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Collins McNicholas

Financial Derivatives Analyst

Opportunity for someone with immediate availability to start to join a leading company as a Financial Derivatives Analyst

Job description:

  • Timely and accurate prices for derivative products for inclusion in the NAV and by ensuring leadership is provided for clients in this complex area.
  • Maintain strong systems of controls and standards in the derivatives support team.
  • Ensuring that the business and our clients are protected from risk.
  • Challenge our internal processes with a view to finding opportunities for improving the derivatives processes making them more efficient and cost-effective.
  • Support the business by being proactive in all aspects of our role, promoting the “getting it right first time” culture.
  • Develop a good understanding of all the technical function and processes within the team.
  • Take on additional tasks helping other team members who may need assistance.
  • Work with other analysts and new staff to resolve issues and improve the skill set of the team.
  • Participate in cross training to get a solid grounding of team functions.
  • Ensure that all  derivatives have been captured and accounted for correctly at each valuation point for all funds.
  • Act as an escalation point for any issues that arise with regard to the derivatives process.


  • Degree in finance or related field and an awareness of Financial Services.
  • Highly numerate and analytical with an ability to learn quickly and to grasp the intricacies of complex OTC derivatives.
  • Understanding of the OTC Derivative market is beneficial
  • Basic understanding of custody and fund administration functions required
  • A creative and dynamic approach to problem-solving
  • Ability to work on own initiative and adhere to strict deadlines
  • Professional approach and ability to develop relationships both internally and externally
  • Proficient in using email and standard Microsoft Office packages. Whereby experience of MS Access, Bloomberg and/or Fund Accounting packages is not prerequisite it would provide a distinct advantage.

 For more information or a confidential discussion contact Claire Normoyle on 061-512270

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