CASS Analyst CASS Analyst …

Aviva
in York, England, United Kingdom
Permanent, Full time
Be the first to apply
£20,000-£35,000
Aviva
in York, England, United Kingdom
Permanent, Full time
Be the first to apply
£20,000-£35,000
This role is supporting the governance framework around the Aviva UK Life Retirement Solutions investment platforms – the adviser platform, the customer platform & the Corporate Platform. To enable Aviva to maintain compliance with the FCA CASS & COBS Rulebooks by handling and monitoring Platform

This role is supporting the governance framework around the Aviva UK Life Retirement Solutions investment platforms – the adviser platform, the customer platform & the Corporate Platform.

To enable Aviva to maintain compliance with the FCA CASS & COBS Rulebooks by handling and monitoring Platform Operational activity in respect of all client money and client asset transactions.

Oversee operational processes carried out by both outsource suppliers of these platforms to ensure Aviva remains fully compliant with above rulebooks, as well as TCF principles & provide customers with peace of mind so that they can rely on Aviva to administer their investments correctly and with care and integrity.



The Team

You would be working as part of a team of 22 within the UK LRS Business Unit. Working in CASS & Middle office the role will require the individual to build, maintain and monitor processes to support the daily cash flows relating to client money and assets while overseeing all investment operations processes.

Due to the growing supervision from the FCA on CASS compliance and the firms need to adapt to a changing regulatory environment the individual will have the opportunity to provide support to projects and developments ensuring CASS compliance is considered and adhered to, as well as utilise and build on existing networks of contacts to ensure adherence to the risk framework principles.



What responsibilities will you have?

  • Performing compliant internal and external client money reconciliations;
  • Perform complaint external custody reconciliations;
  • Ensure that day to day funding is put in place;
  • Active monitoring of investment operational processes focussing on one or more of the following : Trading (funds, equities, structured products), Distributions, Asset price feeds, Corporate actions, Cash and unit rebates;
  • Ownership and resolution of specific issues identified by monitoring;
  • Understand causes of failures and identify areas of weakness while working with the various business areas and/or third parties to resolve them and mitigate the risk of them reoccurring;
  • Calculation of customer remediation for large scale and bulk errors to understand the extent to which customer investments have been negatively impacted;
  • Periodic reviews of operational process maps and Procedure documents to ensure they remain accurate and compliant;
  • Build and develop working relationships with Aviva business areas and third parties.



What skills & experience do you need?

  • Deep understanding of the risks faced by Platform businesses and the controls in place to manage and mitigate these risks;
  • Deep understanding of the regulatory regime that the Platform businesses operate under;
  • Knowledge of CASS requirements and standards and the implications of these on both Aviva and its customers;
  • Skilled in working with large volumes of data and using that data to accurately identify and resolve risk issues;
  • Relationship management and influencing skills both internally within the team and externally with 3rd party suppliers;
  • Experience of risk management and process monitoring preferably with a focus on an investment platform environment;
  • Experience of or qualifications to evidence strong knowledge or reconciliation activity for client money and client assets;
  • CISI Investment Operations Certificate or equivalent desired.



What will you get for this role?

  • Basic salary range of £20,000-£35,000 depending on skills, experience and qualifications;
  • Generous defined contribution pension scheme;
  • Annual performance related bonus and pay review;
  • Minimum holiday allowance of 29 days plus bank holidays and the option to buy/sell up to 5 additional days;
  • Up to 30% discount for some Aviva products through “My Aviva Extras” plus discounts for Friends and Family;
  • Excellent range of flexible benefits to include a matching share save scheme.



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Additional Information and Equal Opportunity

One of Aviva’s core values is Care More, and this is brought to life through the flexible ways we love to work. This may include working from home some of the time, or flexible work schedules to accommodate parent and carer responsibilities, further studies and hobbies.

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As a disability confident employer, we guarantee to interview anyone with a disability (as defined in The Equality Act 2010) whose application meets the minimum criteria for the post. (By ‘minimum criteria’ we mean that you should provide us with evidence which demonstrates that you generally meet the level of competence required, as well as meeting any of the qualifications, skills or experience defined as essential). Please apply through the website and then email the contact listed in the advert to notify us that you meet the conditions for the guaranteed interview scheme.


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