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Junior Fund Accountant / Administrator (Pensions)

£30000 - £38000 per annum

Junior Fund Accountant / Administrator(Pensions)

Our client, a major pension fund, is looking for an ambitious, Junior Fund Accountant to cover a wide range of Fund Accounting / Operational duties. Prior experience with Pensions / Fund Accounting is strongly preferred.

Key Duties

  • Ensuring that all daily reconciliations are up to date
  • Working with Fund Managers to correct reconciliation issues
  • Ensuring the maintenance of the asset allocation of the pension fund
  • Monthly fund accounting including general ledger for all of the client’s funds
  • Co-ordinate the delivery of the quarterly fund fact sheets
  • Complete data analysis as required and ensure the provision of relevant MI
  • Supporting project work
  • Ensuring unit prices move according to market movements
  • Ensuring correct AMC calculation
  • Producing Management Information for relevant dashboards each month
  • Assisting in the review of fund performance
  • Automation of day to day oversight processes

Key Relationships

  • The schemes fund administror
  • Fund Managers
  • Finance Department / Scheme Administration team (both internal / external)
  • Internal and External Auditors.
  • The CIO

Experience and technical skills

  • Experience of investment operations processes
  • Hands on experience of working with fund accountants, third-party administrators/custodians
  • Basic knowledge of fund accounting and general ledgers
  • Intermediate excel including pivot tables, v lookups, macros, designing formulae
  • Exposure to the regulations governing pension schemes
  • Knowledge of different pooled fund vehicles

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£40000 - £50000 per annum

A role within the support team of a global reinsurance firm. This position will take repsonsibility for servicing Broker / Cedant accounts, ensuring accounts are booked and paid in a timely manner.

Other duties will include analytical work, as well as more ad hoc tasks.

This is a great opportunity to join a fast paced team and to develop your career in re-insurance.

Job Description:

  • Processing & validation of complex Assumed and Ceded Treaties and Facultative covers, checking Profit Commissions, Sliding Scales etc ensuring accuracy and continuity with cedant accounting
  • Calculation and analysis of quarterly premium accruals / earned premium, assisting in quarterly management reporting and attendance at actuarial review meetings
  • Production of monthly Terms of Trade and Premium Adjustment reports and monitoring responses
  • Reconciliation of assumed/ceded reinsurance ledgers
  • Raising and processing of payments/receipts onto internal systems
  • Investigating and resolving internal and external accounting and audit
  • Monitor cash/unapplied cash, outstanding accounts and conduct effective credit control activities in maintaining unsettled balances
  • Communicating effectively with all departments, branches and stakeholders
  • Establish and maintain effective relationships with brokers, cedant’s and reinsurers to ensure business continuity
  • Various ad-hoc projects as required

Skills & Experience Required:

  • Good A Level grades, particularly in Maths and English
  • At least 2 years’ experience in a similar role
  • Competence with Microsoft Office tools

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£25000 - £35000 per annum


Financial Reporting Officer

Our client is a banking organization with a global presence. They require a part qualified accountant to cover a range of reporting deliverables, including reporting under IFRS and basic management reporting.

Reporting into the Financial Reporting Manager, you’ll need to be a part qualified or finalist accountant with experience of reporting under IFRS.

Key Duties

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  • Liaise with external auditors
  • Aid with the planning, testing and implementation of finance-related projects
  • Assist with the preparation and content of Management Accounts/ Performance reports
  • Assist with the preparation of financial reports for controllers and local management
  • Assist with the preparation and completion of all HMRC related returns (Corporation tax, VAT, others)
  • Assist with the production of a wide range of reports to the Parent company
  • Preparation of management information
  • Keep up-to-date with accounting standards and communicating their impact Provide analysis and variance reports for review by line manager
  • Assistance with all month- end processes
  • Participate in finance-related projects for the continuous improvement of processes and systems
  • Other ad hoc assignments



Required Skills

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  • Strong Financial reporting background – IFRS knowledge is essential
  • Self-motivation and ability to work with minimal supervision within a team structure
  • Intermediate Microsoft Office skills (especially MS Excel, PowerPoint)
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  • Good listening and communication skills
  • Through working style and excellent attention to detail
  • Fast learner with good problem-solving skills
  • Ability to challenge and influence
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Excellent analytical and reporting skills
  • Part qualification (ACCA, ACA preferred) with strong academic background in quantitative disciplines such as Mathematics, Economics, Finance or Engineering

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Regulatory Reporting Accountant

Our client, a commercial banking organization with a global presence, is seeking a strong Regulatory Reporting professional to join their London branch. The role will take responsibility for a wide range of regulatory returns, with a specific focus on COREP.

