Founded in 1997, Marshall Wace is one of the world’s leading alternative investment managers. It enjoys a strong reputation in the industry for its success, influence and innovation, built by a dedicated team of people working in a dynamic, entrepreneurial culture.
At the heart of the firm’s success is the drive to deliver investment performance of the highest quality.
The role sits within the fund accounting team which is responsible for a wide variety of tasks which can be very broadly split into two distinct categories 1) T+1 operations and reconciliations and 2) fund accounting and valuations.
This exciting opportunity gives an individual the opportunity to gain exposure to all elements of the fund accounting role thus experiencing and understanding the whole post trade life cycle from trade allocations and corporate actions to valuations and fee calculations to fund structuring and regulatory requirements.
The focus of the successful candidate will be valuations and net asset value calculations. The broad nature of the role means that it is suitable to those from an accounting or operations background but the initial focus means experience in equity corporate actions, including mergers, stock splits, stock dividends and DRP events is particularly relevant.
The role is suitable for those with an excellent academic track record. Candidates will ideally possess experience within the middle or back office team of a bank or hedge fund, or a fund administrator.
Fund Accounting is a small, task focused group with highly automated, exception based systems. The individual must be able to demonstrate that they can take ownership and responsibility for tasks and furthermore they must be able to understand the data and processes behind the systems in order to resolve issues and facilitate system and process improvement which is key to success.
The candidate will work closely with internal teams including Operations and Treasury as well as counterparties and therefore excellent communication skills and ability to develop strong relationship is essential.