Citi S&D Settlements Analyst9 in Dublin, Ireland

  • Primary Location: Ireland,Leinster,Dublin

  • Education: Bachelor's Degree

  • Job Function: Transaction Processing

  • Schedule: Full-time

  • Shift: Day Job

  • Employee Status: Regular

  • Travel Time: No

  • Job ID: 17033502

Description

Job Purpose:

Primary job role:

The area is responsible for ensuring the settlement of all client trades prior to the market cut off. As such the main role will be that of controls ensuring that queues are maintained; ensuring that the investigation of trades is completed with the aim of meeting tight deadlines, emails responded to, resolving escalated enquiries and ensuring that all Payments are entered correctly.

The candidate will require strong control skills

Job Background/context:

Primary job role:

Citi's Direct Custody and Clearing provides asset servicing and transaction functions primarily to intermediaries such as broker-dealers and banks, and increasingly to fund managers, insurance companies and other global investors through our proprietary network in 57 markets. The scale of this network, provided through our own offices and staffed with Citi experts in each market, sets Citi apart from the competition.

DCC Dublin Settlements is responsible for settlement of all transactions within Global Securities Services. As part of a team of 15, within a Department of over 100, the Section processes up to approx. 200,000 transactions per day for a broad range of Direct and Global customers for Ireland; UK, ESES, Germanics, Sweden , Italy and Portuguese markets. The section is responsible for timely and accurate settlement of a wide variety of instruments including Equities, Gilts, Stock Lending, ADR’s, and Cross Borders, Fixed income which have to be completed within tight deadlines through-out the day.

Key Responsibilities:

As a senior within the team the successful candidate they will be expected to

• Own and drive process improvement and team results

• Demonstrate ability to coach staff

• Ability to communicate and present in various formats with seniors and peers (good news, results, issues)

• Demonstrate influencing and negotiating skills

• Show ability to develop and leverage network

• Continually improve the client experience

• KPI management to ensure section operates within standards set and improves on these standards

• Obtain a clear understanding of departmental procedures and ensure that all controls are followed

• Utilise strong understanding of performance MIS to minimise exposure

• Drive business process redesign and quality improvements

• Contribution and participation in ad hoc projects both within the Department and Citi as a whole

Development Value:

• Gain knowledge of Domestic settlement process to progress within the business.

• Varied internal and external communication with Client Service Representatives/ Product Managers / international clients.

• Understanding of the settlement process for internationally traded securities.

• Close interaction with all areas of SFS in Dublin and internationally

• Exposure to large scale market changes in GTS

All new hires that have not attained a third level qualification are required to complete the Citigroup Certificate in Applied Financial Services. This course is taught by the Institute of Bankers via blended learning; average study lime required is 4-5 hours per week.

The course is a 9-month programme, incorporating 2 modules:

  1. Financial Services Environment

  2. Financial Services Applications

The course is externally accredited via University College Dublin and carries 10 credit points within the European Credit Transfer System. More details will be made available to you if you are offered a role with Citigroup.

Qualifications

Knowledge/Experience:

• Extensive years of experience within Financial Services / Banking

• Experience within Securities Operations would be ideal but is not essential.

• Lean knowledge an advantage

• Ideal for someone with previous work experience looking to expand their knowledge in equity processing within an International banking environment.

Skills:

• PC proficient.

• Excel, Word, Outlook.

• Analytical and numerate.

• Excellent written and verbal communication skills.

• Good lateral thinking and common sense.

• Must demonstrate a proven track work record

• Must possess strong interpersonal and communication skills

• Ability to research and resolve large and complex issues

Qualifications:

• Relevant 3rd level experience

• Strong Leaving Certificate.

Competencies

• Highly productive

• Good attention to detail and diligence.

• Good time management and organisational skills.

• Ability to cope under pressure to meet deadlines.

• Keen to learn.

• Motivated and enthusiastic.

• The successful candidate will be a motivated, proactive Individual who is able to ‘think outside of the box’

• Must demonstrate a proven track record working within a dynamic and fast changing environment

• Must possess strong interpersonal and communication skills

Exceptional candidates who do not meet these criteria may be considered for the role provided they have the necessary skills and experience.

Valuing Diversity: Demonstrates an appreciation of a diverse workforce. Appreciates differences in style or perspective and uses differences to add value to decisions or actions and organisational success.

Citi is an Equal Opportunities Employer