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Operations Executive

Salary £27000
Location London, London
Role Operations
Job Type Permanent
Size 100-250
Job overview
Our client is a fast-growing Financial Services firm based in The City of London, expanding into Europe and Australia. They're now looking for an Operations/Settlements Executive who matches their ambition and collaborative culture!

Want to kick-start your graduate career at one of the fastest-growing companies in the financial sector? This fantastic Operations Executive job could be the ideal role for you – so if you’re impeccably organised, ambitious and interested in finance, apply today!

Company profile

In this Operations Assistant graduate job, you will be joining a hugely successful business that is challenging the market leaders in the international payment solutions sector. Headquartered in Central London with offices in Europe and soon to be Australia as well, they are consistently ranked within the 10 most accurate currency forecasters by Bloomberg. As they continue to grow, they are now developing an exciting new business as Foreign Exchange (FX) specialists, and are seeking a confident graduate who wants to enter the world of international finance to join their team.

Job description

In this Operations Assistant graduate job, you will be a crucial cog in the smooth running of the day to day activities of this hugely successful FX brokerage. Your main focus will be working in an operations capacity within the settlements department of business. This is a hugely varied role where candidates can expect the role to include but not be limited to activities such as liaising with corporate and private clients, ensuring timing settlements of FX trade. The nature of the work will see you interacting with internal stakeholders from all departments of the business as well as the external clients aforementioned. This will be a generalist position, giving you a holistic understanding of each department within the business. Owing to the rapid growth and international expansion the business is experiencing, this opportunity comes with vast development and progression opportunities.

Key responsibilities

In this Operations Executive graduate job, your responsibilities will include but are not limited to:

  • Preparing instructions and monitoring cash transfers for transaction accounts
  • Accurate and timely execution and delivery of client and bank instructions with strict cut-offs
  • Performing daily internal and external reconciliation
  • Investigation and resolution of failed/non-receipt incoming and out-going FX payments for transaction accounts and clients
  • Liaise with Banks/Custodians on a day to day basis ensuring all trades/payments are completed and/or settled in a timely manner
  • Resolving queries on a timely basis received from brokers/clients
  • Ensuring all trades are booked and matched in appropriate systems and captured timely and accurately
  • Generating and sending of trade confirmations to counterparties
  • Client reporting including trade confirmations, statement of holdings and monthly statement

Job Requirements

  • A minimum of a 2.1 from university (a numerical degree is a plus but not a pre-requisite)
  • Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written
  • Previous work experience in settlements or related is a plus but not a pre-requisite.
  • Fantastic attention to detail
  • Demonstrable desire for a long-term career in finance.
  • Strong working knowledge of Microsoft Office, especially Excel.
  • The confidence to work autonomously and as part of a friendly and collaborative team

Benefits of the Job

  • A great starting basic salary of £27,000, plus annual discretionary bonus
  • A friendly and social working environment
  • Private healthcare and pension
  • Amazing new offices in the heart of the West End (think big!)
  • Exposure to working with Director level entrepreneurs in the financial services sector

Want to join an FX specialist in the midst of rapid expansion? If you’re a proactive and organised graduate looking to step into the world of finance, apply for this Operations Executive job in London today!

Alan Hector
Account Manager