Monday, April 30, 2018

Stnadard Group Bank Limited Employment Opportunities, Investor Services

Job Details, Officer, Investor Services

Job Details
Operations: a range of essential and complex services to ensure processes across the bank work as effectively and efficiently as possible
Job Purpose

    Assist Head, Investor Services in achieving the department’s goals by ensuring that a cost effective, high quality service is provided to our customers, by effectively controlling tasks within the investor services section.
    Responsible for actual accurate settlements of cash, securities (Equities, Fixed Income & Money Market instruments) and Trustee Services transactions while ensuring that all settlements are settled in convention with the market rules, directives and procedures.
    Deal with clients telephonically, via SWIFT and e-mail and ensure all transactions are settled according to client’s SLA and relevant systems updated accurately

Key Responsibilities/Accountabilities
Ensure that all settlements procedures are complied with in accordance with procedure manual.

    Bring all problems and possible solutions to Head, Investors Services attention.

    Action all instructions in Settlement Module, Receive deliver windows, cancellation windows and rejection window in the Custody securities system and cash transactions in the core banking system

    Follow up on all excluded trades until resolved or escalate when not resolved within required time lines

    Follow up on all failed trades until cancelled

    Advice Head, Investors Services of all system related problems as soon as identified.

    Ensure that all filing is done in a methodical manner on a daily basis, and follow the correct retrieval procedures.

    Prioritize and Plan effectively, have sense of urgency in order to meet set deadlines.

    Ensure that all communication with relationship management is brought to the attention of the Head, Investors Services

    Ensure that you are aware of your responsibilities i.t.o.  KRA’s and Job descriptions.

    Ensure that all outstanding issues are followed up conclusively

    Adhere to procedures. Identify and suggest amendments where applicable. (Discuss with Head, Investors Services prior to implementation)

    Ensure all manual controls are followed to ensure no fall outs in processing and excess (overdrafts) management

    Attend and proactively participate in all meetings / workshops / team builds, and provide input.

    Ensure relationship and services issues raised by clients are brought to the attention of the Head, Investor Services

    Ensure all errors are reported and recorded on error log

    Contribute to the achievement of the goals contained in the individual performance contract and team goals

    Understands and manages risk associated with the area of responsibility and its impact on the bank

    Continuously improve service offerings through innovation, and a future orientation towards automation.

    Demonstrate determination to achieve the ‘right’ business results, first time.

    Ensure service is provided in accordance to agreed standard Service Level Agreement.

    Ensure queries are responded to within 24 hour turn-around times and adequate resolution and follow-through.

    Ensure formalized back-up procedures are adhered to, and that sign-off is affected by the respective parties. Follow up and follow through with all outstanding matters and ensure that adequate written communication has been done

    Be responsible for, and initiate own development and career planning.

    Ensure the provision of a high quality and cost effective service to both internal and external clients by accurately analyzing the clients’ needs and market demands in order to define business requirements

    Action all aspects relating to settlements of all securities within the required timelines of the market rules & directives and clients SLA to prevent any penalties or reputational damage levied against the bank.

    Act as a back-up for Head, Investor Services when needed.
    Display teamwork and live by the Banks Values.

        Ensure support is provided to Officer that controls all aspects relating to Reporting and Reconciliation.

        Responsible for the implementation and adoption of all Compliance, Anti-Money Laundering and Sanctions related requirements contained in policies, procedures and processes. This includes the consideration and approval of PEP on-boarding and continued business engagement in instances where no adverse information is available.

Preferred Qualification and Experience
    Degree holder from a recognized University
    Custody Certification

Business related Degree.

    Knowledge in the Financial Markets

    Knowledge of Banking products and services (including Operational products, Treasury, Custodial, Investment banking etc)

    Have a good understanding of all settlement related functions

    Sufficient technical, business and process knowledge relative to the securities industry

    Basic knowledge of Accounting/Finance

    Custody background will be an added advantage

    Computer Literacy

    MS Office

Knowledge/Technical Skills/Expertise
    Ability to learn new systems/processes and to grasp instructions quickly

    High level of accuracy and attention to detail

    Good communication skills (verbal & written)

    Strong relationship and inter-personal skills

    Excellent time management skills

    Excellent problem solving skills

    Ability to perform optimally and to remain focused while under pressure

    Ability to work in a team

    Good planning and organisation skills


    Positive attitude


    Proactive in all aspects

    Willing and able to ensure ongoing self-development

    Display initiative

    Ability to adapt readily to change

    Resilience and drive

    Self starter, confident and assertive

    Creative thinking

    Display respecting each other

    Providing excellent Customer Service

    Acting with Integrity

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