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Operational Risk & Internal Control Expert

Operational Risk & Internal Control Expert

Operational Risk & Internal Control Expert
Your mission at Athora Belgium :

Athora Belgium is part of Athora Group, specialist in offering solutions in the European insurance and reinsurance market. Athora Belgium has 400 employees, serves 530,000 customers and offers a range of Life and Non-Life insurances through a network of around 1,000 independent brokers. The total premium income in 2018 was approximately € 685 million. The asset portfolio of Athora Belgium is approximately € 6.5 billion.

Our department Internal Control & Operational Risk (ICOR) is currently seeking an Operational Risk & Internal Control Expert.

As an Operational Risk & Internal Control Expert, you are responsible for the activities related to the operational risk management such as collecting and reporting operational losses (Loss Data Collection) or monitoring risk indicators (Key Risk Indicator). You evaluate the conformity of procedures based on the Permanent Control framework of the company and evaluate the risk management systems. You assist and advise colleagues with the aim of improving the internal systems. Moreover, you formulate proposals to optimize the current internal control and risk management procedures and processes.

Thanks to your good relational skills, your analytical and critical mind, you are able to integrate internal control into daily operations and manage risks efficiently.

Are you a born team player with strong organizational skills, do you like to pass on your expertise and guide internal clients and do you pay attention to continuous improvement and efficiency? Then you are the perfect candidate for this position. We offer you a unique opportunity to further develop your skills in a professional environment and to work side by side with great colleagues who consider that a good working environment is of paramount importance.

Your responsibilities:

•Develop and continuously upgrade the operational risk management policy and methodology in line with the evolution of norms, directives of the Group and / or new rules.

•Participate in the Overall Risk Assessment of the company (ORA), monitor Keys Risks Indicators (KRI), collect and analyze operational losses (Loss Data Collection) and implement action plans.

•Contribute to the implementation of the internal control and operational risk management framework.

•Evaluate the internal control and operational risk management system.

•Contribute to the improvement of the internal control system.

•Draw up manuals and reports on the regulations regarding internal control and operational risk management.

•Follow up recommendations from control authorities and audits.

Candidate profile searched:

•You have a master or bachelor degree in finance or economics

•You have at least 3 years of experience in a similar position or audit. Experience in the field of insurance and more specifically in life, non-life or investment is a plus

•You have good relational skills, you are a team player and you like to take initiatives

•You have strong analytical and synthetical skills and a critical mind

•You speak French or Dutch fluently with a good knowledge of the second language. Knowledge of English is a plus

Our offer:

•A contract of unlimited duration, combined with real development and training opportunities in an international group

•An attractive salary package and many extralegal benefits such as group insurance, reduction of working hours, etc

•A pleasant and intellectually stimulating work environment

•The opportunity to work in a high performing team

•An exciting and complex context, in continuous evolution

•Particular attention to your personal development


internal control
operational risk
risk management
risk indicators