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Analyst, Markets Risk – Talent development program

Apply now Job ID 18657415440 Date posted 11/22/2021

Primary Locations: Montreal, Quebec

Employee Status: Regular

Schedule: Full-time

National Bank has an opportunity for Analysts, to take part in the Talents development program that starts in January 2022 for permanent placement in the Financial Markets Partner Areas - Market Risk.

Nature of the contribution:

The Talent development program is structured to identify and recruit talented and motivated new graduates interested in a career in Financial Markets support functions such as Market Risk.

In the first few months of the Talent development program, candidates will have the opportunity to train in various market risk streams (P&L, Greeks and VaR).  The candidate will be assigned a permanent position after the training. In this permanent role, the individuals will be responsible for producing and analyzing the risk measures and performance of one or more Financial Markets business lines.  The program offers candidates the opportunity to broaden their knowledge and experience firsthand regarding various product specialties, with the ultimate goal of helping the candidates acquire broad product knowledge and to position them for success supporting the Financial Markets businesses. This role can eventually progress towards positions with risk oversight and/or trading.

Main responsibilities:

Talent development program candidates will produce and analyze risk and performance measures. You will identify irregularities that lead to inaccurate performance and market risk measures and take the necessary steps to correct them. You will also assist in developing, implementing and monitoring efficient work processes and systems.

More specifically, you will:

  • Work closely with the trading team and risk oversight group to develop a deep knowledge of the business, clients and strategies;
  • Stay up to date on market conditions and the interventions of central banks;
  • Calculate and validate Market Risk measures according to applicable policies and procedures;
  • Provide timely accurate and complete market risk reporting and analysis, owning the end-to-end processes that facilitate this reporting stream;
  • Generate accurate and complete daily independent P&L; reconcile with the Front Office forecast and publish results in a timely manner and escalate issues & gaps, as required;
  • Produce daily Attribution to validate risk and P&L and explain any differences and obtain daily Front Office P&L sign-off;
  • Complete end of period reconciliation with accounting and reporting where applicable
  • Monitor market risk limits and follow-up on breaches with Front-Office and Risk Oversight;
  • Adapt reporting processes to reflect changes in risk methodologies and ensure accurate capture of new products & activities;
  • Ensure documentation on processes and procedures is accurate and up to date;
  • Collaborate with key partners within Market Risk, Operations, Accounting and IT on an ongoing basis to ensure optimal and efficient performance of the end-to-end reporting processes in order to provide more effective business support;
  • Contribute to the development, evolution and implementation of tools used for performance and market risk measurement.

  • Master's Degree completed before January 2022
  • Achieved outstanding academic performance
  • Excellent numerical and analytical abilities
  • Basic programming required; 
  • Demonstrated leadership and teamwork capabilities
  • Bilingualism (spoken/written) English and French is required


  • Successful completion or in the process of receiving the CFA designation
  • Maintained active involvement in extracurricular activities

This program is open to people with a field of studies related or not to the sector. Backgrounds in Engineering, Mathematics, Finance and Risk are valued.  We value diversity of academics within our employees.

Please ensure you provide us with the following documents in one PDF document* (Maximum file size: 2 MB. Please use a low-resolution for your scanned documents):

A personal statement detailing your motivation
A current resume
Latest university transcripts

Also, ensure that document named as follows:

Last name_First name_university name_start date.PDF
Example: Smith_John_McGill_May.PDF

The Bank has innovated by modernizing its performance evaluation system to better meet our clients’ evolving needs. From now on, the corporate values (expected behaviours) of partnership, agility and empowerment count as much as the business objectives.

Interested in the position? Apply now! .

Working at National Bank means having access to competitive working conditions, a wide range of employee benefits, a dynamic work environment and telemedicine services.

National Bank sees diversity as a great source of wealth and values it in all its dimensions. Its objective is to offer an open, respectful work environment where all employees can achieve their full potential. Senior management's concrete commitment helps spread this value across all sectors in the organization. The Bank has been ranked among the top employers for diversity in Canada for several years.


JobField: Risk Management

Unposting Date: 2021-12-06

Job Number: MAR0011D

Posting Date: 2021-11-22

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