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Financial Reporting Assistant Manager


Standard / Permanent




United Kingdom

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Apply REF: AFS000569
BNP Paribas Securities Services is a multi-asset servicing specialist with local expertise in 36 markets around the world and a global reach covering 95 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 31 December 2016, BNP Paribas Securities Services had USD 9,070 trillion in assets under custody, USD 2,067 trillion in assets under administration, 10,166 funds administered and over 10,080 employees.
We are looking to recruit a Financial Reporting Assistant Manager into our Fund Accounting team, which is comprised of a number of different functions responsible for Daily Net Asset Value (NAV) Production, periodic oversight controls and statutory financial statements reporting for a range of fund types including UK Open ended Investment Companies, a Property authorised investment fund, Unit Trusts, UK administered Luxembourg SICAVs and life & pension funds.
The purpose of this role is to manage the statutory financial reporting service delivery, ensuring all client commitments and regulatory requirements are met, to build a high performing team through an open feedback culture, and to drive continuous improvement and innovation within financial reporting processes.
To be successful in this role you will have proven leadership and management skills, with the ability to lead and motivate a large team and balance directive and supportive leadership styles.  You will be an effective communicator, able to articulate complex issues effectively to senior management.  You will have established skills in stakeholder management gained in a client management setting, and exceptional organisational skills, including prioritising your workload, strong time management and planning skills.  You’ll be highly computer literate, proficient in MS Office applications, including Excel, PowerPoint, Word and it would be beneficial if you had Project Management and/or business transformation experience.  A professional accounting qualification is essential, as is post-qualified experience working in the Financial Services sector, and detailed working knowledge of IMA SORP for Authorised Investment Funds.
Key Responsibilities
Operational Excellence, Risk and Control
  • Responsible for ensuring all client KPI’s and service delivery commitments are being met.
  • Responsible for ensuring client and regulatory change is implemented with no detrimental impact to client service delivery.
  • Proactively review team processes to drive continuous improvement and efficiencies whilst also mitigating risks.
  • Ensure all processes are adequately documented within procedures and maintained.
  • Embed a strong risk and control culture within the team and adhere to the risk management framework.
  • Regularly assess risks within the team and ensure controls are working effectively, minimising control failings and corresponding actions.
  • Responsible for ensuring complete, accurate and timely error reporting ensuring preventative actions are suitably implemented.
  • Closure of actions following incidents, audits and reviews.
  • Management of the business continuity plan ensuring familiarisation within the team.
  • Responsibility for team efficiency, productivity and capacity management.
Risk-Aware Entrepreneurship
  • Management point of contact for clients, auditors, trustees, custodians and other departments within BNP Paribas Securities Services.
  • Develop internal and external client and stakeholder relationships.
  • Plan and manage client, audit, trustee and regulatory visits.
  • Oversight of team service delivery.
  • Ensure corrective and preventative actions are implemented where deadlines and quality standards are at risk.
  • Responsibility for performance and KPI reporting.  
This is a management position with a minimum of 4/5 direct reports, the management responsibilities will predominantly be to oversee day to day team output.
  • Managing a team: during regular 1-2-1s and team meetings.
  • Coach, develop and train staff to maximise performance
  • Conduct interim and annual appraisals.
  • Absence and poor performance management.
  • Manage high performance and provide career support to team members.
  • Ensure adherence to HR policies and guidelines by the team.
  • Adhere to UK management charter 

Please note that we are unable to progress applications at this time from candidates who require sponsorship under a Tier 2 General Visa. The role does not meet the required skill level for us to issue a Certificate of Sponsorship under Tier 2.
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.
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 8.5%, 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, childcare vouchers, cycle to work schemes, season ticket loans and reduced cinema and gym membership to name a few.


Primary Location: GB-SCO-Glasgow Job Type: Standard / Permanent Job: OPERATION PROCESSING Education Level: Not indicated Schedule: Full-time