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Key Duties

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  • Assist with the production of regulatory returns (COREP, LIQREP, FINREP, BoE Statistical Reports)
  • Assist with the production of ICAAP, ILAAP and Pillar 3 disclosures
  • Assist with the company's growth strategy for Regulatory reporting
  • Assist with the development and maintenance of both internal and external capital and liquidity calculation and reporting tools on ad hoc daily, weekly and quarterly basis.
  • Assist with the implementation/enhancement of regulatory reporting software.
  • Work with the regulatory reporting manager to review processes relating to Regulatory Reporting to identify improvements and thus enhance control / system capabilities
  • Reconcile balance sheet on periodic basis
  • Keep up to date developments and changes in regulatory issues
  • Analyse and help with the implement new legislation
  • Cover for other team members when required
  • Other ad hoc assignments



Key Requirements

  • Part qualification (ACCA, ACA preferred) with strong academic background in quantitative disciplines such as Mathematics, Economics, Finance or Engineering
  • Ability to work under pressure, if necessary, under deadline-driven conditions
  • Strong Regulatory reporting background - Experience with COREP is essential
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  • Exposure to regulatory reporting and awareness of regulatory reporting rules
  • Self-motivation and ability to work with minimal supervision within a team structure
  • Intermediate Microsoft Office skills (especially Ms Excel, PowerPoint)
  • Excellent writing skills
  • Good listening and communication skills
  • Through working style and excellent attention to detail
  • Fast learner with good problem-solving skills
  • Ability to challenge and influence
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Excellent analytical and reporting skills

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Finance Business Partner

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£55000 - £60000 per annum


Role Purpose

  • This role is part of the Global Marketing function and is focused on supporting the strategic and revenue growth priorities of all four Global Businesses: Retail Banking & Wealth Management, Global Private Banking, Commercial Banking and Global Banking & Markets. The function focuses on understanding customers and the identification, development and execution of marketing strategies, campaigns and activities that support and strengthen the Banks brand, support the drive for revenue and increase customer value and satisfaction in order to meet agreed targets and objectives at both a global and market level.
  • The team plays a crucial role in ensuring that a consistent framework and process is used to formulate, agree, optimise, prioritise and evaluate plans for execution, including the definition and management of the appropriate resources required for effective delivery. The team also develops and implements processes to ensure efficient operation within a well governed and controlled environment.
  • The role holder supports the Head of Marketing Planning and is responsible for:
  • Maintaining oversight over all Global Marketing expenditure across the 4 businesses as well as all Global and Regional brand budgets, ensuring that all areas adopt a solid and robust approach to financial control and management.
  • Maintain clear and accurate records for all Global Marketing expenditure, including latest estimates and forecasts.
  • Developing presentation decks to summarise key financial information to senior stakeholders.
  • Support the planning process through maintaining an accurate records of plan submissions at all times.
  • Co-ordinate the budgeting process across Global Marketing and liaise with the Finance teams to ensure that the final budgets held in the Finance systems are accurate.
  • Take ownership of the detailed budgeting process for the Central teams.


Key Accountabilities

  • The job holder is accountable for:
  • Maintaining oversight over all Global Marketing expenditure across the 4 areas as well as all Global and Regional brand budgets, ensuring that all areas adopt a solid and robust approach to financial control and management.
  • Maintain clear and accurate records for all Global Marketing expenditure, including latest estimates and forecasts.
  • Developing presentation decks to summarise key financial information to senior stakeholders.
  • Support the planning process through maintaining an accurate records of plan submissions at all times.
  • Co-ordinate the budgeting process across Global Marketing and liaise with the Finance teams to ensure that the final budgets held in the Finance systems are accurate.
  • Take ownership of the detailed budgeting process for the Central teams.
  • Work with Finance teams to ensure effective financial controls and systems are in place to manage all marketing expenditure.

