Monday, January 31, 2011

Murex - Technical Team Leader role - Wholesale Bank in Singapore

Lead a team of technical experts to manage and support Wholesale Bank’s Financial Markets derivatives trading platform. Permanent Position based in Singapore.

Skills - Essential
• Knowledge of technical architecture of Murex G2000 v 2.11
• UNIX (to scripting level)
• Database (Sybase, Oracle)
• Experience of supporting applications in a derivatives trading environment
• Excellent communication skills (verbal and written)
• Stakeholder management experience
• Team management experience

Skills – Desired
• Good people-management skills
• Experience of managing small to medium sized technical projects
• Knowledge of automated job scheduling tools (preferably Control-M)
• Knowledge of capacity management tools (preferably ITRS Geneos)
• Experience of managing development environments
• Proven track record of delivering system monitoring and early warning toolsets

Responsibilities include:
• Stability of Murex production environments
• Overall responsibility for application capacity (including monthly reporting & risk management)
• Obsolescence management
• Improvements to BAU and batch processing performance
• Management of development environments
• 2nd line technical support

Interested and Qualified candidates can apply to


Friday, January 28, 2011

Senior Developer - C# VB.Net SQL SSAS - Fortune Wholesale Bank in Singapore.

This role is open with the Product Control team of a Banking client in Singapore.

Senior Developer

Programming skills:
Min of 5 years development experience in VB.Net, C#, SQL Server
SQL Server Analysis Services (SSAS) expertise is mandatory

Qualifications & Skills
• Experience of developing end to end applications with in the Finance / Banking industry, particularly within a product control/finance function.
• Ideal to have good business analysis skills allowing them to work effectively direct with the users.
• Need to have good communication skills in order to integrate with the team across geographical regions and to assist with communication of requirements to strategic projects.

Key Responsibilities
The role will primarily be involved in the development of new applications to support the Global Markets Finance Team and their daily activities while also providing support for existing applications developed in a mix of Access/SQL and Microsoft .Net.

Qualified and Interested applicants can send their resumes to

Thanks in advance!

Friday, January 21, 2011

Senior Business Analyst - AML/Mantas - Fortune Clients in Singapore

Two of my client’s Compliance team is heading out to hire a Senior Analyst to work in their team in Singapore.

Clients: Consumer Bank & Investment Bank in Singapore

Experience Level: min of 8+ years

Role: Senior Business Analyst / PM

A resource with really strong stakeholder management, Compliance knowledge, Anti Money Laundering/Mantas project experience, Technology and to be challenging with good intuitive.

Major responsibilities:
Business gathering, Analysis of the existing systems, work of system requirements, build relationships and new systems, interaction with the internal and external clients, handle the senior management (Directors / Executive directors)

Interested and Qualified candidates can apply to




While you are thinking of your job search, some initiatives could help you to reach closer to “The Perfect Job” for you in the market.

One of those initiatives I think is the basic research!

Before you post your resume for different requirements on the job sites or networking sites, search for requirements suiting your skills, go thru the posting and gather the relevant information like Company / Vendor name, Recruiter name, Contact numbers, Website/URL and add them in a excel sheet. Do this research on the entire job postings between 3-6 months based on the number of search results. At the end, you will have a better understanding of the requirements in the market along with a list of companies / vendors that hire / service your skillsets and their exclusive recruiters who are searching for “The Perfect Resource”.

When you have a better understanding of the requirements available in the market, it makes you think and analyze whether you have carried out the relevant roles / responsibilities in your career which suits you to apply and get thru the stages of the interviews or not!

When you know the company / vendor name, do a basic research to understand their business in the market which could help you better to converse with the recruiter during the initial call regarding any opportunity with any of those companies in your list.

Keep adding the information list when you run a search on any of the job portals or talk to a recruiter which can help you to apply only for suitable and relevant requirements to improvise your hit ratio to achieve your goal.

Re-Search – helps you to avoid submissions for irrelevant jobs and makes your job search effective.

Research it!

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Senior Fixed Income Manager – Investment Bank in Singapore.

This is a senior position to support the Fixed income business of an Investment Bank in Singapore. Potential candidate should be from the financial industry currently holding a Vice President or Director role.

- Degree in Computer Science or equivalent preferable with a MBA
- Must have more than 10 years of experience of which 5 should be gained in the financial market (investment banking)
- Strong Knowledge of Fixed Income products for the entire end to end cycle is a must
- In-Depth knowledge of Bloomberg (TOMS) is another must with all other eTrading ECNs (e.g. BrokerTec, eSpeed)
- Knowledge of ION, Omgeo & OPICS+ (MISYS) is a plus
- Excellent communication & presentation skills in English with willingness to write business case and project proposal

Main Responsibilities
- Addressing Business Needs for Fixed Income products (e.g. Bonds, Repo, ABS & MBS, etc.,) from front to back for the end to end process
- Business partnership – establish a good and trust partnership with stakeholders (Front office, Middle office and Back office)
- Strategic planning – define an IT strategy and roadmap for Fixed Income while adhering to the overall Financial Market strategy in order to meet and support the Bank’s business growth with a proper and specific planning for all the IT deliverables
- Project Budgets - Manage & Plan Project Budget with Business & Key stakeholders. Secure funding sources and ensure 100% chargeability of Application support resources. Manage budget forecast within 5-10% FY actuals on a quarterly basis.
- Vendor Management - Formalizing and updating a vendor relationship engagement model for major vendors eg. BBG, Omgeo
- Project Management - Aid in Delivery and Project health of Key Projects in Fixed Income
- Audit & Security - Tracking the Audit and operational risk issues to ensure no unsatisfactory audits
- All outstanding Audit Issues closed on Schedule
- No repeated audit issues
- Identify and build a strong team – Identify potential individuals, provide support and training and recruit as and when necessary in order to build a strong team to become 100% self-sufficient team

Interested applicants write to


Tuesday, January 18, 2011

$Professional groups

Browse the group directory in each professional / networking site and join those relevant groups wherein you can interact with group members, share your knowledge, write your job interests, etc.., You may have several groups when you throw a search, open each group and read their content / group information which helps an individual to decide whether to join the group on not! Also, there are limitations in the number of groups an individual can join, so choose wisely.

