Federal Home Loan Banks Office of Finance

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Federal Home Loan Banks Office of Finance Reston, VA, USA
SUMMARY OF POSITIONA Capital Markets Analyst (CMA) is expected to demonstrate expertise on reporting databases and applications for Funding Desk activities, perform research and analysis, and produce reports that support Capital Market activities. Additionally, the CMA assists with the creation and maintenance of business process documentation, process diagrams and Capital Markets projects. The Office of Finance Capital Markets area consists of multiple divisions. A CMA will be provided training in various divisions to gain a complete understanding of the Office of Finance Capital Markets area and to be able to support key business processes.   A CMA is responsible for supporting Capital Markets functions in the issuance, processing and reporting of FHLBanks securities. An effective CMA must demonstrate strong written and verbal communication skills and a high degree of accuracy with a fine attention to detail. A CMA is a key point of contact for incoming inquiries on debt issuance matters from underwriters, swap counterparties, and FHLBanks representatives. Such requests are very time sensitive and the CMA must be able to quickly prioritize responsibilities and be able to effectively multitask. At the Office of Finance, effective business continuity is essential to maintaining our critical operational capabilities and continuing to support the FHLBanks in the event of a crisis. Capital Markets is defined as a “most critical” business function. Capital Markets employees may be required to be available during any planned and unplanned business interruptions.A CMA will rotate between several positions in the Capital Markets area and will have the opportunity to learn the business from the trading desks through Debt Services. During the rotational period, the candidate will become proficient in the tasks assigned before moving to a new area. As the CMA’s skills progress, additional responsibilities will added to enhance the CMA’s growth opportunities on the Funding Desk. CRITICAL RESPONSIBILITIESRotate between Debt Services and the Capital Markets area. Understanding the functions of the areas and how they interact in the debt issuance process. Produce reports, research analysis and reporting of transaction activity to measure the effectiveness of funding effortsUse business intelligence applications and be fluent in the design of reporting databasesAssist in managing debt program process, control and compliance to meet business, risk and regulatory requirementsParticipate in the documentation of Funding Desk processes to facilitate ongoing automation and improve efficiencyParticipate in the accurate and timely production, review and distribution of trade disclosure documentation. Interact with CM legal counsel on trade disclosure matters to keep up with all new relevant tax developments and legal disclosuresAssist with effective functioning of the Funding Desk through administrative and technical support of all phases of debt issuanceParticipate in Capital Market projects design, documentation and testingRespond to and provide assistance on incoming telephone callsAssist Funding Officers/debt services in working with the FHLBanks on various projectsPRINCIPAL REQUIREMENTSBachelor or an equivalent combination of related work experience and course workFluent in Microsoft Office software – specifically graphs, pivot tables and PowerPoint; experience with Business Objects software and Bloomberg preferredAbility to work in a fast paced, team environment, adjusting quickly to evolving needsCapacity to multi-task; ability to work on several assignments concurrently and prioritize appropriatelyEffective oral and written communications skillsStrong organizational and planning skillsA fine attention to detailAbility to work with diverse groups of financial institutions and individualsThe ability to initiate and complete work assignments effectively and in a timely manner, with minimal supervision