Risk Manager

Risk Manager

Office       Amsterdam

In this exciting role, the Risk Manager gains intimate knowledge of our core business. Consequently, your insights and behavior towards the rest of the company contribute directly to safeguard business continuity within our risk management framework. 

The purpose of the job is to control group operational, compliance and integrity risks and support our business units with risk management expertise. Candidates are expected to support the development and maintenance of risk management and subsequent measurement across all paradigms. By doing this the Risk Manager will be important in being part in/ supporting the realization of some of Vistra’s goals such as having an optimized portfolio from a risk based perspective which meets the regulatory requirements while having loyal customers.

Key Responsibilities

The Risk Manager works together with management to identify risks, define the risk ‘appetite’ and supports in the de decision making. The Risk Manager will ’Contribute to measuring and managing the financial risks transparently’ being responsible for:

  • Risk Management; supporting risk management procedures, which ensure that risks are continuously mitigated by the implementation of policies, procedures and internal control
  • Continuous improvement; Advise management on solutions to identified deficiencies and / or opportunities for value creation and fraud prevention. Bring best practices and continuous improvement into Vistra in the area of Risk Management.
  • International network; support developing and managing our international network of Risk managers professionals throughout the Group entities within Vistra
  • Responsible ensuring compliance with up field risk limits and risk management policies
  • Reporting any deviations from accepted policy or protocols to the Country Managing Director
  • Responsible for implementation of risk projects relating to our business• Internal and external regulations in the area of financial risk and translate these into practical guidelines for the organization
  • Guide audit processes and follow up, monitor and report on recommendations
  • Develop, implement and manage risk models
  • Participate in various risk projects.

A challenging, independent position with responsibilities in an international and dynamic working environment!

Qualifications and other requirements

  • Academic degree in Business economics or equivalent relevant higher education qualification
  • A recognized professional qualification RA, ACA, ACCA, CPA (or equivalent) is required, or alternatively an RO/RE or CIA qualification
  • Excellent communication in Dutch and English
  • Minimum of 15 years of work experience in risk management, internal control or financial / operational auditing within a professional accountants firm, internal audit or internal control function
  • Experience in a multinational (Head Office) organization
  • Proven analytical skills and the ability to assess complex situations quickly without being affected by (time) pressure
  • A driven, eager and flexible personality
  • Decisive, assertive, proactive and persuasive
  • Ability to work independently and responsibly
  • Entrepreneurial mindset and able to take ownership;
  • Able to explain complex matter in a simple way

Behavioral Competencies:

  • People focus, achieves results through people
  • Strong communication skills (written and verbal), ability to work and communicate effectively with all levels throughout the organization, including senior management and Board of Directors
  • Proactive assertive team player with ability to solve problems independently and as a team
  • Strong analytical skills and ability to perform data analytical work• Capacity to cope with quickly changing environments
  • Pragmatic with ability to provide solutions for identified issues
  • Persuasive and convincing in presentations, ability to influence without authority
  • Good listening skills
  • Can think out of the box
  • Willing to assume accountability and responsibility
  • Customer focus

Functional skills:

  • Good working knowledge of Excel, Word, PowerPoint,
  • Demonstrate an up-to-date and in-depth knowledge of the Finance, Accounting and business in general.
  • Audit experience 
  • Knowledge of Internal Control / COSO
  • Preferably experience in trust (not a must have)
  • Preferably worked at (one of the) Big-5 companies


Atrium Building, 8th Floor Strawinskylaan 3127 1077 ZX Amsterdam
+31 88 560 9950
+31 88 560 9960

How to apply

If you're interested in this role and meet the requirements, please click on the 'apply' button. If you have any questions, you can contact Hannah Winkel (Senior Corporate Recruiter a.i.) at recruitment.amsterdam@vistra.com.

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