You can find professional groups on Linkedin, Xing, Ning, Yahoo, Facebook, Google, etc.., Most of the groups are open to all individuals and there are certain groups which require Moderator’s approval. Join and spend some time everyday to follow the discussions on your group list, this could be a platform to gain knowledge and to explore yourself in the social media on to the professional front.

For example: Professionals who are looking for job in the market, search for the groups with relevant words like opportunity, job, posting, market, etc.., if your target is a specific country, search on the country name, if you intend to gain knowledge in specific skills, search on the technology name.

Be Professional!

Monday, January 17, 2011

Manager (Finance IT Team) - Wholesale Bank in Singapore

JOB PURPOSE: Ensure the successful provision of Finance & planning support to Financial Markets in Singapore, looking for a Senior Finance person who can manage Large Budgeting, Rebuilding process, Process management, Accounting, Book keeping, etc..,

ROLE: Manager Business Planning

Responsible for the overall management of all administrative functions with Financial Markets including
• Establish and maintenance of finance & planning processes to support the Managers and Project Managers within the department. This includes the establishment of budgets & forecast; as well as setting up internal processes for ensuring financial transactions are processed across the department in an accurate, consistent and timely manner.
• Day to day management of all administrative functions within Financial Markets related to premises, finance and the running of the Singapore premises
• Day to day management of all finance functions that are not directly managed out of hub, including ensuring all invoices etc are accrued, input, processed, tracked and accounted for.
• The design, production and maintenance of financial reporting across the department that ensures that the managers within the department have a clear and accurate view of the department’s financial position.
• Ensuring all budgets are derived and tracked annually and monthly and correlating forecast to actual spend and the underlying direct costs budgets and supplying relevant commentaries.
• Review of billable hours to ensure that recoveries are maintained and charge to the correct costs centers
• Ensuring that a resourcing pipeline is maintained for all non PSS staff and that is correlated to planned spend for yet to be approved projects
• Assisting with forecast challenges for both project and non project expenditure and ensuring these are updated and tracked accurately in Work Wise. This includes compiling/ reviewing forecasts and reforecast information across Financial Markets on a monthly, quarterly and half yearly basis for COO’s, for Projects both PIC and BAU approved
• Liaison with Finance and other Departments on queries related to Project and Non Projects around project status and finances.
• Providing expertise and advice to Project Managers on the Financial and Non Financial process and procedures related to projects, approval processes and project reporting; and undertaking initial review of project financials to ensure accuracy of financial treatments
• Production of MIS reporting packs on project finances and monthly performance for Financial Markets Management.

Interested and Qualified Candidates can apply to


Friday, January 14, 2011

Financial Accounting (IT Team) - Work with a Wholesale Bank in Singapore

The role is to work with Financial Markets Production Support team; the team is responsible for Audit, Risk, Budget, Process & Efficiency and works with the PMO team. The team is based in Singapore and provides operations support globally.

Experience/Skills Required
• Should have 5+ years experience in Investment Banking, Financial Accounting in IT, Costing, Budgeting, resource management and review contract agreements with vendors.
• Strong analytical skills with results driven delivery.
• Experience in budget analytics with hands on spending and costs management.
• Vendor engagement and management skills in the area of costs negotiation and agreement evaluation
• Demonstrable process understanding and delivery creating efficiencies to deliver value
• Should be able to balance business and systems knowledge effectively.
• Strong team player, effective in communicating internationally and used to working closely with clients, Legal departments, Finance dept and external vendors.
• Excellent reporting skills are a must

• Identify and implement cost savings within the budget, for example with current vendors etc – providing reporting
• Track and report the budget “As Is” and future states, approve team spend & allocations
• Understand, simplify and communicate software license entitlements and usage ensuring 100% compliance
• Engage project teams to understand future project spend in readiness for the Budget planning process
• Be the application and vendor specific knowledge owner specific & assist the finance team in performing required financial activities such as accruals, pre payments etc.
• Define, document and implement the team budget process, ensuring continuity of the process
• Re-engineer the current process and budget submission and ensure this is efficient i.e. plan business allocations early

Interested and Qualified Candidates can apply to


Monday, January 3, 2011

Group Invitation: i am a Recruiter! on Linkedin

Are you a Recruiter? Be Proud to say it loud! 

A group for all professionals who are into “Recruitment” and the one place to share your thoughts / discussions about sourcing strategies, recruitment processes, recruitment job opportunities and network with recruiters from other regions.

Let’s join together to analyze and improvise the standards we follow, process we adhere, strategies we know to find the right resource in a cost effective way.

Let’s welcome them all who are proud to say “i am a Recruiter!”

Happy Recruiting!

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