Treasury Finance Hedge Accounting

Recruiter
Barclays
Location
London
Salary
Competitive
Posted
22 Aug 2017
Expires
19 Sep 2017
Sector
Accounting
Contract Type
Permanent

Job Title: BA4 Treasury Finance Hedge Accounting

Canary Wharf, London

The Hedge Accounting Analyst will assist the VP Hedge Accountant to perform monthly reporting, journal preparation and review, disclosures, and ad hoc project work for our strategic reform programme. The role will rotate between responsibilities to gain exposure across treasury in a technical hedge accounting function. The role holder will partner with Front Office, risk management functions, and the Product Control teams to build and maintain complex hedge arrangements to control income volatility from the Group Treasury derivative book.

Your Role

Hedge Accounting team is responsible for working with Treasury in managing interest rate risk on banking book and ensuring that hedge accounting process and reporting is in compliance with the relevant accounting standards.

This role will cover the following:

- running month end process in relation to FV hedges, including analysing hedge effectiveness results, posting the required journals, and performing reconciliation to attest the validity of balances in the ledger

- preparing monthly, quarterly and annual disclosures for various balance sheet and P&L hedge accounting balances

- assisting businesses with ad-hoc queries related to hedge accounting

- assisting the team in Chennai, when required, in building cashflow and fair value hedges in line with the existing risk management methodology

- ensuring controls and processes reflect changes in business practices and are kept up to date

- assisting Structural Reform team in implementing improvements to the existing hedge accounting system

- assisting in building bespoke hedge arrangements for other business functions

- supporting delivery of ad hoc projects

Essential Skills

Numerical degree (2.1 or above) or equivalent
Qualified chartered accountant with good level of financial instruments accounting knowledge (IAS39)

Basic knowledge of hedge accounting is desirable

Good working knowledge of Microsoft office applications, strong Excel skills in particular

Desired Skills

Strong written and communication skills

Proven analytical skills

Diligent with attention to details

Demonstrate appreciation of controls, process enhancement and improvement

Treasury Finance experience an advantage

About Treasury

The Treasury function is aligned in a matrix structure around Global Disciplines (Capital & Leverage; Transfer Pricing; Funding & Liquidity; Capital Markets Execution; Treasury Funding & Investment) and Global Services (Investment Banking Coverage; Banking Book Coverage; Planning & Forecasting; Balance Sheet Analytics; Treasury Transformation; Structural Reform; COO).

The Treasury function is responsible for the management and execution of the Group's capital, funding and liquidity risks and requirements to meet its purpose which is to balance the supply and demand of money and capital to create sustainable value.

Within Treasury Finance, the Hedge Accounting team provides finance support and control to manage the P&L volatility on Group Treasury's interest rate portfolio. This is done through the use of cashflow and fair value hedge accounting.

About Us

Barclays is a transatlantic consumer, corporate and investment bank offering products and services across personal, corporate and investment banking, credit cards and wealth management, with a strong presence in our two home markets of the UK and the US.

With over 325 years of history and expertise in banking, Barclays operates in over 40 countries and employs approximately 130,000 people. Barclays moves, lends, invests and protects money for customers and clients worldwide.

Risk and Control Objective

All Barclays colleagues have to ensure that all activities and duties are carried out in full compliance with regulatory requirements, Enterprise Wide Risk Management Framework and internal Barclays Policies and Policy Standards.

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Barclays Values & Diversity

Dynamic working gives everyone at Barclays the opportunity to integrate professional and personal lives, if you have a need for flexibility then please discuss this with the hiring manager. We are an equal opportunity employer and we are opposed to discrimination on any grounds. It is the policy of Barclays to ensure equal employment opportunity without discrimination or harassment on the basis of race, colour, creed, religion, national origin, alienage or citizenship status, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital or domestic/civil partnership status, disability, veteran status, genetic information, or any other basis protected by law.