Structured Products Valuations Analyst (056)

Description:

Dynamics Associates is currently working with a premier American Investment Bank in search of a Valuation Analyst to join their Global Mortgages and Structured Products team sitting within their Price Valuation Group. This individual will be applying independent price testing procedures for securities and derivatives that are valued by the front office.

Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in finance, Accounting or Mathematics.
  • The candidate should possess advanced Excel skills and be familiar with Intex pricing tool.
  • The candidate will have a detailed understanding of RMBS and/or ABS obtained during experience at a bank, pricing vendor, consulting firm and or other types of financial institutions.
  • Previous experience in building pricing models.
  • Mortgage product valuations experience.

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Hedge Fund Product Controller (055)

Description:

Dynamics Associates is currently working with a Global Investment Management firm in search of a Product Controller for their Finance and Control group. This individual will be responsible for the monthly estimates for multiple clients. The ideal candidate will also review yearly financial statements and control oversight function for both the asset backed securities and the non-performing loan businesses.

Requirements:

  • 3-5 years’ experience in audit at public accounting firm in financial services, preferably Hedge Funds or private experience.
  • CPA required.

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Senior Model Validation Associate (053)

Description:

Dynamics Associates is currently working with a Foreign Investment Bank. This prestigious institution is in search of a Senior Model Validation Analyst with strong model risk management and quantitative knowledge. This individual will perform independent validation using market risk, credit risk, liquidity risk and stress testing models. In order to understand model status and help enhance future developments, the ideal candidate will effectively collaborate with model owners.

requirements:

  • Minimum of 3 to 6 years of relevant work experience in financial services industry in the quantitative space.
  • Experience in credit risk modeling or model validation especially those related to commercial and industrial loans.
  • Advanced degree in a quantitative field such as economics, finance, statistics, mathematics, physics, engineering.
  • Consulting background in the risk/model validation space a plus.

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Hedge Fund Valuations Analyst (045)

Description:

A Global Investment Management firm is in search of a Valuations Analyst to build and maintain pricing models, setup new products, observe and analyze pricing processes.The ideal candidate will build out pricing models focused on fixed income products and work closely with Risk and Technology departments to integrate and calibrate pricing models, and incorporate market data feeds to produce the firm’s official valuation. This individual will also liaise between front office, technology, risk management and operations on various initiatives. 

Requirements:  

  • Undergraduate degree, with experience building and maintaining fixed income curves. 
  • 3-5 years of valuations experience.
  • Knowledge of programming languages such as (SQL, VBA, R, MATLAB). 
  • Experience working with trading desk.
  • Able to work in a high pressure, constantly changing environment.

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Quantitative Audit Manager (036)

DESCRIPTION

Dynamics Associates is working with a respected Asset Manager who is looking for a Quantitative Audit Manager to sit within their Internal Audit department. This individual will report directly to the Head of US Internal Audit, supporting audits in various locations throughout the country and provide support for teams in Europe and Asia. The Model Risk Audit Team is base in NYC but has a global presence in Munich, Frankfurt and Hong Kong. 

REQUIREMENTS

  • Minimum 5 years’ of relevant quantitative market-risk, credit-risk, value-at-risk, or financial product valuation methodology experience.
  • Ability to review and validate complex market-risk calculation engines, investment decision making or trading engines, risk data-warehouse, risk reporting and business-intelligence platforms.
  • Experience with internal control frameworks and familiarity with Internal Audit, Compliance and Risk functions.
  • Experience reviewing data from multiple sources into a dynamic centralized risk infrastructure  and using such data in accord with standard audit methodologies and techniques.

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Internal Audit Manager (032)

Description

A top tier Financial Services Company is looking for an individual that will support the firms Institutional Client Group to provide operational support to all trading areas on a global scale. the ideal candidate will deliver on time high quality audit reports, internal audit and regulatory issue validation. This individual will also manage audit activities for a component of a product line, function or legal entity.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent.
  • Solid business understanding of operational processes, including settlements, payments, corpoate actions and loan processing.
  • Senior level experience in a related role with experience in business, functional and people management.
  • Experience in managing teams and managing intergrated internal audit and assurance delivery.

