Fund Accounting Senior Manager

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Fund Accounting Senior Manager-17054262

Job Purpose:


The Fund Accounting Senior Manager will have management responsibility for a number of Fund Accounting clients and be the senior point of contact for Fund Accounting related matters with their clients.

Lead and manage a direct team in Dublin and manage oversight of several offshore locations, all focused on the day-to-day production of Valuations for various fund types.
The individual will have a strong customer service and operational focus and will provide an integrated, value-added platinum service to our clients.


Job Background/context:


Citi’s Global Fund Services Operation comprises Fund Accounting, Middle Office and Transfer Agency and is supported by c. 3,000 staff, globally.

Our Dublin Fund Accounting operation forms part of EMEA Fund Accounting and Global Fund Services, Dublin.

Supporting c 20 Clients, 500 Funds, $300bn AUA and producing over 30,000 NAV’s per month, the team consists of over 200 onshore and offshore Fund Accounting professionals, 50 of which are based in Dublin.

The Fund Services Operations has undergone significant transformation over the last 2 years and is entering the next phase of its strategic roadmap; to deliver market leading capabilities.  As it relates to Fund Accounting, the role-holder is expected to play a significant part in defining and delivering these.


Key Responsibilities:

Client Responsibilities

•Act as a senior point of contact with customer for fund accounting issues.
•Present at service reviews and board meetings from a fund perspective
•Instil a client focus within the fund valuations operation, ensuring client queries, requests and product enhancements are dealt with in an efficient and appropriate manner.
•Provide a consistently high level of service to our clients, which meets the agreed standard and is delivered within a stable & risk adverse operating environment by appropriately skilled resources
•Enhancing our clients’ lives through innovation that harnesses the breadth and depth of our information, global network, and world-class products


Risk Management Responsibilities


•Proactively identity and manage operational risk through leading specific process reviews
•Maintain a controlled, SOC1 operating environment that complies with operational standards


Line Management Responsibilities


•Act as technical and knowledge resource to the team/business unit
•Engage the team; inspire brilliance in delivery and cost management
•Collaborate with technology and product teams to agree and prioritise programme goals and objectives
•Focus on operational streamlining, manual touch point reduction and automation


People Management


•Manage, coach and develop team members for their individual advancement and for the benefit of the team. In so doing, foster and maintain strong team spirit and a healthy working atmosphere.
•Lead a team of professionals to deliver the value add fund accounting business.
•Complete the annual and interim appraisal process.
•Identify, develop and retain key talent; own the succession plan for this group
•Manage the performance of staff, addressing poor performance sensitively and promptly and recognizing exceptional performance using the full range of supports within Citi
•Capacity planning and resource management to support the day to day business requirements and forward planning.


Specific Functional Responsibilities


•Oversight of Fund Valuations
•Fostering of a “zero tolerance” attitude to price errors
•Lead and drive the change plan of initiatives within the operations to incrementally improve the effectiveness and efficiency of the function, setting challenging targets
•Actively monitor cost drivers and implement cost reductions initiatives identified. Reduce Operational Losses year on year
•Management of the off-shore locations


Development Value:


The appointee to this role will have the opportunity to deliver a ‘best in class’ business function that gives a competitive advantage over competitors.  The individual will be client focused, with strong people management skills, working with the clients to ensure their fund accounting needs are understood and being met.





•Extensive years working experience in Fund Accounting, at least 5 of which is managing people
•Proven track record and extensive knowledge of funds services and its processes
•Excellent leadership experience and skill set.
•Strong Product, Industry and Regulatory knowledge


Proven ability to:


•Build and lead successful teams
•Execute: think creatively to deliver significant change
•Understand new technical & regulatory requirements
•Interact collaboratively with senior management and stakeholders
•Lead transformation / large projects




•Pragmatism combined with a can-do attitude is a pre-requisite
•Leadership, drive and results focus
•Strong interpersonal, influencing and negotiating skills
•Highly Numerate


The successful candidate will embody the Citi Leadership Standards:
•Builds great teams
•Drives value for clients
•Works as a partner
•Acts as an owner
•Champions progress / Leads change
•Delivers results





•Qualified Accountant or 3rd Level Degree, preferably in business
•Extensive years’ experience in Fund Accounting
•Exceptional candidates who do not meet these criteria may be considered for the role provided they have the necessary skills and experience.




•Strong customer focus with an ability to evaluate needs and develop solutions
•Detail oriented
•Proven ability to lead the introduction of complex change in a challenging environment
•Team player at a senior level - able to articulate one’s own position clearly, based on fact, but sensitive to the positions, needs and requirements of others
•Valuing diversity. Demonstrates an appreciation of a diverse workforce. Appreciates differences in style or perspective and uses differences to add value to decisions or actions and organizational success.


Why Citi?

Citi has had a presence in Ireland since 1965 and was one of the first foreign banks to open an office in Ireland. The company now employs over 2300 people in Dublin. Due to the variety of the products and businesses in Ireland we can truly offer candidates a world of opportunities and encourage internal mobility and learning and development.

Here, we are fuelled by technology. Technology that processes 380,000 equity orders, 1.6 million capital market trades and $3 trillion in cash and securities every day. Technology that enables us to work across time zones and the cultural, physical and linguistic borders that separate the 160 countries we work in.

Our systems are nothing without exceptional people to run them – and here, we invest heavily in both. You can be part of one of the strongest teams in the industry.


Exceptional candidates who do not meet these criteria may be considered for the role provided they have the necessary skills and experience.


Valuing Diversity:Demonstrates an appreciation of a diverse workforce. Appreciates differences in style or perspective and uses differences to add value to decisions or actions and organisational success.


Citi is an Equal Opportunities Employer


11 April 2018
Location: Ireland Dublin
Work type:
Full time
Banking and Financial Services
PLEASE! No enquiries from Recruitment Agencies or Headhunters.

Only direct applications will be considered.

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