4 days ago
the analyst is responsible for conducting quantitative research and analysis within the research & analytics team at invesco.you will be responsible for: - contribute to the development and maintenance of strategic asset allocation models based on various frameworks such as mean variance optimization, robust optimization and multi-period optimization- help translate investment frameworks from various segments of the market (i.e. absolute investing, liability driven investing, insurance etc) into tangible client solution tools- model alternative asset classes in a consistent spirit with generic asset classes and identify how they can be used to improve client portfolio outcomes- seamlessly analyze and evaluate portfolios from both a factor lens and asset class lens- develop and maintain advisory reports to be shared with both retail and institutional clients- design and maintain procedures and tools that make data management and research more efficient- formulate new ideas for research that will help enhance frameworks and tools- follow academic research and industry trends so as to constantly incorporate best practices- work closely with various teams across the organization but most specifically with solutions advisory and solutions development and implementation- ensure all activities are in line with invesco’s conduct principles the skills and experience required for this position- must have working experience with credit default risk for fixed income assets, optimization techniques to construct a liability replicating portfolio, calibrating probability distributions to monthly cds spread data and working on auto correlation matrix- must have experience developing support vector machine and neural network models in python- must have experience working with insurance and/or pension clients- must have an expert knowledge of python (numpy, pandas, matplotlib, scikit-learn), matlab, r and sql- a degree in mathematics or related subject, including modules which cover optimisation, derivative pricing, statistical modelling, numerical method, and stochastic- an individual studying towards, or accredited with an actuarial certificationlocation: london, uksalary: 55,000 – 65,000 gbp annuallystart date of advert: 23rd october 2020closing date of advert: 23rd november 2020 « return to the search results
5 days ago
financial house is a financial technology company that offers digital wallet, payment gateway, gift cards, and more services based on clients branding. financial house offers to its eu-based clients international and sepa banking services on an independent, non-competitive and transparent basis. we are also fca regulated and licensed in the uk and offer corresponded banking services and platforms for the banks and fintech’s internationally. our iso 20022 interface is connecting businesses technology platform directly to the financial houses core. we continuously develop new solutions to fintech industry and improve the customer experience with our products. no matter what size the business is, we thrive based on how well we serve to our clients' businesses. our biggest asset is our talented team. we’re dedicated to supporting personal and career growth, connecting like-minded people and providing a memorable career. we celebrate diversity and welcome creativity. if you are willing to be a part of the innovative team that crafts remarkable experiences, then come and join us. job description the relationship specialist (“rs”) will be responsible for managing the full lifecycle sales process which includes identifying and initiating new sales opportunities by prospecting new clients and leveraging off existing client relationships within their territory, sales presentations and contract negotiations. the relationship specialist is a sales responsible for the overall commercial success in his or her territory (meeting sales target objectives). successful rss create their own success by displaying some or all of the following: strong working knowledge of different payment systems. developing and executing on territory business plans and providing current forecasts and pipeline information to management. developing and maintaining knowledge of industry practices in credit, risk management and regulatory compliance gaining and maintaining familiarity with client organization and processes to help direct them towards the appropriate organizing and running over in-person client meetings per year as well as representing at industry conferences generating, qualifying and converting new leads through networking and prospecting and executing sales campaigns at existing accounts identifying and translating client-based needs into compelling solutions that create tangible benefits to our clients demonstrating the superiority and value of the potential and existing clients additional responsibilities include: providing current sales forecasts and sales pipeline information to management on a regular basis. introducing sales leads to other business units where appropriate. making significant and regular travel to and within the territory qualifications experience working within or selling into banking, capital markets and/or buy-side. financial data sales experience required. solid demonstrated understanding of the financial markets as well as the market players extensive sales and/or relationship management experience is required, preferably