Accountancy, Finance and Change Management Recruitment Specialists

Fund Accounting Oversight - 12 month Fixed Term Contract - Edinburgh

12 month FTC - Financial Services - Accountancy & Finance
Ref: 1734 Date Posted: Wednesday 11 Nov 2020
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Our client, a successful savings and investment business is looking for people who are excited about joining them on their journey. They are digitally transforming and investing heavily in technology and innovation to develop new and improved customer propositions that really raise the bar for their customers. To help them achieve their vision they are looking for exceptional people who live their values and behaviours and who can inspire others; embrace change; deliver results and keep it simple.  They know that an inclusive environment makes them more accessible and ensures they attract, engage, promote and retain exceptional people. They welcome applications from all individuals regardless of age, gender/gender identity, sexual orientation, ethnicity/nationality, disability, or military service and welcome those who have taken career breaks. They will consider flexible working arrangements or home working arrangements for any of their roles.

Role Context

We are recruiting for a 12-month Fund Accounting Oversight role, on a fixed term basis.

The Fund Accountant will play a key role as part of a new Investment Reporting & Control team being established within the Investment Accounting (IA) function.  Investment Reporting & Control will be responsible for the integrity and accuracy of ledger data, recording accurate & timely IME, providing analytical and regulatory reporting, technical guidance and supporting business change.

Key responsibilities :

  • Act as a point of contact for all data matters relating to third party content review.
  • Work collaboratively with colleagues and take strong personal accountability to maintain and enhance controls.  Be personally responsible for and support initiatives to reduce operational risk.
  • Meet the required standard for the governance framework for oversight of third-party suppliers.
  • Ensure Third Parties are delivering in accordance with defined service level agreements and evolving with the business.
  • Work with stakeholders to ensure their current and future requirements are being met.

You will have:

  • Some knowledge of investment management products and the costs associated with the administration of investment assets or funds.
  • Good knowledge of customer/supplier commercial obligations in a savings and investment environment and that of third-party providers in relation to service levels and issue resolution.
  • Good knowledge of customer delivery, associated risks and commercial drivers of an investment accounting operation.
  • Good knowledge of financial services regulatory and legislative frameworks relevant to UK investment and savings organisations.
  • Experience in building and maintaining working relationships at varying levels across organisations in a savings and investment environment.
  • Extensive experience of investment fund cost management and reporting with the ability to challenge and influence commercially where required.
  • Strong understanding of customer service delivery and risk management within a complex operational environment.
  • Experience of data analysis, techniques tools and methodologies, ideally developed in an investment management team or Life Assurance.
  • Experience in delivering within challenging timescales and managing conflict and issue resolution.
  • Experience of using multiple sources of information and insight to drive objective decision making.