Role Context

  • Four significant factors influence this role:
  • Global Marketing strives to put the customer at the heart of everything we do.
  • The function supports the business in driving top-line revenue growth across our key geographies.
  • Global Marketing continues to support the business to deliver a customer-focused approach to Global Standards and regulatory agenda.
  • In order to achieve synergies from the integrated global function, the jobholder will be required to leverage off the skills and people across the whole global function.

Knowledge and Experience

  • Minimum 3 years’ experience of budget / financial management, ideally within a Financial Services institution
  • Experience of working in Marketing is desirable but not essential.
  • Experience of working with teams over multiple sites, preferably in a global capacity
  • Highly numerate with excellent attention to detail
  • Excellent PowerPoint skills, with proven ability to translate key financial information into accessible presentations to senior executives.
  • Ability to think innovatively, shaping and communicating new concepts.
  • Proven ability to inform and challenge leadership teams and peers and provide substantiation.
  • Proven ability to work on multi-function projects demonstrating excellent relationship building skills.
  • Proven ability to be a self-starter with energy and drive in a challenging and dynamic environment
  • Able to influence and lead cross functional teams to drive improvement
  • Commitment to putting the customer at the heart of all development and implementation activities



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£50000 - £60000 per annum

Collateral Manager - Banking

Role overview:

Collateral Management is responsible for managing the collateral, exposure, valuations and regulatory commitments within the client’s product suite to help minimise credit, market and operational risks.

This role will be responsible for building and implementing the collateral management function in the Bank. Candidates will need strong experience within a similar role experience of derivative products.

Duties

  • Responsible for monitoring and managing collateral with regards to:
    1. Margin calls on derivatives (vanilla, FX and interest rate)
    2. Trade Finance transactions
    3. Term loans (collateral typically includes property, plant and equipment)
  • Challenge derivative and other products valuation, particularly with regards to parameters driving this valuation and how this may differ from counterparties’ perspective
  • Effectively communicate and escalate issues within Collateral Management and with traders and other support functions, including liaising with relevant departments regarding collateral set-up and entries Input of collateral/security into T24 system
  • Payments limit management and approval process for Trade Services using Daily Limit report to calculate line availability and including managing pledged cash covering transactions
  • Approving Forex transactions outside of established lines
  • Update and draft relevant policies and procedures
  • Working closely with Risk and other departments within the Bank to assist and achieve RA objectives.
  • Complying with the FCA/PRA’s Individual Conduct Rules, as outlined below

Skills / Qualifications required:

  • Extensive collateral management, or similar experience, within the financial services
  • A strong understanding of valuation of derivatives would be an advantage
  • Knowledge of MS Office and an aptitude for learning new software packages, accurate and high standards of numeracy oral and written English language, along with good organizational and communication skills and a professional attitude
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Collateral Manager - Banking

Role overview:

Collateral Management is responsible for managing the collateral, exposure, valuations and regulatory commitments within the client’s product suite to help minimise credit, market and operational risks.

This role will be responsible for building and implementing the collateral management function in the Bank. Candidates will need strong experience within a similar role experience of derivative products.

Duties

  • Responsible for monitoring and managing collateral with regards to:
    1. Margin calls on derivatives (vanilla, FX and interest rate)
    2. Trade Finance transactions
    3. Term loans (collateral typically includes property, plant and equipment)
  • Challenge derivative and other products valuation, particularly with regards to parameters driving this valuation and how this may differ from counterparties’ perspective
  • Effectively communicate and escalate issues within Collateral Management and with traders and other support functions, including liaising with relevant departments regarding collateral set-up and entries Input of collateral/security into T24 system
  • Payments limit management and approval process for Trade Services using Daily Limit report to calculate line availability and including managing pledged cash covering transactions
  • Approving Forex transactions outside of established lines
  • Update and draft relevant policies and procedures
  • Working closely with Risk and other departments within the Bank to assist and achieve RA objectives.
  • Complying with the FCA/PRA’s Individual Conduct Rules, as outlined below

