Settlements/Derivatives Consultant

London  ‐ Onsite
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Settlements/Derivatives Consultant

A Leading Financial Services Business are looking to hire an experienced Settlements Consultant

  • The role is an initial 12 month contract (scope to roll on)
  • It's a hybrid opportunity - (2 or 3 days in the office) - London based
  • The role is inside IR35 - paying between £400 - £500 per day via Umbrella or PAYE

Profile Summary

The Derivatives and Securities team are responsible for the confirmation and settlement of a variety of products in support of various Front Office areas of the bank. This takes the form of a full end to end flow from the point of trade through to the cash settlement of the trade. We have contact with external customers, Head Office and most internal departments of the European branches. Products covered include, but are not limited to, OTC Derivatives, Futures & Options, Fixed Income, CD Issuance, NDF, Bond Agency, Corporate CSA, Regulatory reporting. Due to the wide range of products we manage the team is also involved in a large number of projects alongside the daily operations. This role will provide support to existing staff across a variety of transaction types and the successful candidate will be expected to bring market knowledge to the team and explore potential process improvements in line with Bank and Securities integration.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Ensure the timely confirmation and settlement of all DCS products within the time line set by management and working in full compliance within Head Office and Internal Operating Procedures.
  • Identify and escalate to Team Leader and/or Section Head immediately any potential operational difficulties.
  • Adherence and compliance with the Quality Management System.
  • Identify and report any errors to senior management promptly and work to resolve the issue and provide process improvement to prevent repeat errors.
  • Constant reviews of current processes and where possible suggest improvements
  • Ensure effective communication, both verbal and via email, is delivered in a concise and timely manner.
  • Liaise closely with Front Office areas to build cross department relationships and improve the service we provide.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience

  • Excellent communication skills including training others
  • Strong numerical and analytical skills
  • Collaborative nature to contribute to a successful team performance
  • Demonstrable ability to innovate, support change and problem solve
  • High level of computer literacy particularly in Microsoft office products
  • Great organisational and time management skills
  • Detailed market knowledge of Derivatives and Securities products
  • Experience of the full trade life cycle from point of entry to settlement, including payments and reconciliations.
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