Fund Accounting Lead Manager Fund Accounting Lead Manager …

Barclay Simpson
in London, England, United Kingdom
Permanent, Full time
Last application, 23 Feb 20
Competitive
Barclay Simpson
in London, England, United Kingdom
Permanent, Full time
Last application, 23 Feb 20
Competitive
Barclay Simpson
As Fund Accounting Lead Manager you will have responsibility for setting accounting and financial reporting policy for UK based investment products, and provide back-up support for other regions/markets where required. The Lead Manager will act as a subject matter expert and will have advanced knowledge of accounting principles and practices and the skills to research and offer guidance to multiple areas.

As Fund Accounting Lead Manager you will have responsibility for setting accounting and financial reporting policy for UK based investment products, and provide back-up support for other regions/markets where required.  The Lead Manager will act as a subject matter expert and will have advanced knowledge of accounting principles and practices and the skills to research and offer guidance to multiple areas.

Responsibilities:

Oversight for Accounting Processes and Information

  • Provides oversight of highly complex financial transactions or general accounting functions or complex regulatory reporting for UK based products.  Resolves complex issues as they arise.
  • Assists in developing proper oversight and monitoring results for 3rd party accounting vendors.
  • Acts as a lead on behalf of Investment Treasury regarding technical accounting projects impacting the UK based products.
  • Responsible for reviewing financial statements of UK based products.
  • Owns relationship with local external auditors, providing a point of escalation to resolve issues.
  • Owns NAV error resolution, including working with internal and external teams to determine cause and appropriate recommendations for process improvement.

Technical Research & Consultation

  • Performs technical accounting research, as necessary, to ensure practices / conclusions / positions comply with applicable authoritative accounting, legal, regulatory requirements. Confirms conclusions internally and with external auditors and legal as appropriate.
  • Serves as consultant to operating groups by providing subject matter expertise during implementation of new and/or changed accounting and reporting requirements.
  • Serve as a subject matter expert to groups outside of Investment Treasury, such as legal, product, investment staff, etc.

Strategic Initiatives

  • Leads or participates in special projects and recommends improved policies and procedures.
  • Liaises with product teams to understand new products or changes to existing products and how that might have downstream impact to accounting related functions.  Consults with various functions to ensure readiness.
  • Provides support to boards and product governance committees, such as valuation, liquidity, disclosure, and service agreements.

Requirements:

  • Qualified accountant with related work experience in the asset management or mutual fund industry.
  • In-depth knowledge of accounting principles, practices and regulatory issues and their application to a wide variety of areas.
  • Ability to take ownership of a task or process and see it through from inception to completion.
  • Works well both independently and in a team environment.
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