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Associate, Commercial Risk



Lekki, Nigeria
Posted on Tuesday, February 20, 2024

Flutterwave was founded on the principle that every African must be able to participate and thrive in the global economy. To achieve this objective, we have built a trusted payment infrastructure that allows consumers and businesses (African and International) make and receive payments in a convenient borderless manner.

The Role: Flutterwave is seeking a highly skilled Associate, Commercial Risk to join our dynamic Risk team. The ideal candidate will play a critical role in assessing and mitigating potential risks associated with commercial activities. This role requires a keen understanding of financial markets, risk management principles, and a proactive approach to identifying and addressing potential threats to the company's commercial operations.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Conduct thorough risk assessments on prospective and existing commercial partners, evaluating their financial stability, creditworthiness, and compliance with regulatory requirements.
  • Monitor and analyze transactional data to identify patterns or anomalies indicative of potential risk exposure.
  • Collaborate with internal teams, including legal, compliance, and finance, to develop risk mitigation strategies and ensure adherence to regulatory guidelines.
  • Stay updated on industry trends, regulatory changes, and emerging risks that may impact Flutterwave's commercial activities.
  • Assist in the development and implementation of risk management policies, procedures, and controls to enhance the company's risk management framework.
  • Provide regular reports and updates to senior management on key risk metrics, trends, and mitigation efforts.
  • Participate in cross-functional projects and initiatives aimed at optimizing commercial processes and minimizing risk exposure.
  • Act as a subject matter expert on commercial risk management, providing guidance and training to internal stakeholders as needed.
  • Foster a culture of risk awareness and accountability across the organization, promoting best practices and continuous improvement in risk management processes.

Required competency and skillset to be a waver:

  • Bachelor's degree in Finance, Economics, Business Administration, or a related field. Advanced degree or professional certifications (e.g., FRM, CFA) preferred.
  • Minimum of 4 years of experience in commercial risk management, financial analysis, or related fields within the banking, fintech, or payments industry.
  • Strong analytical skills with the ability to interpret complex data and identify key risk factors.
  • Solid understanding of financial markets, credit risk assessment methodologies, and regulatory compliance requirements.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to effectively collaborate with cross-functional teams and communicate complex concepts to non-technical stakeholders.
  • Proactive mindset with the ability to work independently, prioritize tasks, and meet deadlines in a fast-paced environment.
  • Proficiency in risk management software, data analysis tools, and Microsoft Office Suite.
  • Integrity, professionalism, and a commitment to upholding ethical standards in all aspects of work.

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