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Markets Booking Controls, VP (Hybrid)

London, United Kingdom
Closing date
Mar 27, 2023

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Job Function
Industry Sector
Finance - General
Employment Type
Full Time
The Markets business continues to enhance the In-Business Risk and Control function. Booking Controls focus on what is booked where, and why - ensuring adherence to business, desk and individual trader mandates, and also ensuring the integrity of legal entities in preventing material booking errors. Booking Controls also focus on how a trade is booked - ensuring Front Office bookings are accurate, timely and complete in order to proceed downstream and onwards to internal/external reporting and stakeholder groups.

The role is part of the Markets Front Office organisation and will be a key part of the in-business risk & control team responsible for project managing the delivery of a multi-phase program of booking controls. The workstreams are in the different project phases from gap analysis, prioritisation and planning to development and implementation. This is an exciting opportunity for a practically minded, seasoned professional with strong understanding of Front Office trading controls together with a proven track record of delivery.

  • Coordination across project workstreams to engage in the scoping, design and implementation of Booking Control work-streams to ensure a complete, effective and efficient first line control framework across the range of Markets products and systems
  • Partner with 1LOD businesses to ensure compliance with relevant Firm policies/standards, also external regulatory expectations and industry standards where relevant
  • Coordinate and engage cross functional stakeholders to develop an understanding of transaction execution workflows and controls for Markets products
  • Lead risk based assessments and gap analyses to review inherent and residual risk associated with trade booking processes
  • Partner with Business and stakeholder groups including Technology, Market Risk, Production Support and control groups to design and deliver booking control solutions, both strategically and tactically where required, in line with the programme timelines
  • Perform analysis to across large volumes of trade data to run proof of concepts and define effective rules based exception logic
  • Implement plans to continuously evolve control framework including ongoing migration of detective controls to become preventative
  • Work with Audit and other Control groups to drive forward control enhancement initiatives, and investigate control failures.
  • Embed new controls into business and legal entity dashboards and Manager Control Assessments (MCA)
  • Ensure that relevant booking control standards and control documentation is kept up to date, and booking practices are considered as businesses introduce new products or changes
Knowledge Experience & Skills
  • Undergraduate degree
  • Strong, relevant industry experience preferred in Markets or ICG in-business management, operational risk, middle office, product control or other relevant control function
  • Strong understanding and subject matter expertise in Markets traded products and related control principles
  • Effective negotiation and relationship skills
  • A proactive and "no surprises" approach in communicating issues and strength in sustaining independent reviews
  • Proven track record in collaboration across different businesses, regions and/or support functions
  • Excellent communication skills, often at a senior level
  • Global mindset, with regional and global product understanding
  • Strong problem solving and analytical skills
  • Advanced Excel / Python / SQL / Data analytical skills
Job Family Group:
Risk Management -------------------------------------------------
Job Family:
Business Risk & Controls ------------------------------------------------------
Time Type:
Full time ------------------------------------------------------
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