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Accountant (12MTH Fixed Term Contract)

About the Client

The client represented is a multi-asset servicing specialist with local expertise in 35 markets and is covering 90 markets Internationally. This extensive network creates a high level of client care as the beneficial local knowledge provides connectivity clients need to navigate change in a fast-moving world.

They are known to provide one of the best reputations in the Financial Services market with regards to work-life balance and have over 10,380 employees of more than 100 nationalities.

Department Overview

The department is comprised of a number of different functions responsible for Daily net Asset Value Production, Taxation, effective yield accounting and for statuary and financial statements reporting services for a range of clients,

The team within the UK act as the guardians of all UK Accounts responsible for the NAV control framework to ensure timeliness and accuracy of external NAV series delivery to all UK clients.

The team also assure a smooth transition to the financial reporting production process and provision of data to external auditors and trustees,

The Role

The purpose of the role is to produce daily NAV prices and deliver non-daily priced information to clients accurately, adhering to agreed deadlines.

Key Responsibilities

For an agreed population of open ended funds, produce deliverables including, but not limited to:

  • To meet client KPI's and service delivery commitments through:
  • Daily Net Asset Value (NAV) calculations,
  • Distribution calculations,
  • Monthly trustee / control packs,
  • Management service charge calculations,
  • Performance fee calculations,
  • Portfolio turnover calculations,
  • Yield calculations,
  • Total expense ratios,
  • ONS Returns.
  • Timely completion of internal team management information.
  • Assist in managing responses to clients, auditors, trustees, custodians and other departments within BNP Paribas Securities Services for those funds assigned responsibility for.
  • Adhere to procedures and controls in performing allocated tasks.
  • Assist in documenting procedures and controls for new and existing processes.
  • Timely escalation of any issues to Senior Fund Accountant and Assistant Manager.
  • Ensure corrective and preventative action is taken, and evidence retained, where deadlines / quality standards are at risk.

Requirements

Essential

  • Possess high level of numerical skills and an awareness of investment operations and accounting procedures.
  • Highly computer literate with excellent Excel skills essential.
  • Ability to work under pressure and meet regular tight deadlines.
  • Flexible approach to work.
  • Strong team player.
  • Strong organisational skills.

Desirable:

  • Experience of HiPortfolio / pControl,
  • Fund accounting experience and/or unitised fund pricing.
  • IOC - If not already completed would be expected to study towards.
  • Degree qualified in a relevant subject or equivalent.