Research Associate Small Caps

Citi Australia
Sydney, Australia
Feb 18, 2019
Feb 22, 2019
Job Function
Industry Sector
Finance - General
Employment Type
Full Time
  • Primary Location: Australia,New South Wales,Sydney
  • Other Location: Australia,Victoria,Melbourne
  • Education: Bachelor's Degree
  • Job Function: Research
  • Schedule: Full-time
  • Shift: Day Job
  • Employee Status: Regular
  • Travel Time: No
  • Job ID: 19000627


Citi, the leading global bank, has approximately 200 million customer accounts and does business in more than 160 countries and jurisdictions. 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. Our core activities are safeguarding assets, lending money, making payments and accessing the capital markets on behalf of our clients.

Citi Australia is looking for a motivated person to join its research team as an Associate in the top rated Small Caps research team (based in either Sydney or Melbourne).  The role provides an opportunity to work on financial models, industry data analysis and research reports.  The ideal candidate will have a minimum of two years' experience in an equity research, corporate strategy or finance role.  Your analytical ability is the crucial ingredient.  We are looking for someone who is eager to learn, demonstrates the financial skills to scrutinise a company's strategy and prospects and has a passion for financial markets. There is significant scope to progress in the role over time.  The candidate must meet the challenge of working to deadlines while demonstrating their initiative in problem solving.

Key accountabilities include:
  • Supporting the analysts covering the small caps sector by conducting analysis of the companies involved
  • Compiling, analysing and maintaining industry models and databases
  • Building and maintaining financial models used to forecast company earnings and valuations
  • Responding to client requests
  • Preparing company and industry reports in a clear and succinct manner
  • Initiating and developing new research ideas
  • Assisting sales and trading teams in the timely analysis of breaking news in the sect


To be successful in this role you will have the following skills/experience:
  • Minimum 2 years' experience either in a sell-side research role or a corporate development / strategy role with significant to exposure financial statement analysis
  • Strong financial & analytical skills to critically dissect earning reports and develop detailed financial models to produce rigorously supported valuations
  • Advanced Excel, Word and PowerPoint
  • Ability to articulate investment insights and research in written products
  • Ability to make sound decisions based on earnings forecasts and industry trends
  • Accounting expertise with an ability to interpret financial statements and models
  • Strong working knowledge of financial sector companies and financial industry
  • Tertiary qualification
    • Post-graduate qualifications i.e., CFA, MBA, Masters, Chartered Accountant 
When you work at Citi, you will be working for an organisation that truly has a global footprint and a powerful network that spans the globe. We celebrate individual ingenuity and use 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 Australia is an Employer of Choice for Women and supports a flexible work environment.

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