Bank of America

Newly Qualified Accountant

Chester, Cheshire (GB)
Competitive Salary + Extensive benefits
08 Nov 2021
08 Dec 2021
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Contract type
Full time
Experience level
Newly qualified

Job Title: Global Markets - Finance Professional, Officer
LOB: The Chief Finance Officer (CFO) Group
Location: Chester

Bank of America is the only Tier 1 Bank based in the North West of England.

Due to the continued expansion of our Chester office, we are seeking talented newly qualified accountants to help grow our business and realise a rewarding long term career in the Investment Banking industry.

Our Chester campus is home to a network of professionals who work alongside teams across the globe to manage our multiple lines of business.

The Role:

  • Gain an in-depth understanding of the financial products we trade

  • Be responsible for producing and reviewing daily Profit & Loss and Balance Sheet

  • Understand our market risk profile and risk mitigation techniques and strategies

  • Partner with colleagues across the bank to investigate and resolve accounting issues

  • Manage the month end close process

  • Validate our reporting to external regulators

  • Provide financial insight and partner with Trading colleagues to optimise business performance

  • Engage in ad-hoc project work to drive efficiency and enhancement to our routines

Why Join Global Markets Finance in Chester?

  • Industry Experience – Practically apply accounting skillsets within a dynamic industry and fast paced environment.

  • Market Insight – Develop an understanding of the structure of global markets and their impact on our daily trading flows.

  • Data Driven Approach - Learn to develop with Emerging Technology tools that provide cutting edge insight into the data that drives our business.

  • Professional Network – Exposure to senior leaders across the organisation allowing associates to build profile and a network of key contacts.

  • Progression & Promotion – High focus on talented employees with a tailored approach to ensure every individual is given opportunities to progress their career.

  • Internal Mobility – High levels of engagement with multiple groups and a strong track record in placing employees into roles across our global organisation.

  • Supportive Learning Environment - Role specific learning and development opportunities to ensure associates are agile and develop a highly transferrable skillset.

  • Culture of Openness and Integrity – Open and transparent discussion at all levels of key matters as they arise.

  • Corporate Social Responsibility – A culture of caring with opportunities to volunteer our time and skills for the benefit of our local community. 

  • Diversity and Inclusion – Multiple employee networks represent the diverse culture that we have cultivated. Additional external partnerships with organisations focused on advancing inclusion in the workplace.

What we look for?

  • 2:1 from a UK University (or equivalent)

  • Qualified accountant with up to 1 yr. PQE.

  • A genuine interest in our business and intellectual curiosity.

  • A passion for serving our clients and the communities in which we work.

  • Rich and varied experiences from a range of backgrounds.

  • Personal integrity and accountability.

  • Proactive with strong attention to detail.

  • Ability to bring your authentic self to work every day.

  • Respect for our core values; deliver together, act responsibly, realize the power of our people and trust the team.

It is not necessary for new recruits to have worked in financial services previously as industry specific knowledge can be learned on the job. In addition, you will attend a structured learning programme which provides insight into the financial products we trade and the markets in which we operate.

All new hires will also undertake a formal on-boarding programme with a focus on navigating our organisation and ongoing support to ensure a smooth transition into the working environment of our firm.

Bank of America

Every day, across the globe, our employees bring a commitment to our purpose and to driving responsible growth by living our values: deliver together, act responsibly, realize the power of our people and trust the team. A key aspect of driving responsible growth is doing so in a sustainable manner, a critical pillar of which is being a great place to work for our teammates.

In line with these values, in EMEA we have 9 Employee Networks, a wide range of Sports & Social clubs, and other development and networking opportunities so that you can enjoy a range of experiences and connect with colleagues across the bank. We also offer exclusive discounts to some of the most iconic cultural experiences for you to enjoy in your spare time outside of work. Learn more about our benefits here.

Good conduct and sound judgment is crucial to our long term success. It’s important that all employees in the organisation understand the expected standards of conduct and how we manage conduct risk. Individual accountability and an ownership mind-set are the cornerstones of our Code of Conduct and are at the heart of managing risk well.

We are an equal opportunities employer, and ensure that no applicant is subject to less favourable treatment on the grounds of gender, gender identity, marital status, race, colour, nationality, ethnic or national origins, age, sexual orientation, socio-economic background, responsibilities for dependants, physical or mental disability. The Bank selects candidates for interview based on their skills, qualifications and experience.

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