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Department Summary

Capital Management and Regulatory Reporting has three key activities, all of which also serve the Treasury function to a greater or lesser extent.

TCM Reporting and Stress Testing is responsible for the calculation and reporting of the Bank’s capital and liquidity positions as well as all prudential returns to the Prudential Regulation Authority (PRA) and Bank of England (BoE) covering capital, liquidity, large exposures, leverage, net stable funding ratio (NSFR), asset encumbrance and a range of statistical returns, as well as various internal Mangement information packs. Governance of all local reporting requirements is exercised via the quarterly RegGov forum

The function is also responsible for the provision of regulatory information to ICBC Head Office Asset and Liability Management (ALM), Management Information and Risk Management departments in Beijing for their consumption and to support onwards submission of returns to the China Banking and Insurance Regulatory Commission (CBIRC).

Budgeting, forecasting and stress testing encompasses the monitoring and management of capital supply and demand over the planning horizon, and parameterising and running periodic stress tests to assess the firm’s capital and liquidity position under severe but plausible market scenarios.

TCM Control and Change assumes ownership of all capital and liquidity reporting systems with responsibility for Run-the-Bank (RTB) and Change-the-Bank (CTB) change management of these systems.

This includes management and prioritisation of IT resource and release cycles to deliver regulatory driven system changes and accommodate new business activities.

The function also owns and manages the wider control framework within Treasury & Capital Management (TCM), including designing reconciliations, spot check and deep dive reviews, maintenance of Business Operating Model and Control Framework documents, Key Risk/Control Indicator monitoring (KRI/KCI), input into the Risk Control self assessment process and audit management.

TCM Policy and Business Liaison is responsible for liquidity and capital related regulatory policy adherence for the Group across all pillars, including identifying regulatory changes concerning liquidity and capital, the production of key annual documents including the Internal Capital Adequacy Assessment Process (ICAAP), the Internal Liquidity Adequacy Assessment Process (ILAAP), Recovery and Resolution Plans (RRP) and Solvent Wind Down Plan (SWDP), managing the Contingency Escalation frameworks and supporting the business on capital and liquidity optimisation and business initiatives (at times undertaking cross-Finance co-ordination).

The function represents the Capital Management/Reg Reporting and Treasury teams in new product discussions, advising on the capital and liquidity impacts of new trade types or specific structures and subsequently working with TCM Control and Change and TCM Reporting to ensure the structure is understood and any necessary system enhancements are implemented. It is also responsible for representation of the firm at industry forums.

Job Purpose

This is a key role within the TCM Reporting team, with a focus on the calculation, analysis and reporting of the firm’s capital, large exposures, leverage, funding and liquidity position for use by internal and external stakeholders. The role offers cross training and rotation across the dfferent disciplines within the team.

Key strategic objectives are:

  • All key regulatory calculations performed in line with regulatory rulebook.
  • Delivery of regulatory information within the firm that is timely, accurate and relevant to the needs of business and management.
  • Completion of regulatory returns to the PRA and CBIRC in line with requirements, supported by robust review processes.
  • Develop and maintain a strong relationship with the Head Office Asset & Lialbility Management Ongoing review and challenge of all key data attributes and processes that support the calculation and reporting of the firm’s capital, liquidity and balance sheet position.
  • Close working relationship with departments across the Bank (including Financial Reporting, Risk, Front Office and IT) to support new business initiatives and regulatory developments.

This Analyst role falls under the Finance graduate trainee programme and the Bank envisages that for the first 36 months of your employment (until graduation) you will participate in this scheme.

Under the scheme the role offers cross training and rotation opportunities across the different disciplines within the team as well as other Finance areas and there also is an expectation that graduates study towards and complete a relevant professional qualification (such as CIMA or ACCA) offered by the Bank.