Over twenty years, Dynamics Associates have had great success with placing top preforming individuals within this financial institution.

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Fund Accountant (022)

Description

The ideal candidate will handle fund accounting for the firms privately held funds as well as separately managed accounts. This individual will create and review monthly financial and management reports for the funds while liaising with outside administrators to create and maintain the financial records. This candidate will assist in preparation of GAAP financial statements, the coordination of year end annual audits, and handle audit inquiries. 

Requirements

  • Bachelor's degree in Accounting or Finance.
  • 2-4 years Public Accounting/Fund Accounting experience; preferably with fund and/or PE experience.
  • Knowledge of fixed income, whole loans, derivatives and MBS is a plus.
  • Excellent analytical, quantitative and computer skills.
  • Strong communication, problem solving skills, and leadership ability.  

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Audit Manager (016)

Description

The ideal candidate will oversee and execute assigned areas of audit work, providing day to day coaching and guidance to teammates. This individual will execute audit strategy for the sound application of risk based auditing by defining audit scope, audit program, and test procedures. This firm is looking for a candidate that has the ability to be an Auditor-in-Charge. This candidate will demonstrate strategic thinking while and support change while overlooking the audit testing to ensure timely execution within quality standards and conformance to audit policies and procedures.

Requirements

  • 7+ years of experience related to Global Markets within an Audit, Product Control, Middle Office, Operations/Business, Risk Management, Trading and/or Compliance Function.
  • Strong knowledge of Global Markets line of business.
  • In depth understanding of financial instruments; with a focus on fixed income, currencies and commodities.
  • Strong understanding of sales and trading functions; risk management metrics; valuation concepts; and market regulation & practices.
  • Good understanding of support functions, including middle office, operations, and finance.
  • Proficient in audit methodology, including a strong understanding of risk assessment and control processes.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Candidate will be required to interact with staff and managers across audit teams as well as key stakeholders in business areas including Finance, Operations and Middle Office functions. 

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Data Analytics Associate (014)

Description 

The ideal candidate will be a senior leader within the wholesale credit stress testing team responsible for enhancing the wholesale modeling processes. This individual will lead work-streams with teams of 2-4 on historical balance sheet and income statement analysis, review of stress forecast, and analysis/documentation of business assumptions. This individual will work with the model development and line of business risk teams to create forecast and support analytics for the wholesale business. The candidate will also assist in the enhancement of existing models related to the Wholesale loan portfolio for CCAR/DFAST, Mid Year ICAAP, and quarterly Risk Appetite while partnering with key stakeholders to resolve data quality issues.

Requirements

  • 3-4 years of experience in Stress Testing and CCAR/ICAAP submissions is required
  • Experience in Credit Analytics and documentation in a big bank is preferred
  • Knowledge of various credit products, risk and revenue metrics, and RWA preferred
  • Proficient skill in processing, analyzing controlling and reconciling large datasets in Excel
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving abilities
  • Self-motivated, organized and possess a high level of attention to detail
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Experience in economic and statistical modeling for loss and interest income forecasting, risk management, or volume forecasting is highly preferred
  • Basic/working knowledge of R, Python, Tableau, SAS a plus
  • BA/BS degree required; Master degree of CFA a plus

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Internal Audit Associate (002)

description

The ideal candidate will develop and maintain client relationships while deepening your business knowledge. This individual will use their knowledge to provide a contribution to the audit strategy memorandum, the yearly risk assessment, the maintenance of the audit universe and the yearly plan. The individual will be preforming internal audits. For this they will assess the adequacy and effectiveness of the internal control framework of a CIC Americas business and report the results of the audit.

requirements

  • Bachelor degree is required.
  • Strong analytical skills and a professional skeptic attitude
  • Able to identify and sell audit issues as well as the underlying root causes
  • Strong communication skills (verbal and writing)
  • Client Oriented and Team Player
  • Experience preferably in Financial Markets, Lending, Risk, Compliance or Operations in Financial Institutions
  • Willingness to do some limited travel

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