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Senior Fund Accountant

Ref: 75692

  • 50,000-50,000
  • 13 Sep 2021
  • Fixed Term

Senior Fund Accountant 

About the Company

Financial Planning and Operations (FPO) team sits within Finance Technology and Operations (FTO) which is a fundamental element of the Clients shared service model, providing a range of financial and transaction support services to all business areas within the Group Function.
 

About the Position

The client currently has a vacancy for a Senior Fund Accountant to join the Finance Operations team within FPO on a temporary contract reporting to the Finance Manager. It represents an excellent opportunity for a finance professional to take up a challenging position supporting the finance function service delivery in evolving and diverse businesses.

 

Key Responsibilities

  • Administration and accounting of investments ensuring payment and settlement of investments are made on a timely basis and in line with agreed procedures.
  • Preparation of monthly reconciliations of investment positions with the Global Custodian’s records.
  • Daily cash monitoring and instructing cash transfers and foreign exchange (fx) trades with the Global Custodian.
  • Administration of  fx hedge including review and confirmation of daily fx trades, weekly reconciliations and monitoring periodic settlement.
  • Maintenance of the portfolio management system including posting of daily transactions and valuations.
  • Reconciliation of the daily Net Asset Values produced by the Portfolio Management System.
  • Support the implementation of phase 2 of the Portfolio Management System.
  • Ensure correct VAT rates are applied to expense payments and correct withholding taxes are applied where relevant.
  • Preparation of bi-monthly VAT returns and annual tax returns such as return of trading, S891b, 46G.
  • Document and update processes, procedures and controls.
  • Liaise with internal and external auditors.
 

Experience/Requirements

  • Third level qualification preferably in Finance or Accounting.
At least 3 years’ relevant experience in financial services or in the banking sector is advantageous
  • Ability to adapt quickly to the role and demonstrate the ability to work as part of a team.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills with an ability to easily form good working relationships with team members and senior stakeholders alike.
  • A self-starter willing to take the initiative to get results.
  • Effective problem solving skills with a strong attention to detail.
  • Flexible and adaptable to change.

 

Knowledge

  • Understanding of investment securities and transactions such as equities, bonds, funds, derivatives etc.
  • Experience using portfolio management systems would be advantageous.
  • Strong Microsoft Excel skills, with experience in other Microsoft Packages.
  • Knowledge of general ledger applications (in particular Infor SunSystems) would be advantageous.
Understanding of the role of Finance in maintaining a strong control environment.
 

Remuneration Package

  • Flexible work options including remote working and variable work hours
  • An extensive wellbeing programme
  • Excellent learning and development opportunities that allow for full career development within the organisation
  • A diverse range of initiatives: LGBT+, Gender Matters, Disability Awareness, Sports & Social, Volunteering and lots more.
  • Reimbursement of annual professional membership fees
  • Defined Benefit Pension Scheme
Contact
For more information on this or any other roles please contact
https://www.linkedin.com/in/thomasguilfoyle/
Tom Guilfoyle tel:0035315927887 or email 
[email protected]

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