Barclays Bank UK Careers – Credit Analyst, Impairment and Models

Organisation: Barclays Bank
Duty Station:  Kampala, Uganda
Reports to: Head, Portfolio
Analytics & MI (AVP)
About Barclays Africa:
Barclays Africa encompasses Barclays Global Retail Banking, Corporate
Banking, and Barclaycard operations in 10 countries organised in four
geographic areas: North Africa (Egypt), East and West Africa (Ghana, Tanzania,
Uganda and Kenya),  Southern Africa
(Botswana, Zambia and Zimbabwe), and Indian Ocean (Mauritius and Seychelles).
Barclays Africa serves its 2.8m customers through a network of 573
branches and service centres providing a variety of traditional financial
products including retail mortgages, current and deposit accounts, commercial
lending, unsecured lending, credit cards, treasury and investments.
Job Summary: The Barclays
Credit Analyst, Impairment & Models primary involves the delivery of
accurate projections of the Bank’s Retail Impairment provision and the
development of robust econometric/statistical modeling covering scenarios and
stress testing. The position will play a vital role in the forecast accuracy
over both short term and long term aspects and will interact with multiple
business partners and provide insight It will also deal with managing multiple
forecast models and tools and identify any issues escalated when necessary as
well as the ad hoc analysis covering impairment expense or capital charge. The
job role will also include performing data analysis, forecasting and generating
both monthly and ad-hoc management information used by management to manage the
Retail business.  The analyst will also
be responsible for scorecard and behavioral models; and any other analytics
specific duties as assigned by the Head of Portfolio Analytics & MI.
Key Duties and
1. Impairment, Provisioning and Modeling (80%)
  • Gather relevant customer data from bank’s
    internal MI systems in order to run the impairment & provisioning
  • Communicate impairment & analytic
    results to both technical and non-technical audiences, using Microsoft
    Excel worksheets and PowerPoint presentations
  • Understand business questions and
    formulating data analysis and modeling problems.
  • Prototyping data-driven predictive models
    and data analysis models.
  • Assist the Retail Credit team by providing
    relevant and timely analysis for current projects and ad-hoc queries.
2. Data Analysis, Forecasting and Modeling of Portfolio Performance
Statistics (20%)
  • Analyze and interpret both Performance and
    Applications data relating to Credit Risk processes
  • Offer timely analysis to support with
    business as usual activities such as Credit Risk strategy changes
  • Continuously strive to improve Barclays’
    decision support systems.
Qualifications, Skills and
  • The candidate must hold a good degree in
    Quantitative or Mathematical Economics, Statistics, Data Analytics,
    Analytical Finance, Decision Sciences and /or Computer Sciences.
  • Strong IFRS knowledge and strong
    experience in econometric modeling or risk forecasting
  • Energetic and highly motivated
  • Keen team player
  • Possess the ability to assimilate new
    information and quickly adapt to a new environment.
  • Self-starter who naturally assumes
    ownership of initiatives
  • Passionate about data analysis and how
    this contributes to the business
  • Past exposure and experience in performing
    data analysis utilizing a standard statistical package such as SAS;
  • Strong knowledge of portfolio dynamics and
    Credit Risk and credit portfolio life cycle dynamics.
  • Good knowledge and understanding of
    portfolio and sub-portfolio modelling practices and model performance
  • Computer proficiency in modeling using
    Microsoft Excel, ideally with experience in manipulating large data sets.
  • Possess the ability to work on own
  • Practical experience of using analytics to
    solve complex business problems.
  • Excellent personal organizational skills
  • High degree of personal initiative
  • Ability to handle multiple tasks
  • Attention to detail
  • Proven knowledge of analysing and
    interpreting data using statistical models and manipulating data using
    relevant programmes such as SAS/SQL.
  • Strong communication skills and the
    ability to communicate complex concepts effectively at all levels.
  • A self-motivating team player who is able
    to define structure and prioritize work in order to complete assigned
    tasks on schedule in a timely and cost effective manner.
How to Apply:
If you feel challenged by any of the above positions, and believe you
can deliver on key deliverables as outlined above, upload your application
letter, current curriculum vitae and photocopies of academic certificate to our
recruitment website detail below:
Barclays is an equal opportunity employer that recruits, develops and
promotes people on merit, and rewards outstanding performance, regardless of
background and gender.
For queries contact us on 0417122453 or email:
Deadline:  19th August, 2014                       

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