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Fund Accountant – cash income interests

Location: Kraków


Type: Permanent

Closing Date:

Job Reference: 1151333

Universal-Investment is the largest independent investment company in the German-spoken Europe and market leader in the areas of master-KVG and private label funds.

With its administration, in-sourcing and risk management services, the company focuses on the administration and structuring of funds, securities, real assets as well as alternative asset classes and offers complex risk management solutions.

To realize our ambitious goals we are looking for a fund accountant to join our Corporate Actions and Interests team in Core Fund Accounting department within Operations.

In our team you would be responsible for the full processing, booking and control of corporate actions, income and share deals. To ensure automated processing you will be the first point of contact to develop our interfaces with our IT.

Your tasks essentially include:

• recording and posting of income payments (including dividends, coupons, interest, withholding tax refunds and payments in connection with term loans and alternative investments)
• processing, controlling and booking of existing commissions as well as monitoring of the corresponding incoming payments
• be the contact person for clients, custodians and our Asset Managers for operational issues
• reconciliation of internal and external positions of bank accounts
• processing of SWIFT deliveries MT940 / 950
• taking part in process improvement initiatives and implementation of new processing services
• checking share subscriptions/redemptions, transfers and conversions
• responsibility for daily processing services

The successful candidate will bring the following:

• experience in fund accounting area ideally from investment management company or custodian and/or in the securities accounting department of a bank;
• previous experience with Asset Managers, different contracting parties, brokers, third party banks, transfer agents, etc.
• knowledge of different investment products / finance instruments (securities, loans, funds, fixed deposits, etc.);
• very good knowledge of MS Office and its applications
• very good English skills, German would be advantageous
• university degree in banking studies or business management would be advantageous
• experience in fund accounting system XENTIS preferable

In addition to solid professional expertise, the Key Person will demonstrate self-initiative, structured working approach, and team working skills. Furthermore, the successful candidate will bring ability to work under pressure and to make decisions in a timely and qualitative manner. Moreover, she/he combines outstanding analytical skills with the ability to keep track of essentials while pursuing a solution-oriented approach.

In this role, you would interact on a regular basis with Asset Managers, Custodians and internal stakeholders. Therefore, a high level of self-confidence combined with excellent communication skills are required. Last, but not least, as successful candidate you enjoy working and overcoming challenges both individually and as part of a team.

What we offer:

Employees at our company are encouraged to work independently, show commitment and be supportive. In our company, creativity and team spirit are actively practiced. We offer our employees both personal and professional training opportunities and promote the individual strengths of each individual.

By pressing the ‘Apply’ button the Candidates are applying to Hays recruitment agency which provides its services to Universal investment Branch in Kraków. The applications of Candidates meeting the Universal Investment requirements will later be forwarded to Universal Investment for further recruitment.

Contact: Dorota Staniczek

Office: Hays, al. Pokoju 5

Phone: +48122904485


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Key Facts

The largest independent investment company in the German-speaking world


assets under administration


in funds


assets under management

> 1,853

number of funds

> 750


> 400

asset managers

> 43

custodian banks

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