As a Barclays Product Controller, you will have a close working relationship with the trading desks focusing on control, service, and reporting. We are a central point of contact for many issues that affect the bank including new product approval, model validation and independent verification of derivative valuations. The product control team is a global team with presence in Singapore, Chennai, London, and New York and regular teamwork is required across all these teams to ensure high standards of production and delivery is maintained.
Barclays is one of the world's largest and most respected financial institutions, with 329 years of success, quality and innovation behind us. We offer careers that provide endless opportunity – helping millions of individuals and businesses thrive and creating financial and digital solutions that the world now takes for granted.
We are currently in the early stages of implementing a hybrid working environment, which means that many colleagues spend part of their working hours at home and part in the office, depending on the nature of the role they are in. We’re flexible on how this works and it may continue to change and evolve. Depending on your team, typically this means that colleagues spend a minimum of between 20% to 60% of their time in the office, which could be over a week, a month, or a quarter. However, some colleagues may choose to spend more time in the office over a typical period than their role type requires. We also have a flexible working process where, subject to business needs, all colleagues globally can request work patterns to reflect their personal circumstances. Please discuss the detail of the working pattern options for the role with the hiring manager.
What will you be doing?
• Helping resolve multiple front to back booking differences within the Credit Special Situations and Par business due to restructures and current fragmented infrastructure
• Supporting daily ad hoc across the credit PC teams and the front office and infrastructure partners with any ad hoc issues encountered
• Working closely with Financial Control, and TAG when required, to ensure that the general ledger and financial statements accurately reflect the financial position of the business
• Assisting in fully way the Credit Business, initially Credit Special Situations and Par Loans then helping resolve other issues in other PC teams
• Reviewing restructures and balance sheet valuations, initially covering FOBO reconciliations to ensure all breaks are fully reconciled and substantiated
• Evaluating of management information produced by the Product Control team, and reviewing Key Reporting Indicators to ensure that controls are being run effectively
• Booking streams and lifecycles reviewing as the role develops more product classes
What we’re looking for:
• A Qualified Accountant with a minimum of 2:1 degree or equivalent
• Proven effective management of senior stakeholders outside of finance; proven ability to work effectively with remote teams
• Experience explaining material profit and loss events and linking these to market events
• Demonstrated experience reporting in a financial services environment
Skills that will help you in the role:
• Team player with excellent communication skills
• Exceptional problem-solving skills
• Solid analytical and numerate skills
• Self-motivated and a highly enthusiastic self-starter, demonstrated by innovative solution implementation such as automation and improvement of control processes
Where will you be working?
Our new state-of-the-art Campus, right in the heart of Glasgow is a hub of creative collaboration. A place where everyone can bring their true selves to work and reach their full potential. Home to 5,000 of our colleagues, our Tradeston campus will support the community in more ways than one - by creating thousands of new career opportunities and celebrating local artists. A short walk from Central Station on the south of the Clyde, it will be a key location for the Barclays business that will deepen our ties with the city and its communities.