experience
    • Reporting to the Head of Group Operational Risk the successful candidate will be responsible for the development, implementation and maintenance of the operational risk management framework to ensure that the group's operational risk objectives are met.

    Specific responsibilities will include:


    •  Preparation of Group Operational Risk reporting for submission to committees, board, ORX and regulator
    •  Continuous enhancement of reports
    •  Gather and collate business requirements for improvement of existing reports and development of any additional reports
    •  Draft / update appropriate policies and practice / procedure manuals, and monitor implementation
    •  BCBS 239, Risk Data Aggregation– implement principles, enhance practices and ensure operational risk documentation is aligned to the group's Risk Data Aggregation Framework
    •  Perform research, testing and present potential system solutions to streamline reporting
    •  Drive system requirement changes to conclusion

    ­Data analytics

    •  Identify methods to support analytics and investigate potential solutions/enablers. Enhance and drive data clean-ups and validation methods
    •  Analyse operational risk data (risk events [internal & external], risk assessments, key risk indicators [KRI's]) and present analysis results elegantly

    ­Operational risk management framework

    •  Support business units and central services areas to implement and maintain the operational risk management framework.This will include amongst others facilitation of risk and control assessment workshops, identification and tracking of risk events, key risk indicators, reporting
    •  Monitoring of business unit compliance to the operational risk management framework
    •  Support and provide guidance to business unit embedded risk managers
    •  Continuous engagement with ORM's for Group Risk to ensure consistency and review of methods/approach
    •  Conduct ad hoc operational risk reviews

    ­Other responsibilities

    •  Training and education within the group with regards to operational risk
    •  Attendance and participation in relevant forums and committees, e.g. Operational Risk Forum, Operational Risk Committee
    •  Presentation of reports at relevant meetings
    •  Develop a good working relationship with colleagues in other jurisdictions, business units and other risk disciplines
    •  Regulatory interaction, including providing input into the regulatory on-site process, attendance of relevant regulatory forums
    •  Participation in industry forums
    • A minimum of 3 years experience in operational risk management in a financial institution, preferably with a focus on reporting
    • Knowledge of regulatory frameworks, including Basel II, SARB regulations

    The Result 

    • Ability to work well within a team
    • Independent judgement with strong analytical and risk assessment skills
    • Self-motivated, able to bring projects to conclusion
    • Strong written and verbal communication skills with proven ability to liaise at all levels
    • Strong interpersonal skills / ability to develop relationships with business units

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    Finance Manager


    The finance manager will be responsible for overseeing the financial function of the Investec Property group by delivering information necessary to measure the company's performance, to ensure compliance with internal policies & procedures as well as regulatory & accounting standards and accurate financial reporting.

    Description of your Skill and Experience

    • CA (SA)
    • 5 years+ experience as a Financial Manager in the property or related industry
    • Excellent accounting skills
    • Excellent Excel skills

    The Result 

    • Ensure that the financial reports are prepared and delivered on time
    • Review financial data for accuracy, correctness and completeness
    • Monitor and manage all expenses within the allotted budget
    • Establish key financial strategies to enhance business profitability
    • Develop standard accounting procedures to improve financial operations efficiency
    • Monthly preparation of management reporting information
    • Consolidations
    • Identify internal control weaknesses and implement corrective procedures.
    • Ensure that financial assets and liabilities that reside on balance sheet are correctly valued and disclosed
    • Budgets and forecasts.
    • Effective tax planning
    • Build strong relationships with Group Finance and drive group-reporting process.
    • Manage external audit process
    • Ensure financial team follows company policies and regulations
    • Property administration & management input & monitoring

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    Finance Admin Team Leader

    To effectively manage and improve the operations of our Finance Admin team which is part of our Client Services portfolio. This includes:

    • Subscribe to embed the Investec culture and values into the team
    • Mitigating risk, creating risk awareness and being risk conscience as a team
    • People leadership within this team as well as the PB Operations leadership team as a whole
    • Driving automation whilst ensuring best practice and service excellence are always at forefront of the team
    • Looking at cost containment opportunities within this space
    • Manage Stakeholder partnerships (internal and external)
    • Self-Starter and self-motivated
    • Ability to influence and contextualize process, changes etc.