Skills / Qualifications required:

  • Extensive collateral management, or similar experience, within the financial services
  • A strong understanding of valuation of derivatives would be an advantage
  • Knowledge of MS Office and an aptitude for learning new software packages, accurate and high standards of numeracy oral and written English language, along with good organizational and communication skills and a professional attitude
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Finance Business Partner

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£50000 - £55000 per annum

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES & ACCOUNTABILITY

As part of the Financial Planning and Analysis Finance team, this role will consist of Finance business partnering with the Functions – HR, Risk & Compliance, Finance, Audit, Legal to provide best in class Finance support to the Director of each Function and their teams

APPLICATION OF KNOWLEDGE, PROBLEM SOLVING & INNOVATION

  • Providing analytical support to new business initiatives. Assessing and contributing to business cases for tactical and strategic investments in any Function and monitoring progress and benefits realisation.
  • Providing analytical support for new (or renewed) contracts with major suppliers of any Function
  • Ensuring all budgets and plans for each Function are produced in a timely manner and to quality required for submission to executive committees and the Board of directors.
  • Managing the production of the monthly financial MI (including insightful, actionable commentary) for each Function by working day 3 of each month.
  • Managing a view of financial risks and opportunities within each Function’s cost base on an ongoing basis.
  • Creating analytical insight to help identify opportunities to drive change and improve efficiency (including driving revenues, reducing costs) within each Function
  • Documentation of key Finance processes including identification of key controls


IMPACT

The incumbent will have an opportunity to help create a best in class Finance business partnering model and to drive real impacts in the key Functions of the business.

Knowledge and experience requirements

Essential:

  • Minimum 3 years as a Management Accountant or a similar Finance role partnering a Function team
  • Experience working within the credit card and/or banking industry.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office products including Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.

Desirable:

  • Excel at Macro level desirable.


Education
Essential:

  • Degree – ideally in quantitative subject eg Mathematics, Accounting or Statistics

Desirable:

  • ACA/CIMA/ACCA



McGregor Boyall is an equal opportunity employer and do not discriminate on any grounds.

Technology Finance Business Partner (Banking)

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£60000 - £70000 per annum


Our client (Financial Services) is seeking a Business Partner for their Group IT & Technology department.

The role will provide support to business unit heads, and will contribute to a number of key processes (Budgeting, Business Case Analysis, Monthly Finance MI etc.)

Candidates must have strong Finance Business Partnering / Management Accounting experience, and must have partnered with an IT / Technology department. Banking experience is highly preferable.

Key Duties

  • Providing analytical support to new business initiatives. Assessing and contributing to business cases for tactical and strategic investments in any Function and monitoring progress and benefits realisation.
  • Providing analytical support for new (or renewed) contracts with major suppliers of any Function
  • Ensuring all budgets and plans for each Function are produced in a timely manner and to quality required for submission to executive committees and the Board of directors.
  • Managing the production of the monthly financial MI (including insightful, actionable commentary) for each Function by working day 3 of each month.
  • Managing a view of financial risks and opportunities within each Function’s cost base on an ongoing basis.
  • Creating analytical insight to help identify opportunities to drive change and improve efficiency (including driving revenues, reducing costs) within each Function
  • Documentation of key Finance processes including identification of key controls



Essential Experience

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  • Experience working within the banking industry.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office products including Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.
  • Degree – ideally in quantitative subject eg Mathematics, Accounting or Statistics



Desirable Experience

  • Excel at Macro level desirable.
  • ACA/CIMA/ACCA

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Product Tax Advisor (European Funds)

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The role will be supporting the clients cash & retail business across EMEA, as well as their UK investment trust business, from a tax perspective.

