Associate - Business Analysis Team - IAFD

Date: 8 Apr 2024

Location: London, GB

Company: Mizuho

We are recruiting for an Analyst/Associate to join the Business Analysis team within the International Acquisition Finance Department on a 12 month Fixed Term Contract


Profile Summary

The Business Analysis Team (BAT) sits within the International Acquisition Finance Department (IAFD) and provides essential Middle Office support to the Front Office teams within IAFD. BAT supports both the Asset Management team (including the managed account platform – Stratum) and the Origination team within IAFD and our main duties include assisting the front office teams in the preparation of credit applications, undertaking ratings for new transactions as well as regular and special reviews, submission of KYC / AML information for new customers, carrying out checking, reconciliation and rating reviews to ensure integrity of data, and preparation of various portfolio, financial and Management information reports for both IAFD, Head Office and external Stratum investors. The successful candidate will be joining a fast-paced middle office team which provides high quality, accurate and invaluable support for the IAFD front office teams which it sits alongside.


Duties and Responsibilities

•    Managing KYC/AML processes for new clients, ensuring all KYC documentation is collected and verified in accordance with internal KYC policy and submitted to the Client Lifecycle Management (CLM) team to complete the on-boarding process.

•    Liaise with CLM team and Compliance to manage the new business pipeline and its on-boarding deadlines, ensuring the relevant approvals have been granted to complete the on-boarding process.

•    Collaborate with the Front Office team to communicate KYC requirements to client effectively, addressing any queries or concerns they may have.

•    Undertaking the submission of customer code set up workflows and ensure data integrity on the internal customer data base (i.e. Matrix and Fenergo)

•    Managing periodic KYC review (Rolling Review) for existing clients, ensuring that CLM team has sufficient information and support to complete the reviews in timely manner.
•    Providing fast and accurate support for the front office teams

•    Carry out any other BAT related tasks, as and when required



Qualifications, Skills and Experience

•    Experience and Knowledge of Financial Services and AML/KYC legislation and related regulations

•    Experience and knowledge of leverage finance and the syndicated loans market

•    Excellent communication skills and client service orientation with both internal and external stakeholders.
•    Flexibility to perform a variety of tasks with good organisational and time management skills 

•    Demonstrable ability to innovate, support change and problem solving skills

•    Strong numerical and analytical skills, detail oriented

•    Ability to work fast and accurately whilst under pressure 

•    Computer literacy:  excellent knowledge of MS Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint)

•    Bachelors Degree or equivalent (desirable)


At Mizuho, we embrace flexible ways of working when the role permits. We offer different working arrangements like part-time, job-sharing and hybrid (office and home) working. Our purpose-led culture and global infrastructure help us connect, collaborate, and work together in agile ways to meet all our business needs.


At Mizuho we are committed to supporting equality, diversity and equality, and seek to create a workplace that is fully inclusive.  We welcome applications from all sections of the community that we operate in and from all ethnic backgrounds, sexual orientation, beliefs, gender identities and disabilities


If you require more information about our equal opportunities policy or wish to discuss any accessibility requirements or reasonable adjustments please contact the recruitment team – and we will be happy to help.




Mizuho Bank provides financial and strategic solutions for the increasingly diverse and sophisticated needs of international clients, focusing its efforts on serving major corporations, financial institutions, individuals and public sector entities. A relationship management approach to serving clients enables Mizuho Bank, together with group companies including Mizuho Trust & Banking and Mizuho Securities, to develop customised solutions in areas such as corporate, structured and project finance, transaction banking and risk management. 

With 81 offices outside Japan, Mizuho Bank offers both local experience and the ability to progress careers across its global business network. Mizuho Bank is a subsidiary of the Japan-based Mizuho Financial Group, Inc, one of the largest financial services companies in the world, with total assets of approximately US $1.8 trillion (as of March, 2016). Mizuho London Branch has over 850 employees, Mizuho Bank employs over 27,000 employees and is part of the Mizuho Financial 
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