Job description

  • Location:
    London - 30 Gresham Street
  • Department:
  • Division:
    Finance & Tax
  • Employment Type:
    Full time
  • Salary:

Product Controller (5035)

Investec is a distinctive Specialist Bank serving clients principally in the UK and South Africa. Our culture gives us our edge: we work hard to find colleagues who'll think out of the ordinary and we put them in environments where they'll flourish. We combine a flat structure with a focus on internal mobility. If you can bring an entrepreneurial spirit and a desire to learn and collaborate to your work, this could be the boost your career deserves.

Research shows that some candidates can be reluctant to apply to a role unless they meet all the criteria. We pride ourselves on our entrepreneurial spirit here and welcome you to do the same – if the role excites you, please don't let our person specification hold you back. Get in touch!

Team Description

The Product Control team is a specialised subset of the wider Finance team within Investec. The team is pivotal in providing control and governance around the trading businesses within the bank and in supporting traders, senior management, risk managers and operations understanding the financial aspects of the business.

What does the role and key responsibilities include?

The Investec Specialist Bank provides Investment Banking, Specialist Finance and Trading capabilities to a range of Corporate & Institutional Clients.  The Finance Control team supports the business with the production of financial and management reporting.  The team also assists with the development of reporting and operational infrastructure.

The team supports the Treasury, Trading, Investment and Lending desks within the bank.

Key responsibilities include:

  • Daily P&L production and analysis of movement in P&L for some Trading desks (including Equity Derivatives, Fixed income including Interest Rate Derivatives, Credit Derivatives and all FX products)
  • Understanding the business of the desk in order to provide commentary on large P&L movements on a daily and monthly basis
  • Perform some Independent Price Verification for above product types.
  • Understand capital markets products and application of relevant IFRS, particularly IAS39 / IFRS9 for new products and structures
  • Advising the front office on all financial and accounting matters relating to new business, products and structures
  • Develop relationships with other support functions (e.g. Accounting Policy, IT, Market Risk, Financial Control, Business Enablement Team, Group Finance, Settlements and Operations, Regulatory Reporting)
  • Ensure a strong, adequate control environment to ensure operational risk is minimised
  • Involvement in ad-hoc project work undertaken by the team

What are the required core skills and knowledge?

Technical skills and knowledge

  • Some Product Control, Financial Control, Market Risk, Operations experience within an Investment Bank (preferable)
  • Newly Qualified accountant  some experience(preferable); 
  • Degree educated (essential); mathematical/engineering background (preferred)
  • Strong academics (essential)
  • Financial services experience (essential)
  • Knowledge of Treasury, Equity, FICC, Banking products
  • Systematic approach in analysing and solving problems with good attention to detail
  • Proficient in use of MS Excel

Other skills and personal attributes?

  • Self motivated, enthusiastic and able to work without close supervision
  • Driven, willing to take on extra responsibility
  • Personable and confident manner
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal
  • Team player with experience of leading teams/projects
  • Commercially aware
  • Creative and willing to work in a constantly changing environment

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London - 30 Gresham Street
30 Gresham Street, London, England, GB, EC2V 7QN

Meet the recruiter

Charmaine Bannerman

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