Ireland Chief Risk Officer and Senior Manager of International Enterprise Risk Management



Ireland · Remote
Posted on Thursday, March 30, 2023

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The Ireland Chief Risk Officer and International Enterprise Risk Management Senior Manager will primarily be responsible for (1) administering and executing the risk management program for CB Ireland and (2) supporting broader Coinbase Enterprise Risk Management initiatives. In this role, the Senior Manager will work with risk partners and stakeholders from across the firm to align the CB Ireland risk management program to the broader ERM Framework and build out core risk management functions (e.g., risk identification, incident tracking, risk reporting) for the Irish legal entity.

The ideal candidate is a collaborative, detailed oriented leader who will leverage their experience to successfully develop the CB Ireland risk management program. This role will work under the general supervision of the Head of Regulatory Compliance and Enterprise Risk Management and will be a dotted line report to the CB Ireland Country Director.

This is a Central Bank of Ireland Pre-Approved Control Function (PCF-14) and applicants must be confident of meeting the applicable standards of the CBI’s Fitness and Probity regime.

What you’ll be doing (ie. job duties):

  • Develop, implement, and maintain appropriate risk programs for Coinbase Ireland in line with all relevant regulatory guidelines
  • Liaise with internal and external stakeholders (e.g., CB Ireland management, Internal Audit, regulators, external auditors) to ensure appropriate levels of accountability and transparency and oversee the CB Ireland risk program to ensure alignment with the ERM Framework
  • Work with the Senior Management team and provide independent assurance on the key operational risks of the business including the development of robust business continuity plans and provide on-going assurance that these plans are adequate, partnering the business to address any identified gaps
  • Execute additional core risk management functions, including risk identification and escalation, incident management, and executive level reporting for Coinbase Ireland’s current and proposed future business activities including new products, new business relationships and customer operations
  • Report to Senior Management and the Board, at least quarterly on items including the Risk Register, material risk incidents and the status of any outstanding action plans
  • Serve as the primary risk point of contact for front line CB Ireland business teams and deliver risk subject matter expertise as needed
  • Provide early warning, guidance and advice to the Head of Regulatory Compliance and ERM on international regulatory developments and best practices concerning risk management and risk programs in Ireland
  • Perform deep dive analysis of the current international risk operating model and develop recommendations to strengthen CB Ireland’s risk management function
  • Support ERM programs and initiatives by providing input, advice, and feedback on the development of the ERM Program and Framework
  • Special projects or other ad hoc work as may be needed

What we look for in you (ie. job requirements):

  • 8+ years experience in a risk management in financial services
  • In depth knowledge of core risk management principles (e.g, risk governance, 3 lines of defense model), experience with building out risk programs at varying maturity levels
  • Demonstrated experience and expertise in executing core risk processes
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with business partners, superiors, and subordinates
  • Ability to summarize findings and prepare recommendations that effectively communicate gaps, trends, patterns, and relevant information to a senior/executive-level audience (e.g., CB Ireland Board)
  • Strong organization, project and time management skills with ability to plan and prioritize workload; ability to multitask and meet deadlines with quality product
  • Manage several tasks at once and work effectively as an individual and as part of a team

Nice to haves:

  • Master’s Degree preferred
  • Knowledge and experience with RSA Archer a plus
  • Crypto forward - strong knowledge of emerging crypto trends


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