Corporate Action Analyst

BNP Paribas (Sydney NSW, Australia) 9 days ago

 

Position purpose

The Corporate Actions team Analyst sits within the Banking Services Operations Division of BNP Paribas Securities Services (BP2S). They are responsible for the correct processing of AU/NZ Fixed Income and Equity corporate actions, including income, dividend reinvestment plans, corporate events, research and proxy voting. 

The role of the Corporate Actions team is to research all Australian and New Zealand equity and fixed income Corporate Actions complex events, process and reconcile all client instructions to market, oversee cash and security breaks, respond to any corporate event related queries and contribute to any Corporate Action related projects.

They are a motivated and results focused team, as theirs is a high risk, time critical function. They communicate effectively with internal and external stakeholders (including Account Managers, Brokers, ASX and BNP Paribas clients) as part of their process management. 

Key responsibilities

The Corporate Actions Analyst performs an important role in the Corporate Actions team as they are responsible for processing and reviewing the team’s BAU, query and reconciliation management.

Their tasks may include but are not limited to;

  • AU/NZ  equity and fixed income corporate action research;
  • Corporate actions election processing,
  • Corporate action entitlement reconciliation,
  • Investigation of reconciliation exceptions,
  • Query management,
  • Corporate action process improvements and process design and
  • Involvement in Corporate Action related projects such as Chess Replacement and introduction of ISO20022 messages in the Corporate Action announcement process.
     
    The analyst has the ability to communicate effectively with various stakeholders, both internally such as Account Managers, Relationship Managers, Product and other BP2S teams and market facing such as Registries, Depositories and Issuers.

The successful candidate has an excellent work ethic, has the ability to work independently and collaboratively with the team and will be committed to achieving the team objectives.  They are personally accountable, enjoy the satisfaction of a job well done and they are committed to meeting deadlines and producing complete and accurate work in line with operational risk and compliance policies.  They support the team and other team members in participating in cross training and provide support and coverage during busy periods. They have a desire to progress and develop technical knowledge and skills, identify, propose and implement solution regarding risks preventative measure and improvement opportunities.

Indicative Breakdown of Role

Percentage Time

Processing / Reviewing of BAU

50%

Queries and reconciliation

30%

Projects/ Risk  and Compliance / Process Improvements

20%

Total

100%

 

 

Technical and behavioral competencies

  • Technical/professional knowledge - Demonstrates a superior level of technical and professional skills/knowledge.  Minimum three years’ experience in the Australian/NZ Market for Local Custody Corporate Actions. Demonstrates expert knowledge of various Corporate Actions and all aspects of a corporate action life cycle. Keeps abreast of current developments and trends in area of expertise.
  • Solid numeracy and analytical skills
  • Attention to detail - Ensures accuracy and implements processes to ensure quality of output. 
  • Risk awareness - Adheres to the organisation’s processes and procedures.  Demonstrates an excellent understanding of compliance issues and implements work practices that minimise operational and reputational risk
  • Proven experience in driving process improvements and participation in projects relating to Corporate Actions.
  • Excellence - Results driven, committed to achieve consistently high standards.  Can work independently and as part of a team.  Effective problem solver. Demonstrates excellent time management skills and initiative.
  • Communication - Oral:  Expressing ideas effectively in individual and group situations.  Adjusting communication style to match the needs of the audience.  Written:  Expressing ideas clearly in all written documents.  Using professional, appropriate language at all times, and adhering to the use of the BNPP Email Protocols.
  • Client Focus - Complete commitment to provide professional, intelligent and timely responses to our clients’ needs and to changes in the market
  • Accountability - Committed to achieving the organisation’s objectives.  Demonstrates perseverance and is accountable for own actions.
  • Change management - Displays flexibility to change and is open to new ideas.  Encourages others to be open to innovation.  Values feedback and gives people scope and confidence to generate ideas.
  • Collaborative approach - Supports and shows respect for others.  Puts people first, and works effectively with individuals, teams and clients.
  • Innovation - Proactively looks for opportunities for continuous improvement and thinks creatively
  • Resilience - Continues to work effectively and pursue goals when faced with obstacles, periods of change and uncertainty, or resistance from others.  Maintains effectiveness in uncertain or ambiguous situations.
  • Team development - Optimises performance through working together.  Understands how different individuals bring different skills and approaches.  Works together to achieve collective goals. Promotes an environment where people enjoy working together.
     
    Qualification / experience
  • Degree qualified in Business, Accounting or related discipline or relevant work experience in a similar role
  • Securities Institute Qualifications (beneficial but not essential)
     
    Key Systems:
  • Microsoft Office – Excel, Word, Powerpoint
  • SWIFT
  • Chess/Austraclear
  • NZ Clear/NZX BanCs
  • Custody platform
  • Hi-Portfolio (desirable)
 

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Corporate Action Analyst

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