At M&G our vision is: to become the best loved and most successful savings and investment business and we're looking for people who are excited about joining us on our journey. We're digitally transforming and investing heavily in technology and innovation to develop new and improved customer propositions that really raise the bar for our customers. To help us achieve our vision we're looking for exceptional people who live our values and behaviours and who can inspire others; embrace change; deliver results and keep it simple.
What you can expect from us: We are committed to creating an environment where you can be exceptional at all you do. To help us deliver this, we promise to:
Challenge Your Limits by creating a stimulating working environment and providing opportunities for you to be involved in meaningful and challenging work
Support Your Aspirations with a commitment to learning and development that helps you achieve and build your experience with people who want you to succeed
Value Your Input whereby leaders and managers will involve you in key decisions, listen to your thoughts and recognise the important contribution you make
Balance Your Life through a work life partnership that focuses on making this an inclusive, diverse and friendly place to work and offers the flexibility and support that enables everyone to be at their best
The team is responsible for oversight of third party administrators providing fund accounting services and technical reporting in respect of PRIIPs, MiFID, DWP, LGPS and costs and charges for M&G's full fund range. Our team is also managing projects from a technical aspect including fund launches, BAU integration and fund mergers / in-species.
The role is to support the oversight of these services to ensure the data provided is technically accurate and in accordance with regulations. It is also to provide advise to projects on the technical aspects of a fund launch from a fund accounting perspective.
The role would suit a technical expert able to provide advice and support on the teams oversight of outsourced fund accounting and other financial information from suppliers. This includes the oversight of the transaction cost calculations for PRIIPs, MIFID etc. and project work ensuring the accuracy of this data delivered by suppliers.
Key Work Level Accountabilities:
Accountable for providing a quality service or product to customers and stakeholders, using skills/experience built through significant practical experience or training
For team leaders, accountable for ensuring the team the role supports is delivering a quality service or product
Works within established frameworks and procedures, with the freedom to interpret them to solve a range of problems
Delivers outputs that are clearly defined, using discretion over how to achieve them
Makes suggestions for improvements to the work of the team, based on previous experience and knowledge of similar situations
Key Responsibilities for this role & Experience::
Good problem solving and analytical skills.
Transition of projects into BAU.
Excellent attention to detail and determination to see initiatives through to completion.
Proactive and delivery focused with good communication skills - both written and verbal.
Ability to present information clearly and succinctly at varying levels of detail.
A self-starter with experience of working on projects.
Ability to develop, adapt and maintain effective working relationships within the team and across the business.
Capability to facilitate small workshops and meetings with stakeholders.
Good organisational skills with the ability to manage multiple priorities and deliverables
Reacting positively under pressure to meet tight deadlines.
Have a genuine interest in learning and expanding their knowledge and understanding of the challenges and developments impacting the Asset Management industry.
Key Knowledge, Skills & Experience:
Has good product knowledge and understanding of fund types including OEIC, Unit Trust, SICAV, ICAV, Investment Trust, QIF, section 110, LP/GP.
Fund accounting experience
Experience of fund launches and closures.
Experience of working with Third Party Administrators.
Strong analytical skills. Able to understand, question and challenge a range of financial data
Experience of financial statutory accounting an advantage.
Good working knowledge of IFRS, UK GAAP, IA SORP, Luxembourg GAAP and AIC SORP an advantage.
Will use their initiative and is able to prioritise
Has an approachable personality, strong focus and first class communication skills and the ability to build strong relationships and communicate effectively with internal and external stakeholders, including presenting at Board meetings.
Has a regulatory awareness, understanding impact of current and future changes
Has knowledge and understanding of PRIIPs and MiFID regulations and requirements
Has an understanding of trade life cycle and investment management processes including transition costs and other operating charges incurred directly and indirectly by investors
Has an understanding of investment instruments including: equities, fixed Interest, money market, derivatives (futures, options, swaps, CFD, CDS, etc)
Is self-motivated with a diligent and detailed approach to completing tasks
Has strong analytical skills. Able to understand, question and challenge a range of financial data and processes
Has a flexible and proactive approach
Has Excel (to advanced level is desirable)
ACA/ACCA qualified accountant (or equivalent) an advantage
Work Level: Experienced Colleague
Recruiter Name: Atif Ahmad
Closing Date: Wednesday 12th August
We live by four behaviours at M&G and we ask all our employees to:
Inspire Others - Support and encourage each other, creating an environment where everyone can contribute and succeed
Embrace Change - Be open to change, willing to be challenged and able to adapt quickly and imaginatively to new ideas
Deliver Results - Focus on outcomes, set high standards and deliver with energy and determination
Keep it Simple - Cut through complexity and bureaucracy, be clear and decisive and never overcomplicate things
At M&G Diversity and Inclusion is a strategic objective. We know that an inclusive environment makes us more accessible and ensures we attract, engage, promote and retain exceptional people. We welcome applications from all individuals regardless of age, gender/gender identity, sexual orientation, ethnicity/nationally, disability, or military service and welcome those who have taken career breaks. We will consider flexible working arrangements for any of our roles.