Randstad Financial & Professional

Randstad Financial & Professional London, UK
09/12/2018
Full time
Are you a qualified accountant with extensive property funds knowledge and keen to join a well respected investment manager? My client is looking for a qualified accountant to join their finance team based in the City of London. You will be responsible for: - Providing financial control and oversight services to Luxembourg-domiciled institutional real estate funds - Oversight of monthly reporting packs, Fund NAV's, prices, distribution calculations and other financial information prepared by outsourced service providers to the Fund - Review of additional supporting documentation and information including AIFMD reporting, INREV SDDS reporting, and INREV fee metrics - Monitor fund cash requirements and the weekly cashflow forecast - Review of fund annual financial statements prepared under IFRS and local GAAPs - Assisting with the annual audit process The ideal applicant will have: - An accountancy qualification with significant exposure to property fund accounting under IFRS - Strong communication and relationship management skills - The ability to be flexible and take a proactive approach to problem solving and working well with the larger team - Experience in the use of the Yardi Voyager Investment Accounting application would be beneficial but not essential If you have similar experience to that outlined above and are looking for a permanent opportunity within a progressive and dynamic environment, please forward your CV today. Randstad Financial & Professional encourage applications from individuals of all ages & backgrounds. Appointment will be made on merit alone but candidates must be able to demonstrate their ability to work in the UK. Randstad Financial & Professional acts as an employment agency for permanent recruitment & an employment business for temporary recruitment as defined by the Conduct of Employment Agencies & Employment Business Regulations 2003
Randstad Financial & Professional London, UK
08/12/2018
Full time
Key Responabilities: * Provide support for Client Directors and act as back up for Tier 1 and Tier 2 clients. This includes acting as a key day to day point of contact and standing in for the Client Director as necessary * Provide first draft of investment guidelines for the IMA * Ensuring delivery of other service elements within the IMA * Engage with Client Service, any appointed transition manager and custodian and the operations team to ensure smooth on-boarding of new clients * Engage with the client reporting function to ensure client reports are delivered correctly and on time and play a key role in developing and improving our client reporting offering * Develop closer relationships with clients and consultants (if applicable), including a deep understanding of client strategies * Draft client performance review materials and attend update meetings as necessary * Four eyes on Efunds and other client instructions * Keep Salesforce up to date with relevant client instructions, client data * Develop and maintain an understanding of business strategies to better service client relationships * Work with fund management teams to ensure delivery of high level of service to clients * Achieve all regulatory and risk management standards defined to manage Money Laundering / Terrorist Financing and Sanctions risk Randstad Financial & Professional encourage applications from individuals of all ages & backgrounds. Appointment will be made on merit alone but candidates must be able to demonstrate their ability to work in the UK. Randstad Financial & Professional acts as an employment agency for permanent recruitment & an employment business for temporary recruitment as defined by the Conduct of Employment Agencies & Employment Business Regulations 2003
Randstad Financial & Professional London, UK
08/12/2018
Full time
Key Responsibilities: The responsibilities of this role include: 1) ACCOUNTABILITY FOR FINANCIAL RESULTS - Validate Daily P&L posted by Line Control - Provide daily commentary for trade groups including commentary for variances from estimate - Review and comment on Weekly P&L and Monthly P&L cut by MIS and legal entity - Complete / Review Weekly New Deal Template - Monthly commentaries incorporating results, market data, opportunities and risks 2) BALANCE SHEET ANALYSIS - Monthly Balance Sheet Review (PC owned accounts) - Inventory analysis - Fair Value Leveling - Fair Value Option - Analytical Review of month on month trends and cross referencing with market and business knowledge 3) FACILITATE NEW BUSINESS - Support New Business initiatives - Ensure Pre-Trade Approval and Structured Trade Review processes operate effectively - Acquire a detailed understanding of all significant new deals and their associated risks - Ensure all caps and caveats are adhered to - Ensure compliance with GAAP accounting rules - Ensure Line Control are brought into the process in their capacity as SMEs for system flows 4) BUSINESS CONTROL - Monitor progress of Business Control against pre-defined success criteria - Perform and evidence Controls in accordance with SOX guidance - Comply with all internal policies and procedures in accordance with the Governance framework - Develop relationships and partner with key stakeholders 5) CHANGE AGENDA - Identify opportunities to develop & streamline analytical activities and to improve controls - Participate on all strategic change initiatives initiated by the Front Office Overview of the department / team (team size, backgrounds, personalities …): The overall team in London is small with a VP, AVP and another contractor. All have 5+ years experience at CS. This is a growing business with new initiative executed on a monthly basis. Challenges Contractor will be facing in this role: - A key focus of this role will be to ensure postings to the ledger for some