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Process Leader - Investment Accounting & Reporting

Overview:

Will be responsible for identifying process efficiencies, service delivery and training new team members on key processes

Key responsibilities:
  • Train new team members on key processes
  • Identify process efficiencies and participate in process improvement initiatives
  • Update and amend process documentation
  • Participate in training sessions
  • Responsible for service delivery by team on agreed key performance metrics of turnaround time, quality, etc.
  • Perform transactional activities related to the function at the expected level of delivery in terms of turnaround time and quality while performing the following processes:
    • Investment Accounting: Asset designation, initial designation of interfaced trades, initial designation of manual trades, change of designation, de-recognition
    • Sub ledger preparation, Nautilus group consolidation, fund summary consolidation
    • Valuation and pricing: Accrual/deferral of interest, valuation pricing
    • Impairment processing and delivering data to general ledger
    • Hedge accounting and designation: Post designations, generate the postings, post hedge accounting items, post in F1, generate the postings, post hedge accounting designation
    • Reporting: Maintain and communicate reporting policies, prepare and analyze reports, distribution of reports and acquiring sign offs and reports submission
Key skills:
  • Prior experience of working on SAP preferable
  • Experience of working on tools such as Business Objects Web, SQL, Toad will be an added advantage
  • Ability to perform tasks on multiple computer applications
  • Good documentation skills
  • Good logical, analytical and problem solving abilities
  • Ability to handle process escalations, identify issues and risks and propose resolution
  • Ability to multi-task and prioritize work
  • Ability to work harmoniously as part of a team
  • Ability to interact with internal (AXA) and external (custodians/bankers etc.) entities
  • CA Inter/ICWA inter/CFA level 2
  • 3 years’ experience in investment accounting/reporting for insurance firm
  • Exposure to finalization of balance sheet, understanding accounting cycle or experience in trade entry and asset servicing/corporate actions/OTC transactions/cash and custody position reconciliation mandatory
  • Previous experience in an insurance/asset management shared service environment
  • Good with management information systems
  • General understanding of insurance business with ability to articulate the different dimensions and indicators with reference to a reporting function would be an added advantage
  • Open to working in European shifts
  • Must possess valid passport
  • Proficiency in English - speaking, reading and writing
  • Knowledge of other European languages will be an added advantage