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Client Accounting Manager

Columbia Threadneedle
Closing date
25 May 2022

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Full Time
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About Columbia Threadneedle InvestmentsAbout Columbia Threadneedle Investments
You'll find the promise we make to our clients is the same one we make to our employees: Your success is our priority.
Here, you'll find growth and career opportunities across all our businesses. We're intentionally built to help you succeed. Our reach is expansive with a global team of 2,000 people working together. Our expertise is diverse with more than 450 investment professionals sharing global perspectives across all major asset classes and markets. Our clients have access to a broad array of investment strategies and we have the capability to create bespoke solutions matched to clients' specific requirements.
Columbia Threadneedle is a people business and we recognise that our success is due to our talented people, who bring diversity of thought, complementary skills and capabilities. We are committed to providing an inclusive workplace that supports the diversity of our employees and reflects our broader communities and client-base. We welcome applications from returners to the industry.
We appreciate that work-life balance is an important factor for many when considering their next move so please discuss any flexible working requirements directly with your recruiter.Job Purpose StatementWhere you'll fit in & what our team goals are....
The role sits within the Real Estate and Infrastructure Operations Team. Responsibilities include management of a team of direct reports, including a Deputy Manager and Fund Accountants. The role will be primarily responsible for ensuring that all operational aspects of the Real Estate fund(s) run efficiently, working with various internal and external stakeholders including the Investments Team.Role ResponsibilitiesHow you'll spend your time....
Manage a team of direct/indirect reports. Responsible for all aspects of personnel management including recruitment, training and development.
Control and check the Net Asset Value and unit pricing of Real Estate Fund(s) as produced by the Fund Accountants. Ensuring delivery within required timelines.
Responsibility for monitoring the completion/review of regulatory, tax and investor reporting deadlines including the production of Annual Financial Statements and Quarterly Investor reporting.
Working with Investment Teams to assist with the acquisition of Real Estate assets, including fund administrator and depositary liaison and facilitating the funding required for completion of such acquisitions.
Point of escalation for operational projects/queries. To take a lead role in operational change initiatives, including new product launches, existing product developments and fund terminations across Real Estate fund ranges.
Potential responsibility for the oversight co-ordination of four Fund Administrators across multiple offshore locations alongside other team members. This will include involvement in monthly service review meetings, tracking all risk events and monitoring issues to closure, attending on-site annual due diligence visits and the co-ordination of associated due diligence documents.
Ensure continuous implementation and strict application of accounting standards and operational controls.Key CapabilitiesFully Qualified Accountant - ACA, ACCA or CIMA
Experience of managing a team
Sound knowledge of UKGAAP / IFRS
Clear and concise communicator with colleagues at all levels
Self-starter, deadline driven and can work on own initiativeDesired CapabilitiesIf you also had this, it would be great....
Prior experience in a Financial Services company
Prior experience in Real Estate Fund Accounting
Experience in project managing change related projects
Prior experience in actively managing third party Fund Administrators Full-Time / Part-TimeFull time Worker Sub TypePermanent Job Family GroupInvestment Management
  • Job ID: 24605BR
  • Location: Swindon, United Kingdom
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