Operations - Liquidity & Collateral - Margin, Collateral & Valuations Operations - Analyst - Salt Lake City


Apply your analytical and quantitative skills while expanding your knowledge of OTC derivative products and collateral management functions. Our Portfolio Reconciliation team is seeking a professional to ensure regulatory compliance and manage counterparty risk by analyzing, investigating and resolving valuation discrepancies and disputes. You’ll collaborate across divisions, including Sales, Trading, Finance, Compliance and Operations.


Operations is a dynamic, multi-faceted division that partners with all parts of the firm to deliver banking, sales and trading and asset management capabilities to clients around the world. In addition, Operations provides essential risk management and control to preserve and enhance the firm’s assets and its reputation. For every trade agreed, every new product launched or market entered, every transaction completed, it is Operations that develops the processes and controls that makes business flow.

Portfolio Reconciliation is a team within Operations that ensures regulatory compliance with Dodd Frank and EMIR regulations related to derivatives in addition to helping manage counterparty and credit risk arising from disputes related to collateral exchange.


  • Gain a comprehensive understanding of Interest Rate, Credit, Equity, Foreign Exchange and Commodity derivative products including their valuation methods, functions and operational lifecycles.
  • Take leadership of team’s risk management functions, ensuring adherence to regulatory and internal controls.
  • Use your leadership skills to manage the daily functions of the team, ensuring adequate coverage, timeliness, and process alignment
  • Ensure daily core processes are completed in a manner consistent with regulatory requirements and internal policies while ensuring top-notch client service.
  • Proactively identify and implement opportunities for risk mitigation and process improvement.
  • Work with Team members across divisions to drive projects from inception to completion.
  • Learn and the various regulatory frameworks and regimes related to OTC derivative trading to ensure compliance.
  • Develop the knowledge of how derivative products work operationally within the Firm and industry, with focus on how and why they are margined and collateralized.
  • Leverage your quantitative and investigation skills to compare and analyze GS and counterparty trades and portfolios to discover the drivers of valuation discrepancies.
  • Showcase your people skills by partnering with Sales, Trading, Controllers and Clients to resolve discrepancies and disputes and reduce risk profile.


Basic Qualifications•Bachelor’s degree and 3 years of relevant experience

  • Proven analytical skills, problem solving ability, and a control mentality paired with meticulous attention to detail.
  • Aptitude for building relationships and ability to communicate complex issues to a wide array of internal clients with differing levels of product experience.
  • Self-motivated and proactive team player who takes ownership and accountability of projects, has strong organizational skills as well as the ability to effectively manage competing priorities.
  • Flexible and able to work well under pressure in a team environment.

Preferred Qualifications•Bachelor’s degree in Finance, Accounting or related business field

  • Basic understanding of financial markets and derivative products
  • Industry knowledge, specifically related to Operations in a financial services firm

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