rates based notes are correctly posted. This is conceptually simple, however as trade volumes increase is likely to get complicated. - Essential Audit trail of all adjustment sand calculations will need to be documented precisely; - Participate in change program to alleviate manual process described above once funding is secured. - The FX and commodities notes businesses are in their infancy with the team, therefore a proactive approach to managing the teams tasks and learning on the job will be essential. Essentials Skills and Qualifications: Skills - Qualified ACCA/ ACA Experience - 3 years industry experience of which at least 1 year would be in a previous product control role. Candidate Value Proposition: - Self-Starter - Accountable - Able to provide succinct summaries to senior management of ongoing complex issues. Randstad Financial & Professional encourage applications from individuals of all ages & backgrounds. Appointment will be made on merit alone but candidates must be able to demonstrate their ability to work in the UK. Randstad Financial & Professional acts as an employment agency for permanent recruitment & an employment business for temporary recruitment as defined by the Conduct of Employment Agencies & Employment Business Regulations 2003
Randstad Financial & Professional London, UK
08/12/2018
Full time
Business Systems Analyst - Charles River An immediate opportunity has arisen for a Business Systems Analyst to join our client, a leading Asset Manager to work with Front Office teams to provide Charles River systems support. Experience required: * Experience in supporting users of Charles River across the investment process * Previous experience supporting users of Blotters and Manager Workbench * Understanding of investment process and different asset classes * Experience in developing and executing test plans, configuration of FIX connections and support the use of EMS platforms * Understanding of Charles River Compliance Rule coding functionality Responsibilities: * Provide the first line of support to all users of investment systems. Provide direct assistance or escalate through appropriate channels to get resolution. * Support order creation, dealing and post trade workflow queries * Attend Front Office Development agile sprint planning, daily scrum and sprint review meetings * Provide updates on UAT and queries raised by development team in daily FOSS sprint * Produce a high quality of user acceptance testing for any changes tested * Assist in verifying system changes go live and DR testing scenarios * Produce a high standard of documentation (both of processes and functionality) when required * Update JIRA to document and provide updates on current work * Provide MI to manager as and when required If you have experience working as a Business Systems Analyst on Charles River within Asset Management, please forward your CV today for a full specification. Randstad Financial & Professional encourage applications from individuals of all ages & backgrounds. Appointment will be made on merit alone but candidates must be able to demonstrate their ability to work in the UK. Randstad Financial & Professional acts as an employment agency for permanent recruitment & an employment business for temporary recruitment as defined by the Conduct of Employment Agencies & Employment Business Regulations 2003
Randstad Financial & Professional London, UK
08/12/2018
Full time
Our client, is a Real Estate Investment boutique with a requirement for a Finance Director to be based in the City London. Your responsibilities will include: - Ensuring strong financial control culture across the business - Monitoring business profit targets and advising SMT on profit maximisation, preventing cost leakages etc - Preparation of five year plan, budgets, rolling forecasts and variance analysis - Production of statutory accounts and corporation tax returns as well as advising the board on annual audit matters - Implementing a robust treasury policy and cash flow management - Managing multiple funding lines - ensuring timely reports on financial and portfolio covenants are produced in strict timelines - Advising the Board on financial matters especially on implications of commercial considerations on financial results - Reviewing KPI and ensuring controls are in place to prevent future threats to performance - Advise on product profitability and productivity metrics to improve conversion on products As such, the successful individual will have the following skills and experience: - Qualified ACA ( UK GAAP and FRS 102) with 10 years PQE in banking/ financial services/specialist lending - Evidence of experience in varied environments and full economic cycle - Understanding of banking matters especially structured finance/debt capital markets - Experience in working at SMT level, advising on strategic matters - Good communication and relationship skills ( internal and external) If you have similar experience to that outlined above and are looking for an exciting opportunity within a progressive and dynamic environment, please forward your CV today. Randstad Financial & Professional encourage applications from individuals of all ages & backgrounds. Appointment will be made on merit alone but candidates must be able to demonstrate their ability to work in the UK. Randstad Financial & Professional acts as an employment agency for permanent recruitment & an employment business for temporary recruitment as defined by the Conduct of Employment Agencies & Employment Business Regulations 2003
Randstad Financial & Professional London, UK
08/12/2018
Full time
