Investment Accounting Analyst

  • 29/11/2022
  • Permanent
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Location: Cirencester Office

Employment Type: Permanent

The role

This entry level role is to support delivery of all accounting and financial aspects, to ensure effective and efficient controls are in place across the responsibilities assigned and to provide project support to on-going developments within the team in respect of accounting and regulatory requirements.

What you’ll be doing:

  • Ownership of key deliverables for the Investment Accounting team, supporting and deputising for the Head of Investment Accounting and active liaison with State Street (Fund Accountants) for any query resolution.
  • Complete and oversee the annual financial due diligence on all relevant investment advisors, consultants and Trustees; producing a summary report and dashboard for presentation to Investment Risk committee. This involves interaction with fund manager client relationship teams to obtain data and discussions are held with relevant FD/CFO to discuss financials to gain comfort where information is not provided.
  • Calculate and review all fund costs and charges including the SJP Annual Management Charges and other fees and payments including Investment Advisor Fees for submission to the trustee or for payment by SJP for Unit Linked funds.
  • Calculate and analyse fund distributions schedules, ensure payments in line with requirements, and support review of methodology.
  • Support the implementation work within the Investment Operations wider team in relation to technological enhancements including bot automation of certain processes to improve efficiencies.
  • Complete Property fund oversight of our property fund manager on a monthly basis and become the expert in respect of property fund accounting oversight.
  • Support review and requirements in relation of the SJP Unit Trust semi-annual report and annual accounts.
  • Provide support for the calculation process of cost disclosures such as Ongoing Charges Figures, Annual Management Charges, and Miscellaneous Cost calculations for inclusion in illustrations and other client facing literature. 
  • Support Group Finance Accounting queries in respect of investment accounting and resolution support.          

Who we’re looking for:

  • Ability to manipulate & analyse data and present back findings in a clear and concise manner
  • Good numerical skills
  • High levels of attention to detail
  • Interest in working towards an accountancy qualification or other related investment qualification, e.g. IMC or CFA).         

Special Requirements:

Will require out of hours work at particular points in the year.   

Flexible Working

We know that everyone works best in different ways, at different times and in different environments. We value all of our employees and appreciate that everyone is different, and at different stages within their career. Recognising this, we have introduced a hybrid working policy to provide greater flexibility for part-time work, job-sharing, remote working, and flexibility on hours. Our people are encouraged to work in a flexible way that suits their lifestyle, so please ask the question and start a conversation!

Research tells us that applicants (especially those from underrepresented groups) can be put off from applying for a role if they do not meet all the criteria or have been on an extended career-break. If you think you would be a good match for this role and can demonstrate some transferable experience please apply, regardless of whether you tick every box.

Why work for us?


Our Rewards

In addition to an attractive salary and eligibility to participate in the discretionary annual bonus opportunities, you will also receive an excellent benefit package including:

Non-Contributory Pension – 10% (increasing with length of service) with further pension matching 

  • *Meaningful protection benefits with real value, such as 10X life cover, PHI, and critical illness.
  •   Best in class terms and conditions including 6 months paid maternity and paternity leave.
  •   Private Medical and Dental Insurance
  •  28 days holiday entitlement plus bank holidays (based on full-time equivalent) with the option to buy and additional up to 5 days
  •  Discretionary bonus scheme dependent on company and personal performance, varied by level

*Not applicable to fixed term contracts (standard uplift applies in lieu of the protection benefits)

Our Culture

Our culture is the glue that binds us together - It’s one of our biggest assets and one of the biggest reasons for our success. It’s underpinned by core values of doing the right thing, being the best version of ourselves and investing in long term relationships.

We want to embrace diverse backgrounds and experiences to connect with clients, solve problems and innovate. We raise our voice on the things that matter to us and drive change from the front. Contributing to our inclusive culture is vital, ensuring a space for everyone to be their authentic self, no compromises.

In all we do, we consider how our work affects the communities in which we belong. Over 96% of our group employees are involved in supporting our communities through financial education, charitable giving and volunteering. Over 80% of all our employees and Partners donate each month to our Charitable Foundation, which is now the 3rd largest corporate charity in UK.

SJP are delighted to have signed The Armed Forces Covenant, and we are active members of LGBT Great, 30% club, The Diversity Project, Disability Confident and more! Find out more:

Our Awards:

We understand it’s important to be proud of the company you work for, that’s why we’re proud to share with you some of our recent awards:

  • Wealth Manager of the Year – Growth Investor Awards 2021
  • Best Wealth Manager – Shares Awards 2021
  • Championing LGBTQ Inclusion - Financial Adviser Diversity in Finance Awards 2020
  • Top 75 Employer - Social Mobility Foundation Employer Index 2021

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