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  • £350- 700 p/d
  • immediate start
  • x 2 Contract Capital Markets Audit roles
  • Global Investment Bank
  • 3-9 months contract depending on experience

Global Investment Bank seeking two experienced Internal Audit contractors at AVP & VP levels with practical experience of front office controls within Capital Markets (Equities, Fixed Income, or Commodities) products. Experience in compliance, risk or controls an advantage. This is a contract position so you must be able to hit the ground running. Excellent prospects for contract extension if desired.

Solutions Architect (Senior Manager and Manager Level)
Top 4 Management Consultancy – Johannesburg, South Africa
Salary – 700k-1.2M ZAR

Our client, one of the largest global management consultancies in South Africa, is seeking a
number of technical Solutions Architects with experience of providing solutions to Mining, Energy, Financial Services, Public and other Sector clients.

This role is targeted at individuals looking to utilize their technical expertise whilst channeling their commercial creativity providing strategy formulation, innovative solutions and strategic account management. The consultancy offers an exciting opportunity to be involved in client development providing autonomy to build up the team and play a huge role in deciding the direction of the business, in turn growing your responsibilities and strengthening your portfolio.

If you possess a minimum of 2 years’ experience gained within a consultancy delivering to SME and large clients, are educated to degree level and would like to hear more, please email me at [email protected]

Our Global banking client has an excellent opportunity within their London Audit team for an experienced Internal or External Auditor with knowledge of CFO operations within the Banking sector. The successful candidate will predominantly focus on Finance as well as audit across corporate and traded functions. They will also assist team members on other functional audits within Compliance, Credit Risk and Operational Risk.

This is a VP Finance Audit lead role, you will have ownership of this area hence subject matter expertise in Finance as well as solid managerial skills and leadership qualities are essential.

Reporting to a Divisional Manager in London, you will work with local and EMEA teams with responsibility for planning and testing audits in conjunction with team managers. You may also lead engagements of two to four staff.

You must be a qualified Accountant and have strong banking finance knowledge which is likely to include:

  •  Financial and regulatory expertise
  •  ICAAP
  •  ILAAP
  •  Basel
  •  IFRS
  •  Financial Control Operations
  •  Balance Sheet Substantiation

You must be able to exercise excellent judgement skills and influence business partners by applying your deep Audit and Finance knowledge.

For further details or to refer individuals in your network please get in touch for a confidential discussion. Or to apply, please send your CV to [email protected] / 0203 397 1779

 

Are you a market risk professional who is looking to leverage your skills and knowledge in a different discipline with varied exposure? or perhaps you already possess a combination of both market risk and Audit experience looking for a new challenge in a top tier investment bank with long term career growth opportunity?

My client, a global investment bank with an enviable reputation are looking for a Market Risk Auditor who is technically astute, intelligent and personable to join their specialist market risk audit team. This role would suit individuals who are well versed in market risk process and have an appreciation for risks and process controls looking for more variety and challenges. Equally, it would suit an auditor who has a good working knowledge of market risk, understanding of investment banking products looking to strengthen their technical skills, conduct deep dive assessment and an opportunity to add real value to a business.

Due to the size and stature of the organisation, there is certainly plenty of opportunity for internal mobility, upward progression and continuous learning and development, you will also be supported by your peers and senior management who have a wealth of knowledge and expertise within market risk audit, many of whom have come from a traditional market risk background.

Responsibilities:

  •  Contributing to the Market Risk Audit team’s enterprise-wide coverage and play a key part in the team’s development of audit process improvement
  • Conducting audits from planning through to completion
  • Responsible for delivering audit reviews of global markets’ portfolios focusing on market risk & valuation
  • Providing subject matter expertise to the wider audit group
  • Participating in mainstream audit work, acting as subject matter expert for risk, valuation, derivatives
  • Continuous monitoring of the risk environment and assesses the emerging risks in global markets portfolios; Value at Risk estimates, Stress testing results at many different levels of granularity for positions and portfolios in global markets.
  • Recommending appropriate and practical solutions to risk and control issues.
  • Coaching junior members in all aspects of the audit process
  • Stakeholder relationship; engaging professional in trading and risk management in frequent dialogue regarding portfolios, markets, positions, liquidity, funding, pricing, valuation
  • Working as part of a team within Audit and other business areas
  • Ability to prioritise tasks and manage time effectively

Key Requirements:

