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Senior Technical Associate, Client Finance Reporting

  • Job reference DST/TP/17446/11289
  • Job type Full Time
  • Sector Accounting & Finance, Administration and Operations
  • Location Brentwood

The CFR team are responsible for ensuring accounting information is sent to the Management Companies in accordance with Service Level Agreement deadlines is accurate, complete and clearly presented.

  • Within this role you will have daily responsibility for management companies financial reporting on the Funds FAST & FSU operating systems.
  • Complete and meet daily, weekly and monthly financial reporting in accordance with Service Level Agreement deadlines.
  • Understanding operating models and systems to effectively investigate and resolve issues in a timely accurate manner.
  • Represent the team as a Subject Matter Expert on Projects and Training new members of staff
  • Identifying and implementing improvements to the team for daily processes
  • Actively monitoring and chasing of outstanding items
  • Acting as point of escalation for internal and external queries

Package

  • Reference salary based on experience
  • 20 Days holiday (increasing by 1 day for every year's service up to a maximum of 25 days)
  • 6% non-contributory pension scheme
  • Life Assurance (4 x salary)
  • Single person healthcare
  • flex benefits scheme

Main Responsibilities

  • Subject matter expert in the completion of daily, weekly, monthly financial reporting & associated tasks - allocated larger and more complex clients and will be a lead on queries/cover allocation
  • Analyse and resolve all outstanding items. Report investigation/ action required for those items either by team, sister departments, bank and Trustees, where appropriate and chase to completion
  • Analyse, resolve and assist other team members in escalating outstanding items. Report investigation/action required for those items both internally and to management companies
  • Assist with necessary training to build a full working knowledge of team's systems/processes/controls including on job coaching with team
  • Complete various financial reporting with high volumes of clients and transactions
  • Plan and organise daily work to ensure completion within standard practices/SLA's including Daily/Weekly/Monthly tasks
  • Completion of month end finance packs within SLA - able to analysis accounts, looking at trends, comparing profits/losses against previous months - highlighting to Management Company.
  • Completion of IMA stats & Quarterly PSD Stats
  • Training new members of the team
  • Attend Client Meetings / Audit meetings
  • Assist/answer internal and external queries relating to the reconciliations and general ledger in a timely manner escalating to Team Leader or Manager as necessary
  • Reviewing and writing procedures along with representing team in client meetings and divisional meetings, including new client take on's
  • Ensure work is accurate using effective narratives and allocation of responsibility for all outstanding reconciliation items to a standard suitable for reporting to clients and for internal statistical reporting
  • Being a subject matter expert for the allocated management companies products and processes, assisting Team Leader where appropriate representing the team in required meetings/projects
  • Taking lead role with client projects/mergers/rebrands/conversions
  • Systems changes - Taking lead on any system changes, testing and setup ensuring all team, have access
  • Assisting with macro's/spreadsheets/system and work practice enhancements
  • Assist with QC of reporting/OCP where instructed by Team Leader/Management
  • Ensure all processes are completed using established procedures, which are controlled, monitored and documented.
  • Communicate effectively and work in co-operation with others in order to maximise teamwork and achieve intended results
  • Carry out any other duties which are within the employee's skills and abilities whenever reasonably instructed.

Key performance areas:

  • Completion of daily reports for review
  • Clear outstanding reconciliation items
  • Completion of accurate allocation of responsibility, weekly Statistical Reporting
  • Attendance of weekly meeting to represent Client Finance Reporting.
  • Input to projects to become SME and facilitate detailed training to the team.
  • SLA's are adhered to
  • Correctly using documented processes and procedures
  • Responsible to ensure procedures are accurate and up to date

Ideal Candidate

  • Excellent knowledge of accounting principles and practice, reconciliation and double entry bookkeeping
  • Good knowledge of ISA, Unit Trust, OEIC or Investment Trust administration
  • Excellent knowledge of FCA regulatory environment
  • Good keyboard skills to include MS Office packages & systems used within the business
  • Good Verbal reasoning and numeric skills.
  • Excellent Communication, Planning, & Organisational skills.
  • Analytical and Investigative skills
  • Ability to work without close supervision
  • Relevant business experience. Demonstrating an understanding of responsibilities within the Financial Services Industry (Preferred)
  • Desire to study and complete the IOC Introduction qualification
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