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Job ID: 33866
Job Openings by Title Senior Specialist
Location Ontario, Canada
Position:	Senior Specialist

Company:	Other

Location:	Ontario

Job ID:		33866


- Validating models as assigned.
- Identifying model limitations.
- Building models to replicate the results of the model to be vetted.
- Providing verbal and written recommendations and in-depth analytical reports on model reviews. 
- Developing solutions using substantial creativity, resourcefulness, innovation, negotiation and diplomacy.
- Making sound and balanced decisions on complicated issues and providing expertise to ensure the Company is not at undue risk.
- Leading projects that consist of identifying key risks and controls, evaluating the effectiveness and adequacy of the modelling environment.
- Maintaining current on model validation best practices and changes in the operating environment.
- Planning and coordinating work plans to ensure model reviews are completed as planned.


- Advanced degree in Finance, Mathematics, Statistics, Computer Science, Actuarial Science, Economics or other quantitative field and a minimum of 5 years of relevant experience OR an equivalent combination of education and experience.
- Extensive hands-on experience in an industry setting developing and implementing models and strategies for measuring, analyzing and managing financial and insurance risks. 
- Experience and advanced skills in assessing the work of other experts.
- Experience with regulatory expectations with regard to model risk management within financial institutions.
- Experience with statistical and econometric models, along with mortgage valuation, retail lending, and derivative pricing and risk models is considered an asset.
- Advanced theoretical and specialized knowledge of a broad range of quantitative models used within a financial institution.
- In-depth knowledge of and background in financial economics, financial engineering and modelling, financial mathematics, statistics and actuarial science.
- Knowledge of the operations of the financial markets.
- Knowledge of risk mitigation techniques.
- Knowledge of mortgage loan insurance and securitization activities.
- Knowledge of credit risk assessment methods.
- Knowledge of Basel III capital rules and risk management standards and IAIS capital standards.
- Knowledge of risk approaches to capital models and experience in their applications.
- Knowledge of spreadsheet, database, mathematical and/or related financial/actuarial software applications and programming languages.
- In-depth ability to write to convey information that is subject to interpretation.
- Ability to persuade, influence, and/or negotiate with colleagues and senior management.
- Ability to build and maintain client relationships, recognize opportunities for improvement and contribute to a working environment where diversity is valued, respected and integrated. 
- Ability to research issues, analyze problems, synthesize information and make recommendations.
- Ability to communicate effectively.
- Ability to apply tact and discretion in dealing with sensitive issues.
- Ability to manage a project and work in a team environment.

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