Financial Reporting Assistant Manager - Private Assets Funds Financial Reporting Assistant Manager - Private  …

HSBC
in Luxembourg
Permanent, Full time, Hybrid
Last application, 19 Jan 22
Attractive
HSBC
in Luxembourg
Permanent, Full time, Hybrid
Last application, 19 Jan 22
Attractive
Posted by:
Lu Recruitment • Recruteur
HSBC
Posted by:
Lu Recruitment
Recruteur
Permanent contract

HSBC Holdings plc, the parent company of HSBC, is headquartered in London. HSBC serves customers worldwide from offices in 64 countries and territories in our geographical regions: Europe, Asia, North America, Latin America, and Middle East and North Africa. HSBC is one of the world’s largest banking and financial services organisations. 

HSBC provides a comprehensive range of financial services through three global businesses: Retail Banking & Wealth Management; Commercial Banking; Global Banking and Markets; and Wealth & Personal Banking.

The HSBC Group in Luxembourg is a significant employer and operates several businesses including asset management, securities services, private banking and corporate banking.  

For our securities services activities, we are currently looking to recruit a:

 

Financial Reporting Assistant Manager - Private Assets Funds

Permanent contract

 

Role and Responsibilities:

You will be part of the multinational Fund Administration department of HSBC Continental Europe, Luxembourg Branch and work for a team dedicated to Financial Reporting with a specific focus on Private Debts and Private Assets.

You will be responsible for the oversight of the production process, for the planning and for handling the audit of semi-annual and annual financial statements.

In this role you will manage a group of Private Debts and Private Assets clients assigned to the team as well as the supervision and oversight of the various off-shored Financial Reporting functions. The Financial Reporting team serves as the overall interface between the bank, the auditors, the clients and the regulators in all matters relating to the production of financial statements of the funds under administration, as such the role may also extend to our Traditional and Alternative clients.

Along with your team colleagues, you will be the primary point of contact for auditors, clients and regulators and coordinate answers with regards to all Financial Reporting queries.

As part of your role, you will ensure the highest level of service is provided to our clients and you will continuously strive to enforce and enhance our control environment with the aim of mitigating and controlling our risks. 

You will ensure the identification and prompt reporting of potential gaps and risks that may affect the Group, the clients and the Bank.

In addition, you will provide assistance to superiors in delegated projects and tasks as well as assisting both the internal and external auditors during the funds and the banks reviews.

In this role, you will:

  • Be responsible for the oversight of the production process, accuracy and timeliness of all Financial Reporting deliverables;
  • Review financial statements of complex fund structures prepared by the international teams and ensure integrity with the required standards, accuracy of all accounts, notes and disclosures, including adequate classification and disclosures of securities and derivatives with a high degree of attention to detail;
  • Provide support and guidance to onshore and offshore teams in order for the service delivery to be met;
  • Maintain comprehensive calendars for your respective financial reporting deliverables and events;
  • Ensure good relationships are maintained with our primary contacts and liaise with internal and external parties in order to arrange for approval, signing and filing of financial statements within deadlines;
  • Ensure clean audit management letters by coordinating, reviewing and monitoring all aspects of the current and prior year production cycle;
  • Assist the Managers in delegated tasks and projects and ensure procedures and controls are followed;
  • Ensure internal and external audit procedures and controls are followed, reviewed, managed and completed.

 

Experience and skills required:

  • Bachelor's Degree or equivalent professional qualification, preferably in Audit, Accounting, Financial Reporting or Finance.
  • Previous experience of at least 5 years within the Investment Fund Industry, specialised in Financial Reporting and sound accounting process understanding
  • Previous experience of Private Debts and Private Assets structures and consolidations is a requirement for this role.
  • Professional accounting qualification such as ACCA, CPA, CIMA, would be an advantage.
  • Sound knowledge of the International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) and the Luxembourg Generally Accepted Accounting Standards (Lux GAAP), as they pertain to investment funds. Knowledge of any other GAAP would be an advantage;
  • In depth knowledge of AIFMD regulations;
  • Proven ability to organise workloads, to work efficiently and independently, but also highly motivated with aptitude for team work;
  • Ability to meet targets and deadlines;
  • Ability to communicate clearly and accurately with auditors, clients and colleagues;
  • Managerial experience is an advantage;
  • Very good command of Excel, Word, Access and affinity with major Private Assets’ industry software packages would be an advantage;
  • Perfect command of English, both in spoken and written, together with excellent communication skills are required for the role. German language would be considered as a strong advantage considering the expansion of our German client base.

 

If you’re looking for a career where you will be respected as an individual and valued for the contributions you make, please send your application letter and curriculum vitae (in English) to: luxrecruitment@lu.hsbc.com, and discover how diversity drives our success. Whether you want a career that could take you to the top, or simply take you in an exciting new direction, HSBC offers opportunities, support and rewards that will take you further.

We want everyone to be able to fulfil their potential which is why we provide a range of flexible working arrangements and family friendly policies.

Please note that due to the volume of applications received, we will acknowledge your application only if we wish to proceed to interview. If you have not received a response within 4 weeks your application has not been successful.

Please also note that every selected candidate will have to provide us with a valid criminal record check in due time.

For any GDPR request, please send it to: lux.data.privacy@hsbc.com

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