Key responsibilities:

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  • Adhoc support to business stakeholders within retail & cash business, and the UK Investment Trust business.
  • Technical authorship of tax related marketing documents
  • Escalate / distribute queries relating to VAT / Corporate Tax
  • Adhoc project work

Skills and experience:

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  • 5 years practical fund tax experience
  • Understanding of European fund tax (fund structures / investor tax reporting / withholding & treaties)
  • Understanding of UK Corporate Tax
  • Knowledge of Investment Trusts
  • Knowledge of structured products
  • Understanding of US fund structures
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Financial Reporting Officer

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£25000 - £35000 per annum


Financial Reporting Officer

Our client is a banking organization with a global presence. They require a part qualified accountant to cover a range of reporting deliverables, including reporting under IFRS and basic management reporting.

Reporting into the Financial Reporting Manager, you’ll need to be a part qualified or finalist accountant with experience of reporting under IFRS.

Key Duties

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  • Maintain controls and check on the regulatory database and the extracts from their core banking system
  • Liaise with external auditors
  • Aid with the planning, testing and implementation of finance-related projects
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  • Assist with the production of a wide range of reports to the Parent company
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  • Excellent writing skills
  • Good listening and communication skills
  • Through working style and excellent attention to detail
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  • Excellent analytical and reporting skills
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£60000 - £70000 per annum


Our client (Financial Services) is seeking a Business Partner for their Group IT & Technology department.


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Candidates must have strong Finance Business Partnering / Management Accounting experience, and must have partnered with an IT / Technology department. Banking experience is highly preferable.

Key Duties

  • Providing analytical support to new business initiatives. Assessing and contributing to business cases for tactical and strategic investments in any Function and monitoring progress and benefits realisation.
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  • Ensuring all budgets and plans for each Function are produced in a timely manner and to quality required for submission to executive committees and the Board of directors.
  • Managing the production of the monthly financial MI (including insightful, actionable commentary) for each Function by working day 3 of each month.
  • Managing a view of financial risks and opportunities within each Function’s cost base on an ongoing basis.
  • Creating analytical insight to help identify opportunities to drive change and improve efficiency (including driving revenues, reducing costs) within each Function
  • Documentation of key Finance processes including identification of key controls



Essential Experience

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  • Experience working within the banking industry.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office products including Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.
  • Degree – ideally in quantitative subject eg Mathematics, Accounting or Statistics



Desirable Experience

  • Excel at Macro level desirable.
  • ACA/CIMA/ACCA

McGregor Boyall is an equal opportunity employer and do not discriminate on any grounds.

Fund / Financial Accountant - New Family Office

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£50000 - £60000 per annum

Our client, a newly set up family office, are seeking a well-rounded, qualified accountant to join their office based just by Bank and help set up their finance function by inhousing their accounting from an outsourced provider.

Candidates will need experience of financial reporting, daily / monthly NAV & basic valuation work. Due to the smaller nature of the office, candidates will be expected to work outside of their job description.

The company in question has over 350 million AUM, and is involved in a diverse set of markets including Europe, Asia & the Americas meaning the work there will be fast paced and challenging.

  • Maintaining accounting records
  • Preparing financial statements, including monthly and annual accounts
  • Arranging financial management reports, including financial planning and forecasting
  • Preparing of the quarterly fund accounts
  • Full daily and month-end NAV process
  • Monitoring of daily valuation changes to ensure movements are in line with market drivers
  • Preparing budgeting, reporting, forecasting and cost analysis
  • Undertaking financial audits (an independent check of the company's financial position)
  • Liaising with internal and external auditors (where applicable) and deal with any financial irregularities as they arise
  • Performing tests to check financial information and systems
  • Advising on tax planning, for the company and the employees.
  • Support to sort tax issues out associated with activities such as business acquisitions and mergers
  • Negotiating terms with suppliers.
  • Complying with all organisational, statutory and regulatory policies and procedures
  • Payroll, liaising with HMRC etc.

Skills & expertise

  • Bachelor degree in finance or accountancy
  • A minimum of 3 – 4 years of experience
  • Previous experience working in a Family Office is desirable
  • Excellent knowledge in Excel and other Microsoft programs
  • Strong communication skills
  • ACA, ACCA or CIMA qualified
  • You must be numerate, articulate and have attentive to detail.

McGregor Boyall is an equal opportunity employer and do not discriminate on any grounds.