Junior Bank Analyst – FCSD needed at South African Reserve Bank

Job title : Junior Bank Analyst – FCSD

Job Location : Gauteng, Pretoria

Deadline : May 23, 2024

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The purpose of this position is to perform prudential oversight of designated registered banking entities that form part of a large banking group through a combination of off-site and on-site monitoring, analysis and supervision, thereby contributing to the financial soundness and sound governance of such banking entities, and ultimately the safety and soundness of the financial sector.

Detailed description

The successful candidate will be responsible for the following key performance areas:

  • Conduct supervisory oversight of designated banks, banking groups, banking subsidiaries and branches of designated banks (collectively referred to as ‘banks’).
  • Analyse and assess the strategies and business models of banks.
  • Analyse and assess the business portfolios of banks.
  • Analyse and form a supervisory view of the risks banks are facing and the impact thereof on their risk profiles.
  • Analyse and assess the adequacy and appropriateness of business and risk management practices applied by banks as well as the alignment thereof with industry best practices.
  • Analyse and assess the evolving economic and operating environment and the impact thereof on banks’ risk profiles. 
  • Identify and monitor emerging risks and the potential impact thereof on the banking sector and individual banks, in particular.
  • Develop and apply analytical methods to analyse and interpret risk-based regulatory data submissions.
  • Assess compliance with the Banks Act 94 of 1990 (Banks Act), the Regulations relating to Banks (Regulations) and the Financial Sector Regulation Act 9 of 2017 (FSR Act). 
  • Prepare detailed reports based on the outcome of the analysis performed.
  • Prepare detailed formal feedback to banks following on-site reviews and prudential meetings held with banks’ management, executives, boards and board subcommittees.
  • Plan, arrange, prepare for and conduct on-site reviews and prudential meetings with banks’ management, executives, boards and board subcommittees.
  • Present the outcome of ongoing analysis and supervisory assessments to senior management of the Prudential Authority and representatives of banks.
  • Maintain permanent electronic records in respect of banks.
  • Manage correspondence pertaining to banks.
  • Undertake ad hoc projects as assigned by management.


To be considered for this position, candidates must be in possession of:

  • a postgraduate qualification in Accounting, Banking, Economics, Finance, Risk Management or a relevant equivalent qualification; and 
  • two years’ relevant working experience in a regulatory environment or financial sector.

Additional requirements include:

  • being innovative and accountable;
  • problem-solving and analytical skills;
  • financial and business acumen;
  • attention to detail;
  • excellent verbal and written communication skills; 
  • ability to manage time effectively and efficiently; 
  • proven ability to influence, build and maintain relationships;  
  • good working knowledge of the Microsoft Office suite (Word, Excel and PowerPoint) and other related software packages;
  • conversant with the Banks Act, FSR Act and related standards and regulations;
  • knowledge and understanding of the Basel Committee on Banking Supervision’s (BCBS) Core Principles for Effective Banking Supervision;
  • knowledge and understanding of the BCBS’s supervisory framework; 
  • knowledge of prudential supervision and the supervisory framework applied in South Africa;
  • knowledge of basic risk management standards and practices applied by banks and banking groups;
  • an understanding of key issues and risks banks and banking groups are facing;
  • an in-depth knowledge of the business of banks;
  • an understanding of the business models applied by, and the financial and operating environment of banks; and
  • knowledge and understanding of corporate governance and risk management best practices and standards.

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