Olivia Guan

Officer, Chief Finance Officer Group
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What does a typical day look like for you?

I work as a finance controller covering fixed income products in emerging markets. A typical day starts with a thorough review of the trading activities in the prior day. I try to explain how the traders are making money – by market making activities, market movements, or other factors that drive the profits or losses. During this process, I communicate a lot with colleagues from different teams. Together we make sure the revenue we report is accurate and reasonable.

What do you enjoy most about your job?

I really love the analytical nature of my job. When drilling down to an issue, we collect relevant information from different sources, and then validate and synthesize the information to deliver a full story of our analysis. Most importantly, we seek solutions to improve our business. A problem is a great chance for you to think, learn and progress. It is amazing to realize how much you can go beyond yourself in every challenge.

How does the bank support your development?

The bank provides well-rounded resources to help you succeed. I can always learn from my teammates, and people here are more than willing to share their knowledge and experience. Senior colleagues acknowledge my performance, and provide feedback and advice on where and how to improve. Given I am at the start of my career, I’m really grateful for all the help and guidance I receive in the bank. From a perspective of personal growth, the diverse activities organized by the bank connect me to brilliant colleagues. Learning from my co-worker’s colorful stories has opened up my understanding to people and the world we live in.

I can always learn from my teammates, and people here are more than willing to share their knowledge and experience.

What does a typical day look like for you?

I work as a finance controller covering fixed income products in emerging markets. A typical day starts with a thorough review of the trading activities in the prior day. I try to explain how the traders are making money – by market making activities, market movements, or other factors that drive the profits or losses. During this process, I communicate a lot with colleagues from different teams. Together we make sure the revenue we report is accurate and reasonable.

What do you enjoy most about your job?

I really love the analytical nature of my job. When drilling down to an issue, we collect relevant information from different sources, and then validate and synthesize the information to deliver a full story of our analysis. Most importantly, we seek solutions to improve our business. A problem is a great chance for you to think, learn and progress. It is amazing to realize how much you can go beyond yourself in every challenge.

How does the bank support your development?

The bank provides well-rounded resources to help you succeed. I can always learn from my teammates, and people here are more than willing to share their knowledge and experience. Senior colleagues acknowledge my performance, and provide feedback and advice on where and how to improve. Given I am at the start of my career, I’m really grateful for all the help and guidance I receive in the bank. From a perspective of personal growth, the diverse activities organized by the bank connect me to brilliant colleagues. Learning from my co-worker’s colorful stories has opened up my understanding to people and the world we live in.

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Which of these teams most appeals to you?

Banking, markets & finance

Banking, markets and finance roles across the bank work directly with our customers across the U.S. and companies and institutional clients globally.

Business support functions

Teams across our business support functions are essential specialist teams that work to ensure the strategic, efficient and successful running of the bank's day-to-day business.

Technology & operations

Global technology & operations teams help to provide the infrastructure, technology platforms and information security capabilities crucial to our ability to serve our customers and clients.

Where are you in your education?

Bachelor's Master's MBA PhD Other