• Permanent, Full time
  • Schroders Investment Management
  • 16 Apr 18
  • London, England, United Kingdom
  • Base plus bonus and benefits
  • Full time

Reconciliations Lead Specialist - Integration Controls

Overview of Role   The Integration Controls team is primarily responsible for the integrity of data in applications that are critical to the reconciliations functions. Consequently, the Controls Team is structured to support three separate groups within Portfolio Services; Reconciliations, Portfolio Accounting and Portfolio Operations

Overview of Role
 
The Integration Controls team is primarily responsible for the integrity of data in applications that are critical to the reconciliations functions. Consequently, the Controls Team is structured to support three separate groups within Portfolio Services; Reconciliations, Portfolio Accounting and Portfolio Operations
Supporting the Reconciliation business processes, the role includes the timely import and validation of internal and external data into the Reconciliations system and the subsequent matching of records to identify cash and stock breaks that require further investigation.
 
Key Responsibilities:
 
Ensure stringent controls are in place to restrict and manage operational risk. 
Manage the accuracy and continuity of data within the supported systems.
Perform a series of integrity checks to confirm that Book of Record accounting data is fit for purpose.
Daily review of data integrity errors to identify common themes and co-ordinate resolution with respective parties.
Ensure that data is successfully integrated into supported systems; investigation and remediation of issues where appropriate.
Ensure report production is timely, accurate and fit for purpose.
Undertake analysis of exception trends to highlight risk and propose remediation solutions.
Monitor and report on performance against service level agreements. Review working processes and implement service improvements.
Prepare and submit timely and accurate management and key performance information.
Use initiative to develop effective and constructive solutions for escalated issues that meet the needs of Schroders, the custodians and clients.
Liaise with external parties and internal functions to establish and maintain effective working relationships. 
Assist Team Leader in project work and ability to lead team in Team Leader’s absence.
 
Essential Skills
 
Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, both written and verbal
Strong understanding and awareness of risk 
Able to adapt and thrive in a changing environment. 
Good client awareness
Strong prioritisation and organisational skills
Proven problem solving skills and excellent attention to detail 
An interest in pursuing a career within the Investment Management / Financial Services Industry
Strong industry knowledge towards data integrity within Reconciliations.
 
Desirable Skills
 
Understanding of operational risk and controls
Understanding of the applications in our system architecture and their inter-dependencies
An interest in and knowledge development of global investment markets
An interest in and knowledge development of investment instruments, our products and clients
Previous experience in system administration an advantage
Previous experience in reconciliation / accounting an advantage
Experience in using TriOptima platform
Knowledge of accounting systems, SWIFT messaging, Bloomberg etc. preferred 
PC skills including MS Excel and MS Word



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