CASS Reconciliations Analyst

Analyst

Ref: 1238Tuesday 2 March 2021

Up to £40k

We are delighted to offer a unique and exciting opportunity to join a dynamic, innovative and fast-growing company within Financial Services. If you enjoy working in a vibrant organisation which embraces data science and are truly customer-focussed but want something different than the usual Banking environment, then this is an opportunity for you.  Our client is a fintech consumer lender who are well established (over 5 years old and already lent £200m+) and heading for huge growth over the coming years following significant investment.  They have big plans to disrupt and become the dominant force in UK consumer credit using a data-led approach to everything we do.  

 

As the CASS Reconciliations Analyst you will take primary responsibility for carrying out all internal and external client money reconciliations across the group. The role requires excellent attention to detail and the ability to utilise technology solutions and automation to drive efficiency and reduce reconciliation breaks and exceptions. 

 

Key responsibilities:

 

  • Complete internal and external client money reconciliations in line with CASS rules 
  • Complete non-CASS reconciliations in relation to other operational bank accounts
  • Identify risks to client money reconciliations, investigate breaks and incidents and escalate
  • Assist operational teams with procedural enhancements and review to stop breaches at source 
  • Collate and provide relevant MI to management and CASS committee 
  • Collaborate with finance team members and wider teams to ensure and improve effectiveness of CASS reconciliation processes, procedures and controls 
  • Analyse and interrogate data to identify exceptions and advise on solutions
  • Challenge existing processes with a mindset of continuous improvement
  • Be a process expert within the team, dealing with complex issues and delivering resolution Support on internal and external CASS audit walkthroughs and documentation requests 

 

Essential skills and experience:

  • 2+ years' of client money reconciliations experience 
  • A good awareness of FCA handbook, including CASS 7 rules, involvement in preparation of CMAR and CASS resolution pack 
  • Experience with reconciliations technology solutions, ideally AutoRek
  • A background in investment platforms and products, such as ISAs 
  • Attention to detail, analytical with strong Excel skills
  • Degree in Finance, Accounting, Economics or other quantitative discipline 
  • Quick learner and can hit the ground running 

The successful candidate will be a problem-solver and committed to continuous improvement, with the ability to confidently liaise with the wider business to identify and implement solutions.