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Entry-level - Cash Equities, Settlements - Associate


Do you thrive to build a financial services career with the Operations department, honing skills that provide long term development? A fantastic opportunity currently exists for a driven and thoughtful individual to join our dynamic Cash Equities Settlements team within the Market Operations Division of Macquarie based in Sydney.  

The Equities Settlements team sit within the Market Operations Division and primarily support the Institutional Equites business at Macquarie. We are the interface between deal origination and post trade control.  Working closely with a number of divisions within Macquarie, the primary focus is timely and accurate completion of daily settlements by adhering to robust compliance and risk controls.

In this role you will be responsible for settlement of Equity trades in the Australian markets via CHESS, using SYNANG (our Settlements System).

Working closely with other members of the team, you will be assessing and managing risk from the daily activity of the Equities trading desk. You will be responsible for monitoring stock positions required to meet market obligation and arranging RTGS payments and stock transfers for non DvP settled trades.

The role will see you liaising with our Middle Office team and external clients and custodians (both domestic and offshore) regarding booking and matching exceptions, as well as building direct relationships and liaising directly with Equities trading desk and senior management.

You will be driving the internal objective principals of Automate-Simplify-Innovate and will have input and autonomy to drive and improve operational robustness and risk reduction, and challenge existing processes using innovative mindset to question the status quo.

Key to your success will be your strong attention to detail, combined with a demonstrated ability to work well in under pressure, in a fast-paced environment. You would ideally have completed an undergraduate Degree in Commerce or a business-related area and possess exceptional communication and prioritisation skills.

Experience with CHESS or a background in VBA, SQL or Python would be an advantage.

If you have a strong risk mindset, are a team player who can work in a methodical manner and accept accountability and ownership of tasks, then this is the role for you. Take the next step in your career and apply now.

About the Corporate Operations Group

The Corporate Operations Group brings together specialist support services in Digital Transformation & Data, Technology, Operations, Human Resources, Business Services, Business Improvement & Strategy, and the Macquarie Group Foundation. We deliver service excellence to ensure Macquarie is open for business, deliver on transformational change, invest in our people and have deep relationships with our customers.

Our commitment to Diversity, Equity and Inclusion 

The diversity of our people is one of our greatest strengths. An inclusive and equitable environment enables us to deliver innovative and sustainable outcomes for our people, clients, shareholders and communities. From day one, you'll be encouraged to be yourself and supported to perform at your best. If our purpose of ‘empowering people to innovate and invest for a better future’ is as inspiring to you as it is to us, please apply. With the right technology, support and resources, our people can work in a range of flexible ways.

We are committed to providing a working environment that embraces and values diversity, equity and inclusion. We encourage candidates to speak with a member of our recruitment team if you require adjustments to our recruitment process to support you, and the type of working arrangements that would help you thrive.

About Macquarie

A career at Macquarie means you’ll have the opportunity to develop and utilise new skills, explore interesting fields and do challenging work that will impact the lives of people around the world—whether it’s accelerating the green energy transition, helping sustain global food supplies, financing social housing projects or investing in essential infrastructure. At Macquarie, we’re empowering people to innovate and invest for a better future.

Our size and international presence means your work can take you anywhere—across business groups, disciplines, sectors and borders. With 18,000+ employees and offices in 33 markets around the world, we’re a truly global organisation.

You’ll be supported by a diverse team where the unique perspectives, ideas and experiences that all of our people bring are valued. You’ll be empowered to address unmet needs in our communities whilst advising and investing alongside our clients and partners. Working with us, you’ll have the opportunity to make a difference.

Macquarie is a global financial group providing clients with asset management, retail and business banking, wealth management, leasing and asset financing, market access, commodity trading, renewables development, specialist advisory, capital raising and principal investment.

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Job no: COG-965443
Work type: Permanent - Full time
Location: Sydney
Category: Junior, Operations
Group: Corporate Operations Group
Division: Operations
Recruiter: Tatiana Stepanova
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