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Head Of Middle Office - JPN - Markets Operations

Locations: Tokyo Job Function: Operations Employee Status: Regular Job ID: 19141035

The Middle Office is a key control group and is the point of contact for external clients for post execution issues. The Head of Middle Office manages the Middle Office support function to ensure smooth and efficient operation of the area in conjunction with the Markets business and overall organizational goals.  The role includes interaction with external clients, service providers, regulators, as well as internal interaction with Front Office, Operations, Technology, Finance, Legal/Compliance, Risk/Credit, ORM, Internal Audit, etc.

Product coverage: 
All of the Markets businesses including Fixed Income, Credit, Equity, OTC Derivatives, Prime Broking, and Clearing

Primary Position objective: 
Participate in a variety of initiatives/projects to improve external/internal client services, to improve our technical platform/MO processes/controls, and to meet Market/Regulatory requirements.

Secondary Position objective: 
Provide support to the Markets businesses in Japan, performing a Middle Office role.

•    Define and implement the Middle Office strategy in conjunction with Global and Local requirements.
•    Deliver an independent, timely, accurate and robust control environment to underpin the businesses activity.
•    Represent Citi’s interests on external Industry and Regulatory bodies.
•    Ensure the business complies with the ethical standards contained in the Code of Conduct.
•    Ensure the business adheres to firm policies and procedures, regulatory and legislative requirements.
•    Responsible for monitoring and supervision of the business to ensure compliance with firm policies and procedures, regulatory and legislative requirements.

Technical
•    Minimum of 5 /7 years working in an Operations or Middle Office Financial Markets
•    Detailed knowledge and understanding of all of the Markets businesses including Fixed Income, Credit, Equity, and Prime Broking, and Clearing
•    Understanding of controls, audit procedures, techniques and operational risk
•    Ability to build a team that can deliver first class post execution client service
•    Ability to participate in strategic business reviews and planning
•    Create budgets and track expenditure

Business              
•    Knowledge and understanding of the Markets Industry and its motivations
•    Knowledge and understanding of clients’ expectations and needs
•    Knowledge and understanding of the products traded by markets and the drivers behind them

Personal
•    Ability in work with senior Markets management across all of markets and to align the Middle Office support function accordingly
•    Ability to build a team and make difficult decisions when required.
•    Ability to communicate with internal departments and external clients to understand their expectations and requirements
•    Flexible working hours required due to attendance on international calls

JSDA: Class I and Internal Controller, preferred

Work Experience: Required, in project and people management related role

Japanese – Advanced Level
(Can communicate like a native speaker and perform complex tasks)

English – Advanced Level
(Can communicate like a native speaker and perform complex tasks)

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Grade :All Job Level - All Job FunctionsAll Job Level - All Job Functions - JP

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Time Type :Full time

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