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What is the Clearing & Settlements role?

The Clearing and Settlements job involves the process of settling securities transactions through a clearing corporation. Almost all firms take advantage of the streamlined systems and services offered by centralized clearing corporations, which operate in Canada, the U.S. and Europe. In Canada, the clearing corporation is the Canadian Depository for Securities (CDS). These clearing corporations are very similar in operation to the data processing/cheque clearing centres used by the chartered banks. They act as the other “side” to all trades so that settlement can be simplified and sped up. Most clearing centres also offer some type of depository or storage facility that helps to greatly reduce or even eliminate the physical handling of certificates. Clearing and Settlement jobs are found at the head office, or specialized operations locations, rather than at the branch level.

What are the responsibilities of this role?

  • Maintaining securities in an accurate and balanced manner so that the firm’s resources are always known
  • Checking and verifying Trade Reconciliation Reports from CDS against in-house documents
  • Resolving differences and making corrections
  • Reconciling Settlement Reports
  • Settling payments from the Consolidated Cash Recap Report
  • Reporting on outstanding trades

What is the earning potential for this role?

$35,000-$52,000/year
Avg Salaries from Canadian job sites

What are the required & recommended credentials and courses?

Below are the courses and credentials required and/or recommended for this career.

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