within the financial services sector degree educated (or equivalent), preferably gained in a finance, business or economics entrepreneurial style, drive and sense of urgency, coupled with the ability to work well with others as part of a solution team. robust problem-solving and influencing skills ability to work autonomously with minimal supervision, yet integrate appropriately with sales teams and other areas within when necessary proven sales track record of capability and ability to influence key decision makers during the sales process ability to sell with a consultative approach, manage complex sales processes networking skills to identify and develop new business opportunities creative problem-solving skills and ability to diagnose issues and develop solutions highly organised and good time management skills must have the motivation and ability to excel in an intense, high energy, selling environment fluent english is essential and turkish would be advantageous the relationship management sales team is organised across strategic accounts and territories, and responsible for growing sales for all product offerings available in our product suite, to customers and prospects in their territory. job types: full-time, contract, permanent salary: £22,000.00-£30,000.00 per year schedule: monday to friday work remotely: no
5 days ago
about cfc cfc is a specialist insurance provider and a pioneer in emerging risk. with a track record of disrupting inefficient insurance markets, cfc uses proprietary technology to deliver high-quality products to market faster than the competition while making it easier for brokers to do business. our broad range of commercial insurance products are purpose-built for today’s risks, and we aim to give our customers everything they need in one, easy-to-understand policy. headquartered in london, cfc serves more than 70,000 businesses in over 80 countries. we’re privately held and growing faster than any of our competitors in the market. although insurance is a serious business, our culture isn’t too corporate and we never take ourselves too seriously. we are 'one-team’ and enjoy a culture of openness and encouragement. we invest heavily in the learning and development of our people and enjoy a fast-paced working atmosphere that is friendly, supportive, and fun. role definition as a result of strong organic growth and an internal restructure, the company is seeking to appoint an assistant management accountant with significant accounts payable experience to join their rapidly growing finance team. you will be responsible for maintaining accounts payable across the organisation and ensuring prepayments, accruals and other accounting schedules are maintained. you will also have a position in developing and maintaining internal controls, such as a purchase order system and a systematic payment run and will report directly into the management accountant. key responsibilities & accountabilities control over multi-currency settlements to suppliers in line with payment terms, also ensuring completeness of the purchase ledgermaintaining sap concur employee expenses, ensuring audit checks are performed and expenses are settled in a timely mannerpreparation and maintenance of various balance sheet reconciliations to agreed timescales (prepayments, accruals, fixed assets, etc)monthly management accounts production for central support functionsinput into the production of group and 10 subsidiary management and statutory accountsassist with internal, interim and year end auditssupport in the preparation of annual financial budgets and forecasts with focus on support functionsproduction of various ad hoc analyses for decision support skills & ability ability to work to a high standard to tight deadlines (the month-end timetable)disciplined approach to managing accounts payable and meeting supplier payment termsproficient in excel (vlookup’s, if, sumifs and use of pivot tables)proven ability to roll-up sleeves and work with team members in a hands-on capacityability to identify accounting control improvements and be self-motivated knowledge & experience experience of working within the insurance sector or financial services industry an advantage, although not a requirementa minimum 2 years accounts payable experience, with purchase order control functionality desirablemust be comfortable working as part of a small team within a rapidly growing and developing companyexposure to a multi-currency environmentexperience of netsuite accounting software and sap concur desirableable to work under their own initiative and not require close supervision. education & qualifications aat or part -qualified accountant (aat)
Blue Latitude Network ltd
5 days ago
