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Treasury Settlements – 12-month contract

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Our client is a leading global bank seeking an experienced Global Markets and Treasury Settlements officer.

The ideal candidate will have 3+ years’ experience in Treasury Operations (Fixed Income, Money Market, FX settlements), as well as have experience with EXIGO, RITS and SWIFT.

Responsibilities:

To ensure that all Global Markets transactions and Treasury transactions are settled in a timely manner whilst ensuring that bank procedures and controls are adhered to. Working in close liaison with the Dealing Room, back office, Middle Office and the rest of the local Operations department and our clients to ensure a smooth workflow and provide utmost client satisfaction.

Key responsibilities:

  • To ensure that the following instruments are monitored and settled in a timely manner
  • FX & Money Market trades ( Corporate clients & locally booked)
  • Interbank customers. This may include shift work – early morning start times, approx. 6am.
  • Securities (Bonds and Repurchase Agreements)
  • Treasury transactions (NCD, call accounts)
    • To manage the local confirmation process and their verification
    • To manage and work closely with the ALM Treasury FO to ensure that bank’s liquidity flows are managed efficiently
    • To prepare the reconciliation of Nostro accounts and suspense accounts
    • To manage the AUD ESA account with the RBA efficiently according to the defined priority tree & ensure daily intraday calibration is met throughout the day
    • To work with offshore Nostro monitoring teams, ensure all breaks are reviewed and actions taken as required in a timely manner
    • To compile statistics of the area for regulatory and other reporting
    • To provide a high level of customer service with clients’ requests/ queries being attended to diligently
    • To co-ordinate work flows with offshore and local static data teams to ensure high level of correctness
    • To assist with internal FX bookings for other teams within Operations

Qualifications/ Experience:

  • Three to five years’ experience in Fixed Income and Treasury settlements
  • Experience in EXIGO/RITS settlements
  • Experience in SWIFT
  • Oral & Written Communication – ability to express clearly in conversations and interactions with others, as well as the ability to express clearly in business writing

Senior Product Control – Equities / Equity Derivatives

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Our client is a global trading firm business seeking a mid to senior level equity derivatives product controller to join their business.

This is a fantastic opportunity for a product controller with 4+ years’ experience to join a supportive environment to develop their experience.

You are a good communicator with the ability to communicate with different departments and personalities. You are a self-motivated individual who is consistently looking at ways to improve processes. You will be a confident individual with an enthusiasm for continuous learning.

Job Summary:
The Product Controller is responsible for generating and reporting the daily profit and loss statements, for traders. In addition this position provides opportunities to be involved in project based tasks and improving front and back office systems.

Key Responsibilities

  • Daily Profit and Loss reporting for Asian markets.
  • Reconciling positions prior to market open
  • Knowledge of managing restricted currencies and capital across brokers.
  • Good understanding of Prime Broker Margin & Collateral policies/models.
  • Ability to reconcile and analyse currency positions.
  • Analysing Accruals including Capital & Interest charges, expenses and commissions.
  • Reconciliation of front office estimates to prime broker reporting
  • Various Ad Hoc projects including back office system and risk system development

Qualifications:

  • 4+ years’ Profit and Loss reporting experience within financial markets
  • Financial market product experience specifically equity derivatives are a necessity
  • Experience in translation of foreign profit and loss into base currency
  • Relevant University Degree in financial markets or accounting. Part CPA or ACA would also be highly regarded
  • •Qualifications from Securities Institute Australia (SIA) are desirable

Technical Skills:

  • Knowledge of equity options, equities, futures and FX.
  • Advanced Excel
  • Corporate actions knowledge

Project Coordinator / Junior Business Analyst – Equity Markets Fintech

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Our client is a leading financial technology firm that works in support of AFSL’s stockbrokers, advisers and other wealth firms.

The Project Coordinator will work with their clients as well as internal client services and development teams, to identify and document functional requirements, enhancements, process and workflow improvements to their technology modules and operations.

They will help analyse scope and drill down to prepare detailed requirements, through interaction with designated project team members.

Ideal candidates will have some project coordination or BA skills experience, and ideally some knowledge and experience from within the Australian wholesale and retail financial markets sector.

Responsibilities:

  • Analysis to identify and specify the required enhancements to the modules, preparation of requirements statements, functional specification (desirable but not mandatory)
  • Workflow Design – Analysis, design and documentation across the full range of business operational processes to meet customer needs
  • Facilitation  – host workshops (with internal and/or external stakeholders) to build-out, capture and validate requirements
  • Operational Procedures – Documentation of targeted end-to-end business operational processes
  • Project Coordination – close liaison and coordination with the broader team and third parties to identify priority, define and meet project objectives
  • Co-ordinate and self-manage an assigned quota of client enquiries, ensuring that quality standards and time constraints are continuously delivered to a high standard
  • Manage escalations process in a thorough, timely and professional manner to completion
  • Support continuous improvement or project related activities

What will you bring to the role?  

