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Senior Analyst, Investment Cash Management

Req. #:  14275
Department: Investment Administration
Location: Montreal, QC CA
Job Status: Temporary Full-time
Grade:  06
Category: Accounting, Finance and Taxation
Description:

This is a temporary mandate for 6 months.

This role contributes to the achievement of the Finance Division objectives by ensuring the accuracy and the reliability of the fund accounting records and reports, by servicing clients, Standard Life departments and Standard Life Investments, by providing support to the Analysts, and by evaluating and recommending enhancements for processes, methods and procedures.

  • Assist Analysts in their daily tasks.
  • Back-up Analysts and other Senior Analysts as required.
  • Assist the Consultants and team leaders in training and cross training of the Analysts. Provide staff assessment input to supervisor.
  • Review and follow up on deliverables as assigned.
  • Monitor and ensure accurate and timely processing of cash, capital transactions, portfolio transactions, corporate actions, income, expenses and pricing of the portfolio securitiesvia cash and shareholder unit reconciliations.
  • Resolve and follow up on routine reconciliation issues, assist researching and resolving more complex items accurately on a timely basis. Understand impact of issues on other teams processes and communicate accordingly.
  • Perform analyses and explain variances.
  • Research and resolve transaction settlements.
  • Respond to Portfolio Managers’ requests for information on their clients’ accounts. Respond to stakeholders’ (management, UK, auditors) requests for information on the fund reporting issued.
  • Compile fund financial statements and supporting documentation as required.
  • Provide support and expertise to other team members within Investment Operations.
  • Provide cash projectionsand general cash information to portfolio managers.
  • Identify and propose process improvements.
  • Document and keep existing documentation up to date for the procedures and processes under his/her responsibility.
  • Participate in the implementation of  tools to enhance the use of our resources and systems.
  • 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 in communications and projects involving Investment Administration and/or other departments.
  • Organize and file records as per departmental policy.
  • Process expense entries and payment on a timely and accurate basis, as well as validate and cross check payment controls by running control reports and reconciling accounts. Process special validation reconciliations for revenues and expenses as required.

REQUIREMENTS

  • University degree in accounting or finance.
  • Minimum 2 years experience in accounting or investment administration.
  • Canadian Securities Course, an asset.
  • Accounting designation or in the process of obtaining one, 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.
  • Understanding of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP).
  • Good understanding of investments (bonds, stocks, short terms and derivatives).
  • Good understanding of the financial services industry, in particular investment funds.
  • Ability to apply knowledge to improve processes.
  • Bilingual, French and English, written and spoken.

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