2024 Finance Summer Analyst Program
Nomura is a global financial services group with an integrated network spanning over 30 countries. By connecting markets East & West, Nomura services the needs of individuals, institutions, corporates and governments through its three business divisions: Retail, Wholesale (Global Markets and Investment Banking), and Investment Management. Founded in 1925, the firm is built on a tradition of disciplined entrepreneurship, serving clients with creative solutions and considered thought leadership. For further information about Nomura, visit www.nomura.com.
Corporate Infrastructure Division
Our Corporate Infrastructure is what underpins the success of the entire organization. It is internationally renowned and structured to deliver world-class client service. We rely on it to build and support the business, helping us deliver innovative financial solutions that set Nomura apart in the global marketplace.
The Finance Group supports the dynamic needs of the business by providing Middle Office, accounting, treasury, tax, regulatory, and financial reporting / analysis services while establishing and monitoring organization-wide internal controls. A role within the Finance division would provide a candidate with an excellent overview of Nomura’s overall financial performance including an understanding of revenues, expenses, regulatory, capital, and other financial resources.
About Our Summer Analyst Program
The Summer Analyst Program runs for 10 weeks, during which Analysts will enjoy extensive contact with Nomura professionals at all levels through discussion groups, seminars and informal social functions. This program is an integral component of our full time recruiting. Please note this not a rotational program.
We aim to provide Summer Analysts with the same level of exposure as a first-year Analyst, with a hands-on opportunity to participate as full members of the team. They are expected to form effective working relationships and to demonstrate a commitment to the firm’s goals and values. During the course of the internship, Summer Analysts benefit from working closely with a peer and interacting regularly with a senior mentor.
What Roles You Might Play:
- Global Middle Office:
- Product Control: Timely daily & monthly P&L reconciliation, reporting and analyses. Provide appropriate P&L commentary on drivers (daily, weekly, monthly, and quarterly). Work closely with trading desks & Middle Office teams to resolve any trade booking and/or valuation issues and field trading desk queries. Month-end close reconciliations on P&L and balance sheet and balance sheet attestation.
- Trade Support: Daily trade capture and verification of all trades within Equity and Fixed Income. Facilitate trade processing from front-end through to settlement. Production and validation of risk and P&L. Deal with queries and ad-hoc requests from front office, risk, compliance, finance and operations.
- Cash & Collateral Management: Facilitate and control incoming and outgoing cash flows associated with trading activity and settlement. Partner with Treasury to manage liquidity across various bank accounts and fund for multiple affiliate entities. Mitigate credit risk through the determination and calling of margin at a portfolio level.
- Cash Management and Analytics / Management Information: Analysis, commentary and presentation of America’s performance, including revenues, costs and financial resources, as well as production of ad hoc financial requests, including periodic trend analyses with appropriate explanation and justification.
- Financial Control: Financial Reporting is responsible for the month-end close process, analyzing and reconciling accounts, and preparing financial statements.
- Controllers: Responsibilities may include reconciling, investigating and adjusting accounting information as part of the monthly general ledger reconciliation process, preparing financial statements, assisting with quarterly reporting requirements, and using reporting tools to produce analyses.
- Control & Oversight: US Finance Quality Assurance is an independent team, which evaluates and assures the on-going robustness and effectiveness of US Finances internal controls. The team achieves this through monthly and on-going QA reviews of balance sheet activities for adherence to governance and control frameworks. Additionally, the team manages the Account Attestation process for Finance, which ensure every Balance Sheet account is assigned to an appropriate owner and Attestation is performed as prescribed by AV policy guidelines.
- Regulatory Reporting: Assist with the preparation of the monthly FOCUS report. Prepare and analyze daily net capital for broker-dealer requirements. Provide appropriate commentary on variances day over day. Work closely with various departments within the firm to resolve any trade booking and/or valuation issues.
- Chief Administrative Office:
- US Finance Transformation: Tasked with changing the way Finance staff approach traditional work through automation and innovation. The team is responsible for digital tools introduction/rollout program, as well as training initiatives for said tools. US FTO is also responsible for reviewing innovation ideas from inception to completion, and collaborate closely with Technology teams to assist in the promotion of finished automations into production. The team is also responsible for delivering on large-scale tactical projects as directed by the regional CAO.
- Strategic Initiatives: The Regional Americas CFO Initiatives team plays a critical role to the function by managing a portfolio of change initiatives to help achieve strategic short and long term Finance objectives. After initiative identification this includes defining the objective and stakeholders, formulating a delivery plan, tracking against milestones, and reporting on progress/ issues/risks. Initiative portfolio spans mostly across all areas of Finance (i.e., Tax, Treasury, Financial Control, Regulatory Reporting, Management Reporting and the Middle Office), and also includes supporting the Business on cross-functional initiatives.
• Outstanding academic qualifications
• Strong communication and interpersonal relationship skills
• Strong organizational and time management skills
• Ability to understand financial products
• GPA: 3.2+
• Pursuing a Bachelor’s Degree (Accounting, Finance or FinTech)
• Graduating between May 2025 and June 2026 at an university in the United States
• Applicants for this position in the Finance Division of NHA must be currently authorized to work
for any employer in the United States. The Finance Division is not sponsoring or taking over
sponsorship of employment visas for this position at this time.
The intern position has a set base salary at an annualized rate of $65,000 per year for rising juniors and $75,000 per year for rising seniors. This is a non-exempt position eligible for overtime in accordance with applicable state and federal laws.
Nomura is an equal opportunity employer.