Operations Analyst - Futures Clearing

Within our Commodities and Global Markets Group (CGM) we have a vast range of business teams. Services include financing, financial hedging, physical execution and access to market pricing for clients exposed to commodities and financial markets. Markets covered include Energy; Metals, Mining and Agriculture; Fixed Income and Currencies; Credit; and Futures. This role is positioned within our Futures Clearing Operations team.  They focus on Trade Management, Expiry Management, managing Client allocations as well as performing global Exchange and Broker reconciliations. 

In any new role, there are many elements to learn; we offer a very supportive team environment and the chance to be mentored and trained by a great team of professionals.  In thinking about making an application, below is a list of activities you will be involved in and we think you will agree, there is a great amount of diversity. Broadly these will be:

  • monitoring all trades booked to a mixture of accounts and ensuring any issues are escalated to your manager;
  • conducting post trade allocations, monitoring of position limits, position transfers as well as trade amendment;
  • submitting regulatory reports;
  • ensuring procedures are up-to-date and reviewed on a periodic basis;
  • providing a high level of support and service to internal clients;
  • managing risk issues within the responsibilities of your role – making sure controls are strictly enforced in a timely way;
  • reconciling our Cash positions and trades as well as trade position transfers;
  • considering how our work can be done more efficiently, thereby saving time, costs and service levels; and
  • participating in projects.

If you have gained experience already from working in a similar role, then the terms, nature of work and responsibilities will be familiar.  However if you have just completed your degree and have gained some work experience in a financial markets business, you will need to be willing to learn to ensure you make a valuable contribution.  

It is important that you should know also that this role will have varying start and finish times; sometimes you will need to rotate hours with your colleagues.  Working on Public Holidays will also be required to capture global market activities.

To be considered, please read carefully from our list below of what is required. You will need to:

  • submit a covering letter and concise resume as one document. You can do this by simply inserting an additional page into your resume. Please note, applications without covering letters will not be considered;
  • ideally, have completed a degree although this is not essential; 
  • ideally have gained some work experience in a financial markets team – in a back or middle office or operational environment; reconciliations experience will be highly-regarded;
  • understand the importance of working in a detailed and accurate manner and also the benefit of being planned and organised;
  • be willing to learn, flexible and adaptable and able to build good working relationships with your colleagues and stakeholders; and
  • understand that working in these types of environments can be busy with work needing to be done in a timely way.


Macquarie’s Commodities and Global Markets division provide clients with an integrated, end-to-end offering across global markets including equities, fixed income, foreign exchange and commodities. The platform covers more than 25 markets and over 160 products, and has evolved over more than three decades to provide clients with access to markets, financing, financial hedging, research and market analysis, and physical execution.

Find out more about Macquarie careers at www.macquarie.com/careers

Macquarie understands the importance of diversity and inclusion - our long history of success has come from being different. At Macquarie we value the innovation and creativity that diversity of thought brings. The one thing we all have in common is our focus on high performance. If you're capable, motivated and can deliver, we want you on our team.


Are you viewing this job on LinkedIn? Click here to apply