Job Description

Reference # : 17-06526Title : Reconciliation Analyst
Location : Chicago, IL
Position Type : Direct Placement
Experience Level : Start Date : 07/12/2017
Description

Portfolio Reconciliation Analyst
Grab the opportunity to achieve your full potential! Eclaro is looking for a Portfolio Reconciliation Analyst for our client in Chicago, IL.
Eclaro’s client is one of the world's largest financial institutions, committed to providing the tools and services that bridge the gap between customers and their goals. If you’re up to the challenge, then take a chance at this rewarding opportunity!

The Portfolio Reconciliation Analyst (PR) function is designed to mitigate credit risk and operational risk associated with Global Markets non-cleared derivative trading activity. In addition to the departments core competency of performing proactive portfolio reconciliation with both institutional and buy side clients, the department is also responsible for ensuring compliance with various aspects of CFTC and EMIR regulatory requirements concerning portfolio reconciliation. The group comprises three main functions (i) client on-boarding (ii) reconciliation and break resolution (iii) dispute management.

RESPONSIBILITIES:
• Become proficient in the reconciliation process, analyzing both MTM differences and why trade are not matched on a T+1 basis liaising with internal stakeholders and external clients to remediate root causes
• Be a change agent, leading and delivering upon change initiatives within the context of the reconciliation function
• Partner with the other regional teams to help move this team into a true global service model
• Proactively challenge the status quo, identify and drive change to improve upon the current model
• Inject governance, reporting and transparency into the day to day activities
• Negotiate delicate decision points around client on-boarding choices using a commercial, control and pragmatic mind-set
• Be a change agent, leading and delivering upon change initiatives within the context of the reconciliation function

COMPETENCIES:
  • Strategic Thinking
  1. Focuses strategies on delivering superior value to clients
  2. Translates strategies into plans that can be effectively executed Business Results
  3. Anticipates risks and obstacles and devises plans to manage them
  4. Pursues aggressive goals and continuously raises performance expectations to achieve excellence
  5. Appreciates the cost impact of actions and is commercial in decision-making
  6. Promotes continuous learning and development
• People Leadership
  1. Encourages and listens to the contributions of others in order to reach the right decision
  2. Makes sure there is a frank and open exchange of ideas among team members
  3. Makes decisions based on what is good for the whole organization, not just business unit
• Personal Effectiveness
  1. Takes personal ownership for delivering superior services to clients
  2. Makes tough decisions when they are needed and acts quickly in getting things done
  3. Demonstrates the courage to express or defend unpopular decisions
  4. Maintains a constructive, positive outlook even when plans are thwarte
• Planning and Organization
  1. Manages own time well, agreeing priorities. Multi-tasks effectively, work well under pressure and meets tight and changing deadlines
  2. Organizes and runs effective meetings and workshops
• Communication Skills
  1. Communicates clearly and concisely, verbally and in writing, at all levels within the organization
EXPERIENCE/SKILLS REQUIRED:
• Previous Middle Office or Operations experience
• Familiarity with markets products ideally in more than one asset class
• Structured and logical thinker
• Delivery focused, driven to improve
• Partnership and communication skills
• Presentation skills, able to summarize messages
• Strong assertiveness, listening, influencing and diplomacy skills
• Ability to run effective meetings
• Self-motivated
• Competent with MS products: Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Project and Visio
• Proven track record (5+ years) of delivering projects to plan and ability to manage multiple priorities
• Strong assertiveness, listening, influencing and diplomacy skills
• Ability to run effective meetings, workshops and off-sites

Interested in applying? Contact Charly Vie at charly@eclaro.com now

Equal Opportunity Employer: Eclaro values diversity and does not discriminate based on Race, Color, Religion, Sex, Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity, National Origin, Age, Genetic Information, Disability, Protected Veteran Status, or any other legally protected group status.

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