Reference
39255
Type
Permanent
Location
London
Category
Finance

Personal Profile

· Accountancy Diploma from London Metropolitan University

· Payments and Reconciliations Manager at GAIN Capital UK Ltd (previously City Index Ltd).

· Excellent Management skills

· Significant role in three Integrations after purchase agreements

With my past work experience and strong grasp of management, I am currently pursuing my next role to give myself a new challenge and to further my career.

Career History

December 2015 – Commercial Bank

Back Office Process and Controls Manager

 

Managing a team of 8 whose main tasks are split into five areas:

  • Settlement of all payments to our customers via Swift Alliance (MT103’s, MT202)
  • Production and resolution of Nostro reconciliations;
  • Treasury – Cash Management, Monitor counterparty risk limits set by the Risk team
  • Deal Checking ensuring all trade details agree to that of the counterparty
  • Confirmation Checking – ensuring all trade details agree to that of the Counterparty ‘third eye check’

The purpose of my role is to monitor all processes and controls, adhering to internal and external regulations, as well as overseeing daily processes to ensure all payments are received by the customer on time.

  • Working closely with the Head of Business Risk
  • Member of the Business Risk Committee
  • Daily and Monthly MI reporting to senior management
  • Excellent knowledge of Payment processes across multiple time zones
  • Cross training of the whole team to act as cover for absences, as well as focusing on their personal development
  • Improvement of processes including automating a number of manual processes, saving three processing hours per day, this year alone
  • Excellent relationship with my team members to create a professional but fun working environment
  • Liaising with our Nostro correspondents Banks
  • Monthly team meetings to discuss improvement of processes, updating procedures and resolve any outstanding issues.
  • Monthly 1-2-1’s to discuss performance and objectives
  • Yearly appraisals discussing performance and objectives for the following year.
  • Ensuring all customer SSI’s are up to date
  • Major role in the integration of trading system after an acquisition

 

 

Aug 2011 –  Trading Provder 

Payments and Reconciliations Manager

 

  • Reporting into the Global Head of Treasury, managing a team of 4 whose main tasks are split into two areas: Production and resolution of daily Stock and Nostro reconciliations, and; Treasury – Cash Management, Monitor counterparty risk limits set by the Risk team, Payment of client withdrawals via Swift, allocation of client deposits, and production of the Client Money Calculation

 

  • Daily review of reconciliations and Client Money Calculation
  • Significant knowledge of FCA Client Money rules (CASS 7)
  • Implementation of SWIFT Payment system for automated payments
  • Payments to clients via a Swift Bureau (MT101’s, MT103’s, MT195’S, MT199’s, MT900’s and MT940’s)
  • Production of Daily and Monthly MI for Senior Management (KPI’s)
  • Weekly team meetings to discuss improvement of processes, updating procedures and resolve any outstanding issues.
  • Yearly appraisals discussing performance and objectives for the following year.
  • Member of the Gain Capital Client Money Group Committee
  • Maintain Client Money acknowledgement Letters and Signature Mandates for Bank accounts
  • Implementation of Intellimatch for the Company’s UK and Australia Nostro reconciliations.
  • Major role in the integration of Trading platforms

 

 

Nov 2007 – Aug 2011 – Trading Provider  

Senior Operations Analyst

 

  • Daily production of stock reconciliations (excel)
  • Investigation of reconciling differences for immediate resolution
  • Production of KPI’s for Senior Management
  • Investigation of Chargebacks for Credit Cards

 

 

Sept 2005 – Nov 2007 – Trading Provider

Accounts Assistant

 

  • Production of daily P+L
  • Posting journals into SUN Systems

 

 

Feb 2004 – Sept 2005 – Financial Services Company

Office Assistant

 

  • Assisted in integrating a team of 8 brokers to newly established desk
  • Helped to analyse and organize deal-acceptance process for fast decision making

Education

2000 – 2003 London Metropolitan University

Accountancy Diploma

 

1998 – 2000 Havering College of Further Education

Advanced Business Studies GNVQ

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