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Investment Trust Accountant (based in Glasgow or Dundee)

Postuler REF: INV000526

BNP Paribas Securities Services is a multi-asset servicing specialist with local expertise in 35 markets around the world and a global reach covering 90+ markets. This extensive network enables us to provide our institutional investor clients with the connectivity and local knowledge they need to navigate change in a fast-moving world.

As of 30 September 2019, BNP Paribas Securities Services had USD 11.491 trillion in assets under custody, USD 2.759 trillion in assets under administration and 10,491 funds administered.

The Team

The Investment Trust Accounting (ITA) Department exists to provide the timely and accurate production of all management and financial accounts information for the assigned Investment Trust Clients. This support includes any ad hoc requests from clients which will be billed as appropriate.

The Role

The purpose of the role is to be responsible for the timely and accurate production of all management and financial accounts information for the assigned Investment Trust Clients.  Understand and ensure compliance with the Company’s Control Framework (AAF) within the department

The Responsibilities

  • Preparation of monthly board papers (management accounts).
  • Preparation of year end and half year financial accounts (including tax provisions). Liaison with auditors and other operational departments.
  • Understanding of taxation computations and preparation of computations to a draft stage.
  • Preparation of net asset values reported to Association of Investment Companies (AIC) and Stock Exchange including reconciliations required to validate information.
  • Preparation of returns to HM Revenue & Customs and Office for National Statistics (e.g. quarterly VAT, National Statistics returns).
  • Processing of receipts and payments and maintenance of accounting records.
  • Understanding and knowledge of various statutory and regulatory requirements affecting Investment Trusts (Companies Act, Accounting Standards, Statement of Recommended Practice).
  • Provision of ad hoc information to boards, fund managers and others as required.
  • General administration and assistance to senior accountant and team leader.
  • Understanding and compliance with the Company’s Internal Control Framework relating to the ITA Department including documentation of control incidents and ensuring that preventative actions are carried out and communicated as appropriate.
  • Ensure understanding and compliance with client Service Level Agreements and internal delivery deadlines.
  • Assist on transitions in of new clients into the department and the exit of outgoing clients.
  • Assistance to departmental manager and head of department in certain administration functions.

The Requirements

  • Possesses the appropriate technical knowledge and experience, in order to prepare the financial statements of UK listed investment trust.
  • Possesses an appropriate level of communication skills and act in a professional manner.
  • Possesses advanced skills of numeracy and attention to detail.
  • Demonstrates control over processes and ensures that all required controls/checks are appropriately carried out and evidenced.  Evidences oversight of a relevant and robust control framework in line with risk reduction, to meet internal and external requirements
  • Evidences oversight and understanding of client SLAs, ensuring we work to the SLA and any additional client requests are handled through the change control process
  • Evidences oversight and completion of all mandatory e-learning and self development.
  • Works with the team to deepen skills and share knowledge and experience, to increase the sense of personal accountability for development. 

As an employee with BNP Paribas Securities Services, we want to make sure that you are rewarded for your commitment. As such, you will be entitled to our award winning benefits package which includes a generous holiday allowance of at least 34 days (including bank holidays), a non-contributory pension of 9%, private healthcare and GP service all as standard, along with a number of personal insurances such as income protection, life assurance and personal accident insurance. We believe in ensuring all our employees have a positive work life balance and so in addition to the core benefits you will also have access  to a variety of flexible lifestyle benefits including dental cover, cycle to work schemes, season ticket loans and reduced cinema and gym membership to name a few.

Equal Opportunities

BNP Paribas promotes equality of opportunity and is committed to ensuring that no individual is discriminated against on the grounds of age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage or civil partnership status, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, sex or sexual orientation.

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Primary Location: GB-SCO-DundeeJob Type: Fixed TermJob: OPERATION PROCESSINGEducation Level: Not indicatedSchedule: Full-time Reference: INV000526