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Senior Fund Reconciliations Officer

Written by Anton Murray Consulting on .

Location: Sydney

Salary description: $70-75k + super

  • $150-200k AUD Equivalent
  • Permanent
  • 3 to 7 years of experience

Effectively this role is acting as the oversight for the middle office custody recs function that is based offshore. As such a strong asset management or custody operational background is important, especially in dealing with recs exceptions and investigations of reconciliation breaks in a middle office function.

The salary is flexible depending on relevant middle office and recs experience, although we would expect in the range of $70-75k + super.

Daily role:

  • Assist with oversight of the Custody Control (Recs) team based off shore who perform the Sydney reconciliations.
  • Perform oversight review tasks as outlined in procedures
  • Monitor daily reconciliation breaks and escalate if required sign off is not received by relevant business units.
  • For daily cash & asset rec breaks, monitor the quality of comments
  • Responsible for the completion of monthly reconciliation report.
  • For Cash & Asset recs, and for NAV Recs, ensure breaks are escalated appropriately if business units are not meeting the requirements for commentary and resolution.
  • Attend the Cash & Asset break meeting to review breaks and challenge business units on the status of breaks
  • Ensure monthly reconciliations are completed accurately for the physical assets.
  • Assist with Cash Forecasting

Cross training and team coverage:

  • To provide administration activities which support our clients start of day position. This includes trade matching, instructing settlement, managing cash flows, reconciliation and reporting.
  • Change implementation including on-boarding new business, changes to existing processes to meet client requirements, self-generated process enhancements and the creation and implementation of new services.

Experience and Qualifications 

  • Degree education – preferable commerce and finance.
  • Two years plus experience in the Sydney market in one or more of the required product areas.
  • Knowledge of the International markets specifically Asia is desirable
  • Middle Office experience is essential

Systems knowledge:

  • Omgeo CTM
  • Alert
  • Swift
  • Hi-Portfolio
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