Investment Accounting Associate Investment Accounting Associate …

BlackRock
in Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom
Permanent, Full time
Last application, 16 Sep 19
Not Specified
BlackRock
in Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom
Permanent, Full time
Last application, 16 Sep 19
Not Specified
About this role The Team: Are you an Investment Accounting professional searching for a rewarding, significant, multi-faceted opportunity with the world's largest asset manager? Do you pride yourself on building positive relationships, developing process solutions and bringing strategic visions to fruition? Look no further. BlackRock

About this role

The Team:

Are you an Investment Accounting professional searching for a rewarding, significant, multi-faceted opportunity with the world's largest asset manager? Do you pride yourself on building positive relationships, developing process solutions and bringing strategic visions to fruition? Look no further. BlackRock is pursuing an Associate of Investment Accounting to become a part of the team. We recognize that strength comes from diversity, and will accept your rare skills, eagerness, and passion while giving you freedom to grow authoritatively and as an individual.

We know you want to feel valued every single day and be recognized for your contribution. At BlackRock we strive to empower our employees and actively engage your involvement in our success. Our technology and services empower millions of investors to save for retirement, pay for college, buy a home and improve their financial well-being. Join the team and experience what it feels like to be part of an organization that makes a difference.

Our Investment Accounting Group provides accounting and regulatory data services to insurance clients. Our accounting services include the reconciliation, tracking, accounting for assets, along with preparation and oversight of monthly accounting packages and regulatory schedules.



The Role:

You will be responsible for the following activities:

Responsible for handling all aspects of accounting and reporting services and meeting the needs and evolving priorities of our clients. You will focus on delivering BlackRock to clients by supporting the monthly accounting close, leading client/department initiatives, improving the process and controls using capabilities of other parts of the BlackRock organization as required. You will have the opportunity for continued professional development with a career path within the group, or into other operating teams or client-facing business areas across BlackRock. Our suite of services provided to our clients offers opportunities for further personal learning, both in terms of the product types and accounting complexities, as well as the ongoing development of technical strengths.

Key responsibilities include:

  • Developing a thorough knowledge of BlackRock’s capabilities, products and services for insurance companies
  • Staying ahead of and effectively communicating the implications of the evolving regulatory landscape and new accounting pronouncements to ensure compliance by our insurance companies, across multiple bases of accounting (i.e., IFRS, UK GAAP, US Statutory, US GAAP, etc.)
  • Responsible to improve investment reporting for clients through preparation, review and ensure distribution of various accounting packages and reporting schedules
  • Supporting business growth within the insurance sector working in partnership with other BlackRock teams
  • Completing all quarterly/annual NAIC reconciliations and reporting in compliance with US Statutory guidelines
  • Assisting in the continual improvement of the investment reporting production and control processes to optimize efficiency, mitigate risk and incorporate business and product changes, ensuring procedures are maintained in line with all current practices
  • Providing complete and accurate review of data to clients’ book of business
  • Conducting special projects and initiatives to enhance the service offering



Experience Required:

  • Understanding of investment accounting product mechanics including debt instruments, equities and derivatives
  • Minimum 3 years of industry experience in investments/markets and understanding of investment accounting
  • Knowledge of insurance companies, including the regulatory and accounting constraints and standards under which they operate
  • Continuous operational improvement and control enhancement mindset
  • Familiarity with product- specific financial reporting and disclosures

About BlackRock

BlackRock’s purpose is to help more and more people experience financial well-being. As a fiduciary to investors and a leading provider of financial technology, our clients turn to us for the solutions they need when planning for their most important goals. As of June 30, 2019, the firm managed approximately $6.84 trillion in assets on behalf of investors worldwide. For additional information on BlackRock, please visit www.blackrock.com/corporate | Twitter: @blackrock | Blog: www.blackrockblog.com | LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/company/blackrock.

BlackRock is proud to be an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, protected veteran status, and other statuses protected by law.

BlackRock will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest or conviction records in a manner consistent with the requirements of the law, including any applicable fair chance law.


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