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Transfer Agency Services, Vice President

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Transfer Agency Services, Vice President BlackRock’s business is investing on behalf of our clients, from large institutions to parents and grandparents, doctors and teachers who entrust their savings to us. We are committed to our clients—period. Our promise is to offer them the clearest thinking about what to do with their money and the products and services they need to secure a better financial future. That’s why investors of all kinds have made us the world’s largest asset manager, entrusting us with trillions of dollars, and it’s why companies, institutions and global governments come to us for help meeting their biggest financial challenges. Description About this role Transfer Agency Services (TAS) is a global team of approx. 60 and is part of Global Accounting and Product Services (GAAPS) within Business Operations and Technology. This group is responsible for Institutional and Commingled fund accounting, Fund Board management, Portfolio & Regulatory Compliance, Transfer Agent and operational infrastructure oversight for BlackRock's commingled funds (registered and unregistered). In addition, the teams also support Latin America Business Operations, strategic fund conversions, vendor oversight and product lifecycle events. The Retrocession Oversight Team (ROT) sit within TAS and oversee and provide financial control of circa $200m per quarter of retrocession payments (Management Fee Rebates) covering BlackRocks EMEA fund ranges. ROT are responsible for ensuring Transfer Agents are calculating the retrocessions in line with client agreements, and that payments are made in a timely manner. ROT are also responsible for ensuring that all relevant payments are processed through Client Money accounts and that CASS regulations are adhered to. ROT work extensively with our 3rd party Transfer Agents, and our internal OnBoarding and Client Experience Management teams. ROT are currently located in Edinburgh. The TA Financial Control Team (TAFC) sit within TAS and oversee and provide financial control of c. 25 client money accounts across a number of different external providers and internally. TAFC are responsible for the oversight, governance and relationship of all outsourced CASS and Fund Asset reconciliation activity at BlackRock. TAFC are responsible for ensuring all our partners are adhering to the relevant regulations and have sufficient controls and processes in place. In addition, TAFC are responsible for the review and remediation of all CASS incidents, the compilation of all associated CASS MI and the presentation of this data to the respective Boards, Governance Committees and Head of Client Assets. This open role will allow the successful candidate exposure to both teams outlined above with a view to reviewing, aligning and consolidating process where possible. Role Responsibility o Maintaining a professional relationship with Transfer Agents, which will include monitoring service to ensure delivery in accordance with SLAs and in compliance with current regulations. o Oversight & governance of all Transfer Agency CASS & Retrocession activity including the daily oversight of external and internal client money and corporate reconciliations ensuring that all actions are completed o Review of CASS and Operational errors as and when they arise ensuring that appropriate action is taken to resolve the error to prevent recurrence. o Completion of in-depth CASS breach root cause analysis, reviewing and presented on a weekly basis to the CF10a and CASS Compliance o Production of CASS MI on a monthly and quarterly basis for Management to present at the CASS Governance Committee and various Boards o Completion of internal and external client money reconciliations to cover our offshore retrocession business o Compilation of the month end CMAR return for presentation to the CF10a o Completion of all Fund Asset Regime oversight of activities performed by offshore Transfer Agent. o Review and oversight of Transfer Agent/Paying Agent Invoices o Provide oversight of retrocession payments covering multiple fund ranges and transfer agents o Ensuring all Sox controls are adhered to within time scales o Calculate adjustments to TA retro calculations and process retrocession invoices o Produce and enhance metrics for board packs o Ensure the principles of TCF, demonstrating with words and actions that the client perspective is always considered in decision making. o Awareness of the risks to the company through late adherence to time scales & inaccurate data. o Ensure team mailbox is monitored and maintained for urgent Client Money and retrocession issues. o Take an active part in the team offering ideas & suggestions to improve processes, ensuring that the teams objectives are met. o Take an active part in suggesting process enhancements, creating new and regularly maintaining existing procedures. o Ensure collaboration with TA Financial Control and Retrocession Oversight Teams’ stakeholders o Provide constructive input to ongoing due diligence of the Transfer Agents. o Assisting management and senior leaders with any ad hoc / project work Competencies: o An innovator who actively seeks to generate ideas that deliver scale, commercial benefits, client service, or control improvements. o Excellent communicator with strong influencing skills together with an ability to build and maintain relationships both internally and externally. o Strong leader who develops a positive working environment to find ways to partner and effectuate a coordinated approach to tasks. o A strong project manager who is able to effectively prioritize workloads and adhere to deadlines. Experience o Experience in an operational/oversight role, ideally in a Transfer Agency/Financial Control environment. o Demonstrate a level of technical knowledge across a range of investment instruments, fund types and products. o Strong people management capabilities o Understand the relevant regulatory environment (CASS experience desirable) o Demonstrate a risk focus and understand the importance of identifying potential risks and of reporting risks to management and other relevant parties o Numerate and ability to demonstrate a high level of attention to detail o Have experience of reconciliations and data analysis o Be well versed in Excel with the ability to perform basic formulas, lookups, pivots as a minimum o Understand the importance of customers / providers to BlackRock and be able to work closely with others to meet objectives o Prepared to take initiative, work flexibly to help the team achieve its goals, and respond positively to change. o Ability to identify problems and incidents, work actively with others to resolve them and raise issues appropriately o Be a self-starter and takes responsibility for the completion of own work in line with agreed procedures and to the highest standards of quality and timeliness o Demonstrates team spirit, assists colleagues and perform tasks that do not usually fall within his/her responsibilities. o Demonstrates an ability to manage a working relationship with providers, is prepared to raise issues and communicate with all levels. o Ensures accurate record keeping of work and files documents in a way so that they are easily retrieved. o Able to handle and resolve conflicting priorities. o Understanding of the Finance industry and with a willingness to learn Our benefits To help you stay energized, engaged and inspired, we offer a wide range of benefits including a strong retirement plan, tuition reimbursement, comprehensive healthcare, support for working parents and Flexible Time Off (FTO) so you can relax, recharge and be there for the people you care about. About BlackRock BlackRock's purpose is to help more and more people experience financial well-being. As a fiduciary to investors and a leading provider of financial technology, our clients turn to us for the solutions they need when planning for their most important goals. As of September 30, 2020, the firm managed approximately $7.81 trillion in assets on behalf of investors worldwide. For additional information on BlackRock, please visit www.blackrock.com/corporate | Twitter: @blackrock | LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/company/blackrock . BlackRock is proud to be an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, protected veteran status, and other statuses protected by law. BlackRock will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest or conviction records in a manner consistent with the requirements of the law, including any applicable fair chance law. Director, Legal and Compliance – Hong Kong “The training that BlackRock provides is top-notch. They offer opportunities to learn new skill sets as well as explore positions on other teams.” As a people-centric business, our long-term sustainability depends on our employees and culture. We have more than 16,000 employees in 35+ different countries who speak over 80 languages. We also serve millions of clients from different cultures around the world. We believe a wide range of perspectives and talent is crucial to creating a richer culture for our employees and a better experience for our clients. How we typically hire experienced professionals BlackRock is proud to be an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. We are committe

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  • Ad ID:  18970658
  • Ad Type:  Offered
  • Posted on:  26/01/2021, 02:51
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