Sr Acctg & Reconcl Analyst IND
This role is part of a global Investment Accounting function located in the US, India and the UK. The purpose of this position is to perform daily accounting activities relating to the Investment Book of Record so as to enable accurate client reporting and tracking of investment performance on an assigned set of portfolios. This role will be accountable to the Group Leader of Investment Accounting based in India and will be responsible for the daily and periodic processes for the Columbia Threadneedle Investments UK funds. The role will also require collaboration with the Reconciliation Team in India and accounting counterparts based in the UK. Responsibilities
Perform daily control report reviews, valuation analysis, day-to-day operational accounting activities, and problem resolution of assigned portfolios.
Where notified by internal and external business partners/clients, process all transactions in the Investment Book of Record including cash flows, trade activity, income, foreign transaction, derivatives or other transactions in accordance with established procedures and policies.
Ensure all identified issues are thoroughly researched and escalated/communicated timely to all impacted parties.
Assist with ad-hoc queries from internal business partners and/or external clients, including Front Office, Client Reporting, Middle Office, Third Party Administrators, etc.
Complete retention of records, work and other information, following established procedures and policies.
Assist with implementation of new client portfolios or re-engineering initiatives based on set requirements and the agreed change control processes.
Provide information and answer questions for audits and risk assessments i.e. from external and internal audit and risk functions.
Cross train and provide back up across the two accounting locations in both UK and India.
Support any internal and external auditors during audits.
Take on additional responsibilities and provide support in coaching new team members. Required Qualifications
MBA or B.com/BBA with 1-4 years of experience
Must have good system skills viz. MS Excel, Word, PPT.
Must have good communication skills (written and oral), interpersonal skills and be an effective team player.
Knowledge of Investment tools (like Bloomberg), reconciliation tool (Frontier) and Accounting system (HiPortfolio) will be an added advantage.
Solid understanding of portfolio accounting/investment operations activities.
Must have sound analytical and problem solving skills.
Ability to work independently following established procedures as well as collaborate with cross-functional teams.
Detail oriented, ability to recognize financial impacts and respond or escalate as appropriate.
Ability to take initiative and remain team player, act proactively and think creatively. Preferred Qualifications
Technical skills - Advanced ability Excel. Knowledge of Investments and Investments Administration
Experience in accounting systems (HiPort, GIM2000, SunGard Enterprise, etc.)