Key responsibilities of the Structured Finance Associate will include: Build and maintain financial models to support structured finance transactions. Program and reverse engineer financial models according to the terms and conditions defined in securitization documents; Use excel models to allocate a collateral pool's payments to various bondholders, swap counterparties, and investment managers; Calculate various portfolio statistics, ratios and thresholds for use in hypothetical trading scenarios and periodic reporting Use SQL and other software to manipulate the considerable amount of collateral-related information maintained in the databases; Responsible for ongoing transaction deliverables where applicable for Product (e.g. Financial Models, Waterfalls, Investor Reports, Hypothetical test trades) and Modeling Support The ideal Structured Finance Associate will possess the following attributes/skills: Expertise in structured products/ Corporate Trust Strong communication skills Financial Modelling skills would be advantageous Advanced Excel is necessary for this role Complex analytic transaction skills Strong communication/ client services skills Strong reporting experience desirable If you have similar Structured Finance Associate experience to that outlined above and are looking for an opportunity within a progressive and dynamic environment, please forward your CV today. Randstad Financial & Professional encourage applications from individuals of all ages & backgrounds. Appointment will be made on merit alone but candidates must be able to demonstrate their ability to work in the UK. Randstad Financial & Professional acts as an employment agency for permanent recruitment & an employment business for temporary recruitment as defined by the Conduct of Employment Agencies & Employment Business Regulations 2003
Randstad Financial & Professional London, UK
07/12/2018
Full time
A fantastic opportunity has arisen for an experienced Real Estate Fund Accountant to join our client, a leading global investment management firm based in London. Key responsibilities of the Real Estate Fund Accountant will include: - Producing statutory reporting, board papers and NAV calculations for UK and Jersey RE funds - Liaising with other operational areas, internal clients and external parties on matters relating to day to day operations - Assisting the Senior Real Estate Fund Accountant and Fund Accounting Manager through implementing changes to working practices and procedures so as to improve individual/team performance and efficiency and reduce operational risk - Building and developing good working relationships between the team and its internal/external clients and suppliers - Reporting on and escalate issues or problems which fall outside agreed service standards The ideal candidate will possess the following attributes/skills: - Qualified Accountant ACCA/CIMA/ACA or equivalent - Strong Real Estate funds knowledge gained from working in practice or an investment firm - Must possess strong interpersonal and written skills and have the ability to explain involved concepts in a clear and concise manner to others within the organisation If you have similar experience to that outlined above and are looking for a permanent opportunity within a progressive and dynamic environment, please forward your CV today. Randstad Financial & Professional encourage applications from individuals of all ages & backgrounds. Appointment will be made on merit alone but candidates must be able to demonstrate their ability to work in the UK. Randstad Financial & Professional acts as an employment agency for permanent recruitment & an employment business for temporary recruitment as defined by the Conduct of Employment Agencies & Employment Business Regulations 2003
Randstad Financial & Professional Cambridge, UK
07/12/2018
Full time
Do you want to work for a truly global bank with universal coverage in banking products and services? Do you want a central role at the heart of risk analytics, analysing and interpreting data for senior managers across the bank? Do you have the advanced technical and analyical skillset necessary to take on such a strategic data-driven role? If so, then this is the role for you... BENEFITS Competitive salary Prestigious employer with a globally-respected brand Generous annual leave entitlement Opportunity to occupy central strategic role in Global Risk Analytics Generous company pension scheme ROLE SUMMARY You will be a highly-effective and valuable member of a growing function that performs quantitative and qualitative analytics across a broad range of information/data sets of varying reliability, in order to identify risk intelligence and inform risk decision-making. The role demands the independent interpretation of varied data sources for the purpose of search and extraction, in addition to the cleansing, structuring and analysis of data sets generated. You will be supporting the development and maintenance of models and methodologies for risk management. Appropriately calibrated and applied risk models helps ensure that risk is more accurately quantified and allocated. This in turn leads to more appropriate risk-return analysis for the business. The core objectives of the role are: Development of an efficient, sustainable process to provide data required for risk model development and on-going validation Development of centralized processes to improve operational efficiency and reduce the risk of data duplication or inconsistent processing by analysts. KEY RESPONSIBILITIES Working with project leaders in the review and improvement of the existing suite of models and methodologies. Participating in projects aimed at aligning methodologies, governance and policies around the bank Occupying a central role in the re-development and monitoring of risk models Supporting the development of a risk and control framework, contributing to the definition and maintenance of appropriate governance, policies, methods, standards and processes around the development of models. Supporting interactions and dealings with internal control functions and external regulatory bodies in relation to risk models