    Description of your Skill and Experience

    • Effective operational management of the team
    • Monitoring and ensuring optimal functioning of the Team
    • Manage and resolve escalated queries and issues
    • Resolve formal complaints including the analysing and identify areas to improve
    • Effective use of statistics and reporting to make necessary changes and improvements as well as share the insights with stakeholders
    • Assist QA in setting and maintaining QA standards
    • Oversee successful implementation of system releases
    • Participation in project meetings and ownership of relevant pieces
    • Keeping abreast of best practise and implementing changes where necessary
    • Drive improvement and efficiency in the team
    • Subscribe to continuous improvement by defining and improving processes and identifying needs for operational efficiency
    • Be integral in driving technical automation of system within the space working closely with PBIT regards to these changes, this will include being responsible for the business requirements, approval of business specs as well as devising test scenarios and involved in UAT as well as post implementation testing.
    • Ensure fulfilment and obligation of SLA's with external vendors and uphold the governance structures of their partnership within our business


    Ensure effective communication with internal and external stakeholders

    • Establish, maintain and build relationships with key stakeholders across Private Bank Operations, and other areas within Specialist Bank
    • Ensure effective and continuous communication and updates on issues relevant to the team with internal and external stakeholders
    • Manage change within the team, working closely with Operations Consultants across regions
    • Demonstrate and instil Investec core values through interactions with team and stakeholders
    • Own change and identify training and learning gaps with all stakeholders


    Vendor Management includes:

    • Weekly prioritisation sessions
    • Sign off of invoices for work to be delivered

    People Management

    • Performance management including individual development
    • Continuous informal and formal feedback on performance
    • Facilitate regular team meetings and encourage growth and development
    • Partner with QA and Technical Learning to identify and bridge training gaps
    • Ownership of training material – update effectively based on change
    • Recruitment and integration of new starts
    • Manage leave and staff capacity
    • Enable an environment in which people are able to live the culture
    • Ability to manage “up and down” by building a relationship of open dialogue with Leadership within Private Bank Operations and across Private Bank
    • Strong leadership skills including ability to deal with conflict, motivate team, influence, help team make sense and meaning and hold the team accountable
    • The ability to manage up, down and sideways

    Risk management

    • Responsible for the identification of potential risk and the mitigation of these risks through daily, weekly or monthly exception reports
    • Escalate all unmitigated risks to the Risk Operational Officer
    • Reduce risks highlighted in internal audit report and manage controls and treatments identified
    • Compile a Key Risk indicator dashboard in terms of day to day operations within the team
    • Engage effectively with Ops Risk and ensure all escalations are resolved
    • Effectively drive participation and consistencies of processes across teams and regions

    The Result 

    • Effectively drive participation and consistencies of processes across teams and regions
    • Risk management
    • People Management
    • Ensure effective communication with internal and external stakeholders
    • Drive improvement and efficiency in the team
    • Effective operational management of the team

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    Group Financial Accountant

    The financial accountant will report to the financial manager and will be part of the Investec Property Fund group accounting function which oversees the accounting function of each of the three property sectors within the business. The group accounting team has overall responsibility for reporting to stakeholders, both internal and external.

    Description of your Skill and Experience

    • CA (SA)
    • Excellent accounting skills
    • Excellent Excel and PowerPoint skills

    The Result 

    • Review monthly financial data for accuracy, correctness and completeness
    • Develop standard accounting procedures to improve financial operations efficiency
    • Monthly preparation of management reporting information
    • Preparation of Audit Committee packs
    • Assistance with annual financial statements/ integrated report
    • Identify internal control weaknesses and implement corrective procedures
    • Tax computations
    • Build strong relationships with Group Finance and drive group reporting process
    • Involvement with the external audit process
    • Involvement in other aspects of the business as required

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    Relationship Banker (Medical)

    To retain and maintain strong relationships with an existing base of clients, split between clients that fall within the commerce and industry space. The role will also entail proactively cross selling the full Private Bank offering to these clients as well as positioning the Investec Group.

