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Settlements Manager - Associate

JP Morgan

Location: Dorset

Job Type: Full time


If you would like to be a driving force in a range of projects that will provide great development opportunities and exposure to the wider Investment Bank, then this offer is for you.

As a Settlements Manager - Associate in EMEA desk team, you will be responsible for the timely settlement of FX trades for the EMEA region across the FX and FX Operations (FXO) products. You will be working as an experienced individual within the bank and you would be expected to work with a high focus on control and risk reduction. Understanding of key risk indicators, having an eye for detail and being able to adapt to the pressures of the day are an important part of the role. You will be expected to quickly adapt to the surroundings, familiarize yourself with the internal controls and understand key risks held within the role they perform. In this role you will seek out opportunities to improve and streamline our behavior.

Market Operations are split between our Bournemouth, Mumbai, Singapore and Delaware offices. The Bournemouth team provide comprehensive operational services to the Investment Bank's business across the globe, for FX and FX Options trading products. The department is very fast moving, with ever increasing volumes, there is always an opportunity to learn, increase knowledge, to take on more responsibility and where staff excellence is recognized through reward and promotion.

The EMEA Desk works to cover the hours between 08:00 and 19:00 GMT on a shift pattern basis.

Job responsibilities

  • Controls payment and oversight
  • Monitors and ensures timely execution of FX payments
  • Oversees and adheres to strict currency cutoff times
  • Oversees high value and aged reconciliation breaks
  • Multi-tasks with particular emphasis on daily controls, check sheets
  • Builds strong relationships with clients, Front Office and internal partners
  • Produces and adheres to weekly/monthly targets and able to articulate trends to senior management
  • Initiates and participates in process improvement initiatives
  • Handles and escalates sensitive and risk situations
  • Sets and maintains standards of the highest Client Service, and drives improvements
  • Understands and develops our existing payment controls with focus on risk reduction to the firm

Required qualifications, capabilities, and skills

  • Strong control mindset
  • Experience in an operational / financial services / customer services environment
  • Effective organizational skills with the ability to manage and prioritize workload whilst working as part of a team
  • Strong communication skills - experience of building phone relationships
  • Excellent time management skills
  • Well-developed problem solving skills
  • Ability to work under pressure

Preferred qualifications, capabilities, and skills

  • A good working knowledge of the Funds transfer policy would be an advantage
  • FX & FXO experience is desirable, although not essential
  • Payment processing knowledge
  • A good working knowledge of the Funds transfer policy
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