Process Improvement Lead Specialist 1 - Broadlands Business Campus

HOR00184 Requisition #

Who we're looking for
The Schroders Accounting Control Process Improvement team works alongside the Accounting Control Process Management team. The core function of the process management team is the validation of data held on the Aladdin Accounting ABoR (Accounting Book of Record) for onward generation of client valuation reporting & performance calculation. The Process Improvement team will work to actively identify and implement enhancements to the processes adopted not only by the Process Management team but also will seek to improve upstream processes where possible. The team will seek to minimise Quality Control exceptions generated on the Aladdin Accounting platform and to reduce manual processing.


We are looking for Accounting subject matter experts / Business Analysts / Project Managers to join our Accounting & Control team to support the Head of Process Management in the delivery of change and enhancements. 


You will thrive in a fast paced environment with an emphasis on meeting tight deadlines. A strong interest in learning and harnessing technology will help you with your role in the organisation. In addition you will be someone who can act as a mentor and escalation point for the team's more junior members and support them on a daily basis.


About Schroders
We're a global investment manager. We help institutions, intermediaries and individuals around the world invest money to meet their goals, fulfil their ambitions, and prepare for the future.


We have around 5,000 people on six continents. And we've been around for over 200 years, but keep adapting as society and technology changes. What doesn't change is our commitment to helping our clients, and society, prosper.


The base
You'll be based at our Broadlands Business Campus near Horsham in West Sussex. It's home to our EMEA Operations and Technology Operations hub. 


It has the same high standards and international reputation as our HQ in the City of London, without being in the city: a big, countryside campus (and no commute on the Tube) means life will feel a little different.  

What you'll do
•    Responsible for undertaking and oversight of the following Accounting Control Process Improvement team tasks:
-    Shaping and planning the delivery of activities relating to change in the Process Management team 
-    Working with internal implementation teams, particularly Technology, Investment, Operations and Change Management
-    Capture and document emerging risks and issues relating to change
-    Chair meetings to ensure change is captured correctly
-    Produce and approve change request process
-    Managing the concurrency of activities while adhering to business priorities
-    Provide technical skills as and when required to assist with analysis and timely reporting of data. (mainly using Word, Excel, Visio)
-    Responsible for analysing requirements and assessing new capabilities including process optimisation and organisational restructuring
•    Responsible for ensuring continual review and improvement to operational systems and workflow. Includes the identification of training opportunities and the utilisation of new tools and technologies to automate sub-optimal processes
•    Responsible for assisting with the production of monthly MIS & KPI figures relevant to the Accounting Control Process Management function
•    Responsible for building and developing good working relationships between the Accounting Process Improvement team and its internal/external clients and suppliers
•    Responsible for liaison with other operational areas and external parties in undertaking the above
•    Use initiative to develop effective and constructive solutions for escalated issues

The knowledge, experience and qualifications you need
•    Good leadership skills with the ability to direct and motivate a team
•    Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, both written and verbal
•    Good client awareness and relationship management skills
•    Proactive problem solving skills and a good attention to detail
•    Strong prioritisation and organisational skills
•    Ability to prioritise own and others work
•    Desire to learn and develop
•    PC skills including MS Excel and MS Word
•    Experience in the Securities or Fund Management industry
•    Previous experience in portfolio accounting required
•    Attained Training and Competency level appropriate for role (e.g. IAQ professional qualifications)


The knowledge, experience and qualifications that will help
•    Project Management Qualification


What you'll be like
•    Good management skills with the ability to develop people
•    Good at analysing and solving problems with a strong handle on operational risk
•    Effective in managing your own time with ability to prioritise tasks and delegate appropriately
•    Open to feedback, receptive to change, challenges status quo and continually looks out for team and self improvement opportunities 
•    Excellent communicator with strong interpersonal skills
•    A strong team player able to develop and manage strong working relationships with global internal departments and external counterparties
•    Able to adapt to changes quickly and be an advocator of an innovative culture within the team


We're looking for the best, whoever they are
Schroders is an equal opportunities employer. You're welcome here whatever your socio-economic background, race, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, religious belief, age or disability.


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