the rolethe fishawack associate client service director (acsd) is responsible for the overall health of their accounts, developing existing accounts and franchises to their full potential, achieving budget for their accounts, and identifying and securing new business opportunities through their internal and external interactions. the acsd will typically work on larger/more complex accounts, and so the role requires broader and more in-depth client experience than the senior account director (sad) and account director (ad) roles. the acsd will be a member of the senior management team, playing a key role in the commercial direction of the company. the acsd will also act as a mentor to sads/ads and other members of the client service and account delivery team. key responsibilities:• client management – developing an extensive client network and become an expert in the needs of those clients• lead development of proposals/pitches on existing and new accounts, working closely as required with the cds• advise the client on budget priorities and budget spend as appropriate• strategic and commercial insight – providing strategic input and commercial insight to clients and to the internal teams• drive strategic input/commercial insight to clients and to the internal team• works with clients to formulate and implement strategies and programs• keep abreast of developments and attitudes in the worldwide healthcare environment to share with account team and client as appropriate (competitors and modern technology insights)• contribute to internal leadership and capabilities of the client service team, actively participating in senior leadership team and account leadership team meetings• account team leadership – leading the internal team, instilling project ownership and ensuring the smooth running of accounts• be familiar with the core requirements of the msa and ensure rollout to the team and ongoing adherence (including compliance training, sunshine/efpia reporting, ae reporting, financial aspects etc.)• business development - securing profitable ongoing business, up to the franchise level• drive development of proposals for current clients and contribute to the strategy and content of the proposal• track clients as they move on from account teams, developing and following up on future opportunities as appropriate• financial/kpi accountability – securing profitable ongoing business, up to the franchise level. achieving financial and account recovery rate targets• discuss progress in gap meetings taking resulting actions forwards, with account leads as necessaryprocurementessential experience:• substantial experience (ideally 5 years plus) in an account director/account leadership role within a medical communications agency.the ideal candidate will have:• a degree within science related discipline (highly preferable)• strong microsoft office suite skills « return to the search results
UK Research and Innovation
6 days ago
opportunity for a financial accountant to join the team in this key role, supporting uk research and innovation’s (ukri) financial control to achieve its core objectives: ensure delivery of ukri’s financial statements, and those of its component entities, ensuring that they meet accounting standards, hmt and other uk government requirementsdrive improvement to existing processes and align with harmonised ukri financial policies and processesfacilitate operational delivery through providing financial support and operation of key financial controls. the role will be focused on supporting innovate uk which is part of uk research and innovation. innovate uk drives productivity and economic growth by supporting businesses to develop and realise the potential of new ideas, including those from the uk’s world-class research base. responsibilities will include but are not limited to: support work across teams to improve the system capability of innovate uk’s workday platform, and further develop and test financial controls and processes of the platformcontribute actively and constructively to continuous improvement of the ukri finance function, effectively working with colleagues to improve financial controls and harmonise processes across teamsbuild and maintain good working relationships with internal and external stakeholders, such as the beis, finance and uksbs colleagues developing a network to facilitate effective deliverycontribute to timely and effective delivery of ukri finance’s and the financial control team’s core objectivespreparation of required innovate uk monthly and year end journals including grni journalsregular review, reconciliation and resolution of exceptions within accounts payable, accounts receivable, fixed assets and suspense or clearing accounts, including aged debtor analysis and grniproduction of the innovate uk counterparty and whole of government accounts figures reported to beis, our parent department, liaising with entities that innovate uk transacts with to agree in year transactions and year end balances. to be successful in the role you will a part qualified accountant (ccab, cima or equivalent) or have equivalent experience working in an accounting environment. you’ll be able to demonstrate evidence of direct contribution towards preparation of draft financial statements for audit from trial balance. you will also be able to demonstrate evidence of working with financial data to identify exceptions and issues. an ability to prioritise tasks and work under pressure to tight deadlines with networking and negotiation skills is essential. experience of using an existing ukri erp accounting package (oracle or workday currently preferable) or an understanding of government requirements and guidance relevant to the role frem would be advantageous but is not essential. benefits choosing to come to work at ukri means that you will have access to a whole host of benefits including a flexible working scheme, a career average revalued earnings pension scheme, 30 days annual leave allowance, access to employee shopping/travel discounts and salary sacrifice cycle to work scheme.
