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Arfan Shakeel

Arfan Shakeel

Operational Risk Management

Emirates NBD

at Emirates NBD


Emirates NBD

Operational Risk Management

Implementation of an Operation Risk Frame as per guidance from IOR and IRM

Producing and amending process and procedure documents

Implementation of a control culture

Develop a detailed understanding of the operations, processes, risks and controls of the assigned business unit

Identify significant business changes and where appropriate direct and / or coordinate preparation of required analysis to review changes, ensure proper mitigating controls, and approval for changes

Perform periodic focused process/control reviews to ensure risks are correctly identified and managed. Implement control changes, as needed

Escalate issues to Management as they arise and ensure appropriate reporting and follow up on open issues

Work with Global Operations Control Office and Operational Groups to ensure that consistent management information is in place and reported with appropriate elevation of issues to management

Monitor key risk & performance indicators. Identify risk issues and ensure resolution. Propose/challenge indicators, as appropriate. Verify data collection and reporting where appropriate.

Analyse errors, near misses and significant events to identify root causes. Ensure the development and implementation of appropriate controls.

Monitor Internal Audit/Regulatory findings and Gaps and for timely resolution by the Business Unit.

Manage and coordinate other related internal control functions as required by the business unit.

Prepare and deliver training on control and risk based activities as required.

Assist the Head of Compliance and Legal Advisor to support the overall risk management

Ensuring internal policies and procedures are current, consistent and fit for purpose

Provide quality assurance to senior management through regular monthly reporting

Monitor transactions in line with AML regulations and sanction screening

Complete special projects as required

Career medium 05
Career medium 01

Habib Allied International Bank t/a Habib Bank UK

Internal Auditor

Implementation of a Risk Based Audit across the Banks operational functions

Reviewing the Banks policies and procedures to ensure they are current and relevant

Reviewing internal controls in all functions of the Bank

Providing recommendations for improving the control culture via CRSA

Update and implement, in coordination with the Head of Internal Audit and Compliance, the existing risk-based audit strategy for all the function units

Developing and implementing, a programme of audits to ensure that all risk areas are audited commensurate with their risk profile

To monitor progress of outstanding audit issues and ensure compliance is tracked

Ensuring I am up to date with changes and advancements in regulatory standards through CPD

Using the Microsoft Suite and a host of specialist banking programmes to create enquiries and extracts for data sampling and presentation purposes


Habib Allied International Bank t/a Habib Bank UK

Management Trainee

Develop an in-depth knowledge of our client's vision, strategies and projects

Preparations of daily/ monthly and year end audit requirements

Ensure that internal accounts are reconciled on a Weekly/ Monthly basis

Supervising/ training new/ existing members of staff

Ensure compliance with all regulatory requirements, incl. FSA AML regulations

Maintain and report the branch expenditure and aim to reduce expenses

Dealing with queries from clients/ suppliers

Provide monthly presentation on key branch management information

Compilation of monthly statistics for Financial Control

Career medium 03
Career medium 02

Habib Allied International Bank t/a Habib Bank UK

Branch Operations Officer

Arrange FX sales/deals in accordance with Treasury policy

Arrange cheque and online payments for invoices and inter- company settlements

Proactively look for ways to improve client relationships wherever possible.

Develop an understanding of client's day-to-day administrative and banking activities

Adhering to guidelines set by the FSA and Audit/Compliance Departments

Assisting with the production of monthly P&L and month end statistics

Processing of monthly expenses

In-charge of Cash flow management

Generate telegraphic transfers and foreign payments

Adhoc administration duties


Excel Exhibition Centre, Docklands

Accounts Assistant

Dealing with general accounts admin

Posting ledger entries

Prepared weekly performance reports for managers

Prepare fee invoices using Excel invoice templates based on investment contract fee schedules

Dispatch fee invoices to customers by post/ electronically

Use of SAGE accounting software

Career medium 03
Career medium 04

D J Higgins Construction Ltd

Accounts Assistant

Basic accounting duties

Produce P&L Charts in Microsoft Excel to present to Head of Finance

Assist with logging and coding of purchase invoices and credit notes

Processing payments

Processing of monthly expenses

Use of SAGE accounting software


Institue of Risk Management

Risk Management in Financial Services

BPP Business School

Association of Accounting Technicians

Birmingham City University

Computer Science & Information Management

West Hatch High School & Sixth Form, Chigwell