Fund Oversight Associates / Analysts - Asset Management

  • Excellent
  • Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom
  • Permanent, Full time
  • Meraki Talent
  • 19 Sep 17

Meraki Talent are currently recruiting for both Fund Oversight Associates and Analysts on behalf of a leading Asset Management firm.

These are not your typical oversight positions, you need to have a good grasp of all aspects of fund accounting including pricing, reconciliations and understand aspects of the financial reporting lifecycle. The main purpose of these roles is to help manage the integrity of the financial aspects of the relationship between the business and their third-party providers.

 

Our client is looking for driven individuals who can work in a fast paced, deadline driven environment and who have a keen eye for improving processes. The company offers a rewarding benefits package along with above average industry bonuses.

 

Naturally, there are varying levels of responsibilities for the Analyst and Associate levels, but some of the tasks will include:

 

 

 

  • Oversight of third party fund administrators pricing and control activity to ensure that all funds are priced within the required deadlines and to the required accuracy standards
  • Monitoring of reconciliations and controls produced by the third-party fund administrators
  • Coordination across departments and with external administrators to resolve issues impacting agreed pricing and monitoring deliverables and to ensure the continual improvement of the operational and control environment
  • Contribute towards the ongoing management of third party administrators through the establishment of effective relationships, continual update of SLA’s and monitoring of service delivery against defined KPI’s
  • Coordinate the resolution of fund performance versus benchmark out of tolerance exceptions identified by the third-party fund administrators
  • Focus on the financial aspects of the relationship between the business and third-party providers, encompassing the full range of services delivered, become a main point of contact within business unite, including fee modelling, scenario analysis and RFPs
  • Liaise with finance and business heads to prepare annual plan for provider spend, ensuring that all business change impacts / new business are understood, considered and aligned into plan
  • Produce monthly reports including appropriate analysis and commentary on the provider financials, investigating thoroughly all material variances to forecast, to plan, and month-on-month

 

 

The background of the Fund Oversight Associates / Analysts - Asset Management:

 

  • Experience in a fund accounting/fund pricing role, either within a TPA or fund management firm
  • Able to demonstrate a level of technical understanding of a range of investment instruments, fund types and products.
  • Ideally be working towards professional qualifications (IOC, IMC, ACCA, CIMA, ICAS)