Operations Data & MI Specialist - Assistant Vice President

Control Information Analytics main purpose is to build and maintain the Level 1 Control Framework and Control Governance across Operations. The CIA team will also be responsible for the production of core Control Information (MI / Dashboards) and the identification of pertinent control issues through the interrogation and analysis of these to deliver consolidated risk and control reporting across Bank and Securities.

Overview of the Department/Section:

MUFG (Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group) is one of the world's leading financial groups. Headquartered in Tokyo and with approximately 350 years of history, MUFG is a global network with around 2,300 offices in over 50 countries including the Americas, Europe, the Middle East and Africa, Asia and Oceania, and East Asia.. The group has over 150,000 employees, offering services including commercial banking, trust banking, securities, credit cards, consumer finance, asset management, and leasing.

As one of the top financial groups globally with a vision to be the world's most trusted, we want to attract, nurture and retain the most talented individuals in the market. The size and range of MUFG's global business creates opportunities for our employees to stretch themselves and reap the rewards, whilst our common values, to behave with integrity and responsibility, and to build a culture which is fair, transparent, and honest, underpin everything that we do.We aim to be the financial partner of choice for our clients, whatever their requirements, building long-term relationships, serving society, and fostering shared and sustainable growth for a better world.

MUFG’s shares trade on the Tokyo, Nagoya, and New York (NYSE: MTU) stock exchanges.  The group’s operating companies include, but are not limited to, MUFG Bank, Mitsubishi UFJ Trust and Banking (Japan's leading trust bank), Mitsubishi UFJ Securities Holdings (one of Japan's largest securities firms), and MUFG Americas Holdings.

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Main Purpose of the Role:

Control Information Analytics main purpose is to build and maintain the Level 1 Control Framework and Control Governance across Operations. The CIA team will also be responsible for the production of core Control Information (MI / Dashboards) and the identification of pertinent control issues through the interrogation and analysis of these to deliver consolidated risk and control reporting across Bank and Securities.

An exciting opportunity is available for an experienced and self-sufficient individual to assist the Department Head in the formation of  the new Control Information Analytics department whom, will be responsible for acting as a centralised hub for the collation and production of all risk and control related data / metrics as well as facilitating the trending / analysis / interpretation of key themes from the data produced. The successful candidate will be required to monitor quality of data being produced and provide guidance for junior team members as required. This role will involve deputizing for the Department Head when required, including preparation, production & presentation of materials and as well as attending meetings up to Senior Management level within Operations and the wider MUFG Group.

Key Responsibilities:

In this role, you will be responsible for MUFG’s banking arm and securities business under a dual-hat arrangement. Under this arrangement, you will act and make decisions on behalf of both the bank and the securities business, subject to the same remit and level of authority, and irrespective of the entity which employs you.

MI Production:

  • Daily Dashboard containing KRIs and Daily Control metrics
  • Weekly Control Reports
  • Monthly Operations Risk and Management Information (ORMI)
  • Risk Assessment Forum (RAF)
  • Risk/Heat Maps
  • Ad hoc control reporting
  • Regulatory MI

Control “Deep Dives”

Level 1 Control Framework (i.e. definition of granular controls which will align to underlying Ops procedures and aggregating of these granular controls to key controls and mapping of these to business risks.)

Control Governance (determining and implementing the risk – control hierarchy across Operations, ensuring that the relevant control committees / forums are in place, functioning correctly and identifying and reporting on key risk / control themes.)

Control technology (assessment of internal and external platforms / systems which will enable monitoring of level 1 controls on a real time basis with aggregation of control status into real-time dashboards etc.)

Reconciliation Analysis (i.e. review breaks, trends and root cause analysis to feed into MI and recommendations for Change.)

Operations Control Change – Provide the central oversight and management for all risk / control related change initiatives (both formal projects and self-funded initiatives) or components of wider programmes which havea control focus.

Integration of control related reporting across MUFG Bank and MUFG Securities so that similar controls are reported in a consistent manner / style.

Skills and Experience:
Functional / Technical Competencies:

  • Strong analytical skills - Essential
  • Advanced MS Excel – Essential
  • MS Access - Beneficial

Work Experience:

  • Previous Operations Control experience (Regulatory Control, Data Management, Business Analysis, Project Management is advantageous)
  • Experience in dashboard, control report  and regulatory MI production

Education / Qualifications:

  • GCSE/O’Level - Essential
  • A Level/Degree - Beneficial (subject to experience)

Personal Requirements:

  • Excellent communication skills
  • Results driven, with a strong sense of accountability
  • A proactive, motivated approach.
  • A structured and logical approach to work
  • Strong problem solving skills
  • The ability to manage large workloads and tight deadlines
  • Excellent attention to detail and accuracy
  • A calm approach, with the ability to perform well in a pressurised environment
  • Strong numerical skills
  • Excellent Microsoft Office skills
  • The ability to articulate and implement the vision/strategy for the Control Information Analytics department