Key Responsibilities

The below responsibilities may depend on the team you are working for:

Assist in the timely and accurate completion and submission of all capital and liquidity returns and provision of management information, including:

  • Regulatory Capital and Large Exposures (LE) calculations
  • Daily Regulatory Capital and LE reports to business and management
  • Daily Liquidity headroom reporting against the Liquidity Coverage Ratio (LCR) and internal stress tests
  • Monthly EBA Funding & Liquidity Regulatory reports: LCR, Additional Liquidity Monitoring Metrics (ALMM) and Net Stable Funding (NSF)
  • Quarterly Common Reporting (COREP) returns to the EBA & PRA covering Own Funds, Risk Weighted Assets, Large Exposures, Asset Encumbrance and Leverage
  • Monthly and quarterly PRA Liquidity & Interest Rate Risk in Banking Book (IRRBB) reports: PRA110 and FSA017
  • Quarterly Capital, Leverage, Funding & Liquidity data to ICBC Head Office
  • Production of management reports to governance committees such as the Asset-Liability Committee and the Board Risk Management Committee
  • Translation of Head Office requests and management of relationship

Responsible for the delivery of:

  • Detailed analysis and commentary on changes in capital, funding & liquidity positions
  • Executive summaries and presentations for Senior Management
  • Presentations on results in the Senior Management review meetings
  • Information for inclusion in Annual Financial Statements, Pillar 3 and ICAAP/ILAAP documents for the year-end reporting cycle
  • Participating in the testing of ongoing system changes

Controls and efficiency

  • Support the reconciliation of capital and liquidity data to the general ledger as part of the month end process to validate regulatory returns
  • Actively work to reduce the number of manual adjustments and work collaboratively with other teams to avoid duplication of work and bring about efficiencies
  • Identify areas in the procedures which can be improved so as to provide time savings and / or an enhanced control environment. Improvements may relate to spreadsheets and procedures or changes to calculation engines and reporting systems.
    Assist in the subsequent implementation of the proposed changes.

Preferred Qualifications and Experience

  • Fluent in both Mandarin and English
  • Strong academic background, educated to, degree level ideally in an analytical / business field (e.g. Mathematics / Engineering / Accounting / Finance / Economics / Business).
  • Previous experience working in Financial Services is desirable although not required.
  • An understanding of the banking sector.

Knowledge, technical skills and expertise
(E) = Essential and (D) = Desirable

  • Analytical ability (E)
  • Ability to work towards tight deadlines (E)
  • IT skills (E) (Microsoft Excel)
  • Appreciation of risk and control (E)
  • Banking knowledge (D)

Personal attributes

  • Good communication/interpersonal and presentational skills.
  • Proactive and organised, attends to details and has good problem solving/analytical skills.
  • Flexible outlook and attitude, resilient and able to embrace change.
  • A natural curiosity, desire to learn and willingness to share knowledge/coach others.
  • High integrity and ability to work in a multicultural environment.
  • Results orientated.
  • Technologically competent.

The role would suit someone who is:

  • Able to navigate through large amounts of data.
  • Is curious and committed to fully understanding problems/processes and proactive in resolving and following up issues
  • Enjoys working collaboratively across a range of stakeholders.

About ICBC Standard Bank Plc

ICBC Standard Bank Plc (ICBCS) is 60% owned by Industrial and Commercial Bank of China and 40% by Standard Bank. ICBCS benefits from its unique Chinese and African shareholders and an unrivalled global network and level of expertise. We are a leading financial markets and commodities focused bank, specialising in global markets traded products, with an emphasis on frontier and emerging market jurisdictions spanning Asia, Africa, Central and Eastern Europe, the Middle East and Latin America.

We deliver products in an environment which considers the appropriate needs of our clients, whilst providing guidance and expertise to ensure our employees understand our business and uphold the highest levels of conduct. We want passionate and talented individuals who are motivated by high growth potential being achieved in doing business the right way.

Headquartered in London, ICBCS also has additional operations in Singapore and New York, and maintains a commodities sales presence in Shanghai.

In the US ICBC Standard Bank Plc is represented by ICBC Standard Securities Inc. and ICBC Standard Resources (America) Inc. In China, ICBC Standard Bank Plc is represented by ICBC Standard Resources (China) Limited. All are affiliates of ICBC Standard Bank Plc.