Treasury Analyst

Recruiter
Location
City of Edinburgh
Salary
Competetive Salary
Posted
14 Dec 2017
Closes
02 Jan 2018
Qualification Level
Fully qualified
Contract Type
Full time, Permanent

BlackRock is one of the world’s preeminent asset management firms and a premier provider of global investment management, risk management and advisory services to institutional, intermediary and individual investors around the world. BlackRock offers a range of solutions — from rigorous fundamental and quantitative active management approaches aimed at maximizing outperformance to highly efficient indexing strategies designed to gain broad exposure to the world’s capital markets. Our clients can access our investment solutions through a variety of product structures, including individual and institutional separate accounts, mutual funds and other pooled investment vehicles, and the industry-leading iShares® ETFs.   Business Unit Overview: Blackrock EMEA Finance consists of Finance professionals in disciplines such as Corporate Control, Treasury, Regulatory Reporting, Revenue Accounting and Finance Operations. On a global basis the Treasury team is responsible for managing the firm’s capital structure, liquidity requirements, foreign exchange exposure, corporate banking relationships, daily cash management activities and the firm's short and long term financing program’s. The team also provides financial oversight of regulatory capital requirements.   Job Purpose/Background: Based in Edinburgh, the EMEA Treasury team are currently looking to recruit an Analyst, reporting to the EMEA Treasury Vice President. The candidate’s primary responsibility will be to support daily Cash Management and Bank Administration processes, Treasury support across the full areas of Treasury responsibility. This includes delivery of core processes across cash management, Foreign Exchange, Seed investments and redemptions, Capital Repatriation and funding Client Money Shortfalls. The role includes reporting and analyzing cash and liquidity, troubleshooting banking-related issues, as well as identifying financial transactions which would be validated and executed by the line manager.   Key Responsibilities:

  • Timely and accurate preparation & review of EMEA daily Cash Positions, highlighting any issues to line manager
  • Manage the opening of new bank accounts and coordinate account closure when necessary
  • Preparation of EMEA FX position, and assist with transaction execution and monitoring
  • Executing seed capital investment and redemption requests, ensuring that all appropriate governance processes are complied with;
  • Reporting on client money shortfall and intraday funding requirements and escalation to supervisor to ensure these are appropriately funded
  • Monitoring, forecasting and reporting of EMEA’s cash liquidity at entity level.
  • Coordinating intercompany settlements, dividend and repatriation proposals
  • Coordination of the bi-annual Blackrock bank verification process
  • Assist in the preparation and analysis of EMEA treasury standard reporting outputs to Executive level committees
  • Liaise with stakeholders across EMEA Finance to coordinate transaction approvals and resolve issues
  • Proactively look for opportunities to optimize current Treasury processes, and develop new approaches to improve the process and control environment
  • Assist with projects and financial analyses

 

 

Development Value:

 

  • The successful candidate will develop a strong understanding of Treasury disciplines, techniques and financial risk management.
  • This is a visible role with exposure to senior stakeholders both within treasury and across the wider corporate function

 

 

Knowledge/Experience:

 

  • Track record of strong performance
  • Demonstrable problem-solving, quantitative, and analytical skills
  • History of effective multi-tasking, expectation setting, escalation of issues, where appropriate
  • Experience preferably in Financial Services (Asset Management industry beneficial but not essential)

 

 

Skills/Qualifications:

 

  • 2 to 3 years cash management/Treasury experience required.
  • Exceptional attention to detail
  • Collegial orientation; relationship-builder who is solutions-oriented
  • Strong organizational and coordination skills
  • Solid proficiency in all Microsoft Office applications; advanced / expert skills in Excel
  • Ability to clearly articulate and present ideas both in written presentations and orally

 

 

Competencies:

 

  • Able to work effectively at all levels of an organization and build strong relationships with team members, managers and third party providers in multiple locations
  • Able to work effectively under pressure and in a rapidly changing environment in order to meet deadlines
  • Focused attention to detail and high standards for quality and accuracy in his/her work product
  • Professional, positive demeanor
  • Collaborative, team-oriented, service-oriented and adaptable
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills
  • 'Can-do' attitude - willing to contribute at all levels in a small but high performing team environment
  • Strong financial acumen and ability to think quickly