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Fund Accountant – Securities

Hays Accountancy Finance

Kraków, małopolskie

Hays Accountancy Finance

Fund Accountant – Securities

Fund Accountant – Securities
Kraków
NR REF.: 1152462

For 50 years now, Universal Investment have been one of the pioneers of the investment sector and, with € 406 billion of assets under administration and over 650 employees, are the largest independent investment company in the German-speaking countries.

For our customers, we are creating clear added value from Frankfurt am Main, Luxembourg and Krakow with around 400 asset managers worldwide.


To achieve our ambitious growth goals we are currently looking for a Fund Accountant to join the Securities Team, part of the Administration Services Division.

Key Responsibilities:

• Comprehensive processing and accounting of securities transactions, loans, securities lending transactions as well as call and time deposits;
• Checking and monitoring the individual transactions;
• Quality assurance by checking and matching the internal and external items on the bank accounts;
• Processing and resolving complaints with the custodians, asset managers and internal units;
• Support in processing new fund projects and implementing new products;
• Cooperation in structuring, implementing and optimising new processes;
• Participation in internal projects and working groups;
• Cooperation in the specialist and technical development of assigned tasks.

Qualifications, Experience/ Skills and Key Competencies:

• Bank officer training or comparable training, supplemented where applicable by a university degree in banking studies or business management;
• Several years' professional experience in the fund accounting department of an investment management company or custodian and/or in the securities ac-counting department of a bank;
• Knowledge of the interaction between an investment company, custodian & customer;
• Previous experience with Asset Managers, different contracting parties, brokers, third party banks, payment agents, etc.;
• Knowledge of different investment products / finance instruments (securities, loans, funds, fixed deposits, etc.);
• Knowledge of setting up transaction models (Advisory, Outsourcing);
• Knowledge of the implementation and the settlement of commercial transactions;
• Proficient in MS Office (in particular Excel) and conventional information systems;
• Very good knowledge of English (in writing and speaking);
• Knowledge of German will be an asset

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 pro-mote 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.
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