Investment Trust Accountant - based in either Dundee or Glasgow

BNP Paribas

Scotland, Scotland

Scotland, Scotland
30+ days ago


Job Description

BNP Paribas Securities Services is a multi-asset servicing specialist with local expertise in 36 markets around the world and a global reach covering 90+ markets. This extensive network enables us to provide our institutional investor clients with the connectivity and local knowledge they need to navigate change in a fast-moving world.

As of 31 December 2018, BNP Paribas Securities Services had USD 10.660 trillion in assets under custody, USD 2.662 trillion in assets under administration, 10,545 funds administered and 11,932 employees.

We are looking for an Investment Trust Accountant to join the team to be responsible for the timely and accurate production of all management and financial accounts information for the assigned Investment Trust Clients.
In order to be successful in this position, you will have previous accounting experience and ideally an accounting qualification. Yoursquo;ll have advanced numeracy skills and attention to detail and evidence of oversight and understanding of client SLAs, ensuring we work to the SLA and any additional client requests are handled through the change control process. Yoursquo;ll enjoy working as part of a team, sharing your knowledge and learning from others.
Key Responsibilities:
  • Preparation of monthly board papers (management accounts).
  • Preparation of year end and half year financial accounts (including tax provisions). Liaison with auditors and other operational departments.
  • Understanding of taxation computations and preparation of computations to a draft stage.
  • Preparation of net asset values reported to Association of Investment Companies (AIC) and Stock Exchange including reconciliations required to validate information.
  • Preparation of returns to HM Revenue & Customs and Office for National Statistics (e.g. quarterly VAT, National Statistics returns).
  • Processing of receipts and payments and maintenance of accounting records.
  • Understanding and knowledge of various statutory and regulatory requirements affecting Investment Trusts (Companies Act, Accounting Standards, Statement of Recommended Practice).
  • Provision of ad hoc information to boards, fund managers and others as required.
  • General administration and assistance to senior accountant and team leader.
  • Understanding and compliance with the Companyrsquo;s Internal Control Framework relating to the ITA Department including documentation of control incidents and ensuring that preventative actions are carried out and communicated as appropriate.
  • Ensure understanding and compliance with client Service Level Agreements and internal delivery deadlines.
  • Assistance to departmental manager and head of department in certain administration functions.
Key internal stakeholders:
  • Company Secretarial
  • Taxation Accounting
  • Technical Accounting
  • Position Keeping
  • Income and Settlements
  • Cashflows
  • Corporate Actions
  • Compliance and Control
  • HR and development
    Key external key stakeholders:
  • Client company secretarial departments
  • Client middle office administration
  • External independent auditors
  • Client custodian banks
  • HMRC
  • Other third parties as duly authorised by clients eg liquidators, legal representatives etc.

Equal Opportunities

BNP Paribas promotes equality of opportunity and is committed to ensuring that no individual is discriminated against on the grounds of age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage or civil partnership status, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, sex or sexual orientation.
As an employee with BNP Paribas Securities Services, we want to make sure that you are rewarded for your commitment. As such, you will be entitled to our award winning benefits package which includes a generous holiday allowance of at least 34 days (including bank holidays), a non-contributory pension of 9%, private healthcare and GP service all as standard, along with a number of personal insurances such as income protection, life assurance and personal accident insurance. We believe in ensuring all our employees have a positive work life balance and so in addition to the core benefits you will also have access to a variety of flexible lifestyle benefits including dental cover, childcare vouchers, cycle to work schemes, season ticket loans and reduced cinema and gym membership to name a few.