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Section Manager Fund Accounting

Ref: 921083

  • Market Rate
  • 30 Jan 2019
  • Limerick
  • Perm

Section Manager, Fund Accounting Our client is one of the world's leading financial institutions. They specialise in providing asset servicing solutions and asset management to both institutional and personal clients. The delivery of products and services to this client base is supported through a network of offices around the globe. Based in Dublin and Limerick, in Ireland the client administers one of the most varied range of products in the Irish Market and forms a vital part of firms global presence. Role: Reporting to a Divisional Manager, the Section Manager is a senior managerial position responsible for a fund accounting operations team. Responsibilities include conducting the performance management process, establishing goals & objectives for the team and ensuring the timely and accurate completion of the overall NAV production process. The teams comprise approximately up to 20 partners including Fund Accountants, Team Leaders, Consultants and Fund Accounting Operation Managers. The successful candidate will consult with clients and partners ensuring delivery of a first class service and they will help to identify and develop process improvements, system enhancements and optimise effectiveness within the group and across the department. The role would suit an ambitious, energetic individual with strong systems, product and process knowledge coupled with the ability to lead, motivate and engage partners. Individuals with previous experience in fund administration, operations or accounting are of particular interest for the role. This role will be of interest to candidates who wish to progress their career in a dynamic, ‘best in class operation’. Principal Responsibilities: Management of a fund accounting team, to conduct the performance management process, identification of training and development needs, recruitment and motivation of partners, and establishment of performance standards. Lead and guide partners, and foster an environment which encourages employee participation, teamwork, and communication. Responsibility for the overall NAV production process, accuracy, and timeliness across a broad spectrum of financial and accounting matters. Keep abreast of industry and regulatory developments. Maintain unrivalled client satisfaction and continuously improve the departments’ performance with a direct focus on quality, risk mitigation, efficiencies and internal controls. Work as part of a wider FA Ireland team engaging with the Section Manager and Divisional Manager teams in Dublin, Limerick and Bangalore to seek opportunities to improve productivity and quality within the department. Skills /Experience: The ideal candidate will have experience of managing teams, implementing development and succession plans for all levels, and will display effective communication and coaching skills. The ability to contribute to the overall department strategic, tactical and budget objectives and initiatives would be beneficial. Strong communication, presentation, leadership and motivational skills are required. Proven client management skills and the ability to manage a team to plan and meet client and ad-hoc deliverable deadlines required. Systems knowledge of Invest One Enterprise, Vendor systems (Bloomberg, Reuters), and other fund accounting systems advantageous. Strong PC skills required Experience with instilling a strong client service culture in teams is desirable in addition to the ability to represent the business to clients via presentations etc. The successful candidate would display ambition, positivity, confidence, discipline, approachability, creativity and enthusiasm. Employees benefit from a positive work culture and great efforts are made to balance work and home life. Employees have access to a broad range of workplace support options including: flexible working; emergency family or child care support; professional mentoring; paid volunteering days etc.