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UK Oversight Fund Accounting Manager M/F


Vacancy details

General information

Entity

CACEIS is the asset servicing banking group of Crédit Agricole dedicated to institutional and corporate clients.

Through offices across Europe, North America and Asia, CACEIS offers a broad range of services covering execution, clearing, depositary and custody, fund administration, middle office outsourcing, forex, securities lending, fund distribution support and issuer services.

With assets under custody of €2.6 trillion and assets under administration of €1.7 trillion, CACEIS is a European leader in asset servicing and one of the major players worldwide (figures as of 31st December 2018).  

Reference number

2019-37310  

Publication date

21/02/2019

Job description

Business type

Types of Jobs - Asset Management

Complementary business types

Types of Jobs - Finance / Accounting

Contract type

Permanent Contract

Job summary

CACEIS Bank (CACEIS), the asset servicing arm of Crédit Agricole Group, is one of Europe’s leading asset servicing providers with 3,400 employees in 12 countries.  The core services CACEIS provides include depositary, global custody, fund accounting, and transfer agency along with a range of market solutions including foreign exchange, securities finance and execution.

 

CACEIS Bank, UK Branch was established in 2015 and now employs ten staff.  The Branch is licenced to provide Depositary services for authorised and alternative funds and is now in the process of expanding its fund services proposition.

 

Department Overview 

 

A UK fund accounting proposition is a strategic development for CACEIS in its expansion of its fund service offering.  Although based in the UK, we will leverage the operational and technology capabilities based primarily in Ireland, Luxembourg and France.  CACEIS has been successful in securing its first fund accounting client which is due to go live in the second quarter of 2019.

 

The small team based in London will have full responsibility for the quality and delivery of UK fund accounting services and therefore oversight of the functions performed offshore will be key to the success of this new service.

 

Summary

 

The role will evolve as the new service moves from project status to business as usual status.  In the first instance, the role will be to help establish the UK fund accounting proposition in the UK and establish a strong relationship with CACEIS’ first client.

 

Ongoing, this role will be pivotal in the continual relationship building process with clients, in the ongoing provision of excellent service and in the smooth on-boarding of new business.

 

Key Responsibilities

 

Establish the UK fund accounting proposition

 

Review of the proposed operating model across Dublin, Luxembourg, France and the UK.
Establish strong working relationships with key internal stake holders.
Input into and the establishment of a robust UK governance programme.
Staff training across the various service areas.
Develop the basis of a strong relationship with CACEIS’ first client.

 

Client relationships and new business

 
Support the end to end sales process.
Support and input into the fund accounting product offering.
On-boarding of new clients onto the CACEIS UK fund accounting platform by working closely with all internal stakeholders.
Establish close working relationships with all clients and continue to strengthen them as time evolves.
Monitor service levels, deliverables and client satisfaction through service level agreements, key performance indicators and client meetings.
Ensure accurate and timely information is delivered to clients (produce client management information where required).

 

Job location

Geographical area

Europe, United Kingdom

Candidate criteria

Minimal education level

High school / Secondary school / A levels / AS levels / IB

Academic qualification / Speciality

IAQ (or grandfathered by previous employee(s))

Desirable:
Accountancy qualification

Required skills

In depth experience of UK fund accounting gained at a service provider and / or asset manager.
Experience must be at a detailed and technical level i.e. a practitioner.
Client facing experience.
Experience of working with fund auditors.

Desirable experience:
Oversight of offshore activities.
Knowledge of GP3 system (owned by Neoxam).

Competencies:
Ability to work in a small start-up team.
To be able to work at manager level but also be prepared to be a ‘doer'.
Attention to detail and analytical.
Strong communication skills (written and oral – English).
Self-motivated.
Ability to work under pressure and to deadlines.
Well organised.
French language skills

Skills & knowledge required:
In depth knowledge of statutory reporting requirements such as financial reporting and ONS returns.
Knowledge of the distribution process and calculations.
Knowledge of calculation ongoing charge figures.
Robust knowledge of the tax return process and corporation tax computations.
Detailed knowledge of regulatory requirements and accounting standards.

Skills and knowledge desirable:
Knowledge of the NAV process and price calculation methodologies.
Knowledge of a broad range of fund types and asset classes from an accounting and valuation perspective.
Knowledge of yield calculations and anti-dilution percentage calculations.
Excel.


Other relevant information:
Must be able to travel (predominantly Ireland, France and Luxembourg).