6 days ago
job title: finance analyst reports to: finance business partner based: st martin's court, london the company cbre is the world's leading commercial real estate services firm with offices located around the globe. we have over 70,000 employees worldwide, with almost 3,000 of those in the uk alone. the company's core services include property sales, leasing and management, facilities and project management, investment management, research and consulting. role purpose to provide comprehensive financial support to the contracted accounts teams. working with the advisory and transaction (a&t) occupier business, the role will be integral to ensuring accurate monthly reporting and forecasting. the role involves interacting with multiple stakeholders, building trusted relationships, liaising with the shared service centre in warsaw and manilla to complete billing, compliance tasks and assisting the fbps with client reporting. main duties & responsibilities understand, anticipate and deliver customer (internal and external) needs while building effective relationships. manage and initiate change driving growth. regular meetings with account/service line leads, understanding personnel changes, account management, renewals, risks. ability to challenge account/service line leads where needed and proactively seek opportunities to add value. involvement in team meetings to understand their business. present knowledge and insights to client and business leads succinctly and clearly in a variety of forums. prepare considered financial summaries/reporting tools and commentary that can be used with confidence in decision making. responding to queries and close out issues in a timely manner. key skills required are draw out insights from financial data, present complex information clearly and build relationships across a variety of grades and teams quickly. contribute to business financial reporting, including monthly reporting, plans and forecasts full monthly, quarterly and annual reporting including journals, accruals, balance sheet reconciliations, analysis of key cost accounts and commentary. engaged with shared service centre cost review monthly, challenging information where appropriate. identify trends and anomalies within p&l reviews for further investigations or cost saving measures. forecasting and financial planning summarise risks and opportunities from the business to be reported up to management. understand movements between forecast and against actuals to improve accuracy. understanding service line/account pipeline and educate operators of revenue recognition principals. headcount forecast - understand recruitment strategy and incorporate in to forecast. own forecast summary vertical group by ensuring consolidated position is understood by lead. ensure compliance with procedures and processes. prepare required information and commentary for compliance or reporting (eg external or internal auditors) revenue recognition - ensuring that revenue is recognised in correct periods and appropriate documentation is collected for central sox testing. take full ownership of the balance sheet for the vertical, monitoring for over/under accruals and keeping the finance business partner informed. person specification/requirements qualifications [essential] fully qualified accountant (cima, acca, aca, ca). education [essential] higher educational qualifications to 'a' level (or equivalent). training [desirable] strong excel capability is essential and peoplesoft experience desirable. experience [desirable] previous experience of a service industry role proven commercial acumen and ability to contribute to decision-making. property experience desirable. aptitudes ? strong communication and interpersonal skills. ? experience of working in a complex and fast-moving environment. ? a self-starter. ? results / task oriented with attention to detail and determination to complete work to a high standard. ? excellent time management and organisational skills. equal opportunities we are an equal opportunities employer and do not discriminate on the grounds of gender, sexual orientation, marital or civil partner status, pregnancy or maternity, gender reassignment, race, colour, nationality, ethnic or national origin, religion or belief, disability or age.
6 days ago
job title: auditor location: newham salary: £32,430 - £39,774 job type: full time, permanent closing date: 15th november 2020 newham is a vibrant inner-city borough with excellent transport links to the rest of london and south-east england, including kent, essex, surrey and middlesex. proud to be home to one of the youngest and most diverse cultures across the country; 72% of the borough's population are from bame communities, contributing to 220 languages being spoken in the area. the role: they are looking for a dynamic, experienced auditor ready to take responsibility as a senior member of the team. you will play a key role in ensuring there is an embedded and robust control environment. you will: manage your own time and resources proactively, to ensure delivery of your own projects, promptly identifying issues and risks and providing solutions and recommendations in a timely mannerundertake complex bespoke assignments, special investigations, consultancy exercises, value for money and other specialist auditsbe responsible for the delivery of a portfolio of audits, working on more than one project at a time across all council services, to budget and quality standards and in accordance with public sector internal audit standardsdeliver clear and accurate reports that meet the council's requirements and carry out activities to ensure that agreed management actions are completedtake responsibility for ensuring that the audit team's audit work and audit procedures are clearly documented and that supporting working papers and files are maintained to specified standard with a new leadership team and a collective ethos of improvement, they want to forge a new path at newham. you'll introduce more robust planning, help manage or mitigate risk - and help them invest further in their resident-centric services. key requirements: studying for or have achieved the certificate in internal audit or business risk with the institute of internal auditors; or professional cipfa certificate in investigative practice; or equivalentan understanding of fraud and control issuescan deal with conflicts in a reasoned, persuasive mannerto be flexible regarding work location and willing and able to access alternative sites as required by the role please click on the apply button and you will be redirected to the council's careers page. candidates with the relevant experience or job titles of; internal auditor, auditor, accountancy auditor, senior accountancy auditor, audit senior, finance consultant, internal audit, acca, aia, aca, ccab, aat qualified, risk management, corporate auditor, company auditor, fraud auditor, compliance auditor, compliance, operations auditor may also be considered for this role.
