CASS Oversight Monitoring Analyst

Columbia Threadneedle Investments
London, United Kingdom
30 Mar 2023
08 Apr 2023
Job Function
Industry Sector
Finance - General
Employment Type
Full Time
About Columbia Threadneedle Investments

What working at Columbia Threadneedle offers....

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 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.

Columbia Threadneedle is a people business, and we recognise that our success is due to our talented people, who bring diversity of thought, complementary skills and capabilities. We are committed to providing an inclusive workplace that supports the diversity of our employees and reflects our broader communities and client-base. We welcome applications from returners to the industry.

We appreciate that work-life balance is an important factor for many when considering their next move so please discuss any flexible working requirements directly with your recruiter.

Job Purpose Statement

As part of a team of four, in this role you will be assisting the Head of CASS to be responsible for all CASS administration duties and daily tasks. To add support on all CASS related matters.

Role Responsibilities

How you'll spend your time...
Primary role in supporting the activities of the Head of CASS with particular focus on performing the necessary CASS custody and bank reconciliations and supporting the wider CASS governance framework. The following are examples of the likely work tasks for the role

o Daily Custody Reconciliation of State Street and SS&C reports and accounts incl. stock recs and asset held recs
o Breach monitoring, recording, oversight and escalation
o Complete Internal System Evaluation Method (ISEM) Check, daily, monthly and quarterly reviews and evidencing
o Daily oversight of all Client Money bank account balances and reconciliations
o Daily Oversight of Failed Trades and Shortfall funding
o Monitoring temp funding for Investment Trust Recs
o Treasury report and monitoring daily CM movements from Dealing to CM accounts including prudent segregation and timed transfers
o Daily Overcheques monitoring
o Adhoc dividends check and evidencing
o Monthly Client Mandate reports
o Monthly Client Entitlement report
o Maintain Client Money issue log and follow up queries with SS&C through Service Now
o Assist with the maintenance of the CASS Controls framework document
o Manage SS&C communications and project updates in the absence of the CASS Oversight Manager
o Actively participate at SS&C CASS Man Co Forums and Working Groups
o Attend SS&C Monthly Service Review and quarterly CASS Co-ordinator onsite reviews
o Monthly CASS Governance Committee meetings minutes
o Maintaining CASS Oversight Administrator Procedures
o Monthly CMAR production
o To assist with any internal or external audits, including collating data and reports.

Key Capabilities

To be successful in this role you will have...
• Excellent organisational skills and able to meet deadline
• Excellent communication and influencing skills
• Effective relationship management with internal and external stakeholders
• The ability to perform an oversight role and report effectively on the findings
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