Product Control Associate Job Description

Product Control Associate Job Description

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Product control associate provides end-to-end accounting support from the source sub-ledgers to the corporate ledger, for Capital Markets Trading Products.

Product Control Associate Duties & Responsibilities

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Submit accurate and timely reporting disclosures, including but not limited to RWA, FVM/FVO, Reg
As a Product Controller your responsibilities will include running and analyzing the mark to market of the portfolio, daily risk and P&L reporting, P&L substantiation, and residual analysis
You will be responsible for adding continuous improvements to the process and infrastructure
Provide project management analyst support of the CIB Liquidity cross LOB program including analyzing and reviewing data elements & system testing
Provide assistance with operational model rollout, analyzing and supporting periodic control requirements
Assist with control issues with other functions and perform issue investigation for product control
Complete liquidity based regulatory reporting requirements
Prepare, verify accuracy, and perform variance analysis for monthly and quarterly reporting disclosures
Monitor the trading activity
Assess risk inherent in trading positions, whether market, compliance or reputational risk

Product Control Associate Qualifications

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Licensing or Certifications for Product Control Associate

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Education for Product Control Associate

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Employers hiring for the product control associate job most commonly would prefer for their future employee to have a relevant degree such as Bachelor's and University Degree in Finance, Accounting, Economics, Business, Engineering, Mathematics, Statistics, Management, MBA, Accountancy

Skills for Product Control Associate

Desired skills for product control associate include:

Desks trading strategies
Essbase
Finance and accounting concepts
Products and market awareness
Excel
JPM financial systems while not essential would be of significant benefit in this role
Oracle / SAP ledger system
Accounting and external reporting for derivative products
Banking products
Accounting for Hold to Maturity

Desired experience for product control associate includes:

Assist in responding to inquiries from CFO teams management regarding financial results and various ad hoc requests
Provide assistance on the risk and control/ CSA process including ensuring risks are appropriately reflected and action plans are appropriately addressed
Identify cross business issues to leverage lessons learned
Coordinate with partners to ensure effective management of Risk Events, Operational losses and remediation plans
Support product management on various initiatives such as NBIA, expansion of new product and services and key risks are identified and appropriately considered in the product design and control environment
Facilitate execution of the Product Review Program with the product managers

Product Control Associate Examples

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Product Control Associate Job Description

