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Specialist: Data & Valuation (Fixed Term Contract)

Date: 03-Aug-2022

Location: Johannesburg GAU ZA, GT, ZA

Company: Liberty Group Limited

Stanlib's success is driven by the success of its people.  We aim to keep our staff engaged in the right role at the right time. Talent mobility is key to our competitive edge.  

Purpose

Primary responsibility is to create and maintain instrument static and ensure the applied valuation is accurate and consistent with a similar instrument.

Validate data being received from external vendors.

Identify, review, and troubleshoot for exceptions identified in instrument static data and valuation.

Perform data quality and integrity functions in the trading and accounting system, thus contributing to accurate compliance reporting and accurate reporting to clients.

The primary investment classes used are equity, fixed interest, derivatives, unit trusts, money markets and cash.

Test systems if they can support new security types.

Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor`s Degrees and Advanced Diplomas [NQF Level 07] in Mathematical Sciences or Finance Economics and Accounting
Bachelor`s Degrees and Advanced Diplomas [NQF Level 06]

Process

  • Apply relevant research methodologies, tools and techniques to effectively and purposefully gather information.
  • Understand and apply existing best practice frameworks to assist in the implementation of identified subject matter processes and standards.
  • Provide specialist advice and support in area of accountability to ensure that identified solutions and recommendations are appropriate and effective.
  • Effectively extract, consolidate and analyse data to enable the optimal interrogation thereof in order to provide reliable management information.
  • Analyse data and provide monthly reports that reflect insight into tendencies and patterns.
  • Continuously update data measuring complaint/s quality outputs and ensure availability for analysis purposes.
  • Analyse data to identify possible areas for improved operations and optimised work schedules and make practically implementable recommendations.
  • Review and approve on weekly, monthly and quarterly valuations that are derived by valuation models set out in accordance with valuation policies.
  • Monitor and report on any changes or issues that may arise with respect to the valuation of assets held in portfolios.
  • Verify and authorize security setups on trading, compliance and accounting systems.
  • Oversee data integrity functions of financial instruments on company trading, compliance and accounting systems.
  • Accountable for the execution of specialised work including the improvement of quality, standards and outputs within defined work routines and operating procedures.
  • Proactively solves problems, determines root-cause and applies solutions in line with guidelines and providing the necessary information to solve problems related to area of specialisation.
  • Plan for own task execution and advises on improvements related to area of specialisation.

Customer

  • Ensure own understanding and adherence to customer service delivery and Treating the Customer Fairly (TCF) principles to provide specialist support and guidance.

Finance

  • Adhere to specified standards, policies and procedures to prevent potential losses/wastage related to the area of specialisation.

Learning and Growth

  • Interact proactively with others for the purpose of continuous knowledge sharing; and integration of own new knowledge.
  • Contribute positively to own area-specific knowledge improvement associated with area of specialisation.

Governance

  • Comply to set governance and compliance procedures and processes related to an area of work and continuously identify, rectify and escalate risks where necessary.

Technical Competencies

  • Data Analysis (Intermediate)
  • Research and Information Gathering (Basic)
  • Investment Management (Intermediate)

Behavioural Competencies

  • Professional/Technical learning (Basic)
  • Analytical Thinking (Intermediate)
  • Organisation and Attention to Detail (Basic)
  • Interpersonal Effectiveness (Basic)
  • Problem Solving and Analysis (Basic)
  • Teamwork and Cooperation (Basic)
  • Communicating with Impact (Basic)
  • Customer Orientation (Basic)

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