Cash Analyst

Columbia Threadneedle Investments
Swindon, United Kingdom
15 Nov 2022
15 Dec 2022
Job Function
Industry Sector
Finance - General
Employment Type
Full Time
About Columbia Threadneedle Investments

What working at Columbia Threadneedle offers....

Working at Columbia Threadneedle Investments you'll find the promise we make to our clients is the same one we make to our employees: Your success is our priority.

Here, you'll find growth and career opportunities across all of our businesses. We're intentionally built to help you succeed. Our reach is expansive with a global team of 2,000 people working together. Our expertise is diverse with more than 450 investment professionals sharing global perspectives across all major asset classes and markets. Our clients have access to a broad array of investment strategies, and we have the capability to create bespoke solutions matched to clients' specific requirements.

Job Purpose Statement

Where you'll fit in & what our team goals are...

This is a UK based role that will form part of the Global Operations Cash team (encompassing UK, US and India). The candidate will be responsible for timely and accurate cash reconciliations and reporting deliverables to the Portfolio Management teams. In addition, this position will interact with Portfolio Managers and Portfolio Managers Assistants to provide overdraft monitoring and notification as well as the investigation and resolution of cash reconciliation breaks.

Role Responsibilities

How you'll spend your time...

1) Perform reconciliations and cash postings on Aladdin. This involves reconciling custodian and accounting records within the Aladdin application.
2) Publish funds on Aladdin for Portfolio Managers and Portfolio Manager Assistants by agreed upon SLA's. These balances are used by Front Office for trading purposes.
3) Work with Portfolio Management teams to resolve any actual and projected cash related questions.
4) Research and resolve reconciliation differences between custodian record and Aladdin. This will involve interaction with custodians and other internal departments.
5) Processing of cash flows and other miscellaneous cash entries including fees and expenses.
6) Investigation of overdrawn cash account balances
7) Monitoring and investigation/resolution of incoming queries received into Team mailbox. This will include dealing with queries from other departments and custodians.
8) Ensure standard operating procedures are followed to prevent errors and delays. Adherence to internal controls processing daily sign off of tasks.
9) Regular review of procedures allocated to the team within agreed deadlines
10) Provide first class service to all key partners/stakeholders including Front Office and other internal departments.
11) Review, check and validate other team members output providing feedback where required.
12) Provide support for various client and regulatory driven changes including assessment of impacts to team and business.
13) Provide support for the audit and risk assessment process from both internal and external audit and risk functions.
14) Provide expertise for testing of systems, and assist in miscellaneous projects as needed within the team for process enhancements or regulatory requirements.

Key Capabilities

To be successful in this role you will have...

1) Experience in cash reconciliations including break investigation and resolution.
2) Experience in financial services.
3) Detail orientated with an ability to recognise errors/issues and potential financial impacts.
4) Strong written and verbal communication skills.
5) Excellent analytical and problem solving skills.
6) Strong organisational and time management skills
7) Ability to take initiative, think 'outside of the box' but remain a team player.
8) Ability to work under pressure and to tight deadlines. Able to prioritise and re-prioritise.
9) Proficiency in MS Office.

Desired Capabilities

If you also had this, it would be great...

1) Experience in Blackrock Aladdin system.