Financial Reporting Accountant

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Job Description At abrdn, our purpose is to enable our clients to be better investors. Clients worldwide trust us to find future-fit investment opportunities to deliver the outcomes they want. Our technology and insight help...

Job Description

At abrdn, our purpose is to enable our clients to be better investors.

Clients worldwide trust us to find future-fit investment opportunities to deliver the outcomes they want. Our technology and insight help empower them to make better decisions, while the powerful partnerships we build help to enhance the expertise that we offer. And by enabling clients to invest responsibly, it helps us to build a better world.

About the department

Our strategy is to build a vibrant and value-creating purpose-led organisation, with the current and future needs of our stake holders at the heart of all we do.

We have an exciting opportunity to join the Fund Accounting and Reporting team. The team is responsible for monitoring the quality of the outsourced administration across the abrdn Open Ended Funds. This includes the production monitoring and oversight of Annual and Interim Financial Statements, monthly Fund reporting and Fund projects.

About the role

We are currently looking for a Financial Reporting Accountant to join our Fund Accounting and Reporting team. You will get the opportunity to develop your skills and knowledge through working across the abrdn Open Ended Funds area.

You will get the opportunity to be a part of coordinating and reviewing financial statements and reports along with completing any monthly or quarterly Client and Group Reporting. Within this role you will be able to develop your experience and knowledge and will be get great exposure across abrdn.

Key Responsibilities

  • Oversight of various Open Ended Funds

  • To co-ordinate and review financial statements and co-ordinate the signing and distribution of financial reports (including multi language versions) including liaison with auditors, compliance, Trustees/ Depositaries, Boards, Legal, Management Company, Fund Managers and Regulators.

  • Assist with technical accounting developments to ensure funds comply with appropriate accounting standards.

  • To complete any monthly and quarterly Client and Group Reporting as required.

  • To answer and delegate Open Ended Fund queries as they arise.

About the candidate requirements

  • Currently working towards or interested in a accountancy qualification

  • University degree, preferably in a numerical discipline

  • Strong numeracy skills and attention to detail 

  • Ability to work to deadlines

We are proud to be a Disability Confident Committed employer. Therefore, if you have a disability and would like to apply to one of our UK roles under the Disability Confident Scheme, please notify us by completing the relevant section in our candidate questionnaire and one of our team will reach out to support you through your application process.

Our benefits

There's more to working life than coming home with a good salary. We have an environment where you can learn, get involved and be supported.

When you join us, your reward will be one of the best around. This includes 40 days’ annual leave, a 16% employer pension contribution, a discretionary performance based bonus (where applicable), private healthcare and a range of flexible benefits – including gym discounts, season ticket loans and access to an employee discount portal. You can read more about our benefits here.

Our business

Enabling our clients to be better investors drives everything we do. Our business is structured around three distinct areas – our vectors of growth – focused on our clients’ changing needs. You can find out more about what we do here.

We’re committed to providing an inclusive workplace where all forms of difference are valued and which is free from any form of unfair or unlawful treatment.  We define diversity in its broadest sense – this includes but is not limited to our diversity of educational and professional backgrounds, experience, cognitive and neurodiversity, age, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, disability, religion or belief and ethnicity and geographical provenance.  We support a culture that values meritocracy, fairness and transparency and welcomes enquiries from everyone.

If you need assistance or an adjustment due to a disability please let us know as part of your application and we will assist.

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