Role details

Fund Controller / Investment Management Division

City of London   •   £55,000 - £65,000   •  Permanent

Bullet points

  • Fund Controller / Investment Management Division
  • Premier Investment Bank

About Our Client

Leading international investment bank

Job Description

My client is a leading global financial services firm providing investment banking, securities and investment management services to a substantial and diversified client base that includes corporations, financial institutions, governments and high-net-worth individuals. The firm has offices in New York, London, Frankfurt, Tokyo, Hong Kong and other major financial centres around the world.

BUSINESS UNIT OVERVIEW As contact with virtually every part of the firm is essential to Controllers, professionals in the department experience products and sophisticated technology systems in depth. If you want to develop an in-depth understanding of financial services, Controllers is a great place for your career. You will receive continuous training, both formal and informal, and the support of senior members of our team. The Fund Controllers team is responsible for the oversight of the accounting for the Investment Management Division's offshore funds. The Fund Accounting function is outsourced to several Fund Administrators, in two European countries, utilizing three different GAAPs. The team responsibilities include Net Asset Value (NAV) review and approval of daily and weekly pricing funds, expense budgeting, financial statement reporting, audit management, regulatory reporting, as well as key involvement in the launch and closure of funds and the new product approval process. The team interacts closely with all internal teams connected with the Investment Management Division, as well as with the external vendors, principally the Administrators and Auditors.

The Successful Applicant

RESPONSIBILITIES

* Oversight and review of Fund Administrators, including review of NAVs, service levels and other projects
* Development/enhancement of systems and applications
* Management of fund / share class launches and closures, as well as other initiatives
* Fund budgeting (for non-asset based fees) and expense oversight, authorization and reconciliation
* Review of Fund regulatory reports, including Financial Statements
* Preparing analytical reports for Management, Fund Boards and other stakeholders
* Coordination with Fund Administrators for reporting cycles and other initiatives

SKILLS, EXPERIENCE & QUALIFICATIONS
* Qualified Accountant with asset management industry experience OR overseas equivalent
* Audit background an advantage
* Proven understanding of offshore funds, strategies and structures - experience supporting Irish domiciled funds and Luxembourg SICAVs preferred
* Proven history of process improvement
* Proven history of working to and achieving strict deadlines
* Proven time management skills and the proven ability to manage multiple deliverables with global internal and external teams

COMPETENCIES
* Functional Expertise - Keeps up-to-date with emerging business, economic, and market trends
* Technical Skills - Demonstrates strong technical skills required for the role, pays attention to detail, takes initiative to broaden his/ her knowledge and demonstrates appropriate financial/analytical skills
* Drive and Motivation - Successfully handles multiple tasks, takes initiative to improve his/her own performance, works intensely towards extremely challenging goals and persists in the face of obstacles or setbacks
* Client and Business Focus - Effectively handles difficult requests, builds trusting, long-term relationships with clients, helps the client to identify/define needs and manages client/business expectations
* Teamwork - Gives evidence of being a strong team player, collaborates with others within and across teams, encourages other team members to participate and contribute and acknowledges others' contributions
* Communication Skills - Communicates what is relevant and important in a clear and concise manner and shares information/new ideas with others
* Judgement and Problem solving - Thinks ahead, anticipates questions, plans for contingencies, finds alternative solutions and identifies clear objectives. Sees the big picture and effectively analyses complex issues
* Creativity/Innovation - Looks for new ways to improve current processes and develop creative solutions that are grounded in reality and have practical value
* Influencing Outcomes - Presents sound, persuasive rationale for ideas or opinions. Takes a position on issues and influences others' opinions and presents persuasive recommendations

What's on Offer

Base Salary: 55000 - 65000 GBP PA

Full benefits package and healthcare, pension, et al.

Competitive bonus scheme

Market leading training, linear progression. Suitable for ambitious and personable characters.

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