Credit Risk Specialist

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Location Sydney, New South Wales Salary AU$300 - AU$450 per annum + competitive
Sector IT Type contract

Credit Risk Analyst- North Sydney-Financial Services

Your area of responsibilities will include:


  • Enhance and maintain Retail Credit Collections Policy by identify weaknesses and suggest changes when and where required
  • Provides quantified recommendations to CRO for losses above Collections delegated authority.
  • Work with Key Senior Stakeholders to achieve agreement on collections/write-off/debt sale performance, trends and issues.


  • Optimise performance and improve efficiencies across the Retail Credit Life-Cycle.
  • Be aware of industry/economic/technology trends and make suggested improvements where optimisation is identified
  • Take responsibility for the implementation, monitoring and maintenance of (i) collections (ii) write-off (iii) recovery and (iv) debt sale strategies, policies
  • Support the development of Collections, Recovery and Debt Sale strategies through account level performance based analytics and design of appropriate champion / challenger tests.

Controls & Monitoring

  • Assist portfolio management by identifying and monitoring of credit risk triggers including delinquency and loss indicators
  • Ensure risk reporting supports key risks and risk appetite statements
  • Support the organisation's Business Intelligence strategy and roadmap


  • Build and maintain high trust relationships with internal customers and external auditors and regulators
  • Act as an approachable advisor to business heads and key lenders by developing continuous and effective communication channels for all stakeholders
  • Act as a subject matter expert for Retail Credit Risk when and where required

To ensure your success in this role, ideally you will have:

  • Minimum of 7 years of experience working in the back-end of the Retail Credit Life Cycle - Account Management; Collections and Recoveries (Mandatory)
  • Educated to a degree level in Finance & Banking, Commerce or Business (Preferable)
  • Hands-on experience with analytical tools and software (e.g. PowerBI, SQL, SAS) (Preferable)
  • Previous or current experience in working for a Credit Provider who operates in a Multi Credit Bureau environment (Preferable)
  • Previous or current experience in working for a Credit Provider who contributes, digest and leverages comprehensive credit reporting data (Preferred)
  • Excellent verbal and written communication and presentation skills (policy writing & dashboard compilation) (Mandatory)
  • Ability to convey complex data in a concise understandable manner and distil the key messages
  • Meticulous attention to detail and a focus on quality (Mandatory)
  • Proven collections process re-engineering & policy writing (Mandatory)
  • High level of problem solving skills, decision making capabilities and the capacity to "think outside the box" (Preferable)
  • Strong thought leadership with recognised ability to drive innovation and change
  • Collaborative team player and an ability to work independently

Please apply, and contact Paulina on 02 92851068 for further information on the position.

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Best Medium Recruitment Company of the Year by Recruitment International 2018

Training & Development Initiative of the Year by Recruitment International 2018