Job Background / Context:
Edinburgh is the centre of operations and service to UK funds industry clients. It has key outsourcing clients and a growing book of clients receiving administration and accounting services. The Edinburgh franchise has a mature distributed model with COE Locations in Warsaw and Gurgaon.
We are looking to recruit a Financial Reporting Accountant with strong financial and regulatory experience to join a busy team responsible for production of annual and interim financial statements, fund accounting regulatory returns and other client reporting (i.e. fund distributions, yields and on-going charges).
The role will also involve providing support to the implementation of client and fund change.
To prepare and review financial statements for UK Open Ended Investment Companies (OEICs), Unit Trusts and Property Authorised Investment Funds (PAIFs) in accordance with pre-agreed timetables and applicable legislation pertaining to such Fund types.
The role holder will also undertake reviews of additional periodic processes and support internal projects, client change and process improvements.
Review annual and interim financial statements in accordance with applicable legislation and client service level agreements.Review and oversight weekly and monthly client deliverables.Investigation and resolution of client queries in a timely mannerInvolvement in key automation projects and continuous process improvements.Develop strong, pro-active working relationships with all internal and external customers.Share specialist knowledge with colleagues and help train as requiredWorking closely with other relevant operational peers to ensure that process risks are minimised.Look for opportunities for efficiencies and drive new developments and enhancements forward for the team.
We are a diverse and flexible employer and hiring the best talent is our objective.
Our working landscape is changing and as such we are equally keen to hear from people who would prefer flexible working patterns as people working traditional hours. We are open to flexible working arrangements and work from home opportunities from the outset - you won't have to "earn" the right to work flexibly with Citi.
If this is something you would consider or even currently do then apply, let us know your preference.
Opportunity to work in a dynamic and growing business with potential for future growthOpportunities to develop fund knowledge, communication and management skillsTo develop relationships with colleagues in reporting and other operational areasOpportunity to oversight and govern an offshore team
Good working knowledge of the Investment Management Association 'Statement of Recommended Practice - Financial Statements of UK Authorised Funds'Domain knowledge of Financial Reporting and Tax for Fund Accounting is essentialReviewing skills, coaching & giving feedbackExcellent interpersonal skills
Excellent interpersonal, written, and verbal communication skillsGood organisational skills, ability to work under pressure and prioritise within tight deadlines while maintaining total accuracyNumeratePragmatism combined with a can-do attitude is a pre-requisite.
Be qualified to degree standard and working towards or obtained a relevant professional accountancy qualificationOr; have sound business knowledge and experience of financial services and OEIC accounting.Investment Operations Certificate (IOC) desirable
Exceptional candidates who do not meet these criteria may be considered for the role provided they have the necessary skills and experience.
As well as a competitive salary and consideration for a yearly discretionary bonus Citi offer;
23 days paid annual leaveAward winning pension scheme,Life assurance andPrivate medical insurance with Bupa healthcare.
Our select benefit package offers you the opportunity to customise your benefits according to your own lifestyle preferences and includes corporate discounts, memberships and a range of additional extras.
Our vast range of diversity networks demonstrates Citi's commitment to growing a diverse workforce.
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Operations - Transaction Services
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