Finance Manager

The Role

  • Finance Manager – XTX Americas is responsible for all areas of the finance function for XTX’s US entities (A NYSE Chicago and a FINRA broker dealer). Reporting to the London based FINOP with a local reporting line to the Americas CEO, it is envisaged that the right candidate will assume the role of FINOP in the short to medium term.
  • Primary responsibilities will be preparation of regulatory filings and leveraging expertise in process improvement and automation to streamline the regulatory reporting, treasury management and forecasting processes.
  • Month end accounting and financial statement preparation may ultimately become part of this role but initially will continue to be performed by the central finance team in London (overseen by the FINOP).
  • Based in New York, Hudson Yards

Responsibilities

  • Preparation of all required regulatory and financial filings for XTX’s two US entities (FOCUS, CUSTODY, SIPC and 17(H) filings) under direction of the FINOP.
  • Impact analysis, process design and regulatory filings to CFTC / NFA in respect of XTX’s London-based swap dealer entity.
  • Working with the FINOP to design an optimal capital strategy for the two US entities and the US sub-group, considering the costs and benefits of equity v debt funding.
  • Enhancing and automating processes, working with other members of the finance and core development teams as appropriate.
  • Assisting the FINOP in managing the relationship with external auditors for annual/interim audits and preparation of statutory financial statements under US GAAP.
  • Providing routine information to the London finance team to facilitate consolidation of global results
  • Assisting the Global Head of Tax with local tax filings.
  • Planning and analysing margin requirements of the trading business as well as managing intra-day regional margin calls in conjunction with Head of Operations – Americas, in line with XTX’s Global Treasury Policy and providing out of hours coverage to London.
  • Building strong working relationships with the regional heads, other local teams (including, but not limited to; operations, trading analysts, business development and compliance) and with London finance team.
  • Providing ad hoc support to regional heads and to other local teams to help support XTX’s US growth initiatives.
  • Assisting the FINOP with global forecasting and treasury management processes with a focus on automation to improve efficiency.
  • Moderate amounts of travel to London Head Office will be required.

Candidate attributes

  • Desire to challenge and change processes, using technology to automate wherever possible.
  • Keen attention to detail.
  • Pro-active and able to manage own work to ensure deadlines are met.
  • Flexible, to pre-empt and manage multiple and changing priorities.
  • Strong communication and organisation skills.
  • Can work independently and as a team player.
  • Works efficiently in a pressurised environment.
  • Calm, diplomatic and professional at all times.
  • Willing to take responsibility and ownership of workflows and projects.
  • Confidently interfaces with key internal and external stakeholders.
  • Willingness to travel to London Head Office when required

Technical skills

  • Strong preference for coding skills (python in particular).
  • Strong Excel skills and database query skills (e.g. SQL).
  • Proven experience of driving delivering change within a finance function.
  • Exposure to month-end close process and familiarity with US GAAP.
  • Experience of SEC/FINRA/CFTC/NFA reporting preferable (preferably for a proprietary trading firm / broker-dealer).
  • Financial Services or Fintech experience preferable.
  • Exposure to and understanding of trading book preferable.
  • Standard MS Office package and accounting software (preference for SAP).

Qualifications

  • Degree in finance, accounting or mathematics preferred.
  • Qualified accountant (desirable, not mandatory).
  • Series 27 qualification (desirable, not mandatory).

Contact: careers@xtxmarkets.com