Operations Analyst


Salary:

GBP30000 - 40000 / annum

Location:

City of London

Date Posted:

7th February 2018

Employment Type:

Permanent

Job Reference:

06030-0010295308

Staffing Area:

Financial Services


Description

Are you an Operations Analyst seeking a new challenge? Are you interested in working for a leading Investment Bank based in the City?

Robert Half Financial Services are looking to find an experienced Operations Analyst to join and support the Middle Office team within a leading Investment Bank. This a great opportunity for someone who has 1 year + experience within Middle Office Fixed Income Operations and would like a new challenge in the heart of the City.

Role

  • Maintain strong fixed income knowledge and be fully cross trained to help with other fixed income roles in the team and cover for any absences
  • Provide management with analysis of key process drivers, root causes to issues, and provide recommendations for improvements
  • Answer all queries in a timely manner to ensure proper confirmation and settlement of trades.
  • Liaise with different areas of the bank (e.g. accounting, P&L) to ensure that all issues are appropriately addressed in a timely manner
  • Develop and maintain effective working relationships with internal partners (e.g. front office and other operations teams) for the purposes of delivering optimal customer service.
  • A clear understanding of market practices and developing effective relations with our counterparties in the local market must be worked on at all times
  • Ensure that Regulatory and Audit guidelines are adhered to
  • Follow proper escalation policy at all times
  • Perform sundry duties as required by management including project work related to the fixed income operations team
  • To assist in full holistic review of team, focusing on;
  • Assessing and mitigating potential risks
  • Reviewing current controls, creating new controls as required
  • Ensure current procedure documentation is up to date
  • Ensure procedures are consistently being followed
  • Review current escalation policies and ensure they are being adhered to
  • Assist in creating daily team plans/schedules
  • Assist in planning/scheduling cross training
  • Help to release payments and verify trades as required
  • Provide approvals as requested for various tasks on the team

Profile

  • Experience in an Operations role and with Fixed Income
  • Possess at least 1 years Operations experience
  • Advanced knowledge of the fixed income full trade lifecycle across various markets, in particular for Euroclear, Clearstream and DTC
  • Strong understanding of fixed income and the full trade life cycle
  • Possess good relationship management skills and experienced in working with clients and front office
  • Ability to execute on ad-hoc requests
  • Ability to adapt to changing policies and procedures
  • IAQ/IOC qualification is an asset but not essential
  • Knowledge of the various systems used by the business (e.g. Bloomberg, Calypso etc.) or similar platforms would be an asset
  • Results driven, client focused approach on day-to-day work
  • Excellent analytical skills
  • Organized and detailed
  • Possess excellent time management and be comfortable with managing multiple deliverables at a time
  • Candidate must be able to work independently with little guidance as well as part of a team
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office applications, including WORD, POWERPOINT and EXCEL
  • Excellent communication skills both verbally and written

Robert Half Ltd acts as an employment business for temporary positions and an employment agency for permanent positions. Robert Half is committed to equal opportunity and diversity. Suitable candidates with equivalent qualifications and more or less experience can apply. By applying to this position, you acknowledge that you have read and accept the following terms: https://www.roberthalf.co.uk/privacy-statement



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