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Equities Valuation Control Supervisor, Vice President

London, United Kingdom | Citi Private Bank

  • Industry:
    Financial Services
  • Position Type:
    Full-Time
  • Functions:
    Accounting / Control
  • Experience:
Job Description:
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Responsibility for all aspects of valuation control of the business, including validation of market data inputs, reporting and analysis

Producing and implementing guidelines / procedures for fair valuation adjustments and price testing across the business, with particular attention to the design of control

Ensuring timely remediation of regulatory matters requiring attention, audit findings and associated reporting demands associated with the area of responsibility

Development of appropriate controls to effectively ensure compliance with Policies and Standards pertaining to valuation control

Acting as first point of escalation with regards to any discrepancies and price variance breaches

Identifying pricing issues, valuation parameters or instrument types that may require particular attention with critical analysis of the valuation issues involved

People Management and Leadership

Strong leadership and accountability for Equities Valuations

Acting as a business partner to the Business, Risk, Compliance and Finance

Managing / developing offshore team

Control Framework

Enhancement and effective management of the VCG control and governance framework associated with the EMEA Equities Business

Development Value:

The successful candidate will have the opportunity to play a leadership role within the EMEA Equities Valuation Control Team

Qualifications

Knowledge/Experience:

Extensive years’ experience in a valuation, risk or product control related discipline 

Strong understanding of current global accounting and regulatory developments pertaining to valuation of financial instruments

Ability to understand complex concepts and effectively challenge peers in Finance, Risk and the Business

Strong communication skills, both written and oral

Exceptional candidates who do not meet these criteria may be considered for the role provided they have the necessary skills and experience

Qualifications:

A Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in any finance, economics or quantitative related subject.

Exceptional candidates who do not meet these criteria may be considered for the role provided they have the necessary skills and experience

Skills:

Proven ability and experience of leading a team, both onshore and/or offshore

Ability to manage time and work priorities efficiently and effectively

Ability to perform within a time pressurized environment

Understanding how to design and maintain a robust control framework

Solid understanding or appreciation of derivative valuation methodologies in at least one Asset class. Cross asset class knowledge is preferred but in-depth knowledge is expected in at least one area.

Solid understanding of cash and derivative markets for at least one asset class and an appreciation of risk-management and hedging practices in this space by sell-side firms. Knowledge of over-hedging techniques for derivatives is viewed favorably.

Hands-on experience of implementing new or enhancing existing valuation methodologies. Working with other stakeholders in driving change. 

A strong understanding of accounting for fair-valued instruments, with a focus on complex / exotic derivatives 

Excellent people management skills with the ability to lead, train and develop a team

Ability to communicate effectively, both written and verbal 

Hands-on. Must have a good eye for detail, but also be able to communicate to seniors in a succinct/clear fashion


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