Risk Analyst

  • Competitive
  • Belfast, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom
  • Permanent, Full time
  • RBS
  • 20 Jan 18 2018-01-20

See job description for details

The Business
We're looking for an Analyst to join us in Edinburgh or Belfast

  • This is a challenging and exciting role focused on the fast-paced are of fraud prevention
  • You'll support model development and management in the front line of the fight against financial crime
  • Hone your existing analytical skills and advance your career in this exciting, fast paced role

What you'll do

Fraud tactics and threats are constantly changing, and it's a continuing challenge to outwit criminals. As an Analyst your remit will cover first and third party fraud models in our Personal & Business Banking function. You'll work closely with our first line fraud analytics teams, developing models in response to the patterns and threats they identify, or based on intelligence from other sources. As part of the broader Risk Analytics and Models function you'll have the opportunity to broaden your experience and share knowledge with colleagues building capital, and operational models.

Your responsibilities will include:
  • Data extraction, analysis, statistical modelling and monitoring to support our business stakeholders
  • Documenting projects, and presenting analysis clearly and comprehensively, in line with policy
  • Developing effective networks and relationships across internal and external stakeholders
  • Sharing knowledge and expertise and contributing to the broader success of Risk Analytics and Modelling function

The skills you'll need

We're looking for analytical strength and a pro-active approach, delivered with rigour and insight. You should have a relevant academic background with an undergraduate degree in a strongly numerate subject such as Mathematics or Statistics. Further postgraduate study would be an advantage.

To succeed in this role, you'll need:
  • Experience of undertaking statistical or mathematical modelling and data-driven analysis
  • A good knowledge of SAS and SQL, or analogous languages e.g. R, MATLAB or VBA
  • A desire to use analytics to help inform business decisions and serve our customers
  • The ability to communicate concepts to non-technical colleagues across a range of levels
  • A commitment to your personal development
  • Excellent organisational and planning skills

Previous experience in banking or finance is not essential, though you will have an interest in fraud prevention, and a strong understanding of statistical techniques.

How we'll reward you

In return, we offer a competitive salary plus 25% cash and benefit funding programme that can be tailored to suit your individual needs. In addition, we provide a wide selection of exclusive lifestyle offers, development and learning programmes, services and support designed to help you manage and balance your work/life priorities.

Visit our reward and benefits page for more information on the benefit packages we offer.


At RBS, we want everyone to feel welcome, regardless of your background or needs. If you need adjustments making to your working environment, we'll do everything we can to support you. As part of this commitment, we offer flexible working options for some of our roles - find out more .

As a Financial Services organisation we comply with and support the requirements set by our Regulator, the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA), which are designed to protect our customers. This role falls under Conduct Rules of the Individual Accountability Regime (IAR) and is subject to pre-employment screening. This means if your application is successful, you'll need to satisfy some important background checks before you can start working with us. These will include a full credit check, a criminal record check, residency and right to work checks.