Senior Manager - Fund Accounting & Tax

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

Meraki Talent’s client is currently seeking a Senior Manager to head up the business area responsible for Financial, Client, Regulatory Reporting and Tax for their Fund Accounting clients. Our client’s business has continued to perform strongly in recent years. With a clear client strategy and effective global operating model, the firm have put themselves in an efficient and scalable position to attract new business.

Meraki Talent’s client is currently seeking a Senior Manager to head up the business area responsible for Financial, Client, Regulatory Reporting and Tax for their Fund Accounting clients.  Our client’s business has continued to perform strongly in recent years.  With a clear client strategy and effective global operating model, the firm have put themselves in an efficient and scalable position to attract new business.

 

As the Senior Manager for this business area you will be managing a distributed team of sixty staff across Edinburgh, Dublin and Lux as well as driving service delivery from captive offshore teams.  This is a senior level role which forms part of an EMEA management team and represents the region on the Global Fund Administration Forum which covers global strategy, business growth and functional development.

 

Key Responsibilities within the role:

 

  • Manage teams responsible for the production of annual and semi-annual financial statements, fund accounting regulatory returns, client reports, KIID documents and fund Tax Reporting.
  • Ensure all client and regulatory deliveries are met to  agreed SLAs
  • Lead Regional Strategy for EMEA Reporting and Tax Operations
  • Support Global Strategy for reporting and tax operations through Global Fund Administration forum
  • Oversight and review of retail fund reports and accounts together with tax compliance services
  • Leading projects and process improvements at a strategic level
  • Ensure on and offshore teams are trained to a high standard
  • Regular feedback to offshore captive to help client delivery
  • Deputise for EMEA Head of Reporting as required
  • Management of 6 direct reports and overall FTE of 60

 

This role has arisen at an exciting juncture in my client’s business.  With new long term client contracts secured and several initiatives involving digital solutions and automation ongoing they are looking to put some distance between them and their competitors when it comes to service model and client service.  This is a senior role which will have impact and join an existing high performing management team.

 

For this role, my client requires a strong senior manager with gravitas capable of operating at a strategic level.  Knowledge of Fund Financial Reporting (ideally UK Funds) and Taxation are required for subject matter expertise and any additional knowledge of client reporting or KIID reporting is highly advantageous.  Management of people, process and change will be at the core of what you do and there will be client contact on a regular but not daily basis.