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Fund Accounting Team Leader (derivatives and FX)

Location: Kraków

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Type: Permanent

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Job Reference: 1151350

Universal-Investment is the largest independent investment management company in the German-speaking part of Europe and the market leader in the areas of Master-KVG services and private label funds.

With its administration, insourcing 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 achieve our ambitious growth goals, we are currently looking for a Team Leader to join the Derivatives and FX-Team, part of the Operations Division (Fund Administration Services). The exciting position combines hands-on daily business and building up team structure to cope with substantial growth.

Your Tasks and Responsibilities:

• processing and accounting derivatives transactions (exchange traded and OTC-traded, incl. different types of Total return swaps), as well as foreign exchange transactions
• processing and resolving differences, claims and complaints with the custodians, asset managers and internal units
• supporting processing of new fund projects and implementing new products
• driving implementation of digital initiatives and transformation projects (incl. submitting proposals for improvement, concepts, carrying out tests and implementation measures in the systems)
• building up team structure incl. capacity management, responsibilities, control & escalation mechanism
• lead, motivate and develop team members (incl performance review process)
• working on technical onboarding of new partners.
• preparing regulatory reports (EMIR)
• ensuring quality of existing processes
• contact point for internal and external auditors

What you offer:
As successful candidate, you 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 as a Supervisor/Team Leader in Operations, ability to delegate tasks and build engagement
• strong analytical skillset and attention to details, solution orientation
• knowledge of different investment products / finance instruments (FX, ETD, OTC, TBA, TRS, etc.);
• familiarity with setting up transaction models (Advisory, Outsourcing, Insourcing)
• knowledge of sFTP connections and interfaces and archiving structures
• knowledge of the implementation and the settlement of ETD transactions (direct and 3rd party);
• ideally - experience in working with XENTIS and Bloomberg;
• university degree in banking studies or business management advantageous
• fluent English, German would be a plus

What we offer:

Employees at our company are encouraged to work independently, show commitment and be supportive. In return, our company acknowledges performance, supports creativity and team spirit and promotes further training. As a company with a successful name and considerable growth potential, we have much to offer: a performance related salary, flexible working hours and a modern workplace in a conveniently situated location. Your personal development opportunities are directly influenced by your commitment and your success.

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: Katarzyna Skorupska

Office: Hays, Al. Pokoju 5

Phone: 123409460

Email: skorupska@hays.pl

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Key Facts

The largest independent investment company in the German-speaking world

>600bn

assets under administration

>411bn

in funds

>46bn

assets under management

> 1,853

number of funds

> 750

employees

> 400

asset managers

> 43

custodian banks

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