Fund Administration – Senior Associate

Overview

The Role & Key Responsibilities:
Skills Required
What you will get in return
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Skills Required

  • A University degree in Accountancy or equivalent/Final stages of ACCA qualification
  • An ability to work to and meet agreed deadlines
  • Ability to work under pressure
  • Competence in Excel, general IT and accounting packages
  • A minimum of 3 years’ experience in a similar role
  • Experience in audit would be ideal, but not necessary
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Skills Required

  • A University degree in Accountancy or equivalent/Final stages of ACCA qualification
  • An ability to work to and meet agreed deadlines
  • Ability to work under pressure
  • Competence in Excel, general IT and accounting packages
  • A minimum of 3 years’ experience in a similar role
  • Experience in audit would be ideal, but not necessary
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Department: Fund Administration

Employment Type: Full Time Permanent

Role & Key Responsibilities:

  • Managing and overseeing day to day activities in line with internal and external SLA timeframes - pro-active escalation to senior AVP / VP of any potential non-compliance matters
  • Identifying gaps in controls and processes and putting process improvement suggestions forward in a professional manner
  • Assisting with new client on-boarding through reviewing draft documentation
  • Being initial point of escalation for investor, client and internal enquiries / complaints / errors.
  • Relaying full CDD requirements to Investors in relation to new and periodic reviews
  • AML servicing for existing client base and for new clients on-boarding
  • Ensuring adherence to all policies & procedures, local laws and regulations
  • Reviewing AML documentation for subscriptions, redemptions, remediation of existing client base and ongoing Investor screening
  • Responding to investors on AML related queries and AML escalations in timely manner
  • Participating in and ownership of ad hoc projects
  • Daily oversight of time card completion and data quality
  • Liaising with Compliance on Complex cases
  • Ensuring all deliverables are met and any anticipated delays escalated
  • Training of Junior Team members
  • Full understanding of FATCA/CRS and the ability to apply FATCA/CRS classifications
  • Drafting of robust operational procedures – ensuring that procedures exist for every process / where changes in processes occur that this is captured in procedures and cheat sheets
  • Working as part of a larger global team in the case of outsourced activities
  • Oversight offshore team to Registration Team procedures and policies in line with regulations globally
  • Checker duties – system generated data / e-mails of more junior staff / outgoing reporting
  • Oversight for and checking of all aspects of operations and controls, including AML System updates, performing Anti-Money Laundering (AML) checks and FATCA / CRS reviews
  • 5 years+ proven experience in a Registration Team with particular experience in AML
  • Knowledge of Transfer Agency operational processes and its integration with AML processes
  • AML Knowledge of local and global requirements
  • FATCA/CRS – ability to review Self Certification documents, classify accounts and understand XML reporting requirements
  • Strong planning and organizational skills
  • Strong communication (verbal and written) and problem-solving skills
  • The ability to work with all levels within the organization
  • Strong multi-tasking skills
  • The ability to adapt to changing priorities and varied decision-making scenarios
  • An understanding of fund structures and the fund administration business and ensuring more junior staff have sufficient knowledge and skills
  • Good interpersonal skills to develop working relationships with colleagues and clients
  • The ability to work to tight deadlines in a proactive fashion
  • Ability to identify opportunities for process improvements and to communicate same effectively
  • Demonstrate an ability to work on his / her own and confident to make decisions within a team and be willing to assist with any tasks when required
  • A genuinely unique opportunity to be part of an expanding large global business
  • Exposure to all aspects of the business, cross-jurisdiction and to working with senior management directly

We are an equal opportunity employer and ensure that no applicant is subject to less favourable treatment on the grounds of gender, gender identity, marital status, race, colour, nationality, ethnicity, age, sexual orientation, socio-economic, responsibilities for dependants, physical or mental disability. Any hiring decision are made on the basis of skills, qualifications and experiences.

We measure our success as a business, not only by delivering great products and services and continually increasing our assets under administration and market share, but also by how we positively impact people, society and the planet.

For more information on our commitment to Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) please see our CSR policy.

If you are looking to take that next step in your career and are ready to work for a high performing organisation, alongside talented people who take pride in delivering great results, please submit your application (with your CV, cover letter and salary’s expectations) to our dedicated email address: [email protected]

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