Senior Associate

August 31, 2023

Senior Associate

ReferenceFA 002155

  • Standard / Permanent
  • IN-TN-Chennai
  • OPERATION PROCESSING
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Job Title:

Senior Associate

Date:

Department:

IFSO

Location:

Chennai

Business Line / Function:

Financial Reporting

Reports to:

(Direct)

Assistant Manager

Grade:

(if applicable)

Mid-Level

(Functional)

Assistant Manager

Number of Direct Reports:

0

Directorship / Registration:

Position Purpose

BNP Paribas GSO is seeking a proactive and creative team player to work of the team. The ideal candidate for this position will possess strong Financial Reporting knowledge and high exposure to IFRS and/or equivalent reporting standards.  Financial Reporting Accountant plays a key role in supporting the service delivery of the Fund Administration teams and meeting clients’ statutory reporting requirements.  He/she should possess knowledge in Fund Accounting, Unit Pricing, Investment Administration and Reconciliations areas and should understand the importance of accuracy in reporting.  Time management and the ability to operate effectively within critical time constraints in the area are important.

The Financial Reporting Accountant prepares and produces accurate and quality reporting in line with SLA targets. He acts as an effective back up to his/her supervisor. He/she works with various teams and individuals in the operations division, enlisted with providing excellent client support and service. They deal in a pro-active and effective manner with the Fund Accounting teams and their counterparts in Sydney, Wellington and Singapore particularly overseeing, investigating and resolving complex client issues and ad hoc queries, on a timely basis.

In addition to report preparation, the Financial Reporting Accountant is responsible for understanding and implementation of the operational risk and legislative requirements of Fund Administration and BNP Paribas policies, in particular, ensuring compliance with the implementation of the Operational Risk and Control framework.

Responsibilities

Direct Responsibilities

 

Service Delivery:

  • Ensure timely completion of clients’ financial statements and regulatory reports as per standards defined and per SLA. Completeness includes accurate report generation, timely delivery of reports & archiving.
  • Ensuring Green KPI’s for all reporting items.
  • Preparation of Key/Standard Operating Procedures for each process migrated to Chennai.
  • Consistently evaluate the documented procedures to ensure they are complete, accurate and up to date.
  • Prioritize the work and conduct investigation with due diligence on all the discrepancies.
  • Carry out other ad-hoc duties, which may arise from time to time, mainly on month ends & year-ends.
  • Ensure review of critical queries before sent. Where issues/errors arise ensure detailed analysis of issues and clear understanding is gained before responding to client, spoke or other parties.
  • Ensure that the Reports are thoroughly reviewed and most updated information is provided.
  • Ensure effective incident management.
  • Adhere to 100% timeliness/quality for all reporting items to avoid no financial impact/loss to the organization.

Contributing Responsibilities

 

  • Ensure ISAE3402 checks are understood and followed. 100% compliance is must for all NAV packs.
  • Inform & document all errors identified during review stage within same day. Should take initiative in resolving any repetitive errors or training gaps.
  • Ensure procedures are in place to effectively deal with exceptions and that they are reviewed, researched, documented and resolved in a timely manner.
  • Identify the manual steps, process efficiencies & developments, by providing practical ideas on areas of improvements & work towards its automation.
  • Ensure to minimize the unplanned leaves, especially during business critical days, like month end, rollover days and migration of new funds.
  • Identify self and others’ training requirements and develop training plans.
  • Act as a backup in the absence of other team members.
  • Assist supervisor in resource planning and BAU planning.
  • Continuously strive to improve the process and bring efficiency in the chain.
  • To share the process/product knowledge with fellow team members.
  • Monitor the respective group mailbox and respond quickly to the queries.

Technical & Behavioral Competencies

  • Ability to communicate (Oral/Written) to others in a clear, articulate fashion.
  • Interpersonal skills.
  • Good listening and questioning ability.
  • Ability to plan work ahead and to prioritize workload.
  • Ability to work in an organized manner.

§  Must have an attention to detail.

  • Ability to generate creative solutions to problems.
  • Be able to adapt to markets and clients evolution.

Specific Qualifications (if required)

Accounting/Commerce

Exposure to IFRS and/or equivalent reporting standards

1 year of experience in Financial Reporting

                                            

Skills Referential                                         

Behavioural Skills: (Please select up to 4 skills)

Ability to collaborate / Teamwork

Attention to detail / rigor

Communication skills – oral & written

Ability to deliver / Results driven

Transversal Skills: (Please select up to 5 skills)

Ability to understand, explain and support change

Ability to develop and adapt a process

Analytical Ability

Ability to develop others & improve their skills

Ability to inspire others & generate people’s commitment

Education Level:

Bachelor Degree or equivalent

Experience Level

At least 3 year

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