Fund Accounting Specialist

Permanent contract|Ireland|Corporate Finance / Accounting

Fund Accounting Specialist

 Ireland  Permanent contract  Corporate Finance / Accounting


Description of the Business Line or Department

Société Générale Securities Services (SGSS) is part of Global Banking & Investor Solutions (GBIS), a key pillar of Société Générale’s universal banking model.

SGSS is among the top ten global custodians, and the 2nd largest in Europe, employing over 4,000 staff in 26 locations.

SGSS has a number of divisions:

CAO – Support functions

CMS – Coverage, Marketing and Solutions

DAT – Data Management

FSO – Fund Services Operations

SBO – Securities Banking Operations

TTD - Transformation & Technology Delivery

Within the Fund Services Operations Divison, Fund Administration and Fund Administration Support(SGSS/FSO/FVS) is in charge of the accounting and valuation of collective investment schemes (UCIs or funds) and fund portfolios.

Summary of the key purposes of the role

Reporting to the Head of Operations, will be that of a specialist to assist the valuation team, in specialist topics as may arise. This job description is intended to be as specific as possible but it is important to recognise that due to the nature of the activity, changing client requirements and the size of our operation, roles and responsibilities can vary and change on a temporary and sometimes permanent basis. Flexibility is a key requirement for all staff.

Summary of responsibilities 

  • Work with Head of FVS on standardisation and implementation of best practice.
  • Work with the Business Requirement Specialist on defining business requirements.
  • Work with the CTS and Fund Accounting teams to assist in on-boarding of new clients.
  • Be the key contact for Fund Accounting team for key / complex topics.
  • Assist the Fund Accounting Supervisors on improvements to the process as required.
  • Identify and assess risks within the business. Identify solutions to reduce or remove the risk.
  • Development and implementation of processes and procedures.
  • Assist in training of other team members on new processes or complex topics.
  • Assist in the further development of fund accounting process to meet client needs or requirements.
  • Be proactive in identifying potential client issues.
  • Ability to work as a lead or assist on projects.
  • User acceptance testing or Business Analysis within funds environment.
  • Prepare product demonstrations, proof of concepts and development roadmaps to internal teams.

Profile required

Skills, Knowledge, Abilities and Competencies

  • 5-6 years’ experience in fund accounting.
  • Degree required – preferred business/accounting/finance concentration.
  • Good organisational, interpersonal and communication skills necessary.
  • Strong attention to detail.
  • Good IT skills, knowledge of SQL, VBA an advantage.
  • Ability to multi-task and manage multi-functional projects effectively.
  • Very good listening, verbal, and written communication skills.
  • Experience of project management desired.
  • Strong technical knowledge of a wide range of asset classes and sophisticated strategies.
  • A thorough knowledge of performance fee methodologies (Hurdles, Waterfall, Equalisation, Series, etc).
  • Good analytical and problem-solving skills.

Why join us

People join for the impact they can have on us. They stay for the impact we have on them. A flatter structure offers visibility and exposure beyond that of our competitors, so you know our names, and we know yours. It's personable, human, and inspires success through passion. By encouraging open mindedness and a willingness to share ideas, we have adapted to market changes and thrived through innovation. Bringing words like “hard work” and “dedication” together with “community” and “respect” has enabled us to work collaboratively and build our future together. We call this Team Spirit and it's what makes us different. It's what makes you different

Business insight

If you feel you have the required experience and qualifications, then please apply to the SG Resourcing Team, and we will manage your application. At Societe Generale, we believe our people are our strength and are core to the success of our business. As such, we search for, recruit and appoint the best available person on the basis of aptitude and ability, regardless of sex, marital or civil partnership status, race, colour, nationality, ethnic or national origins, pregnancy, disability, age, sexual orientation, religion, belief or gender reassignment

We are an equal opportunities employer and we are proud to make diversity a strength for our company. Societe Generale is committed to recognizing and promoting all talents, regardless of their beliefs, age, disability, parental status, ethnic origin, nationality, sexual or gender identity, sexual orientation, membership of a political, religious, trade union or minority organisation, or any other characteristic that could be subject to discrimination.

Reference: 20000LUF
Entity: Société Générale Securities Services
Starting date: 2020/12/14
Publication date: 2020/11/17