6 days ago
job purposeas an assistant manager in the risk assurance team, you will be responsible for delivering risk based internal audit work to a range of clients, including public services, financial services and industry & commerce in london but also across the uk. client satisfaction is of paramount importance to us and the successful candidates will need to have excellent communication and written skills, and an ability to work under pressure and to tight deadlines.your role & responsibilities • performance of internal audit fieldwork including closing meetings with management;• preparation of draft internal audit reports;• maintaining good relationships with clients;• assistance on other special assignments (e.g. fraud investigations, effectiveness reviews) as and when required;• providing on the job advice and training to junior auditors and supervision of junior staff when required;• controlling audit assignments from planning through to preparation of draft reports in line with agreed timescales;• build strong working relationships with the client, ensuring any problems or requests are dealt with promptly;• maintain control and stability under pressure whilst recognising the deadline or urgency to be dealt with;• respond to the needs of the client and staff;• ability to make confident and clear presentations of service features and benefits to clients;• ensure that the services provided are genuinely appropriate for the client; and• identify opportunities and prospects for new work.planning• responsibility for all aspects of planning including resourcing, coordinating manager and partner activities, budgets, client meetings and visits;• draft engagement terms to a standard which can be sent directly to the client;• perform a review of the audit universe, including an assessment of the systems and controls, identifying key audit risks as a result of this review;• produce the terms of reference (tor) to detail the strategy to the client. be involved in the delivery of the tor to the client; and• organise and prepare the agenda for and chair team meetings and communicate the strategy to the other members of the team. controlling the assignment/fieldwork• complete the more complex areas of the assignments.• delegate appropriately and provide on-the-job training to assistants and seniors.• review the work of assistants and seniors and provide informal feedback throughout the fieldwork stage. encourage other seniors to provide feedback to assistants.• capture audit findings as they are identified.• review actual to budgeted time and inform manager of any issues immediately.• build strong working relationships with the client, ensuring any problems or requests are dealt with promptly.• communicate with other departments (e.g. tax) and pass on all relevant information.• be aware of developments concerning client’s affairs and any opportunities to provide additional services.completion• closedown of audit files.• ensure standards and procedures are maintained by the whole team and complete audit work with review points cleared.• draft audit report summary for the manager and partner, draft audit report, and any other reports including audit committee papers.• attendance at audit close meeting.administration• keep technically up to date;• ensure awareness of firm’s specialist services and publications;• assist with graduate recruitment, training and marketing activities as required;• maintain time records and appraisal records;• complete assignment reviews within two weeks of the end of the engagement and obtain partner sign off (for both own appraisals and for those of other members of the team); and• take full responsibility for the assignment.your skills, experience and knowledgeessential• qualified aca/acca,iia,cii or equivalent • experience of delivering internal audits in professional practice or in-house team• have a good understanding of technical issues in the risk assurance sector• experience of controlling the audit assignment from planning through to completion and completing the more complex areas of the assignments• excellent written and verbal presentation skills required;desirable• desire to help grow and develop the department;• ability to express ideas with authority and conviction throughout verbal and written communication. « return to the search results
The British Museum
6 days ago
