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Senior Quantitative Finance Analyst

London, , United Kingdom

Job Description:

Job Title: Senior Quantitative Finance Analyst (Automation)

Corporate Title: up to SVP

Location: London

Company Overview:

At Bank of America, we are guided by a common purpose to help make financial lives better through the power of every connection.  Responsible Growth is how we run our company and how we deliver for our clients, teammates, communities and shareholders every day.

One of the keys to driving Responsible Growth is being a great place to work for our teammates around the world. We’re devoted to being a diverse and inclusive workplace for everyone. We hire individuals with a broad range of backgrounds and experiences and invest heavily in our teammates and their families by offering competitive benefits to support their physical, emotional, and financial well-being.

Bank of America believes both in the importance of working together and offering flexibility to our employees. We use a multi-faceted approach for flexibility, depending on the various roles in our organization.

Working at Bank of America will give you a great career with opportunities to learn, grow and make an impact, along with the power to make a difference. Join us!

Location Overview:

Our London office is based just a stone’s throw from the magnificent St. Paul’s Cathedral on bustling King Edward Street. Here you’ll find modern workspaces and a state-of-the-art auditorium space. In addition, we’re proud to host an onsite restaurant that shares our commitment to sustainability by providing delicious seasonal menus which have been created with the planet in mind. Make sure to take time for yourself and head up to our rooftop terrace and take in the spectacular views across London. Finally, your physical wellness is well-catered for with our onsite gym facilities and medical centre.

The Team:

Working with all levels of the Audit team from Senior Audit Director to Senior Auditor, you will be one of three 'business analysts' covering the automation developments for all audit activities in the International Audit team as well as all the audit activities in the Global Markets, Global Banking and Market Risk audit team globally. You will have focus on the EMEA audit teams, your peers being based in the US and APAC respectively. You will work under the supervision of the Quantitative Finance Manager for Market Risk and Automation. This team has been the lead innovator in identifying new automation tools in Bank of America Corporate Audit, implementing the first Python scripted tools, the first model-based audit testing and driving the delivery of self-service data interfaces. Team members will be able to network across the Bank with the various teams developing innovative data tools.

Role Description:

We are looking for someone with a business analyst skillset to help us identify, design and drive the implementation of new automated auditing opportunities across the EMEA Audit teams with a specific focus on the Global Markets, Global Banking and Market Risk areas. The role will involve working closely with the Audit teams to identify new automation opportunities and with the Automation development teams to deliver the tools needed to enhance and support audit work.


  • Providing guidance and support to audit teams as they identify new automation opportunities.
  • Autonomously identifying new use cases for automation tools and working on proof of concept to assess usefulness.
  • Supporting, writing, and managing the definition of business requirements and functional requirements, as required, to convert automation ideas into usable automated functionality in audit testing or risk monitoring.
  • Monitoring and assisting the Automation development teams to drive timely and quality delivery of automation capabilities.
  • Working with the Automation development teams to assess skill and infrastructure needs based on the pipeline of new tools needed to support the audit team.

What we are looking for:

  • Understands the basics of the software development lifecycle and the role of the business analyst within it.
  • Understands internal audit’s role and objectives and how automation can be leveraged for risk monitoring or control testing.
  • Has a keen interest in exploring new automation developments and assess them for their potential applicability to auditing.
  • Can identify ways to exploit automation tools for audit testing and risk monitoring.,
  • Can translate automation ideas into business and functional requirements that a software developer can use.
  • Can quickly understand and exploit the metadata of commonly used data sources to be able to assist developers in fine tuning automation reports to meet the audit objective.
  • A good communicator who can explain the advantages of, and train auditors on, new automation tools.

Skills that will help:

  • An understanding of Global Market, Global Banking or Market Risk.
  • Coding proficiency.
  • Ability to use data analytics applications.

Benefits of working at Bank of America:


  • Private healthcare for you and your family plus an annual health screen to help you manage your physical wellness with the option to purchase a screen for your partner
  • Competitive pension plan, life assurance and group income protection cover if you become unable to work as a result of a disability or health reasons
  • 20 days of back-up childcare including access to school holiday clubs and 20 days of back-up adult care per annum 
  • The ability to change your core benefits as well as the option of selecting a variety of flexible benefits to suit your personal circumstances including access to a wellbeing account, travel insurance, critical illness etc.
  • Access to an emotional wellbeing helpline, mental health first aiders and virtual GP services.
  • Access to an Employee Assistance Program for confidential support and help for everyday matters
  • Ability to donate to charities of your choice directly through payroll and the bank will match your contribution
  • Opportunity to access our Arts & Culture corporate membership program and receive discounted entry to some of the UK’s most iconic cultural institutions and exhibitions.
  • Opportunity to give back to your community, develop new skills and work with new groups of people by volunteering in your local community.

Bank of America:

Good conduct and sound judgment is crucial to our long term success. It’s important that all employees in the organisation understand the expected standards of conduct and how we manage conduct risk. Individual accountability and an ownership mind-set are the cornerstones of our Code of Conduct and are at the heart of managing risk well.

We are an equal opportunities employer and ensure that no applicant is subject to less favourable treatment on the grounds of sex, gender identity or gender reassignment, marital or civil partner status, race, religion or belief, colour, nationality, ethnic or national origins, age, sexual orientation, pregnancy or maternity, socio-economic background, responsibility for dependants or physical or mental disability. The Bank selects candidates for interview based on their skills, qualifications and experience.

We strive to ensure that our recruitment processes are accessible for all candidates and encourage any candidates to tell us about any adjustment requirements.

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