Security Operations - Business Analyst

Permanent contract|Jersey|Banking Operations

Security Operations - Business Analyst

Kleinwort Hambros
Jersey, Channel Islands Permanent contract Banking Operations

Responsibilities

Description of the Business Line or Department

The Securities Operations Department is a function which delivers end-to-end domestic and international asset servicing capabilities, including Settlements, Corporate Actions and Income, Transitions, and Controls. The department supports the front and middle offices, particularly Banking and Treasury Operations across multiple jurisdictions based in Jersey, Guernsey, London, Gibraltar and Bangalore. In addition to providing business as usual operational processes, we also execute change programs and create new operational capabilities to drive efficiency, improve client service levels, and reduce our operational risk.

Securities Operations is the main area of focus for this role, but responsibilities may also cover other key topics such as FATCA, CRS, QI, Investment management fees and banking.

Summary of the key purposes of the role

Our Securities Operations Business Analyst will support a wide range of change initiatives, including to support the wider business change programmes and help deliver BAU efficiencies/enhancements. Projects related to process improvements, governance, system/process enhancement and replatforming will be key.

Planning project activity, controls, resourcing, quality monitoring and UAT are important parts of the role, as is an ability to analyse and manipulate data, including regular advanced use of Excel. The ability to produce appropriate materials and present this to stakeholders is important for ensuring good governance of all workstreams.

Leading others to deliver on projects, always driving things forward while keeping deliverables on track and within budget is essential.

Specialised knowledge of securities market activities across various asset types and markets is required, as is experience of working with counterparties such as brokers, custodians, fund managers, transfer agents, data providers, depositaries and their respective online systems.

An advanced knowledge of MS Excel with the ability to manipulate data would be a distinct advantage

Summary of responsibilities

  • Support Securities Operations and other areas with their constant improvement streams as required, which covers areas such as:
  • Tax – FATCA, CRS & QI
  • Fees – system and collection
  • Settlements
  • Corporate Actions
  • Securities Stock Data
  • Transitions
  • UAT
  • Reporting
  • Migration
  • Process modelling
  • Other operational BA work as required.
  • Organising and driving the entire end to end improvement process for the area/topic allocated, including managing all deliverables.
  • Assisting other Securities Operations project colleagues with technical expertise extracting, manipulating and analysing data, e.g. Excel or SQL tools.
  • Ensure that all reports and results are delivered as expected and on time and reflect 100% accurate data correctly formatted.

Contribute constructively to the development of the Project Team and Securities Operations Department by suggesting ideas for improving efficiency, process quality or project management governance

Level of Autonomy and Authority

None

Profile required

Competencies

  • Self-directed, the ability to work independently, and highly motivated.
  • Knowledge of securities life cycle to include equities (e.g. ETIs, managed funds, REITs), fixed income (e.g. deposits, bonds, gilts), private equity and hedge funds, SIPPs and ISAs, commodities and certificates.
  • Previous technical project management experience including UAT, process mapping, data and asset migrations.
  • Experience of working in a global financial services organisation in a project environment with BAU and/or IT teams.
  • Broad knowledge of the securities markets, their regulation and reporting requirements.
  • A working knowledge of corporate actions, settlements, transitions and tax.
  • A broad understanding of asset data providers such as ICE, Bloomberg, Six Financial.
  • Understanding of fund dealing and settlement.
  • Understanding of trading fees including commissions, SDRT and PTM levy.
  • The ability to interact with business stakeholders to understand complex requirements.
  • Good communication, both in verbal and written skills, and fluent in English.
  • Knowledge of tax and fees

WORK EXPERIENCE

Advanced Excel skills

Prior project experience

Ability to lead a team to successfully deliver

Why join us

People join for the impact they can have on us. They stay for the impact we have on them. A flatter structure offers visibility and exposure beyond that of our competitors, so you know our names, and we know yours. It's personable, human, and inspires success through passion. By encouraging open mindedness and a willingness to share ideas, we have adapted to market changes and thrived through innovation. Bringing words like “hard work” and “dedication” together with “community” and “respect” has enabled us to work collaboratively and build our future together. We call this Team Spirit and it's what makes us different. It's what makes you different.

Business insight

If you feel you have the required experience and qualifications, then please apply to the SG Resourcing Team, and we will manage your application. At Société Générale, we believe our people are our strength and are core to the success of our business. As such, we search for, recruit and appoint the best available person on the basis of aptitude and ability, regardless of sex, marital or civil partnership status, race, colour, nationality, ethnic or national origins, pregnancy, disability, age, sexual orientation, religion, belief or gender reassignment.

We are an equal opportunities employer and we are proud to make diversity a strength for our company. Societe Generale is committed to recognizing and promoting all talents, regardless of their beliefs, age, disability, parental status, ethnic origin, nationality, sexual or gender identity, sexual orientation, membership of a political, religious, trade union or minority organisation, or any other characteristic that could be subject to discrimination.

Reference: 21000GSK
Entity: Kleinwort Hambros
Starting date: 2021/07/26
Publication date: 2021/06/07
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