Compliance Dublin, Ireland

Risk Analyst

Company Intro

Booking Holdings (NASDAQ: BKNG) is the world leader in online travel and related services, provided to customers and partners in over 220 countries and territories through six primary consumer-facing brands –, KAYAK, priceline,,, and OpenTable. The mission of Booking Holdings is to make it easier for everyone to experience the world. 

Booking Holdings Financial Services (hereinafter “BHFS”) is based in Dublin, Ireland and provides financial services in the form of payment services and e-money products across all the brands. BHFS is committed to conducting its business in compliance with applicable laws, regulations and guidelines, with integrity and to the highest ethical standards.

Job Summary

The role of Risk Analyst for BHFS includes assisting the operational risk function in the following areas:

  • Assist building a controls library

  • Assist in building a control testing module

  • Assist in building a risk log for functional responsibility

  • Assist in building and updating the Risk and Process Taxonomy

  • Assist in building Risk and Control Framework Framework, and the Risk Universe in line with the Risk Appetite.

Key Responsibilities

The Operational Risk Analyst will focus on ensuring an adequate control environment in line with the stated Risk Appetite statement, working closely with functional teams within the Enterprise, and with Risk Teams within the Brands. This person will play a key role and be a part of the regulated risk function in BHFS that oversees and defines the risk culture within BHFS and the Enterprise through a number of key risk activities. Risk Activities include: 

  • Third Party Risk Management, 

  • New Product Approval Process, 

  • Risk Committee, 

  • Business Readiness Testing, 

  • Controls Testing, 

  • Issues Management, 

  • Risk Event Management, 

  • Tooling, 

  • Risk Training, 

  • SOX Reporting, 

  • Outsourced Risk Assessment, 

  • Regulatory Reporting, 

  • Fraud Policy Management, 

  • Operational Resilience, 

  • Disaster Recovery, 

  • Business Continuity, 

  • Thematic Risk Reviews, 

  • Internal Audit cooperation,

  • Assist in deploying an Enterprise Risk Management Process within the firm through a COSO Framework.

  • Instrumental in facilitating a RCSA process

  • Build process maps

  • Understand the payments process

  • Assist teams with process mapping their functional area.

  • Build a controls library

  • Perform controls testing

  • Work with other departments

  • Internal contact for  risk and inquiries.

  • Detail focused

  • Understand the controls environment, and governance structure within the firm.

Knowledge and Skills

  • Third level degree qualification preferable at Certificate, Diploma or Degree level or equivalent.

  • 3 year's experience in the payments or online travel industry or in the risk management of online ecommerce business in the European market

  • Knowledge and understanding of risk

  • Experience in working in large international organizations is an advantage.

  • Experience of formal risk assessment methodologies.

  • Ability to effectively communicate in written and verbal form across functional groups within the company, with Customers, Partners, the Card Schemes. 

  • Knowledge of the RCSA process (Risk & Control Self Assessment) 

  • Affinity for technically driven processes

  • Excellent computer literacy – especially Microsoft Excel

  • Assessment of business models in the context of due diligence and compliance with the guidelines of the NCA and payment institutions.

  • Working with a team of Risk Analysts and focusing on  the key Risk Management functions of the team including process mapping, control testing..

  • Manage communication with other departments  and partners regarding process review and controls.

  • Proactively monitoring of KPIs..

  • Verification of adherence to compliance requirements and guidelines.

  • Monthly reporting.

  • Periodic reviewing of the portfolio.

  • Internal contact for risk management and compliance inquiries.

  • Training of staff on risk management processes.

  • Assist in the preparation of the Risk Committee documentation

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