Markets Operations Specialist – Sandton, Johannesburg

Gauteng, Full Time Deadline: Not specified


To support the business with confirmations, settlements, reconciliations, and reporting for all IRD products.

Experience and Qualifications

Relevant financial post-graduate degree
3+years’ experience in a – Global markets environment
Derivatives experience highly beneficial


Conceptual/ Big Picture Thinking
Drive for Results
Business Insight and Risk Awareness
Monitoringand Measuring
Project and Change Management


Display attention to detail in checking instructions and ensuring trades are booked correctly on source systems.
Monitor all settlements and confirmations queues in Murex and ensure they are resolved at end of day.
Unresolved confirmations must be included on the end of day report and then on weekly reported to risk.
Ensure confirmation processing is within KRI deadlines.
Monitorand follow-up on outstanding confirmations in line with specific business requirements .
Display accuracy and attention to detail in ensuring settlements are correctly processed in line with minimum standards.
Monitor system alerts to ensure settlements are processed within cut off times and successfully .
Attend to all recons, update commentary, and ensure they are resolved as per minimum standard . Escalation policy must be always adhered to.
Gaina clear understanding of system flows and architecture to identify and resolve process breakdowns and exceptions.
Understand process flows to identify which systems are causing mismatches.
Liaise with clients, BT and/or Dealers to resolve discrepancies, system bugs and general issues.
Challenge and enhance current processes to reduce operational breakdowns and audit findings .
Plan and manage daily tasks and prioritize according to agreed timeframes while maintaining quality standards.
Maintain positive attitude and self-awareness of your impact on others.
Build and maintain professional working relationships with all stakeholders.
Contribute to a friendly, co-operative climate in working with others to achieve collective goals.
Continually share , debate, and communicate learnings with peers.
Innovative thinker and always thinking of a better way of operating.