Director: Risk - KPMG Ghana

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The role holder is responsible for the strategic oversight of risk management within the organisation and will proactively identify, analyse and mitigate internal and external risks. The core role of the CRO is to proactively identify, analyse and mitigate internal and external risks.

Key Accountabilities

  • Strategic oversight and leadership of the enterprise risk of the organisation
  • Assessment and determination of risk tolerance levels in various activities and the corporate-wide risk appetite
  • Prepares and delivers regular risk reports to Management and Board
  • Advise the Board on strategies to mitigate risks within the organisation
  • Responsible for the development and design of policies, processes and reporting procedures necessary to identify, measure, monitor, manage and report, on a continuous basis the risks the organisation could be exposed to, at both an individual as well as at an aggregated level
  • Oversees strategic; governance; operational; reputational and compliance risks
  • Ensures an effective risk and compliance awareness culture is created within the organisation
  • Provides strategic engagement with internal and external stakeholders including regulators on matters relating to risk of the organisation
  • Assesses and mitigates partners, ventures and project risks including their financial risks



Skills & Competency Requirements

  • Advantage will be given to professionals with experience in risk and compliance from the banking industry
  • Risk Control mindset: Should show mastery of risk disciplines at an organisation-wide and integrated level, risk processes, tools and techniques, capital management, risk-related regulations and compliance.
  • Keen business acumen – Business and financial judgment, and problem-solving skills are crucial requirements.


  • Minimum of 12 years of working experience in governance, risk and compliance, within the Petroleum (upstream) industry, with at least 5 years at the Senior Management level

Professional Qualification

  • Master's Degree in Finance, Accounting, Law, Actuarial Science or a related field
  • Bachelor's Degree in Business, Accounting, Law or a related field

Location: Accra

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