Job Description Example
Our growing company is searching for experienced candidates for the position of product control associate. We appreciate you taking the time to review the list of qualifications and to apply for the position. If you don’t fill all of the qualifications, you may still be considered depending on your level of experience.
Responsibilities for product control associate
  • Prepare and analyze daily P&L by risk attribution and market commentary
  • Price and oversee some Risk reports for a specific business group on timely and accurate basis
  • Conduct detailed analysis in support of the Product Control function
  • Participate in month-end close process including reconciliation and adjustments
  • Maintain monthly management and metrics reporting
  • Support ad-hoc projects and systems implementation / enhancements
  • Implement effective process controls and process re-engineering
  • Responsible for price verification of positions held in the portfolios – including, but not limited to interest rate swaps, inflation linked interest rate products, credit default swaps, total return swaps on emerging market debt, securities (equities, MBS, ABS, emerging market debt, investment grade bonds, high yield bonds, government bonds)
  • Assist in the development of a valuation and price verification framework for newly traded derivatives and securities
  • Preparation and analysis of daily Profit & Loss by risk attribution and market commentary
Qualifications for product control associate
  • Product knowledge - a solid understanding of treasury management products, especially areas of global cash and liquidity management
  • Month end tasks, including price checks, attribution data checks
  • Finance process and transformation experience
  • Workstream management experience
  • MI Assessment and design experience
  • Experience with Regulatory Change, including RRP, Insolvency II and IFRS 4
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Job Description Example
Our company is looking for a product control associate. We appreciate you taking the time to review the list of qualifications and to apply for the position. If you don’t fill all of the qualifications, you may still be considered depending on your level of experience.
Responsibilities for product control associate
  • Month-end close process including reconciliation and adjustments
  • Monthly management and metrics reporting
  • Support outer-office groups
  • Face off with Front Office on a monthly basis
  • Contribute to documents related to regulatory requests
  • Review all bonds to ensure proper secured/unsecured funding
  • Complete quarterly review of COI charges and trends and provide guidance on appropriate accrual amounts by business
  • Participate in reserve methodology discussions
  • Serve as liaison regarding several invoiced fees for various businesses
  • Drive key initiatives that result in changes to policies and procedures
Qualifications for product control associate
  • Knowledge of OTC Cleared Swaps Derivatives products is beneficial
  • Requires an understanding of valuation methods for the types of securities and derivatives mentioned above (including, but not limited to interest rate swaps, variance swaps, inflation linked interest rate products, credit default swaps, total return swaps on emerging market debt, securities -equities, MBS, ABS, emerging market debt, corporate bonds, investment grade bonds, high yield bonds, government bonds)
  • Monitor compliance with loss thresholds and trader mandates
  • Oversee daily/weekly/monthly P&L and balance sheet commentary
  • Intelligently monitor the trading activity
  • 3 - 5 years of relevant industry experience with exposure to investment management
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Job Description Example
Our growing company is hiring for a product control associate. To join our growing team, please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications.
Responsibilities for product control associate
  • Participate in the development and implementation of strategic initiatives – I.T
  • Prepare and distribute timely and accurate daily Profit & Loss for the Equity Products trading desk and oversight of the entity’s clearing activities, with cross training on Listed Equity Options, US Convertibles, Equity Linked Notes, Total Return Swaps and other Structured Transactions
  • Develop an thorough understanding of the General Ledger and settlement systems (Imagine, ADP, CMART, Coda/Hyperion, MRP, Progress)
  • Prepare Profit & Loss and Balance Sheet Reconciliations as part of month-end close
  • Coordinate with legal entity and regulatory accounting, risk, operations, and other support groups
  • Create and update monthly analysis with regard to key business drivers
  • Prepare commentary and standard period over period analysis
  • Daily risk metrics and profit and loss across products mentioned above, including reserves calculation and attribution adjustments and provide commentary to the traders and senior management for review
  • Interacting with internal clients, such as Trade Services, Front Office, and Finance
  • Acting as a subject matter expert to Risk and Profit and Loss colleagues
Qualifications for product control associate
  • Working knowledge of Private Equity and Private Debt valuations, including knowledge of market approach, DCF, liquidation approach
  • Minimum Masters degree in Accounting, Finance or Business Studies
  • Excellence academic record with a minimum of Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Economics or a related discipline
  • Must be a fully qualified chartered accountant
  • Prior experience of working in Product Control within Investment banks
  • Experience in preparing financial statements and reports including P&L
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Product Control Associate Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is growing rapidly and is looking for a product control associate. We appreciate you taking the time to review the list of qualifications and to apply for the position. If you don’t fill all of the qualifications, you may still be considered depending on your level of experience.
Responsibilities for product control associate
  • Acting as a liaison with the Financial Control team to ensure month end reconciliation of ledger to reported Profit & Loss is accurate and breaks are cleared in a timely manner
  • Working on quarterly disclosures that require trade level knowledge, such as IFRS13 / FAS157 (Level3)
  • Identifying areas for process improvement within the business and finding innovative solutions with specific focus on improving controls and reducing operational risk
  • Working closely on global initiatives impacting the Product Control Organization IHC, iMAFA
  • Training stakeholders on the new system and process provide post implementation support
  • Partner with Technology and CPG Product Control Managers on the SN FVA Phase 2 implementation and contributing to ensure requirements are well understood and documented
  • Ensure that the team is in compliance with the P&L and Risk minimum standards, and support projects to improve and enhance the control environment
  • Engage with Credit Risk, IT, Front Office and Ops contacts assigned to the IFRS9 project
  • Investigate and understand balances by business, subledger and product
  • Conduct UAT testing and provide feedback delivering against agreed timelines
Qualifications for product control associate
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills analytical and organizational skills
  • Knowledge of product control policies such as Price Testing
  • Experience of working in audit related engagements
  • Ability to demonstrate technical accounting knowledge in an area of expertise
  • Must be able to pay attention to detail, take initiative to broaden own knowledge and resolve accounting issues
  • Experience of improving processes and adding value to clients and stakeholders
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Product Control Associate Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is growing rapidly and is hiring for a product control associate. To join our growing team, please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications.
Responsibilities for product control associate
  • Manage the Daily Profit & Loss reporting
  • Manage the month-end and quarter-end close, which involves posting manual journals
  • Coordinate with Front Office and Middle Office teams on trade booking and profit & loss booking issues
  • Quantification of impact from implementation of new parameters or changes in pricing parameters
  • Daily deal monitoring checks
  • Market parameters update for structured deals
  • Quantification of PL impact arising from independent price verification
  • To handle ad-hoc queries from Front Office/Group Risk/TMO/Finance
  • Support senior team members in systems implementation/enhancement projects UAT testing
  • Actively interact with trading desk, risk, and IPV to monitor risk exposure and pricing variance of assets
Qualifications for product control associate
  • End to end ownership of the monthly financial and MIS close process as it relates to Brokerage products sold through GWM
  • Demonstrable aptitude for problem solving with the ability to exercise sound and balanced judgment in a highly regulated environment
  • Must be committed to keeping up-to-date with emerging business, economic, and market trends
  • Must possess the ability to successfully handle multiple tasks, take initiative to improve personal performance and work intensely towards challenging goals
  • In addition to judgment and problem solving, must have strong communication and influencing skills
  • Familiarity with various Regulatory reforms, such as Volcker, Basel III

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