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Credit Risk Analyst at Kuda

Lagos

Company Info

Large organization

200 + Employees

Kuda Technologies Ltd

Banking

Kuda is a financial app dedicated to providing accessible, affordable, and rewarding financial services to Africans worldwide. Our team consists of a vibrant and diverse group of individuals who shared a common dream of creating an inclusive money app tailored to the needs and preferences of Africans. It is with great significance that we chose the name ‘Kuda,’ meaning ‘love’ in Shona, a language spoken in southern Africa, as it reflects our deep commitment and affection for our users and their financial well-being.

Title: Credit Risk Analyst

Location: Lagos

Role Purpose

  • The role of a Credit Risk Analyst in a bank is to assess and evaluate the creditworthiness of borrowers and the potential risks associated with extending credit to them. Their primary purpose is to analyze and mitigate credit risks to protect the bank’s assets and ensure a healthy loan portfolio
  • Overall, the role of a Credit Risk Analyst is crucial in ensuring that the bank makes sound lending decisions, manages credit risks effectively, and maintains a healthy loan portfolio that aligns with the institution’s risk appetite and regulatory requirements.
  • Credit Analysis: Conduct thorough assessments of loan applications, financial statements, credit reports, and other relevant data to determine the creditworthiness of borrowers. This involves analyzing the financial health of individuals, businesses, or other entities applying for credit.
  • Risk Assessment: Evaluating and quantifying the potential risks associated with extending credit, such as default risk, repayment capacity, market conditions, industry risks, and collateral value. This includes using statistical models, financial ratios, and other risk assessment tools to make informed decisions.
  • Credit Scoring and Rating: Assigning credit scores or ratings to borrowers based on their creditworthiness. This helps in ranking and categorizing borrowers into different risk segments, allowing the bank to determine appropriate lending terms, interest rates, and credit limits.
  • Portfolio Monitoring: Monitoring the ongoing performance of the loan portfolio, identifying early warning signs of credit deterioration, and implementing risk mitigation strategies when necessary. This involves tracking changes in borrowers’ financial positions, market conditions, and other factors that may impact their ability to repay loans.
  • Policy and Procedure Development: Assisting in the development and implementation of credit risk policies, procedures, and guidelines to ensure compliance with regulatory requirements and industry best practices. This includes recommending improvements to existing risk management frameworks.
  • Reporting and Documentation: Generating regular reports on credit risk metrics, trends, and portfolio quality to management and other stakeholders. Credit Risk Analysts also maintain accurate records of credit assessments, decisions, and related documentation.
  • Collaboration and Communication: Collaborating with other teams within the bank, such as underwriters, loan officers, and senior management, to provide risk insights and recommendations. Credit Risk Analysts also communicate credit decisions, conditions, and terms to borrowers, as well as respond to their inquiries.

Requirements

  • HND/BSc in Finance, Accounting, or a related field of study.
  • Proficiency in the use of Microsoft office, SQL, A and Data Analytics
  • Critical thinking and problem solving skills
  • A minimum of 4years experience in Credit Risk from a Banking sector or Fintech space
  • Good report writing and communication skills
  • Customer service skills
  • Good analytical skills

Benefits

At Kuda, our people are the heart of our business, so we prioritize your welfare. We offer a wide range of competitive benefits in areas including but not limited to:

  • Pension
  • Competitive annual leave plus bank holidays
  • Group life insurance
  • Health insurance
  • L&D training
  • We are advocates of work-life balance and offer a 3 day per week remote working option

Deadline: Not Stated

How to Apply: Interested candidates should Click Here to apply online.

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