Vice President, Investment Accounting - EDI

BlackRock

3.4

(17)

Edinburgh, United Kingdom

Why you should apply for a job to BlackRock:

  • 64% say the CEO supports gender diversity
  • Ratings are based on anonymous reviews by Fairygodboss members.
  • 16 weeks paid leave for primary caregiver and 2 weeks paid leave prior to birth of baby.
  • Flexible time off; parental leave for birth or adoption; child, special needs and elder care support, fertility benefit program
  • Employee Assistance Program – free, confidential counseling; gender transition support; volunteering opportunities
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    Position summary

    to save for retirement, pay for college, buy a home and improve their financial well-being. Join the team and experience what it feels like to be part of an organization that makes a difference.

    Our Investment Accounting Group provides accounting and regulatory data services to insurance clients. Our accounting services include the reconciliation, tracking, accounting for assets, along with preparation and oversight of monthly packages and regulatory schedules.

    The Role:

    Responsible for handling all aspects of accounting and reporting services and meeting the needs and evolving priorities of our clients. Focus on delivering BlackRock to clients by supporting the monthly accounting close, leading client/department initiatives, improving the process and controls using capabilities of other parts of the BlackRock organization as the need arises. There is an opportunity for continued professional development with a career path within the group, or into other operating teams or client-facing business areas across BlackRock. Our suite of services provided to our clients offers opportunities for further personal learning, both in terms of the product types and accounting complexities, as well as the ongoing development of technical strengths.

    Key responsibilities include:

    • Develop a detailed knowledge of BlackRock's capabilities, products and services for insurance companies. Keep abreast of and optimally communicate the implications of the evolving regulatory landscape and new accounting pronouncements to ensure compliance by our insurance company, across multiple bases of accounting i.e. IFRS, US Statutory, US GAAP, etc.

    • Support business growth, implementation of new clients, and client retention within the insurance sector working in partnership with other BlackRock teams. Represent accounting on cross-functional projects and working groups in support of delivering key business and client objectives

    • Contribute to the continual development of the investment reporting production and control processes to optimize efficiency, mitigate risk and incorporate business and product changes, ensuring procedures are maintained in line with all current practices. Work with vendor partners to ensure that our development priorities are clearly stated and champion the completion of each

    • Provide expert-level support on in person and phone conversations with clients on accounting-related matters

    • Conduct periodic training with the Investment Accounting Team. Review all quarterly NAIC or other regulatory reconciliations with appropriate follow-up and resolution. Assist with audits in reviewing results and recommend changes in control and in answering any follow-up questions

    Experience Required:

    • Minimum 6 years of proven experience in investments/markets and understanding of investment accounting

    • Knowledge of insurance companies, including the regulatory and accounting constraints and standards under which they operate

    • Continuous operational improvement and control enhancement mentality.

    • Familiarity with product- specific financial reporting and disclosures

    • Fluency (written and oral) in English required

    Our benefits

    To help you stay energized, engaged and inspired, we offer a wide range of employee benefits including: retirement investment and tools designed to help you in building a sound financial future; access to education reimbursement; comprehensive resources to support your physical health and emotional well-being; family support programs; and Flexible Time Off (FTO) so you can relax, recharge and be there for the people you care about.

    Our hybrid work model

    BlackRock's hybrid work model is designed to enable a culture of collaboration and apprenticeship that enriches the experience of our employees, while supporting flexibility for all. Employees are currently required to work at least 4 days in the office per week, with the flexibility to work from home 1 day a week. Some business groups may require more time in the office due to their roles and responsibilities. We remain focused on increasing the impactful moments that arise when we work together in person - aligned with our commitment to performance and innovation. As a new joiner, you can count on this hybrid model to accelerate your learning and onboarding experience here at BlackRock.

    About BlackRock

    At BlackRock, we are all connected by one mission: to help more and more people experience financial well-being. Our clients, and the people they serve, are saving for retirement, paying for their children's educations, buying homes and starting businesses. Their investments also help to strengthen the global economy: support businesses small and large; finance infrastructure projects that connect and power cities; and facilitate innovations that drive progress.

    This mission would not be possible without our smartest investment - the one we make in our employees. It's why we're dedicated to creating an environment where our colleagues feel welcomed, valued and supported with networks, benefits and development opportunities to help them thrive.

    For additional information on BlackRock, please visit @blackrock | Twitter: @blackrock | LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/blackrock

    BlackRock is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to age, disability, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation and other protected characteristics at law.

    Why you should apply for a job to BlackRock:

  • 64% say the CEO supports gender diversity
  • Ratings are based on anonymous reviews by Fairygodboss members.
  • 16 weeks paid leave for primary caregiver and 2 weeks paid leave prior to birth of baby.
  • Flexible time off; parental leave for birth or adoption; child, special needs and elder care support, fertility benefit program
  • Employee Assistance Program – free, confidential counseling; gender transition support; volunteering opportunities