Operations Risk Analyst Client Assets

Belfast, United Kingdom
06 Oct 2022
20 Oct 2022
Job Function
Industry Sector
Finance - General
Employment Type
Full Time
Overview of Citi:
Citi, the world leading global bank, has approximately 200 million customer accounts and a presence in more than 160 countries and jurisdictions worldwide. Citi provides consumers, corporations, governments and institutions with a broad range of financial products and services, including consumer banking and credit, corporate and investment banking, securities brokerage, transaction services, and wealth management. Citi enables clients to achieve their strategic financial objectives by providing them with cutting-edge ideas, best-in-class products and solutions, and unparalleled access to capital and liquidity.

Team Overview:
The EMEA Operations Regulatory Control Client Asset team performs a key role in a number of Client Asset processes including Client Money Calculations (CASS), Client Money Diversification, CMAR, MCAR, CASS RP, 10 day + break management oversight, Prudent Segregation calculations and oversight.
The group acts as central point of contact within O&T for Client Asset issues enabling transparency and escalation and is responsible for chairing the monthly Client Asset O&T Sub Committee in addition to participating in Business aligned Sub Committees.

Role Overview:
This role is within the Client Asset Regulatory Control team as part of the Belfast Operations Control department, with key responsibilities for Client Asset activity including but not limited to Client Money calculation and oversight, CMAR collation and submission to the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) MCAR collation and submission to the Central Bank of Ireland (CBI), PS14/9 activities covering Prudent Segregation, Break Management and Shortfalls. The team is continuously engaged with Change Partners identifying areas for automation, inputting into Business Requirements performing UAT and updating procedures resulting from change.
The team is working on building upon the existing Client Asset governance process within O&T working closely with O&T managers as well as the Client Asset and depository protection Office.

Key Responsibilities:
  • Oversight and management of daily client money and shortfall calculations, engaging with key stakeholders, business lines, control groups and client asset oversight teams (where relevant) to ensure timely and accurate processing on behalf of the firm.
  • Input, review and approval of daily payments in order to adjust books and records accordingly in line with client money calculations performed.
  • Oversight and management of other key Client Asset processes including the 10 day break management & control framework.
  • Collation and completion of a monthly Client Money Asset Return (CMAR & MCAR), at a business level, providing a detailed walkthrough of proposed submission figures to key business sponsors in addition to submitting to the FCA and CBI at a consolidated entity level.
  • Timely and accurate collation and distribution of key MIS reports for all relevant CASS processes.
  • Adherence to all Control and Compliance requirements and updating procedures as required.
  • Identification of areas for improving existing regulatory reporting processes and controls, supporting the Change Team, Technology and other relevant stakeholders to deliver technology solutions for manual processes, assisting with UAT where required.
  • Participation in ad-hoc projects as required.
Development Value:
  • Develop regulatory understanding (CASS & CAR) with opportunity to develop into a Client Asset subject matter expert (SME).
  • Develop an in-depth knowledge of the products, markets and processes being supported.
  • Exposure to senior management groups across Operations.
  • Fully proficient in the use of technology within own department.
  • Enhancing communication and organisational skills. Meeting targets set within the group and interacting with a wide spectrum of people to achieve these skills.
  • Self-motivation, flexibility and a strong desire to succeed will bring a recognised and rewarded career.
  • The ideal candidate would have experience in Securities & Banking Operations, or in a Control or Regulatory/Compliance function with strong product knowledge and a working understanding of systems and product flows.
  • Knowledge of CASS / CAR rules and regulations would be advantageous.
  • Team player who works well with colleagues of all levels in achieving value-added results.
  • Ability to build productive working relationships across Operations.
  • Ability to consistently deliver work of a high standard whilst under pressure.
  • Understand the front to back technology used within the day-to-day processes.
  • Self-starter, able to work on initiative and organise themselves well.
  • Pro-active, Resilient and tenacious.
  • Confident team player - good interpersonal skills.
  • Able to build effective working relationships quickly and maintain them.
  • Focused on providing a high standard of service to clients with a risk & control mindset.
  • Good attention to detail.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Good working knowledge of Excel, Word and PowerPoint.
  • Accuracy and attention to detail imperative.
  • Strong analytical skills with the confidence to raise issues.
  • Good organisational skills.
  • Flexible, ability to prioritise.
  • Ability to build and maintain effective networks and relationships.
  • Service orientation, professionalism, proactive and strong client/business focus, and accountability.
  • Educated to degree level.
  • Industry Exams would be advantageous.
Exceptional candidates who do not meet these criteria may be considered for the role provided they have the necessary skills and experience.

What we Offer:
As well as a competitive salary and consideration for a yearly discretionary bonus Citi offer;
  • 23 days paid annual leave
  • Award winning pension scheme,
  • Life assurance and
  • Private medical insurance with Bupa healthcare.
In addition, we offer a competitive maternity, paternity and adoption leave scheme. We pride ourselves on our ability to offer employees a number of lifestyle benefits including; on site restaurant and coffee shops, online shopping and concierge service and subsidised clubs and societies.

Our Select benefit package offers you the opportunity to customise your benefits according to your own lifestyle preferences and includes corporate discounts, memberships and a range of additional extras.

Our vast range of diversity networks and on site multi faith room demonstrates Citi's commitment to growing a diverse workforce.

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