Investment Analyst - Graduate

REF: 903818_1590683807

28/05/2020
  • Position: Permanent
  • Salary: £20000 to £30000
  • Location: Greater Belfast

Investment Analyst - Graduate

MCS Group are excited to be partnering with a leading global insurance and IT company who are seeking to recruit a graduate investment analyst for their Belfast based team.

Due to continued growth within the firm and a member of the team being promoted, this is an excellent opportunity for the successful candidate to start their career within the investment space, specialising within data management. This role will suit a finance or accountancy graduate with ideally 1 years' experience within a similar role looking to kick start their career. Full training will be provided and there are excellent opportunities to progress throughout the business.

The Role

Working within the Data Integrity Team, you will be part responsible for the management and oversight of procedures and controls that are designed to ensure that critical investment data is accurate and consistent across systems.

You will get great exposure throughout the different investment tools and procedures the company use to validate data before applications are processed. The different tools used permits the team to validate investment accounting and data for consistency and integrity prior to its use in financial reporting.

The team also uses several other tools and reports to ensure that credit rating, pricing, trade, and cash settlement data, among others, are represented accurately across investment applications.

Further Responsibilities Include

  • Resolve data exceptions within specified guidelines when possible, and prompt escalation when needed
  • Security master set-up/review of various investments such as bonds, equities, and bank loans
  • Perform preliminary root cause analysis and make recommendations for procedure and control modifications to increase accuracy and efficiency
  • Participate in team projects, assignments, and team responsibilities such as continual process improvement, strengthening of controls, peer analysis and team education sessions.

Desirable Criteria

  • A 2.1 or above degree in a Finance or accountancy related discipline
  • 10+ months experience in a Finance/Accountancy role
  • 12+ months experience of Systems, Data Structures, and Modelling, emphasis on Investments is strongly preferred
  • Available to travel to the US
  • 12+ months experience of Data mining, Oracle SQL, or other OLAP Tools
  • Good oral and written communication skills to all levels of staff and management
  • Good analytical and issue resolution skills
  • Moderate to advanced skills in Microsoft Excel, Access, Outlook, and Word

In Return

  • Market leading graduate salary + benefits
  • Opportunity to travel to the US
  • Investment or accountancy exam support
  • Clear progression opportunities

To speak in absolute confidence about this opportunity please send an up to date CV via the link provided or contact Matthew Woods, Specialist Consultant at MCS Group 028 9023 5456