Fund Accountant Oversight
- London, England, United Kingdom
- Contract, Full time
- 28 Sep 17 2017-09-28
Reason: Special Project Department: EMEA ETF Initiatives
Provide an authoritative source of business and industry expertise on functional and process requirements; manage change and the strategic agenda for key initiatives that impact across process and people.
Build strong relationships with contributing business areas within the business to improve the processes around fund launch and product change. Especially maintain a strong working relationship with the iShares Product Development Group.
Aid the iShares Capital Markets Group in supporting Primary Market Participant requirements.
Ensure compliance with all relevant policies and with regulatory requirements across all Products.
Key BlackRock contact point for outsourced fund administration vendor relationships.
Assisting the Financial Statement team in managing local audits.
Managing shareholder taxation relationships in conjunction with Product Tax
Oversee product and platform change initiatives which impact the fund administration and op model
Assess and effectively manage the operating risk associated with the funds
Oversee the quality of the outsourced FA service
Accountable to Boards and senior internal groups on the fund administration for the funds
Qualifications and Skills:
Preferably relevant recognised industry qualification (ACCA, ACA, CIMA, CFA)
5+ years experience in the Mutual fund industry with fund accounting focus and exposure to retail, institutional, hedge and cash product.
Experience with exchange traded funds a benefit, including the creation and redemption process.
Significant expertise in fund valuation and associated reporting and administrative requirements including specific knowledge of Irish and Offshore product including (but not exhaustive of) swing pricing, dilution, levels, performance fees, shareholder taxation, hedged share classes.
Proven experience in managing operational processes.
Education: Thorough understanding of the fund valuation and associated transaction lifecycle and key control frameworks.
Strong understanding of investment processes and controls across all product structures.
Strong prioritisation skills and ability to manage differing requirements from multiple 'clients'.
Strong ability and track record in determining and implementing change management to process and product.
Develop practical and pragmatic solutions through a 'hands on' approach.
Ability to justify and defend proposed approaches.
Strong team player with excellent interpersonal skills.
Can work effectively within a small team and also across several larger teams.
Needs initiative, drive and enthusiasm.
Excellent attention to detail.
Excellent verbal and written communication capabilities – ability to interact with all levels, including independent fund directors, industry groups, business heads and the firm's senior management.
Randstad Financial & Professional encourage applications from individuals of all ages & backgrounds. Appointment will be made on merit alone but candidates must be able to demonstrate their ability to work in the UK. Randstad Financial & Professional acts as an employment agency for permanent recruitment & an employment business for temporary recruitment as defined by the Conduct of Employment Agencies & Employment Business Regulations 2003