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Financial Statement Expert Private Equity & Real Estate (M/F)

Contract

Standard / Permanent

Location

Luxembourg

Job function

OPERATION PROCESSING

Reference

LUX019919

BNP Paribas Securities Services, a subsidiary of the BNP Paribas group, is one of Europe's leading providers of custody services for securities.

 

The Luxembourg branch plays a major part in its operations, offering clients high value-added services extending from custody to securities lending, fund administration, performance measurement and ratings, and bond issuance services.

 

BNP Paribas Securities Services is looking for:

 

Financial Statement Officer (M/F)

Private Equity & Real Estate

Permanent Contract

 

 

Mission:

 

The Private Equity Real Estate (PERE) department is part of the Asset Fund Services business unit. It is composed of the Transfer Agency, Custody, Fund Administration, Client Account Management and Business Implementation teams.

 

This job description is focused on the role of PERE Financial Statement Officer, part of the PERE Fund Administration Team.

 

Within the PERE department, the main responsibilities of the Financial Statement Officer are

·         The elaboration, validation, sending and filing of the financial statements

·         The management of any queries in relation to the Financial Statements activity

·         The calculation of some NAV’s allocated in addition to the handling of the Financial Statements activity

·         The execution of any other tasks improving the quality of service delivered to the client. Tasks such as quality controls, project participation…

 

 

Financial statements

 

·         Preparation of financial statements in LuxGaap or in IFRS for funds, SICAR and unregulated entities

·         Execution of 1st level controls  in respect with BP2S procedures

·         To publish via e-file the reports for funds to CSSF

·         To make the filing of the annual accounts in LuxGaap to eCDF via the smart card reader Lux Trust and hereafter to indicate to Lux Fund Domiciliation when the filing is done

·         Assistance in annual and interim audits

·         To assist FA Legal Reporting Team for any questions about the filing of the reports to BCL or any questions about PERE funds

·         Completion of all checklists linked to the financial statements process

·         Respond to any query in relation to the financial statements

 

 

Management of internal - relationship

 

·         Provide client service and support for BAU and ongoing operational issues

·         Maintaining efficient external relationships with clients, managers, sales representatives, auditors…

·         Actively participating to the team organisation by taking initiatives and by being implicated in common projects

·         Improving hierarchy relationship by reporting regularly encountered problems and outstanding work (escalation process)

 

 

NAV processing

 

·         Participation in the launch of new funds (or sub-funds),SICAR and unregulated entities

·         Bookkeeping of all entities and calculation of NAV

·         Review and analysis of NAV calculated by external counterparts (client or dedicated service provider)

·         Control the consistency of the valuation received and used for underlying assets

·         Execution of 1st level controls if any in respect with BP2S procedures

·         Follow up of the liquidation of funds(or sub-funds),SICAR and unregulated entities

 

·         Participate to the review of team procedures & checklists

·         Assistance in the client service reviews to PERE Client Account Manager (agenda, follow-ups, service plans, write-ups, call memos) by producing monthly KPI and monitoring client issues log

·         Follow-up of the incidents until full completion of corrective and preventive measures

·         Archiving of all Financial Statements documents

·         Help in the production of F.S. activity statistics

·         If required be involved in department projects

·         Support other PERE teams if required

·         Handling of all incoming requests, either from client, either from other counterparts, regarding the PERE F.S. tasks

·         Make sure that checklists are completed on time, exhaustively and double-checked before providing the output to the client

 


 

Profile :

 

Education :

Bachelor or Master Degree

 

Experience :

Investment funds experience of at least 2 years (Fund Accounting, NAV calculations or Financial Statements elaboration)

 

Technical skills:

•           Excellent skills in Microsoft Office

•           Experience of the mutual fund industry in Europe

•           Good knowledge of the regulatory and statutory requirements in connection with mutual funds

 

Soft skills:

•           Excellent Communication skills

•           Organizational skills

•           Analytical skills

•           Strong Client focus

 

Language skills:

German and English mandatory, French is considered as an asset