Settlements and Middle Office Director

A financial services provider based in Cape Town is looking for a Settlements and Middle Office Director to manage the team against their service level delivery objectives.

Maintain and grow key client relationships in the Middle Office and Settlements areas, through the delivery of excellent client services and products
Engage in regular client feedback meetings to ensure ongoing development of service in line
with client expectations
Responsible for the entire post trade process, including transmission of trades to
counterparties, matching/confirmation/affirmation of trades, and resolution of exceptions
Troubleshoot and provide technical assistance in operational or performance issues
Understanding and ensuring team members adherence to Group and Compliance policies and procedures
Ensure the systems of internal controls, are adhered to, ensuring compliance and certification
with regards to future ISAE3402
Maximise use and employment of budget within the departments, to meet the business needs
and demands around resourcing requirements
Participate in technology development efforts as needed

A relevant tertiary qualification and a minimum of 5 years applicable experience
Knowledge of most major custodial systems and processes is a distinct advantage
Sound understanding and experience of international trade settlements
Experience in using various trade matching applications is an advantage
Working knowledge of the settlements process and the lifecycle of a trade is a must
Knowledge of SWIFT messaging or other relevant systems preferred
Knowledge of international securities markets is essential

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