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IRD Trade Support Middle Office

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About Crédit Agricole Corporate and Investment Bank (Crédit Agricole CIB)

Crédit Agricole CIB is the corporate and investment banking arm of Crédit Agricole Group, the 10th largest banking group worldwide in terms of balance sheet size (The Banker, July 2022).
8,600 employees in more than 30 countries across Europe, the Americas, Asia-Pacific, the Middle-East and North Africa, support the Bank's clients, meeting their financial needs throughout the world.
Crédit Agricole CIB offers its large corporate and institutional clients a range of products and services in capital market activities, investment banking, structured finance, commercial banking and international trade.
The Bank is a pioneer in the area of climate finance, and is currently a market leader in this segment with a complete offer for all its clients.

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Job description

Business type

Types of Jobs - Corporate & Investment Banking

Job title

IRD Trade Support Middle Office

Contract type

Permanent Contract

Job summary

Key Responsibilities
The IRD Trade Support MO team mitigates operational risk through its functions. In practice this means ensuring trades are captured accurately, reconciliation of trading positions, monitoring of Straight Through Processing trades, management of life cycle events, verify accurate referential data in systems, following regulatory rules, and escalation as necessary.
Specific Responsibilities:
·Ensure the transactional integrity and accuracy of positions across systems used by the IRD business line
·Investigate trade discrepancies for prompt and accurate resolution to stakeholders
·Facilitate trade modifications in FO systems as requested and relevant
·Manage and control trades’ life cycle events
·Verify modifications of discrepant trades’ impact on Risk and PnL, impacts are immediately made transparent to FO
·Transmit FO trade documents to Paris BO/MO organizational groups for final trade verification and documentation
·Maintain referential data in FO systems
·Assist in the identification, specification, and testing of system enhancements
·Provide innovative ideas to systematically update controls and procedures to reduce operational risk
·Document functions into procedures and ensure information is updated
·Escalate issues and anomalies detected
·Develop strong relationships with local and global teams
·Participate in business projects
·Service Quality and Processes improvement:
-Propose and formalize any improvements on controls and procedures
-Develop efficiency initiatives
·Compliance and Governance
-Ensure compliance with CA CIB CMO [Head Office] and CA CIB NY governance and organization directives
-Promote operational controls and segregation of duties
·Control and awareness
-Exert vigilance to unusual or inappropriate (i.e. unusual, un-economic or fraudulent) trading practices
-Alert management and position control team in case of suspicion of inappropriate (i.e. unusual, un-economic or fraudulent) trading practices or operations
·Legal and Regulatory Responsibilities
-Comply with all applicable legal, regulatory and internal Compliance requirements, including, but not limited to, the Local Compliance manual and Compliance policies and procedures as issued from time to time; Financial Security requirements, including, but not limited to, the prevention of Financial Crime and Fraud including reporting obligations to the Money Laundering Reporting Officer
-Maintain appropriate knowledge to ensure to be fully qualified to undertake the role. Complete all mandatory training as required to attain and maintain competence

Salary range: $85,000 - $105,000

Position location

Geographical area

America, United States Of America



Candidate criteria

Minimal education level

Bachelor Degree / BSc Degree or equivalent

Academic qualification / Speciality

Degree in finance or previous experience in a MO functions


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Management and Reporting
·Reports to the Head of IRD Trade Support MO

Key Internal contacts
·Front Office, Middle Office, Back Office, Processing Support, Control and Reconciliation Middle Offices, IT, referential teams, risk and Market Activity Monitoring teams, audit teams and internal control

Key External contacts
·Clients, Interbanks, broker/dealers


Previous experience in IRD MO

Required skills


  • Rigour and sense of organisation
  • Autonomy.
  • Capacity to cooperate / Ability to work across disciplines
  • High technical and analytical ability
  • Ability to analyse and summarise
  • Good relationship and ability to communicate clearly and easily
  • Sensitivity to operational risk
  • Ability to work under pressure
  • English Fluent
  • Comfortable with IT tools
  • Comfortable with excel functions, macros and visual basic



  • VBA, Macros
  • French is a plus
  • Series 7 & 63 are a plus


SPECIAL ROLE REQUIREMENTS: Participation in BCP planning and testing