Professional Services Recruitment

Lead Financial Reporting Analyst - Edinburgh

£35,000 - £50,000 - Financial Services - Accountancy & Finance
Ref: 1808 Date Posted: Monday 21 Jun 2021
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Wilkinson & Associates is working with an asset management organisation in Edinburgh to source a Lead Financial Reporting Analyst to join their Global Fund Administration & Reporting team.

The role will primarily focus on the oversight, accounting and administration for the Group’s Investment Trust products. You will also focus on providing outstanding client service to their Boards, Portfolio Management, Product and Sales stakeholders. 

This is an excellent opportunity for a newly qualified accountant looking to make their first move out of practice to work within an organisation that encourages and supports career development.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Support the production, oversight and review of semi-annual and annual financial reporting for Investments Trusts and ETFs, ensuring these are accurate and in accordance with regulatory and client requirements
  • Work closely with administrators to plan and co-ordinate the production of reporting to ensure that regulatory and client deadlines are met
  • Analyse supporting schedules and reconciliations for the shareholder reports and for various regulatory filings for accuracy to ensure expected results
  • Oversight of third-party administrators including daily net assets value calculations, reporting prepared by the administrator and reviewing KPIs
  • Provide quality customer service to clients
  • Responsible for expense control for designated funds including oversight of the payment processes, ensuring expense accruals are in line with budgets and escalation
  • Review of fund distribution calculations
  • Research, analyse and make recommendations on new technical standards and regulations specific to Investment Trusts
  • Support new business and product launches
  • Proactively identify potential improvements in work processes and client service, working closely with Manager to implement these
  • Participate in departmental/divisional projects

Required Skills & Attributes:

  • Qualified Accountant preferred (ACA/ACCA/CIMA)
  • Experience in reviewing financial reports and audit cycles within asset management / financial services industry
  • Investment Trust prior experience strongly preferred
  • Strong understanding of technical accounting standards
  • Ability to work independently with strong attention to detail
  • Good communication skills and an ability to communicate complex matters to a variety of stakeholders