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Senior Analyst

Scotiabank

This is a Contract position in Orleans, ON posted February 1, 2021.

The Senior Analyst – Group Treasury Product Control is a member of Product Control team, responsible for providing P&L and Accounting support for a number of books and / or strategies for Group Treasury.  

The Product Control Department is the Profit & Loss control group providing support to Scotiabank Global Banking & Markets.  Product Control is responsible for P&L reporting, P&L and risk attribution and analysis, valuation & independent price verification (IPV), reconciliation of reported P&L to Front Office estimates and to the general ledger, the substantiation of balance sheet accounts, issue identification and resolution, and the maintenance of business performance and control MIS.

As the Product Control function is still relatively new to Scotiabank, the Senior Analyst should provide a proactive and dynamic approach.
 

Key Accountabilities:

 

The Incumbent will play a key role in the maintenance of an efficient and risk effective control environment for Group Treasury Product Control.  The incumbent will be responsible for:

  • Produce and report daily P&L. Confirmation of P&L integrity/ validation through risk based attribution.  Reconciliation of daily P&L to FO expectations with corresponding P&L explanatory to ensure P&L Sign-off by the Front Office. Coordination and resolution of P&L breaks between FO and Product Control through collaborative dialogue.
  • Ensuring daily reported P&L is reconciled to the Bank’s General Ledger and associated source system sub ledgers. Adoption of a proactive approach to ensure breaks are escalated and resolved on a timely basis as required by established work-flows.  Ensuring balance sheet accounts are substantiated and that all accounting issues are resolved on a timely basis.  Orchestrate and complete the Month-End Close Sign-off and MIS Package.
  • Strong understanding of risk analytics to develop and implement infrastructure processes aimed at effectively capturing and reflecting risk profile of business.
  • Production, Review and Analysis of IPV, Reserves and Fair Value Adjustments as may be required in agreement with Risk Management and as required by Bank Guidelines. The coordination and timely resolution of Issues with the Front and Back Offices, and Risk Management.
  • Supporting other financial reporting needs as may be required.

The incumbent will support the Manager and Senior Manager in establishing support for new products/business in a controlled manner and actively engage in requests for support, analysis and information from various constituents including the Front Office, Risk Management, Operations, Finance, Audit and Regulators.
 

Experience / Education:

 

The incumbent must have:

  • Experience with P&L construction and risk attribution, capital markets accounting, balance sheet substantiation and IPV process.
  • A minimum of 2 – 4 years in relevant hands-on experience in Product Control (alternatively, Middle Office, Product Control, Finance or Operations) supporting a Capital Markets environment. 
  • Expert knowledge of P&L and Balance Sheet control backed by a Business Degree focused on Finance and Accounting and/ or Risk Analytics.  A professional accounting designation is preferred.  A CFA or FRM will also be an asset.
  • Experience required to establish expert knowledge of the business profit model and the ability to deliver accurate P&L and Attribution Analysis for the assigned books
  • A solid understanding of Bank accounting policies, trading policies, market practice, regulatory requirements and the inherent risks associated with all of capital market products. 
  • Strong problem solving skills and proficiency with Excel.
  • Strong communication skills and the ability to interact with a demanding Front-Office client base.
  • The incumbent must have leadership ability, be self-motivated and be able to operate in a back-up capacity to the Manager