CTO Business Finance and Control Associate

Bank of America Merrill Lynch
Charlotte, USA
Apr 10, 2021
Apr 26, 2021
Job Function
Industry Sector
Finance - General
Employment Type
Full Time
Job Description:

The Collateral Trading Optimization (CTO) Business Finance & Controls (BF&C) team is part of GBAM Finance and is responsible for coverage of the Collateral Trading Optimization business. The CTO desk is a desk within the Counterparty Portfolio Management business. The CTO desk's mandate is to manage funding and capital costs of the GBAM derivative portfolio across all legal entities and business units in collaboration with other CPM desks.

The Finance team supports the desk in a Business Finance Officer (BFO) capacity, ensuring proper reporting of the balance sheet and financial results. Core responsibilities will include helping with daily, weekly and monthly risk and P&L reporting, explains, and commentary, quarterly accounting disclosures if needed, daily and monthly P&L and account reconciliations, balance sheet reviews, coordinating with audit (internal & external, SOX), month end close, reserve calculations, pricing adjustments and planning/forecasting.

As part of the responsibilities of the role, the teammate will also develop business partner relationships with the Front Office, various businesses, controller groups and other support partners. Throughout the tenure of the role, the teammate should gain exposure and acumen in collateral, systems used for collateral, FTP, and several other areas of the organization. The candidate will develop or improve the following skills: Business Partnering, Management Reporting Focus, Process Control, and Capital Management.

This is a well- rounded role in which candidates have the opportunity to partner with the CTO desk (Front Office), Risk and other senior finance managers. Candidate will be exposed with how to deconstruct balance sheet and P&L to provide analytical support to the desk and other business partners.

Required Skills
  • BS / BA Degree Required - (Accounting, Finance, or Economics Preferred)
  • 3 - 7 years accounting or finance experience
  • Understanding of accounting (debits / credits), reconciliation, balancing
  • Understanding of ledger, and sub ledger systems (SAP/eLedger, Oracle, Finman, etc)
  • Advanced in Microsoft Office suite of products with emphasis on strong Excel (macros, pivot tables, etc) as well as various Bank specific reporting tools (EPM, FMA, etc)
  • Understand the business strategy, products and inherent risks.
  • Oversight on the official daily P&L explain and its provision for VaR backtesting.
  • Regulatory capital disclosures, Price Testing, Sector analysis, Stress Test and Forecasting.
  • Must be able to work across the organization to research and resolve issues
  • Monthly Independent Price verification on Derivatives and securities positions.
  • Calculation of the Valuation adjustment - Validation of appropriate application and use of models for books & records.
  • Substantiation & analysis of daily Balance Sheet and P&L with analytics and commentary on Line of Business performance.
  • Preparation of monthly & quarterly revenue commentary to senior manager and regulators.
  • Maintaining/updating valuation adjustment & IPV Desk Level Procedures (DLP)
  • Responsible for being audit compliant and meet the regulatory requirements.
  • Highly organized, detail oriented, proactive, and able to multitask in a deadline driven environment
  • Independent learner and thinker, Initiative, Insight, leadership skills
  • Demonstrated financial acumen with analytical and problem solving skills
  • Ability to communicate, partner and influence across a matrix organization

Desired Skills
  • MBA / CPA / CFA
  • Experience with Collateral
  • Experience with Carbon, Musketeer, Vienna, EBAR, Impact, Intrader, Martini, Bookmap
    • FASB / SEC Exposure
    • Experience around regulatory reporting, Sarbanes Oxley, capital reporting and metrics

1st shift (United States of America)

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