Head of Fund Accounting, Global Financial Institution

Job Title: Head of Fund Accounting, Global Financial Institution
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Singapore, Singapore
Salary: Competitive Package
Reference: JR108310_1547026772
Contact Name: James Rushworth
Contact Email:
Job Published: January 09, 2019 17:39

Job Description

Working as part of the leadership team your key responsibilities are:

  • Oversee daily operations and management of Fund Accounting operations across the region
  • Maintain a high degree of client engagement focusing on the regions platinum clients and providing services to meet and exceed their expectations
  • Develop and implement a multi-year strategy for the APAC / Global Fund Accounting function in partnership with business and technology.
  • Create a market leading Fund Accounting platform providing competitive advantage to our clients and stakeholders
  • Lead a team of professionals across jurisdictions and work closely with peers regionally and globally to deliver consistently strong results
  • Ensure appropriate MIS and KPI's are utilised across teams with particular focus on key metrics (unit costs and efficiency ratios) and external and internal benchmarks
  • Manage budget and commitment in order to deliver to plan
  • Identify and deliver efficiency and cost saving initiatives on an on-going basis
  • Embed a culture of achieving continuous improvement / marginal gains across the function
  • Partner with the key internal functions, including Product, Sales, Client Executive and Trustee to ensure our business and client's needs are met
  • Ensure Operational risk is managed effectively across the function and is fully compliant with applicable regulations, laws and policies
  • Ensure a robust and appropriate governance oversight model is in place to manage offshore teams
  • Attract, develop and retain key talent across the operations.

Qualifications and Competencies

  • 15 years' experience in Fund Administration / Fund Accounting and experience managing large functions
  • Degree and / or professional Qualification in Accounting
  • Strong technical knowledge of the Funds Industry, Products and local / regional regulatory environment
  • Strategic thinker with a track record in program delivery
  • Excellent verbal and written communication and presentation skills
  • Ability to interact with senior management and clients showing in-depth knowledge of Funds Services
  • Proven ability to provide leadership to large teams both in-location and remotely
  • Strong operational knowledge of risk management processes and practices
  • An advanced Customer Service mindset with skill to instill a client centric culture across the operations
  • Superior people leadership/management skills with the ability to engage employees in relation to the future vision of the organisation
  • Strong Influencing and negotiation skills; ability to build effective networks and relationships across a large and complex organisation
  • Strategic mindset with the ability to translate a strategic vision into a clear path of actions and milestones
  • Ability to 'manage the matrix'
  • Ability to work as part of and contribute to a high performing senior management team
  • Driven, resilient and tenacious, able to apply the learning from set-backs or challenges to good effect
  • Valuing diversity: demonstrate an appreciation of a diverse workforce. Appreciate differences in style or perspective and use differences to add value to decisions or actions and organisational success

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