Product Controller (Valuations)

London, United Kingdom
25 Nov 2021
01 Dec 2021
Job Function
Industry Sector
Finance - General
Employment Type
Full Time
As a Barclays Product Controller (Valuations), you will provide independent oversight of the firm's trading portfolios. You will have senior role within the Equities Product Control Valuations team. Key areas of focus will be enhancement of valuation control methodologies and collaboration with colleagues from across the bank on new and evolving business initiatives. This is a high profile role for you to take on with excellent exposure to the business and other functions.

Barclays is one of the world's largest and most respected financial institutions, with 329 years of success, quality and innovation behind us. We offer careers that provide endless opportunity - helping millions of individuals and businesses thrive, and creating financial and digital solutions that the world now takes for granted.

This opportunity is open to flexible working arrangements. Such as working from home, flexible or compressed hours, and part-time options. If you have a need for flexibility, please apply and discuss this with us during the hiring process.

What will you be doing?
• Directing a team within PC-Valuations with a focus on methodology review and process improvement to ensure flawless execution of IPV, Fair Value Adjustment and Prudent Valuation
• Leveraging expert knowledge of financial markets, products, and technical background to evaluate the Independent Price Verification results and resolve valuation issues
• Working closely with Front Office, Quantitative Analytics, Market Risk, Model Control, PC-Line on valuation related matters
• Proactively communicate and escalate valuation or business related observations and concerns on an ongoing basis to PC-Valuations management
• Continually drive improvements of valuation control, methodologies and governance
• Reviewing new products and significant trades, ensure the right valuation controls are available to support business expansion
• Initiating and driving change projects for audit and regulatory requirement, efficiency enhancement, and operational risk mitigation

What we're looking for:
• Significant industry and practical experience in valuation control preferably in Equity derivatives and with good knowledge of exotic products
• Highly numerate ideally with a 2:1 degree or equivalent in quantitative or scientific discipline, CFA, FRM a plus
• Proactive and hardworking, exhibit attention to detail, with ability to develop methodologies, improve processes and adhere to governance policies
• Excellent communication skills with the ability to present and discuss complex issues with colleagues of all levels across Trading, Finance, Market Risk and other areas

Skills that will help you in the role:
• Be an exceptional team player with excellent interpersonal, communication, presentation and documentation skills
• Excellent problem solving experience. Flexibility to adapt to rapidly changing business events
• You will possess excellent computer skills with MS Office, VBA and Python

Where will you be working?
5 North Colonnade is home to our investment bank and is in the heart of Canary Wharf, just a short walk from our headquarters at Churchill Place. It boasts an array of onsite amenities such as dry cleaner as well as a deli and buffet style staff restaurant. The building is easily accessible by tube, docklands light railway and all major bus links. The atmosphere is second to none with a real buzz being created around the offices within.

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