  • Degree (minimum BSc/ BA level) with good academic record
  • Ideally audit related qualification for those from an audit background
  • Internal audit experience is desirable but would also consider market risk specialists who can demonstrate they have the capability to diversify into audit/ have an appreciation for risk and process controls
  • Those from a traditional audit background, must possess good working knowledge of market risk
  • Working knowledge of investment banking and associated products
  • Ability to prioritise tasks and manage time effectively
  • Strong interpersonal skills, able to manage relationships both within the core team, other business areas and stakeholders at all levels of seniority
  • Strong communication skills (written and verbal), especially the ability to write reports
  • Capable of undertaking new challenges and tasks even in unfamiliar territories and able to learn new things quickly
  • Eager for continuous learning and development

For further details or to refer individuals in your network please get in touch for a confidential discussion. Or to apply, please send your CV to [email protected] / 0203 397 1779

A market leading investment bank are in the process of creating a new area within their established IT Audit function hence require an exceptional IT Applications Audit professional to come on board and play a pivotal part in developing this new area. Given this is a stand alone role – effectively the first one to join the London team you will have more ownership, visibility and autonomy compared to your peers and work directly with the Head of IT Audit. Working so closely with the Head of a function is indeed a rare opportunity for Auditors at AVP level, hence this is a truly exciting opportunity for those who thrive on new challenges.

You will also interact with IT Applications Auditors in the core IT Audit team, they typically foster a culture whereby cross sharing of skills and knowledge is vitally important. Given the depth of the technical reviews, cutting edge technology and complexities involved you will certainly be challenged but also have the opportunity to deepen your technical nous and learn from the best.

Key requirements:

  • Degree educated
  • IT Applications controls (General Controls work experience will not be sufficient for this role), must possess automated business controls experience
  • Investment banking experience/ background would be an added advantage but those from other sectors will be considered
  • Technically astute and genuinely passionate about technology
  • Those form a technical background i.e. programming or developing applications will also be considered, but must possess good understanding of risk controls / end to end risk management / audit
  • Strong interpersonal skills, able to build and develop relationships within the team and business stakeholders
  • Excellent communication skills; able to explain challenging technical jargon in clear and concise form
  • Adaptable and flexible mindset

For further details or to refer individuals in your network please get in touch for a confidential discussion. Or to apply, please send your CV to [email protected] / 0203 397 1779

My client is looking for a solid KDB+ developer to lead the KDB+ development activities across Fixed Income Rates and Currencies group in London.

The role will require a strong leader who can work closely with the front office business and lead the strategic direction of the KDB platform.

The team will work on the build out of the current KDB platform to meet new client demands across the Fixed Income Rates and Currencies group and to achieve this you work closely with the Front Office Quant and Trading business.

Work covers KDB architecture including but not limited to:

  • low latency tick
  • schema
  • Q framework
  • user focused analytics and visualization
  • scripting
  • some java components
  • design of significantly sized KDB+ systems and Infrastructures
  • development on a Unix or Linux environment
  • low latency systems development and tick data capture
  • core Java 

 Industry: Investment Banking

Our client, a top tier financial institution based in Toronto Canada are looking for the best in class Scala developers, Functional programmers, Machine Learning Experts and Data Scientists.  You will join a newly formed product group that is currently developing the next generation etrading (electronic trading) pricing and risk technology platforms using the latest functional programming techniques to deliver highly concurrent real-time solutions.

My client is currently building highly scalable, efficient, cost effective, distributed applications on commodity hardware using a mixture of open source and proprietary technologies. This is a pilot project that is blazing a trail towards a more wide ranging initiative and will involve deep collaboration with exceptional group of software engineers, quantitative analysts, business analysts, Dev-Ops engineers and enterprise/solution architects.

We are looking for self-motivated, driven technologists, programmers, machine learning experts and data scientists who want to solve complex problems arising from building distributed and highly concurrent systems. Your primary responsibility will be delivering solutions to the Fixed Income and Derivatives business for this global financial powerhouse institution.

You will be working closely with other members of the global team who include specialists in functional programming, data science, software engineering, machine learning and data analysis and with the front office trading desks to define product features, determine scope, build estimates, design and develop systems. You should have a strong software engineering background with hands-on design and development experience in building highly distributed, scalable and concurrent applications.

