Back Office Analyst

  • Location
    London, Greater London
  • Salary
    £ 42000 - £ 45000 / Year
  • Category
    Banking & Financial Services - Analyst
  • Job type
    Permanent
  • Industry
    Banking and Financial Services
  • External Reference
    JN-062021-190954

Job title; Back Office Analyst


Location; London



About the company;


International foreign exchange and global payment services company



Role purpose;


Responsible for ensuring all day to day back office activities for regulated entities are performed accurately, within the agreed processes and time frames and carrying out activities and oversight management for payments, settlements, and financial institutions group as request by back office manager.



Role responsibilities;



  • Carry out reconciliations for MiFID regulated entities

  • Investigate and rectify issues in agreed time frames

  • Ensure all processes are documented

  • Identify improvements to processes and upon authorisation implement changes




  • Ensure all FX and derivative counterparty/bank side confirmations are matched timely and accurately

  • Investigate unmatched confirmations, liaising with front office teams and IT until resolution




  • Calculate and process transfers between company accounts to ensure payments are processed on time, no account is overdrawn overnight, and company is fully compliant with requirements specified by regulations or company processes

  • Perform day to day monitoring of outsourced activities, ensuring compliance with processes and procedures and agreed SLAs

  • Report non-compliance to relevant senior management

  • Be a representative for Back Office in project meetings regarding FX derivative produced

  • Work with project team to devise and roll out back office processes and procedures for newly authorised MiFID entity




  • Calculate and agree FX settlement amounts with counterparty banks and group entities

  • Ensure nettings are processed and fully reconciled on a daily basis

  • Investigate outstanding settlements, liaising with banks, front office teams and senior management until resolved

  • Gain a full understanding of the company's policy regarding AML and compliance to ensure that the teams have completed all workloads in-line with requirements, including safeguarding, CASS, CAR, US Permissible investments and any additional regulations back office activities must be compliant with.




  • Monitor the back office mailbox to ensure all internal emails are processed within agreed timeframes Ad hoc tasks will be required of the role, based on company needs

  • Queries are dealt with in a reasonable timeframe

  • Assist with project work as and when required



Advantageous skills;



  • Experience in back office in a bank or FX company

  • Proficient in FX derivative products

  • Good knowledge of reconciliations and investigations

  • Preferable to have experience in SWIFT payment messages and other payment channels

  • Preferable to have experience in Safeguarding, CASS and CAR



Skills and Competencies;



  • The ability to work under pressure in a fast paced environment

  • Good organisational skills including prioritisation

  • Clear communicator, verbal and written

  • Proficient in EXCEL, Word and Outlook

  • Good typing skills

  • The ability to resolve issues and errors



Personal Attributes;



  • Energetic and driven to achieve excellent results

  • Persistent

  • Approachable and personable

  • Team player

  • Calm


Adecco acts as an employment agency for permanent recruitment and an employment business for the supply of temporary workers. The Adecco Group UK & Ireland is an Equal Opportunities Employer.


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