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Job Title : Analyst - Product Control

Location: Chennai

About Barclays

Barclays is a British universal bank. We are diversified by business, by different types of customers and clients, and by geography. Our businesses include consumer banking and payments operations around the world, as well as a top-tier, full service, global corporate and investment bank, all of which are supported by our service company which provides technology, operations and functional services across the Group.

Risk and Control Objective

Take ownership for managing risk and strengthening controls in relation to the work you do

Working Flexibly

We're committed to providing a supportive and inclusive culture and environment for you to work in. This environment recognises and supports ways to balance your personal needs, alongside the professional needs of our business. Providing the opportunity for all our employees, globally to work flexibly empowers each of us to work in a way that suits our lives as well as enabling us to better service our customers and clients needs. Whether you have family commitments or you're a carer, or whether you need study time or wish to pursue personal interests, our approach to working flexibly is designed to help you balance your life. If you would like some flexibility, then please discuss this with the hiring manager, and your request will be reviewed subject to business needs.

Hybrid Working

Structured Hybrid Role

At Barclays, we offer a hybrid working experience that blends the positives of working alongside colleagues at our onsite locations, together with working from home. We have a structured approach where colleagues work at an onsite location on fixed, anchor, days of the week, for a minimum of two days a week or more, as set by the business area (or nearest equivalent if working part-time hours). Please discuss the working pattern requirements for the role you are applying for with the hiring manager. Please note that as we continue to embed our hybrid working environment, we remain in a test and learn phase, which means that working arrangements may be subject to change on reasonable notice to ensure we meet the needs of our business.

Introduction

  • Produce daily desk PL including commentaries, investigate Flash/Formal differences
  • Ensure the maintenance of a strong internal control environment. Review key controls: FOBOs, adjustment substantiation and New, Amends & Cancels trades review

What will you be doing

  • Perform daily P&L, P&L attribution, P&L commentary, Investigate Flash vs. Formal differences
  • Develop a sound understanding of daily processes the what, the why and the how.
  • Review P&L attributions and prepare commentaries and other MI
  • Maintain trader mandate, monitor Volcker limits.
  • Submit Clean & Hypo P&L for back-testing
  • Attend to ad hoc queries from the traders and other infrastructure partners relating to trading revenue and Balance Sheet.

Weekly / Monthly Responsibilities

  • Balance Sheet control and commentary, Month End adjustments and Balance Sheet Substantiation
  • Perform key weekly & monthly reporting to senior management.
  • Attend to queries from internal and external audit and reviews and maintain key stroke documentations for key PC processes, risk assessment and SOX documentation.

Controls

  • Ensure that a strong internal control environment is maintained at all times. Review key controls: FOBOs, adjustment substantiation and New, Amends & Cancels trades review
  • Identify and drive process re-engineering and constantly challenge current processes for improvement and efficiency
  • Raise any control weaknesses to the team. Brainstorm with the team to come up with an action plan.

Personal Traits

  • Good financial product knowledge
  • Appreciation and understanding of financial markets
  • Experienced with MS office toolkit (Word, PPT, Excel, Access Database etc)
  • Be Self Motivated and Proactive to take initiative and improve the end product.
  • Work well within the team and portray high standards of team work.
  • Ask questions and challenge status quo. Do not assume that every current practice is the best practice. Question and satisfy yourself with the reasons for doing certain things in a certain way.
  • Excellent communication and inter-personal skills

What We're Looking For

  • Qualified accountant / CIMA
  • Good financial product knowledge
  • Appreciation and understanding of financial markets.
  • Experienced with MS office toolkit (Word, PPT, Excel, Access Database etc).
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills in both formal and informal settings & ability to interact with the region and UK / US as part of a global team (written and verbal) Strong control awareness in particular, the ability to identify and escalate potential control breakdowns and to streamline processes in an effective and efficient manner.
  • Has the initiative and ability to break down problems into components parts and resolving them
  • Attention to detail and analytical
  • Confident and assertive manner
  • Displays integrity, initiative and commitment through interactions with colleagues and clients
  • Work well in a team and maintains good relations with team members
  • Ability to work with a spectrum of people and work well in a team
  • Proactive. Displays enthusiasm, initiative and diligence
  • Opportunity to be groomed to be future leaders, where there will be expended remit for future growth.
  • Works well in a team with high standards for team work

Skills That Will Help You In The Role

  • Experienced with MS office toolkit (Word, PPT, Excel, Access Database etc)
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills in both formal and informal settings & ability to interact with the region and UK / US as part of a global team (written and verbal) Strong control awareness in particular, the ability to identify and escalate potential control breakdowns and to streamline processes in an effective and efficient manner.
  • Has the initiative and ability to break down problems into components parts and resolving them
  • Attention to detail and analytical
  • Confident and assertive manner
  • CFA / Masters in Finance / Financial Engineering would be an advantage
  • Articleship / Industrial trainee in mid to large sized firms
  • Audit exposure in large financial institutions / banks preferred

Where will you be working


Chennai

Be More at Barclays

At Barclays, each day is about being more as a professional, and as a person. Be More @ Barclays represents our core promise to all current and future employees. It's the characteristic that we want to be associated with as an employer, and at the heart of every employee experience. We empower our colleagues to Be More Globally Connected, working on international projects that improve the way millions of customers handle their finances. Be More Inspired by working alongside the most talented people in the industry, and delivering imaginative new solutions that are redefining the future of finance. Be More Impactful by having the opportunity to work on cutting-edge projects, and Be More Valued for who you are.

Interested and want to know more about Barclays Visit home.barclays/who-we-are/ for more details.

Purpose, Values and Mindset

We deploy finance responsibly to support people and businesses, acting with empathy and integrity, championing innovation and sustainability, for the common good and the long term.

Our values underpin everything we do: Respect, Integrity, Service, Excellence and Stewardship.

Respect

We harness the power of diversity and inclusion in our business, trust those we work with, and value everyone's contribution.

Integrity

We operate with honesty, transparency and fairness in all we do.

Service

We act with empathy and humility, putting the people and businesses we serve at the centre of what we do.

Excellence

We champion innovation, and use our energy, expertise and resources to make a positive difference.

Stewardship

We prize sustainability, and are passionate about leaving things better than we found them.

Our Mindset shapes how we take action, living by our Values, driven by our Purpose, always with our customers and clients at the heart of what we do; our Mindset is to Empower, Challenge and Drive.

Empower

Trust and support each other to deliver. Make decisions with those closest to the topic. Include diverse perspectives. Celebrate success and learn from failure.

Challenge

Question whether things can be done better. Use insights based on data to inform decisions. Be curious about how we can adapt and improve. Speak up and be open to alternative viewpoints.

Drive

Focus on outcomes. Deliver with pace. Be passionate and ambitious about what we do. Take personal responsibility. Actively build collaborative relationships to get things done.

























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