    Description of your Skill and Experience

    •  Min 3 – 4 years financial services experience
    •  Proven client service/sales track record
    •  B Com (Accounting II)/ B com HONS preferable

    The Result 

    Sales Management

    •  Marketing and sales of all Private Banking products as per budget, requires indepth knowledge and understanding of the functioning of Banking products
    •  Deal sourcing across all Product houses as per business strategy (including the analysis of client spend behaviours using Primary Account Usage for Private Bank Account)
    •  Meeting specified targets per activity (including Lending, Treasury, Forex, etc)
    •  Presentation of products and services to clients
    •  Identifying clients needs
    •  Applying first line of credit (target market and serviceability for vanilla transactional Banking products)
    •  Analysis of financial statements
    •  Deal structuring
    •  Input and drive strategic direction of their business to enhance High Net Worth client experience
    •  Driving proactive client contact and managing client expectation

    Client Management and Experience

    •  Provide high sense of client service and operate professionally and efficiently with external and internal stakeholders
    •  Driving proactive client contact and managing clients expectation
    •  Client retention, including service and feedback to entire existing base of clients
    •  Being a connector and an “enabler” for the clients' needs into the other divisions of the Investec Group, e.g. Investec Capital Markets, Investec Asset Management, Investec Wealth & Investment, where and when appropriate
    •  Compiling and presenting deals to the Credit forum

    Risk Management

    •  Mitigating credit risk for the bank by being the “first line of credit”
    •  Awareness and management of compliance and regulatory frameworks in all dealings with clients
    •  Awareness of and adherence to confidentiality at all times

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    Client Acquisition Banker

    Selling to and networking within a specific Investec target market to grow the client base and generate new business, specifically within the corporate space

    Description of your Skill and Experience

    • BCom Degree preferred
    • Private Banking or financial services experience advantageous
    • Strong Financial Skills – understanding, analysing and interpreting financial statements
    • Sales Experience and passion for sales
    •   Ability to acquire new clients and to introduce the full Investec Financial offering
    •   Above-average negotiation skills, with the ability to close deals
    • Presentation and communication ability
    • People skills with a passion for socializing and networking
    • Ability to identify opportunities through analysis
    • Ability to compile credit minutes and present

    The Result 

    Investec is looking for an individual who is commercially minded, and passionate about client service, in turn supporting Investec's business strategy through an out of the ordinary Private Banking offering. An individual who is mature, tenacious and entrepreneurial. A critical thinker and problem solver with a can-do attitude, and client-centric view.

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    Portfolio Manager Assistant

    The role of the PMA will be to provide dedicated support to portfolio managers (PM's) and will encompass a broad range of functions.

    • Description of your Skill and Experience
    • B Com or related degree. Financial & or Investment qualification/s
    • Previous investment administration experience preferable.
    • Knowledge of and proficiency in Microsoft Office (PowerPoint and Excel) and other CRM systems.
    • Will need to acquire knowledge & learning of the JSE's BDA system and other portfolio management systems.
    • Knowledge or learning of platform accounts (for example Investec Asset Management IMS platform) advantageous.
    • Knowledge of Bloomberg / I-Net / IRESS advantageous.
    • Demonstrable interest and understanding of the financial markets and investments.

    The Result 

    • Portfolio / Investment Management and Client Relationship Support
    •  Understand & service PM's clients' needs, including optimising client base management.
    •  Assist PM's with client investment proposals, records of advice, report-backs and documentation.
    •  Assist PM's with general client correspondence and record keeping.
    •  Assist PM's with client reporting process, including performance calculations.
    •  Assist PM's with general marketing and presentations.
    •  Assist PM's with trading listed instruments.
    •  Meet with clients.
    •  Where possible contribute to growing and optimising the PM's client book.

    General Administration

    •  Manage and streamline all admin processes for PM's.
    •  Responsible for client account documentation, opening of and loading of new accounts.
    •  Responsible for client payments.
    •  Responsible for assisting with corporate actions.
    •  Assist PM with trade allocations
    •  Manage ad hoc client queries, reporting and administrative matters.
    •  Note and record client instructions, e.g. investment restrictions, income requirements etc.

    Method of Application

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