About the opportunity
Banking, Reconciliations & Control (BRC) is responsible for the receipt and payment of monies to / from investors / intermediaries and the reconciliation of cash and stock positions for Fidelity’s European based funds and FundsNetwork fund supermarket business. In addition, BRC includes the processing of fund distributions, tax & interest accrual processing and various other control related activities for Customer Services.
The successful candidate, as a member of the BRC team will be responsible for supporting the growth of the BRC activities based in the India Service Centre. This role is responsible for ensuring that appropriate client money regulations and controls on customer assets are adhered to and best practice standards are maintained across all activities, particularly in the protection of customer assets and client monies.
Purpose of your role
The Bank reconciliations department is a part of the Banking, Reconciliations & Controls (BRC) group. The department is responsible for daily reconciliations of client money & settlement bank accounts. They are also responsible for daily reconciliation of client money as well as various corporate ledgers. Reconciliation activities are performed on client money strategic system – Autorek, GFAS and spreadsheet. A delay in the reconciliations may lead to regulatory incidents and may not reflect a true and fair view of the financial statements of the company. The team plays a key role in the delivery of month end and financial year ends from a reconciliation’s perspective. The team is also involved in liaising with multiple teams across various locations for resolution of reconciliation discrepancies.
Daily Reconciliations of all bank accounts and control ledgers, including Automated and Manual reconciliations.
Identification and addressing potential shortfalls / surpluses in client money accounts and ledgers to avoid Client money issues.
Ensuring timely money movements across client and settlement bank accounts to address any shortfalls /surpluses and thus avoiding client money incidents.
To maintain and update ledgers, including recording of appropriate reasons for outstanding items over a set of period including ongoing investigations and clearance of ageing items.
To create correcting journals / cashbook keyings for reconciliation purposes.
To investigate & follow up on outstanding items with other departments within BRC (Cashmatch, CBU, Controls & Settlements etc) as well as other departments in UK, Luxembourg, Germany, Hong Kong, etc.
Produce reconciliation reports of outstanding items and their aging, also including action steps for resolution.
To gain regulatory knowledge and ensure knowledge is regularly updated and maintained across the team.
To work on various client money and corporate M.I’s to maintain appropriate traction on ageing items.
To gain subject matter expertise of all the operational teams impacting bank recs.
To be involved in projects and testing related to any system change or release.
To suggest and work on process improvement idea’s and drive them in collaboration with other team members as a part of continuous improvement.
To be flexible enough to work beyond the normal working hours as per the business requirements for cent percent achievement of the deliverables.
The key responsibilities of Senior Associates also include:
Awareness of current FCA CASS Rules relating to client money protection.
To represent the team in projects and new initiatives impacting Bank recs.
Participating in the various departmental level initiatives to drive employee engagement.
Monitoring / ensure monitoring of the departmental mailboxes and timely action on the emails received.
Produce management information reports / slide packs.
To be able to cross train team members and answer procedural questions with an aim towards developing oneself as a subject matter expert.
To support the team in the absence of the supervisor – handling critical tasks (escalations, reporting) to ensure the smooth functioning of the team.
Experience and Qualifications Required
B.Com or an equivalent bachelor’s degree from a recognised university. 2-3 year previous experience in finance or related areas is desirable. Multi-departmental exposure will be an added advantage.
Strong analytical skills with attention to detail.
To be able to prioritise and organise effectively to ensure deadlines are met.
Demonstrates a high level of commitment to improving customer service / processes internally.
Excellent communication skills.
Good computer skills with knowledge of MS Word, Excel and Power Point. Sound knowledge of AS400/AutoRek is required.
A flexible approach with an ability to work with other departments in the organisation.
Ability to remain highly motivated and focused towards the key measurements.
Team player who is also self-motivated and can work independently.
Adaptable to changing business needs – a team player with a flexible approach and the ability to multi-task.
Energetic & enthusiastic and a supportive and proactive team player.
A strong understanding of the FCA Client Money regulations is required.
About Fidelity International
Fidelity International offers investment solutions and services and retirement expertise to more than 2.56 million customers globally. As a privately-held, purpose-driven company with a 50-year heritage, we think generationally and invest for the long term. Operating in more than 25 locations and with $783.6 billion in total assets, our clients range from central banks, sovereign wealth funds, large corporates, financial institutions, insurers and wealth managers, to private individuals.
Our Workplace & Personal Financial Health business provides individuals, advisers and employers with access to world-class investment choices, third-party solutions, administration services and pension guidance. Together with our Investment Solutions & Services business, we invest $567 billion on behalf of our clients. By combining our asset management expertise with our solutions for workplace and personal investing, we work together to build better financial futures.
Our clients come from all walks of life and so do we. We are proud of our inclusive culture and encourage applications from the widest mix of talent, whatever your age, gender, ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender identity, social background and more. We are a disability-friendly company and would welcome a conversation with you if you feel you might benefit from any reasonable adjustments to perform to the best of your ability during the recruitment process and beyond.
We are committed to being a truly flexible employer, encouraging and trusting our people to perform their role in the way that works best for them, our business, our colleagues and our clients. We offer the maximum possible flexibility over where and when you work for all, considering your role and any local regulations. We call this new approach "dynamic working".
Find out more about what we do, our history, our new approach of "dynamic working" and how you could be a part of our future at https://careers.fidelityinternational.com/about-us
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