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Apex Middle Office Services

POSITION: Fund Accountant, Middle Office

DEPARTMENT: Operations

LOCATION: Toronto, Canada

The successful applicant for this position will be responsible for providing timely and accurate middle office support to their clients.

 

Main Responsibilities:

  • Confirmation/Settlement of trades with counterparties and prime brokers on a daily basis on all place of settlements, including Euroclear, DTC, FED, CDS, CREST as well as domestic settlement
  • Liaising with front office, prime brokers, as well as counterparty and executing brokers on operational/settlement matters
  • Proactively monitoring, investigation and reconciliation of trade breaks
  • Trade support for various fixed income products including (but not limited to) Credit Default Swaps, CDS Indices and CDO’s, including bilateral DTCC settlement and cleared trades.
  • Reviews, researches, and resolves reconciliation items of various books and records on a daily basis, including positions, pricing, trade-date and settle-date cash, accrued interest, etc.
  • Supports ongoing general fund cash management, also working closely with the transfer agency/investor services group to monitor cash movements pertaining to investor subscriptions and withdrawals
  • Completes reviews of mandatory and voluntary corporate action events (including: stock splits, stock dividends, spin-offs, exchanges, mergers, tenders, etc.) and ensures proper documentation is in place
  • Review of Daily PnL calculations
  • Review of Daily Compliance checks

 

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

  • Bachelor of Science in Accounting/Finance, or a relevant qualification
  • Understanding or knowledge of various security types – Bonds, Equities, Futures, CDS, CDS Indices, Term Loans, Revolver, Warrants, Forwards, ABS, MBS, TRS, etc.
  • Understanding of trade lifecycle
  • Knowledge and understanding of securities and other financial instruments with an emphasis on Fixed Income Instruments.
  • Computer proficiency with advanced knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite, familiarity with Calypso, Bloomberg VCON, Markit, IceLink,, DTCC preferred

 

Role-Specific Competencies/Skills:

  • Strong client service and interpersonal skills
  • Strong communication and analytical skills
  • Strong organisational skills
  • Accurate and acute attention to detail
  • Adaptability – able to change tasks quickly as business needs dictate
  • Uses discretion when dealing with sensitive and confidential information
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills and demonstrated ability to adapt communication style to audience
  • Proven ability to prioritize responsibilities, manage time effectively and meet deadlines accordingly
  • Self-motivated
  • Punctuality

 

Corporate Competencies:

  • Initiative
  • Responsiveness/Sense of urgency
  • Accountability
  • Integrity

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To apply for this job email your details to eamonc@apexfunds.ie