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IT Business Analyst (ESG and Risk) - 50/50 remote

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Recruiter: AMS Contingent Workforce Solutions
Listed on: 7th January
Location: London
Type: Contract
Start Date: ASAP

We are AMS. We are a global total workforce solutions firm; we enable organisations to thrive in an age of constant change by building, re-shaping, and optimising workforces. Our Contingent Workforce Solutions (CWS) is one of our service offerings; we act as an extension of our clients' recruitment team and provide professional interim and temporary resources.

Our investment banking client has been present in the UK for more than 150 years, they're a long-term partner to British business. Today, the Group is formed of 10 divisions and employs 9,300 staff based in 21 core locations right across the country. Their role is simply stated: help clients achieve their goals by combining local know-how and global reach. In so doing, they seek to make a positive, sustainable contribution to both the UK economy and society.

On behalf of this organisation, AMS are looking for a Business Analyst (ESG and Risk) for a 6 month contract based 50% remote and 50% from London.

Purpose of the Role:

  • RISK ESG is currently looking for an ESG analyst to support 2nd line of defence activities and contribute to the review of climate risk models. The London-based assignment is expected to be 6-months' long and may be renewed based on an assessment of priorities mid-way through 2022. The overarching responsibility of the team consists in the evaluation and review of portfolio alignment climate models rolled out to meet the bank's commitment to reach net zero by 2050 (refer to the NZBA guidelines for further background information), thereby verifying the overall soundness of the chosen approach and ensuring models are implemented properly (having regard to : model data inputs, parameters, design and methodology, implementation and model documentation).

As a Business Analyst (ESG and Risk) you will be responsible for:

  • Liaising with the 1st line of defence ( CIB, Group CSR) to develop an understanding of the model implementation
  • Depending on model characteristics or features (e.g. the model under consideration applies to a specific sector or the model change pertains to a specific component, e.g. scenario analysis), liaising with RISK stakeholders to discuss and challenge critical aspects of model implementation ;
  • Contributing to the design / development / implementation and subsequent industrialisation of tools / analyses aimed at supporting the review (data inputs, underlying assumptions, outputs, etc.) ;
  • Proposing and performing ad-hoc analyses to challenge assumptions made by the 1st line of defence (e.g. evaluate data quality of inputs by benchmarking against alternative sources) ;
  • Evaluating model outputs with a view to identify, understand and document potential model limitations ;
  • Assessing the robustness of the target framework (e.g. data quality controls, permanent control framework, etc.) ;
  • Presenting findings to management in the presence of model participant and articulate conclusions reached for the model validation review.
  • In his / her role, the analyst will have the opportunity to develop an understanding of climate risk management topics and the manner in which these are handled. As part of the review, the analyst will also be expected to interact with various interlocutors involved in the model life cycle (CIB, Group CSR, Risk Management teams, etc.).

What we require from the candidate:

* A previous experience in audit or model review strongly preferred * Attention to details, and strong analytical skills are essential * Proven technical background (coding) and manipulation of large data sets are also a must (Excel, R, Python) * Good communication skills both oral and written are essential * Degree in a quantitative or financial field (physics, mathematics, IT, etc.) would be preferable * An awareness of and strong interest in ESG topics (e.g. climate risk) * Ability to work as part of a team.

If you are interested in applying for this position and meet the criteria outlined above, please click the link to apply and we will contact you with an update in due course.

This client will only accept workers operating via an Umbrella or PAYE engagement model.

AMS, a Recruitment Process Outsourcing Company, may in the delivery of some of its services be deemed to operate as an Employment Agency or an Employment Business

Contact Name: Matthew Cleary
Reference: TJ/6217/13615_1641570332
Job ID: 3027442

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