Qualifications required:

  • MSc or PhD in Computer Science or related degree from an accredited university or BSc with significant relevant industry experience
  • Functional programming skills, strong computer science foundation; technology stack include UI : (Drools (KIE), jBPM); RT Processing: (Scala, Apache Spark, distributed NoSQL database using JSON); Near time: (sharding), Big Data – Hadoop; RESTful API
  • Excellent mathematical skills
  • Experience of building large scale applications, machine learning and big data
  • Knowledge of building automated testing and performance testing is a plus

Industry: Financial Services

Working for a Tier One Global Investment Bank to design, implement, test and deploy trading systems for the market making and execution only trading desks.

As part of the development team supporting the Global cash and derivatives rates and credit businesses, you will develop pricing, quoting and algorithmic trading systems that can enhance connectivity to new markets and improve quantitative low latency performance.

Key aspects of the role are:

  • Manage relationships with senior Trading/Sales and software vendors
  • Tune Linux, reconfigure network routing/firewall setup, adopt new market protocols, and quantitative analysis of latency data
  • Configure new ION Trading components and middleware
  • Develop Java, KDB/Q, and scripting languages (Shell, Perl, Python)

You must have:

  • Experience of development and tuning of high performance real-time electronic trading applications, whether buy- or sell-side, or at an exchange
  • Quantitative performance monitoring and testing, including population statistics
  • Bonds and swaps pricing and risk management
  • TCP/IP networking, including technical certifications such as CCNA, highly desirable
  • ION Marketview API and platform configuration experience highly desirable.

Location: New York / New Jersey

A global financial organisation based in Vilnius are currently hiring for a IT Specialist / System Owner to work in their Front Office Securities IT team.

The Securities IT team are responsible for building and integrating the next generation of trading applications for their Fixed Income and Equities business.

The Securities IT platform is a combination of in-house developed systems and external vendor products. The System Owners are responsible for the external vendor suite, ensuring that the solutions and systems we have in place are fit for purpose to support the business flow.

We are looking for a skilled technologist who wants to be part of a high performance team that delivers state-of-the-art, value adding solutions to our business stakeholders. Although the position is based in Vilnius, my client has a distributed team of about 30 people so effective communication and collaboration is critical to achieving their strategic objectives.

Key responsibilities:

  • Responsible for the electronic trading vendor products, and ensuring the solutions we have in place are ‘fit for purpose’ to support the intended business flow.
  • Being the technical expert on the platform and have a thorough understanding of the business flow it supports.
  • Coordinate and handle maintenance tasks, upgrades, improvements and optimization.
  • Install and configure new components as well as retiring old ones.
  • Secure a fruitful working relationship between business users, operations, infrastructure teams and the Securities IT team.
  • Solve complex tasks with simple solutions, while keeping the overall picture and dependencies in mind.
  • Participate in 2nd/3rd level application support
  • Optimization, Integration and configuration
  • Project Management
  • Development (There will be the chance to work on development in due course for those who have an interest in coding).

Knowledge and experience required:

  • Relevant higher education – Bachelor’s degree as a minimum.
  • Development background gained from University, spare time or in previous positions.
  • Experience in handling third-party software and external suppliers.
  • Experience of cooperation and coordination across stakeholders.
  • Proven experience with IT projects in a time-to-market focused environment.
  • Excellent stakeholder and vendor management skills.
  • Understanding of IT infrastructure, spanning across the server side (mainly Windows but some knowledge of Linux is desirable), network, firewalls, etc.
  • Experience in an agile work methodology.
  • Knowledge of incident and problem management.

For more information, please send your CV to [email protected]

Industry: Financial Markets

 

Our client is looking for two highly skilled server-side Developers to join their high performance team delivering state of the art, value adding solutions to their business stakeholders. This position is to work closely with
the Fixed Income and Equities eTrading business.

  • You will have strong C# server-side development background. Extensive knowledge of .NET Framework 4.0 +, messaging technologies (idealy ZeroMQ and RabbitMQ), SQL, XML and source control systems such as Git and TFS are essential.
  • Automated testing and CI experience is also desirable.
  • A ‘can do’ attitude is required along with excellent problem solving and analytical skills.
  • My client would strongly welcome candidates from a solid Java server-side development background who would like to make that transition into .Net
  • MSc in Computer Science, Mathematics or Business Science is desirable but not essential.

Please enquire by sending your CV to [email protected] Alternatively, please contact me on the following number +44 203 637 2833.

Industry: Financial Markets