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Analyst, Fund Accounting

Req. #:  14161
Department: Investment Administration
Location: Montreal, QC CA
Job Status: Temporary Full-time
Grade:  05
Category: Accounting, Finance and Taxation
Description:

This role contributes to the achievement of the Finance Division objectives by ensuring the accuracy and reliability of the fund accounting records, thus enabling the production of accurate and timely NAVs (Net Asset Values), and by reporting fund-related financial information to clients, to Standard Life departments and to Standard Life Investments.

  • Perform accurate and timely processing of pricing of the portfolio securities.
  • Research and resolve securities pricing issues.
  • Compute and review Net Asset Values (NAVs). 
  • Validate, review and deliver the information related to the funds performances.
  • Verify and organize the information required for the preparation of client reports, management reports, financial statements and other financial reports.
  • Verify and organize the information on deliverables as assigned.
  • Reconcile investment system Trial Balance to underlying journals, reports and resolve discrepancies on a timely basis.
  • Perform reasonability analyses and explain variances.
  • Identify and propose process improvements.
  • Document and keep existing documentation up to date for the procedures and processes under the Administrator’s responsibility.
  • Participate in testing investment systems upgrades and releases as well as process changes, as required.
  • Maintain professional and technical knowledge, in particular on investment related business.
  • Participate on projects.
  • Performs other tasks as required by supervisor.

REQUIREMENTS

  • University degree in accounting or finance.
  • 1-2 years of prior experience in accounting or investment administration, an asset.
  • Canadian Securities Course, an asset.
  • Strong numerate accuracy and analytical skills.
  • Thorough knowledge and experience in information systems and in particular of Microsoft Office (Excel, Word).
  • Experience in fund accounting and/or trading systems, an asset.
  • Knowledge of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) an asset.
  • Understanding of various investments instruments such as bonds, stocks, short terms, derivatives etc. as asset.
  • Understanding of the financial services industry, in particular investment funds.
  • Bilingual, French and English, written and spoken.

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