Head of Global Markets Activities
MISSION AND OBJECTIVES
The analysts of the Global Markets Activities team are responsible for the day-to-day maintenance and control of the general ledgers for the entities and products under their responsibility.
When applicable, they coordinate investigations, review of ledgers and potential accounting adjustments with the operations and reporting teams that they support.
Accounting & Control Functions
Perform month-end financial closing for their entities (under IFRS and US GAAP)
Enforce controls and ensure that balance sheets are in balance; prepare balance sheet reconciliation schedules
Pull together the data necessary to feed the profitability tools (Paradigm).
Review ledgers, perform accounting entries and transaction analysis for a set of entities. Activities / entities are allocated in accordance with the accountant's experience and the complexity / volume of transactions recorded by the entity. Activities include :
o Working with Operations to ensure the accurate reporting at deal-level or portfolio-level
o Performing second level review of the operational reconciliations performed by the back offices
o Preparing the transaction and revenue allocation by profit center for performance management purposes.
Review daily transactional account activity / daily ledgers for posting errors and back-value transactions
Review impairment on financial instruments in accordance with the Group rules
Perform monthly management revenue processing of assigned entities including, but not limited to :
o Reviewing, adjusting, and maintaining the profitability database
o Maintaining analytical balances
o Communicating and resolving differences with counterparts
Analyze, reconcile, and review all accounts under their responsibility by performing a variance analysis of corresponding revenue / balance sheet items, highlighting trends, and following up on questions / concerns
Prepare and book daily / monthly entries as necessary (under IFRS and US GAAP)
On a timely basis, provide complete and accurate financial data to the various reporting teams and to management for report production (under IFRS and US GAAP)
Provide assistance in responding to questions from the external auditors, Client Service Team, Operations, reporting teams and other by :
o Ensuring prompt resolution and follow-up of questions / requests for information
o Escalating problems / issues to the platform head
o Providing quality service to other teams / groups
Projects, Systems Support, Operational Process Improvements
Participate in the upgrades / version releases of respective reporting tools, as well as system amendments / enhancements required to facilitate new / modified reporting requirements.
In connection with this effort, assist in user acceptance testing and trouble-shooting after deployment.
Assist in identifying operational process improvements in production, control procedures, and workflow organization to increase the team's efficiency and effectiveness.
Also assist in integrating and streamlining the reports under the team's responsibility.
Assist in implementing various changes of accounting schemas within the systems (IFRS and US GAAP)
Assist operations with the review of complex transactions and how they will be managed in the systems, reported in the financial statements and in the performance management tools.
Observe the bank's policies and procedures
Provide reporting coverage by :
o Learning the reports, tasks and requirements of the person they are backing up
o Training his back-up on the preparation of the report and tasks under his responsibility
Participate in staff development and evaluation, as well as staffing operational process (recruiting, hiring, training).
Help ensure that staff's skills and competencies can support reporting requirements.
Assist in any special project or request as directed by management