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Senior 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,

Purpose of the Role

To contribute to the successful delivery of agreed deliverables in accordance with client service level agreements. This role is responsible for monitoring, review and sign off of work completed by other team members and client deliverables.

Key Responsibilities

Operational Excellence

  • To meet client KPI's and service delivery commitments
  • To take ownership for review and sign-off of team deliverables including:
  • Daily Net Asset Value (NAV) calculations
  • Year end and interim financial statements
  • Distribution calculations
  • Monthly trustee / control packs
  • Management service charge calculations
  • Yield calculations
  • Total expense ratios
  • ONS Returns
  • Timely completion of internal team management information
  • Participate in client and internal change activity as required ensuring no detrimental impact to client service delivery

Client Focus

  • Day to day production contact with Clients, Auditors, Trustees, Custodians and other departments
  • Support Assistant Manager in embedding a culture of ownership providing for end to end knowledge and understanding
  • Manage business as usual client queries

Risk and Control

  • Assess team processes to improve efficiency, control and to reduce risk
  • Support both Manager and Assistant Manager in ensuring all significant activities are documented within procedures, kept up-to-date and recorded on the procedure database
  • Support both Manager and Assistant Manager in ensuring all checklists utilised in review and sign off clearly document controls and are kept up-to-date
  • Timely escalation of any issues to Assistant Manager
  • Corrective and preventative action if deadlines / quality standards are at risk
  • Maintaining training and continuing competency (T&C)

People Management

  • Provision of feedback to Assistant Managers and Managers on the performance of Accountants.
  • Provision of training to Accountants and new starts.

Experience

The Requirements

Essential:

  • Excellent planning and organisation skills
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Mentoring and coaching skills
  • Delegation skills
  • Solid numerical skills and accounting knowledge
  • Good problem solving skills
  • Time management skills
  • Computer literacy including spreadsheet skills
  • Being responsible, reliable and accountable

Desirable:

  • Mix of Fund Accounting and NAV experience
  • pControl experience or previous exposure

Qualifications required for the role:

Essential:

  • Financial services background
  • IOC or equivalent professional qualification If not already completed would be expected to study towards.

Desirable:

  • Professional accounting qualification