Syndicate Operations Analyst (Securities Operations Service Specialist 5)

Job Description

WFS Operations

Syndicate Operations Analyst (Securities Operations Service Specialist 5)

This is a position on the Syndicate Operations Team which is responsible for the settlement and Syndicate accounting of new issue securities.

As a team member you will be responsible for providing support to the various syndicate trading desks and investment banking teams across Wells Fargo Securities and Wells Fargo Bank, NA. Functions will include obtaining eligibility for securities, funding issuers on settlement date, reconciling deal related revenue, paying deal related expenses, creating deal profit and loss statements, distributing revenue and statement of accounts to outside Syndicate members, maintaining extensive documentation of the Syndicate process and booking general ledger entries. Position requires superb organizational and problem solving skills, knowledge of investment bank back office processes, understanding of basic accounting principles and the ability to partner effectively with various interested parties including Traders, Bankers, Bond Counsel, Trustees, Finance and Compliance departments.

This role is ideally suited to a candidate which excels in a fast paced environment, managing conflicting priorities and has a desire to continuously enhance a process. This position requires excellent communications and interpersonal skills, exceptional attention to detail; ability to work independently and multi-task; strong technical and problem-solving skills.

Team members support our focus on building strong customer relationships balanced with a strong risk mitigating and compliance-driven culture which firmly establishes those disciplines as critical to the success of our customers and company. They are accountable for execution of all applicable risk programs (Credit, Market, Financial Crimes, Operational, Regulatory Compliance), which includes effectively following, and adhering to and if applicable Wells Fargo policies and procedures, appropriately fulfilling risk and compliance obligations, timely and effective escalation and remediation of issues, and making sound risk decisions. There is emphasis on proactive monitoring, governance, risk identification and escalation, as well as making sound risk decisions commensurate with the business unit's risk appetite and all risk and compliance program requirements.

Required Qualifications

  • 5+ years of experience in one or a combination of the following: customer service, operations, financial services, accounting, business processing, analytical, financial, clerical, or call center

Desired Qualifications

  • A BS/BA degree or higher
  • Ability to work effectively, as well as independently, in a team environment
  • Ability to navigate multiple computer systems, applications, and utilize search tools to find information
  • Ability to work independently, proactively, innovatively, and creatively while exercising sound judgment
  • Effective organizational, multi tasking, and prioritizing skills
  • Excellent verbal, written, and interpersonal communication skills
  • Intermediate Microsoft Office skills
  • Solid problem solving skills
  • Strong analytical skills with high attention to detail and accuracy

Other Desired Qualifications

  • 2+ years financial services experience and extensive knowledge of Securities (Domestic and International), Syndicate deal processing and accounting.
  • Accounting and general ledger knowledge
  • Ability to demonstrate analytical proficiencies
  • Ability to learn multiple systems/applications quickly and strong organizational skills
  • Ability to complete multiple tasks while managing competing deadlines
  • Able to react to change quickly
  • Must be willing to work overtime hours on short notice
  • Must be team oriented and be able to perform at a high level under pressure
  • Must have a balanced understanding of capital markets products, industry trends, regulatory changes and industry-wide best practices. Proven ability to lead projects/initiatives supporting a variety of product areas with high risk and complexity
  • Ability to adapt to a fast paced environment and perform under pressure with a high motivation/energy level and able to meet stringent deadlines
  • Experience with DTCC, Euroclear, Cusip, Syndicate deal accounting, GL knowledge
  • Back office operations experience and trade entry
  • Comprehensive financial products knowledge
  • Results driven
  • Able to think outside the box
  • Willingness to take on responsibility
  • Customer service orientation (both external and internal clients)


All offers for employment with Wells Fargo are contingent upon the candidate having successfully completed a criminal background check. Wells Fargo will consider qualified candidates with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the requirements of applicable local, state and Federal law, including Section 19 of the Federal Deposit Insurance Act.

Relevant military experience is considered for veterans and transitioning service men and women.

Wells Fargo is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer, Minority/Female/Disabled/Veteran/Gender Identity/Sexual Orientation.


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