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Senior Analyst, Financial Market Infrastructure

Do work that makes a difference

This is an opportunity for an experienced Analyst to join the Reserve Bank’s Payments Policy Department, which is responsible for supervising systemically important financial market infrastructures (FMIs) and payments systems that play a critical role in Australia’s financial system. The FMIs you will be supervising include payment systems, central clearing and securities settlement systems to ensure financial markets function effectively and reliably.

In this role, you will be actively involved in the Reserve Bank’s ongoing supervision activities, policy development, and risk assessments of these FMIs to ensure they conduct their activities in a way that promotes financial stability in Australia. The role offers the opportunity to gain in-depth knowledge of financial markets and the infrastructure that supports their smooth functioning, and to take responsibility for important policy issues. This includes ensuring supervised entities are managing financial and operational risks effectively in an environment of rapidly changing markets and technology. You will help to draft papers and develop policy recommendations for the Reserve Bank’s Payments System Board, the Council of Financial Regulators and international policy bodies.

The role involves close collaboration with external stakeholders including supervised FMIs, ASIC, international regulators and participants in financial markets. You will also have an opportunity to contribute to the work of global policy making bodies that operate at the cutting edge of financial supervision.

You will build relationships with a wide range of staff across the Reserve Bank, including regular engagement with senior staff, and Australian financial regulatory agencies. The Reserve Bank encourages its team members to broaden their skills and experience by periodically rotating through other areas of the Bank. For the right candidate, this role may ultimately be a gateway into a broad range of areas such as macroeconomic policy, financial stability, financial markets and risk management.

Major responsibilities

  • Contribute to the supervision, policy development and risk analysis of critical FMIs to assess whether they are promoting financial stability in Australia
  • Analyse a wide array of data and other information to monitor the impact of financial market and other external developments on the smooth functioning of FMIs
  • Develop subject matter expertise in the financial and operational risk management of FMIs in Australia

Your background

  • Outstanding written and verbal communication skills are essential
  • You will be able to prepare written reports and make verbal presentations with accuracy and clarity
  • Strong analytical skills and an ability to work towards tight deadlines are required
  • Excellent interpersonal and teamwork skills are required
  • You will have a strong drive to deliver great public policy outcomes for Australia
  • A degree or equivalent in economics, finance or law is highly desirable
  • Financial market, regulatory, risk or audit experience is desirable
  • The ability to handle sensitive and confidential information is required.

Your team

This role sits in the FMI Section within Payments Policy Department, which is responsible for developing and implementing the Bank's payments system policy.

The combination of policy and supervisory work provides a collaborative and diverse working environment. You will collaborate with teams across the Reserve Bank and with external stakeholders. You will contribute to the development and implementation of policies to support the Reserve Bank’s functions and objectives.

This is a position where the work environment is diverse, collegiate, friendly and supportive with the flexibility to work part-time and to conduct some work from home.  https://www.rba.gov.au/payments-and-infrastructure/financial-market-infrastructure/about.html

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. The Reserve Bank encourages development and skill acquisition, including through rotation across roles within the organisation.

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.  https://www.rba.gov.au/about-rba/our-values.html

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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