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Trading Operations Analyst

Ref: 9222172

  • Very Competitive
  • 12 Nov 2020
  • Dublin (Central)
  • Perm



My client is a leading financial technology firm that operates as a market maker on a global scale.

THE ROLE
Their Operations Analysts are responsible for managing the clearance, settlement, and reconciliation of trades and positions on behalf of trade desks across the firm. Operations Analysts work closely with traders, finance, compliance, brokers and custodians, and firm customers to ensure timely settlement of trades, accuracy of books and records, and avoidance of unanticipated risk to both the firm and its customers. This team also has the opportunity to work closely with software engineers to further automate and enhance robustness of the firm’s operations workflows and to enable trading and customer offerings in new markets and asset classes. Operations Analysts not only become experts in the logistics and mechanics of trade clearance and settlement, but they also play a crucial role in the ability of the firm to conduct trading efficiently and safely, perform challenging and stimulating data analysis, and participate in the architecture of new systems and controls. This is a great role for a candidate looking to start a career in the financial industry, or for a candidate already in the early stages of a career in this space who is looking for a more challenging role with greater responsibility.
THE CANDIDATE:
Bachelor's degree required; specialisation in math, computer science, business, finance or related disciplines. Excellent test scores and very high academic marks (minimum 2.1). Minimum of 500 points (or equivalent) scored in Leaving Certificate. Experience with VBA, SQL and/or scripting (i.e. Python) preferred. Experience in operations, trade support or related experience is advantageous. Ambitious and self-motivated, with the ability to use own initiative. Excellent problem solving and analytical skills; including effective troubleshooting in a fast paced, time critical environment. Strong communication (verbal and written), and excellent organisational skills are essential. If you’re interested in this or other financial services jobs, please contact John Howe on 01 592 7868 or email [email protected]