management accountantfinancefull-timepermanent£41,965 - £45,867 per annumapplication deadline: 12pm on 1 november 2020the british museum is seeking a management accountant to join the finance department and provide a first-class management accounting service across the museum. in this role, you will prepare timely and accurate management accounts, analysis and forecasts, whilst delivering projects on time and within budget. as a management accountant you will be responsible for a variety of financial tasks, such as preparing material for our consolidated financial statements and liaising with internal and external auditors, partnering with departments to deliver projects, and contributing to the museum-wide budgeting process. educated to degree level, or equivalent, with a ccab accountancy qualification, you will have demonstrable experience of auditing and project management. with a high level of it literacy, including proficiency in excel, you will have good technical knowledge of relevant accounting standards, regulatory frameworks and tax. we are looking for a proactive and organised individual with strong attention to detail, who can prioritise workloads appropriately and handle complex issues as they arise. as an excellent communicator, you will be confident in presenting financial information and processes to individuals at all levels, in a clear and professional manner. « return to the search results
6 days ago
london, london, ec2v 7nq
what you will do: you will set up and grow a new team of professionals who will provide actuarial delivery support to clients in the retail gi market. you will be responsible for delivering challenging financial targets for the team and will also carry out actuarial work for clients. you will generate leads using existing relationships in order to generate new business. you will use their industry knowledge to establish and maintain relationships with companies in the retail gi market and win placements and projects for themselves and the team. you will be involved in all aspects of developing this new business, including team development, marketing, commercials and delivery models. your experience will include: fully qualified actuary with at least 5 years' experience post qualification in the uk retail gi market. strong technical knowledge in the relevant fields. ability to identify and recruit suitable people to work in the retail gi market. entrepreneurial mindset. strong relationship management and networking skills. strong planning and budgeting skills would ideally have a wide network of contacts across the retail gi market about capita regulated services at regulated services, we're transforming the world of life and pensions, and mortgage services. we're delivering responsible and sustainable services, helping our clients to respond to changing market factors and adapt to the needs of their customers both now and in the future. our teams work with clients across the uk and worldwide, offering a range of services from end-to-end administration, digital technology and business support to lending, account and arrears management. join us and discover better as you shape the future of regulated services. what's in it for you? a competitive basic salary. 23 days holiday (rising to 27) with the opportunity to buy extra leave the opportunity to take a paid day out of the office, volunteering for our charity partners or a cause of your choice company matched pension, life assurance, a cycle2work scheme, 15 weeks' fully paid maternity, adoption and shared parental leave, paternity pay of two weeks…and plenty more voluntary benefits designed to suit your lifestyle - from discounts on retail and socialising, to health & wellbeing, travel and technology. access to our employee network groups, which represent every strand of diversity and allow colleagues to connect and learn from each other on an open, inclusive platform you'll get the chance to follow your chosen career path anywhere in capita. you'll be joining a network of 63,000 experienced, innovative and dedicated individuals across multiple disciplines and sectors. there are countless opportunities to learn new skills and develop in your career, and we'll provide the support you need to do just that. our purpose is to create a better outcome for you. what we hope you will do next choose 'apply now' to fill out our short application, so that we can find out more about you. all interviews, assessments and background checks will continue to take place online, to completely remove the need for face-to-face contact. all capita colleagues who can work from home should do so; and where it is not possible for colleagues to work remotely, we have taken important steps to protect those working from capita's offices. social distancing, enhanced hygiene and safety measures are already in place at all capita locations that are open to protect our colleagues and manage the risk of covid-19. the welfare of our people is of paramount importance to us, and we're doing everything we can to keep our colleagues and customers safe during this time. we're an equal opportunity employer, which means we'll consider all suitably qualified applicants regardless of gender identity or expression, ethnic origin, nationality, religion or beliefs, age, sexual orientation, disability status or any other protected characteristic. we recruit and develop our people based on merit and their passion for creating better outcomes, and we're committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees. « return to the search results