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Officer - Trade Control Analyst, MKTS

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Post time07:39 10-09-2014

If you have graduated in mathematics, finance or a related numerical discipline and are looking for a chance to begin your career as part of a top tier investment bank, this is an excellent opportunity for you. We are looking for candidates of graduate calibre with a strong numerical mind set and excellent attention to detail to join our Middle Office team in Chester as a Trade Control Analyst. You will provide valuable support to assigned trading desks and organise timely and accurate management of the trade capture process as part of a wider team. You will be a natural problem solver with strong business acumen and communication skills, able to build relationships at all levels. Previous experience is not essential however you must be highly motivated to succeed, have a keen interest in accounting principles, be able to learn quickly and willing to go the extra mile. For top performers as part of your long term professional development there may be opportunities for supported study in ACCA or CIMA. Responsibilities As part of our Trade Control Analyst your main responsibilities will involve: Trade Booking and Validation – Timely and accurate management of trade capture process to ensure all trades are booked according to terms of underlying agreement in both Front-Office and down-stream applications Provide support to assigned trading desks – Support the Trading desk across all Middle-Office functions in a timely and accurate manner Ongoing Trade maintenance – Manage trade lifecycle events such as resets, fixings, substitutions, credit default events, expiries and Maturities Investigate and resolve position breaks – Work closely with Front and Back Office to resolve breaks (e.g. Cash, Positions, Valuations etc) Production of daily reports – Distribute Daily reports to the Trading desk and Senior Management (requiring a high level of attention to detail) Resolve Risk and P&L issues - Work closely with MO, Risk and P&L to resolve issues in a timely manner Requirements As Trade Control Analyst your skills and qualifications will ideally include: Excellent organisational skills are required with the ability to prioritise daily workload whilst working accurately under pressure Strong communication and negotiation skills and the ability to build relationships across all levels of seniority Previous experience in dealing with internal and external clients Ability to rapidly learn and understand new tasks presented and quickly commit to memory in a high volume environment Logical approach to problem solving taking ownership and offering practical solutions Analytical skills including data reconciliation and interpretation A strong numerical mind set with excellent attention to detail and accuracy Ability to identify and deliver process improvements Competence in databases, excel (macros, formulas)and outlook Desirable: Minimum Bachelors degree ideally in Mathematics / Finance / Physics / Economics or similar numerical subject Experience or knowledge of investment banking products from a Middle Office or Back Office background is desirable but not essential About Bank of America Merrill Lynch Bank of America is one of the world's leading financial institutions, serving individual consumers, small- and middle-market businesses, large corporations and governments with a full range of financial and risk management products and services. Bank of America Merrill Lynch is the marketing name for the global banking and markets businesses. The company has had a presence in EMEA since 1922. With offices in 23 countries on three continents, it offers an integrated and comprehensive set of products and services across Global Corporate and Investment Banking, Global Markets and Consumer Card, serving the needs of individual, corporate, institutional and government clients, combining the best of local knowledge and global expertise. Developing solutions for social and environmental challenges is at the core of Bank of America Merrill Lynch’s responsibility platform. In more than 90 countries around the world, we partner with employees, clients and stakeholders to help make financial lives better Apply If you are interested in this opportunity please send your details to us by applying online with your CV. We are an equal opportunities employer and positively encourage applications from suitably qualified and eligible candidates regardless of sex, race, disability, age, sexual orientation, or religion or belief. Click on the link for more information: