Research Associate, Banks

Citi Australia
Melbourne, Australia
Apr 30, 2018
May 01, 2018
Job Function
Industry Sector
Finance - General
Employment Type
Full Time
  • Primary Location: Australia,Victoria,Melbourne
  • Education: Bachelor's Degree
  • Job Function: Research
  • Schedule: Full-time
  • Shift: Day Job
  • Employee Status: Regular
  • Travel Time: Yes, 10 % of the Time
  • Job ID: 18018469


Citi, the leading global financial services company, has approximately 200 million customer accounts and does business in more than 100 countries and jurisdictions. Globally, 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 is seeking an Associate to join the Australian Banks research team.  The Associate will support the lead Analyst in all aspects of the analysis of the Australian Banking research covering constituent companies including the financial modelling, publishing research reports and engaging with institutional investor clients and sales and trading
The role offers an opportunity to be at the forefront of the debate on the Banks sector and interact with major investors, key industry participants and Citi's sales and trading desk
  • The ideal candidate will have a minimum of five years' experience in a corporate strategy/development, buy-side or sell-side research.¬†This will suit a driven and analytical individual who can scrutinise a company's prospects and possesses the client relationship management skills to thrive in a market-facing role
Key Responsibilities
  • Undertake bottom up analysis of constituent companies to provide investment recommendations
  • Develop and maintain financial models used to forecast company earnings and company valuations
  • Originate research ideas identifying commercial investing insights
  • Publish written company and industry reports in a clear, succinct and timely manner
  • Liaise with and present to clients (internal and external) and stakeholders
  • Assist internal sales and trading teams in the timely analysis of breaking news
  • Attend industry and company conferences
  • Respond to client requests


To be successful in this position you must have the following skills and experience:
  • Tertiary qualification in a relevant discipline
  • Post-graduate qualifications in finance e.g. CFA, MBA, Masters, Chartered Accounting would be an advantage
  • Minimum 5 years' experience in sell-side equity research (preferably in the relevant sector) or other relevant financial industry experience
  • Familiarity of equity markets and investment valuation techniques is expected
  • Banks industry knowledge essential
  • Strong financial and analytical skills to critically dissect earning reports and develop detailed financial models to produce rigorously supported valuation
  • Advanced Excel, Word and PowerPoint skills
  • Ability to articulate investment insights and research in written product
  • High attention to detail
  • Willingness to work under time constraints, handling multiple priorities
  • Strong oral and written communication and presentation skills
  • Inquisitive and discerning, able to identify and market commercially viable industry insights.
  • Ability to demonstrate original thought and sound judgment
When you work at Citi, you'll be working for an organisation that truly has a global footprint and a powerful network that spans the globe. We celebrate individual ingenuity and leverage the diversity of our people in order to drive high performance. Through dedicated support, training and resources, we promote our talent and future leaders to bring about lasting and positive impact. Citi continues to be an Employer of Choice for Women and supports a flexible work environment.

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