Description About this role Vice President/Director, Investment Accounting-Data Management
Are you an Investment Accounting professional searching for an exciting, significant, multi-faceted opportunity with the world's largest asset manager? If you pride yourself on building positive relationships, developing process solutions and bringing strategic visions to fruition, then look no further! BlackRock is pursuing a Vice President to become a part of the team. We recognize that strength comes from diversity, and will accept rare skills, eagerness, and passion. All the while supporting the freedom to grow authoritatively and as an individual.
We know you want to feel valued every single day and be recognized for contributions! At BlackRock, we strive to equip our employees and actively engage their involvement in our success. Our technology and services empowers 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 packages and regulatory schedules. The Role:
Responsible for handling all aspects of accounting and reporting services and meeting the needs and evolving priorities of our clients. 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 the need arises. There is an 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:
Develop a detailed knowledge of BlackRock's capabilities, products and services for insurance companies. Keep abreast of and optimally communicate the implications of the evolving regulatory landscape and new accounting pronouncements to ensure compliance by our insurance company, across multiple bases of accounting i.e. IFRS, US Statutory, US GAAP, etc.
Support business growth, implementation of new clients, and client retention within the insurance sector working in partnership with other BlackRock teams. Represent accounting on cross-functional projects and working groups in support of delivering key business and client objectives
Contribute to the continual development 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. Work with vendor partners to ensure that our development priorities are clearly stated and champion the completion of each
Provide expert-level support on in person and phone conversations with clients on accounting-related matters
Conduct periodic training with the Investment Accounting Team. Review all quarterly NAIC or other regulatory reconciliations with appropriate follow-up and resolution. Assist with audits in reviewing results and recommend changes in control and in answering any follow-up questions
- 10+ years Proven financial services experience, preferably in Investments/markets, Asset Management, or Investment Accounting Operations
- Solid understanding of best practice Data Management operations with a focus on continuous improvement, and opportunities to improve upon current workflows
- Strong written and oral communication/ interpersonal skills with the ability to present ideas, perspectives and issues to senior management
- Self-starter and comfortable working in compressed timeframes
- Ability to operate within an actively growing investment operation environment
- Effective people skills with experience mentoring and developing junior talent
- Experience and working knowledge of the Aladdin platform
- Experience and working knowledge of the PAM/PFI accounting platform
- Strong Fixed Income, Derivative, and Mortgage products knowledge
- Experience managing multiple projects
- Strong interpersonal skills and demonstrate ability to work collaboratively with a wide range of individuals at all levels of the organization
- Partner with business teams across the organization to define the roles/responsibilities and the future operating
- Hands on experience using SQL or Python is a plus
- Knowledge of insurance companies, including the regulatory and accounting constraints and standards under which they operate
- Solid and fluent communication skills
To help you stay energized, engaged and inspired, we offer a wide range of benefits including a strong retirement plan, tuition reimbursement, comprehensive healthcare, support for working parents and Flexible Time Off (FTO) so you can relax, recharge and be there for the people you care about. Our hybrid work model
BlackRock's current hybrid work model is designed to enable in-person connections and collaboration that is core to our culture, while supporting increased flexibility for all employees. In line with local health guidance and regulations, employees are required to work at least 3 days in the office each week, with the flexibility to work from home up to 2 days a week. Some business groups may require more time in the office due to their roles and responsibilities. The health, safety and well-being of our people will always be our top priorities; we will continue to monitor local conditions and health advisories in making decisions about our work environments. About BlackRock
At BlackRock, we are all connected by one mission: to help more and more people experience financial well-being. Our clients, and the people they serve, are saving for retirement, paying for their children's educations, buying homes and starting businesses. Their investments also help to strengthen the global economy: support businesses small and large; finance infrastructure projects that connect and power cities; and facilitate innovations that drive progress.
This mission would not be possible without our smartest investment - the one we make in our employees. It's why we're dedicated to creating an environment where our colleagues feel welcomed, valued and supported with networks, benefits and development opportunities to help them thrive.
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