You will possess the ability to quickly learn and take on new processes, thrive in a fast-paced environment and meet deadline driven task’s daily.

Essential skills:

  • Strong organisational skills
  • 2+ years’ projects experience as a project coordinator or Business Analyst
  • Ability to work effectively in a self-sufficient manner with limited close supervision, within a distributed-team structure
  • Diligent in reviewing detail and comparing data capture to requirements
  • Flexibility to manage competing priorities and tight deadlines
  • Ideally some experience with MS apps, including Visio, Excel, Word, PowerPoint Project, SharePoint and Teams
  • Good attention to detail
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Working within agile and waterfall projects; and
  • Degree qualified

Desirable skills

  • Knowledge and experience in Australian wholesale and retail financial markets and products
  • Compliance or capital markets operations at an AFSL
  • Stakeholder management; and
  • Technology related experience or degree

Corporate Loan Operations – 6-month contract

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Our client is a prominent, global investment banking firm and this is a 6-month FTC position available in their Institutional Corporate Loans business based in their Sydney CBD office. The ideal applicant will have direct Insto Corporate Loans operations experience, with corporate loan processing experience in an agency capacity.

Position Purpose:

To ensure all loan transactions are processed in accordance with market practice, agreements and internal requirements. To also back-up for the processing of trade finance and guarantee transactions

Key Challenges:

  • Processing of all loan transactions in accordance with market practice, agreements, and internal requirements.
  • Processing of all transactions in the role as Agent bank in accordance with market practice, agreements, and internal requirements.
  • Communicate and manage staff to ensure all transactions are accurately completed within set requirements.
  • To provide training to team members for loan transactions when required
  • To initiate, develop, implement, and evaluate strategies, processes and practices that will support the growth of the business.

Competencies/ Skills & Experience:

  • Solid knowledge and skills in loan processing for corporate customers with at least 10 years’ experience
  • Advanced skills in agency role
  • Proven ability to manage relationship with customers, other participant banks and Agent banks
  • Strong numerical reasoning and analytical skills

This salary range is $100-130k salary, depending on experience, paid directly by our client on a Fixed Term Contract [FTC] basis, so you can also access leave as part of this FTC. The position is available initially on a 6-month duration, although the position may get extended or go perm depending on movement in the team later in the year.

Systematic Trading – Quant Researcher/Trader

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Our client is a global leading trading / market maker seeking additional Quant Research Analysts to join their team at mid and senior levels.

As a Quant Researcher you will be working with experienced traders and developers to research and develop new quant trading strategies for markets in AsiaPac.

You will work with large datasets and leverage our scalable back-testing infrastructure to identify new signals and optimise existing models. Using our flexible research environment, you will be able to iterate on ideas quickly and see the impact of your work in production.

Experience:

  • Over 3 years in a quant analysis role at a fund, bank or trading house.
  • Experienced in quant strategy research and development
  • Experience with Python and/or C#
  • Strong educational profile in Science, Maths or quant focused courses
  • Comfortable attacking new and unfamiliar problems
  • A people person with superb communication skills

Project Lead – Equity Operations / CHESS replacement

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A leading investment bank is looking for a senior equity markets operations candidate with strong projects experience to lead a few large scale projects including the CHESS replacement for Distributed Ledger Technology.

This is a unique role in that the focus of the position is likely to be project management and project coordination for the Equity Operations function.

The role’s main aspects include but are not limited to the leading, oversight and completion of Projects for the Equity Operations division.

This is a high-quality AVP/VP level project position to work on an important CHESS replacement project for the Operations and Middle Office teams. Ideally you will have a strong equity markets ops and MO background with decent project experience.

This is a relatively urgent position, and available on a rolling 12-month contract duration (likely 18-24 month duration), with the possible scope to convert to perm.

An exciting opportunity to be the Project Lead for the Australian Branch driving the CHESS + renovation throughout the completion of the project

Key responsibilities include, but not limited to:
• Ongoing preparation of testing strategy and approach
• Execution & evidencing of testing and coordination of Sign off
• Produce user manuals and reference materials as required
• Produce training materials and participate in the delivery of training as required
• Provide input to production support of the deployed process / system as required
• Partner with Change Project Lead and IT throughout completion of project
• Participate in Industry Forums pertaining to CHESS+
• Participate in Stakeholder presentation and BU updates
• Coordinate testing and resource requirements for testing

We are looking for high calibre people who possess the following competencies:

• Preferred experience in Australian Settlement or Operations type role

Qualifications/experience:

• 5-6 years’ experience in a Projects execution role
• 1-2 years’ experience in an Operations Role is preferable
• Proven experience in process improvement, business analysis, users stories, business requirements, impact assessments and functional specifications in Agile
• Very strong quantitative / analytical skills
• Very strong attention to detail
• Excellent written and verbal presentation skills
• A self-starter and highly motivated; ability to work individually and within a team
• Good working knowledge of financial services and Operations processes/concepts

Our clients include

* Prior invoiced clients across the region.