Ensuring globally consistent processes Enhancing data processes to allow more efficient model validation and development Lead the identification of data sources and obtaining appropriate access Performing data extraction, aggregation, analysis, and quality checking from multiple data sources using platforms such as SQL, SAS, Hive, Python, etc. Performing ad hoc ETL processes using different tools such as Pentaho, SAS DI etc; Applying statistical analysis techniques (significance, variance, correlations, decision trees/regression etc.) within analytic programming languages (e.g. Base SAS, Hive, Beeline etc.), hadoop interface tools and visualization tools; Applying context to produce meaningful and actionable intelligence outputs; Ongoing development of these techniques and models to improve overall performance. Lead analysis on individual projects and drive their implementation, sourcing qualitative inputs from peers Engaging with statistician teams during the formulation, implementation, testing and validation of predictive models Contributing to the development of business cases and data strategies Contributing to analyses that assist management decision in relation to leveraging technical and analytical skills Formal documentation of data sources and any processing for sign off ROLE REQUIREMENTS University degree in computer science, financial crime or related fields Proven and progressive experience in financial services data analysis and/or application development 4/5 years' experience in the financial services industry Excellent communicator with strong inter-personal and influencing skills Lateral thinker with an ability to interpret and solve complex issues Experience of dealing with regulatory matters and confident interaction with Regulators Ability to develop practical, cost effective solutions to complex global issues Experience across a range of analytical tools (Hadoop, Beeline, Hive, Excel (VBA, Pivot Tables), Tableau, Pentaho, Python, Qlikview, etc) Problem-solving and Analytical skills Strong ability to quickly grasp and understand business unit specific risks, develop comprehensive user requirements, and provide recommendations for appropriate automated solutions to mitigate those risks WHAT NEXT? Click APPLY now, submitting an up to date CV. Alternatively contact Matt McLaren on for more information. We are seeking to arrange interviews ASAP, so please don't delay! Randstad Financial & Professional encourage applications from individuals of all ages & backgrounds. Appointment will be made on merit alone but candidates must be able to demonstrate their ability to work in the UK. Randstad Financial & Professional acts as an employment agency for permanent recruitment & an employment business for temporary recruitment as defined by the Conduct of Employment Agencies & Employment Business Regulations 2003
Randstad Financial & Professional London, UK
07/12/2018
Full time
Key Accountabilities This PC role will form part of a team covering the daily P&L and balance sheet control roles for the Equity & Funds Structured business: Responsible for overseeing P&L activities and Balance Sheet Reconciliation and Substantiation processes with full ownership on a monthly basis to be presented with Senior Management on key control. Consideration of complex trade booking and appropriateness of booking methodologies or approximate booking. Develop and maintain governance, internal guideline and procedural documentation relating to the Equities business Acting as a Business Partner to the Business, Risk, Compliance and Finance Responsible for structuring projects, planning programmes, implementing strategy and efficiency including driving ongoing roadmap for key systems and processes. Managing enhancement delivery by actively participating in all new system, and product implementations to ensure all Equities implications are appropriately addressed and incorporated into the Equities process and procedure documentation. Provide sign-off on new and amended product approval (NAPA), business and system infrastructure initiatives impacting Equities Working closely with IT and FO to plan and implement any system improvements required Redesigning and streamlining daily and monthly front to back processes; identify issue and root cause of issue; coordinate with stakeholder to correct issues and developing controls to prevent such issues from recurring. Independently managing time and work flows Ensuring enhancement benefits are realized Ensuring effective communication within the team and to senior management Ability to fully understand complex transactions and proactively develop product knowledge Ability to break down and fully understand complex transactions and their payoff formulas Self-motivated team player, take on ownership, accountability, organizational/prioritization skills, proactive, ability to multitask Essential Skills/Basic Qualifications: Bachelor's degree required Part or Fully Qualified CIMA/ACA / ACCA / CFA Strong understanding of accounting fundamentals required Strong MS Excel skills required, other financial systems experience a plus Desirable skills/Preferred Qualifications: Strong exotic derivatives product knowledge and financial risk awareness Minimum 2 years experience in financial services industry highly preferred Responsible attitude with sound time management skills, and the ability to meet deadlines Good understanding of IT oriented methods and approaches Randstad Financial & Professional encourage applications from individuals of all ages & backgrounds. Appointment will be made on merit alone but candidates must be able to demonstrate their ability to work in the UK. Randstad Financial & Professional acts as an employment agency for permanent recruitment & an employment business for temporary recruitment as defined by the Conduct of Employment Agencies & Employment Business Regulations 2003