Associate – Operations, Risk and Control – Singapore

  • Competitive
  • Singapore
  • Permanent, Full time
  • Nomura Asia
  • 27 Sep 16


Job Title: Operations Control – Associate
Corporate Title: Associate
Department: Operations
Location: Singapore

Nomura Overview

Nomura is a leading financial services group and the preeminent Asian-based investment bank with worldwide reach. Nomura provides a broad range of innovative solutions tailored to the specific requirements of individual, institutional, corporate and government clients through an international network in over 30 countries. Based in Tokyo and with regional headquarters in Hong Kong, London, and New York, Nomura employs over 27,000 staff worldwide. Nomura’s unique understanding of Asia enables the company to make a difference for clients through three business divisions: retail, asset management, and wholesale (global markets and investment banking).

Team Overview:

New opportunities exist in our Operations Control Team.  The Team’s role is to minimize firm’s risk by ensuring proper internal control is in place within the Bank’s Operations.   We are currently looking for risk and control management professionals with prior experience to support our various new initiatives in Asia (ex-Japan). 



  • Prioritize risk issues and the efforts required to address them; identifying issues and formulating appropriate risk governance, measurement and reporting
  • Be able to identify and analyze risks embedded in operational processes and to propose actions to mitigate them
  • Manage Risk Control Self Assessment (RCSA) process for Operations
  • Help identify relevant and evolving risks facing Operations activities, changes to internal controls and assess the impact on the scope and strategy of the department
  • Collaborate with cross divisional/regional counterparts on risk related tasks/projects

Control & Regulatory:

  • Define control & regulatory framework, guideline and processes with AEJ Operations
  • Monitor and control the process of balance sheet substantiation for ledger balances contributed by Operations activities from AeJ
  • Execute the department policies, procedures and programs to promote quality and guide the efficient completion of SOX, internal/external audits
  • Advise management on matters concerning risk and controls
  • On Regulatory policy changes, analyze any impact to Operations
  • Ensure consistency globally with Asia, EMEA and U.S. Control & Regulatory teams


  • At least 7 years of relevant experience in Operations, ideally with Ops Control area
  • Prior project implementation experience would be a plus
  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent in Finance or related subject required
  • Be able to communicate effectively at all levels
  • First class presentation skills
  • A good negotiator with the ability to seek for buy-ins from key stakeholders from the business
  • A self starter with a strong attention to details, ability to multitask and enjoys problem solving
  • Strong analytic skills and ability to quickly learn new products and systems; can thrive in a challenging constantly changing environment
  • A dynamic and hardworking person, with a strong character and excellent inter-personal skills
  • High standard of English required, Mandarin/Cantonese/Japanese is a plus

Regional Disclaimers / Diversity Statement

Nomura is committed to an employment policy of equal opportunities, and is fundamentally opposed to any less favourable treatment accorded to existing or potential members of staff on the grounds of race, creed, colour, nationality, disability, marital status, pregnancy, gender or sexual orientation.