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Senior Analyst

  • Impactful work that helps make a difference to the Australian people
  • Opportunity to contribute to the development of policies and procedures to support the Bank's role in crisis management
  • 3 year Maximum term contract 

Do work that makes a difference

Opportunity for an experienced Analyst to contribute to the development of a regime to support crisis management for some of Australia’s important financial market infrastructures.

A key part of the role will be to undertake research (including legal research) on matters relevant to the design and operation for clearing and settlement facilities for financial markets and the preparation of documentation to enable the drafting of legislation for establishing a resolution regime, and the operationalisation of the regime.   You will contribute to papers for the RBA’s Payments System Board, Executive Committee and Financial Market Infrastructure Review Committee, as well as the CFR and external audiences.

Major responsibilities:

  • Contribute to the development of policies and procedures and operational documentation to support the Bank's role in clearing and settlement facility crisis management
  • Develop subject matter expertise in financial and operational risk management and recovery arrangements by Australian clearing and settlement facilities

Your team

This role is part of the Financial System Group, within the Reserve Bank of Australia’s Payments Policy Department. Payments Policy Department is responsible for developing and implementing the Reserve Bank's payments system policy, including the Bank’s regulatory role in supervision of clearing and settlement facilities.

In this unique policy environment, you will collaborate with teams across the Department and the Reserve Bank, and external stakeholders to support and enhance analysis.  You will contribute to the development and implementation of recommendations, guidelines, standards, policies, procedures and operational documentation to support the Bank’s functions and objectives.

The work environment is collegiate, friendly and supportive with the flexibility to conduct some work from home.

Your background

 To be successful in this critical role you will possess:

  • A degree in law is essential and a degree or equivalent in economics is desirable
  • Relevant experience in a law firm, or a legal role in a government agency or regulatory agency, or a policy role involved in preparation of legislation is essential
  • Experience in financial regulation, insolvency or commercial law is highly desirable
  • Understanding of the policy development process and legislative processes is desirable
  • An ability to prepare written reports & make verbal presentations with clarity is essential
  • Strong analytical skills and an ability to work towards tight deadlines is required
  • Outstanding interpersonal and strong communication skills are required
  • Australian citizenship is essential: You will be required to undertake a Commonwealth Security Clearance at Baseline Level. Australian citizenship is a prerequisite to obtain a security clearance.

Your development & career

Working for an organisation that truly makes a difference to the Australian people, we can offer development and career opportunities in a collaborative environment that supports people’s growth, wellbeing and promotes flexibility.

Why RBA?

The RBA pursues national economic policy objectives and undertakes a range of associated activities in financial markets and banking. It also issues Australia's banknotes and operates infrastructure critical to the payments system, all of which contributes to the welfare of the Australian people.

Our people have a critical role to play in achieving these objectives, whether directly or in a supporting capacity. As a values driven organisation, our people conduct themselves with a high degree of integrity, while striving for excellence in the work they perform and the outcomes they achieve. We encourage intelligent inquiry, we treat one another with respect, while promoting the public interest in our efforts. 

The Reserve Bank of Australia is an equal opportunity employer.  We are committed to creating a diverse and inclusive workplace and encourage applications from experienced candidates seeking workplace flexibility.




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