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BIAS is seeking an individual to join a team of energetic and committed professionals as Portfolio Valuations Accountant.

Responsibilities and Duties include:

  • Responsible for the valuation process from start to completion.
  • Timely preparation of investment reports, valuations, and statements within fixed deadlines.
  • Responsible for the accuracy of daily transaction imports.
  • Confirm market prices of equities, bonds and derivatives through analytical research.
  • Maintain an inventory of all holdings to create a current pricing file within the established departmental guidelines.
  • Responsible for auditing performance measurement calculations, client valuations and other reports as required.
  • Verify systems integrity to identify process risks, control weakness, inefficient procedures and to redesign, implement and execute efficient and controlled operations and act as the Portia super user.
  • Work closely with Portfolio Management team to ascertain their reporting needs.
  • Liaise with and manage the relationship with external fund administrators as necessary.
  • Provide support to the Portfolio Management Group on Operations matters, Settlements and Trade Execution
  • Manage the audit process for the firm’s proprietary mutual funds.
  • Seek opportunities to contribute to application system and/or business process improvements.

Minimum requirements include:

  • A degree in finance, economics or accounting preferred.
  • Internationally recognized accounting qualification such as CA, ACCA, CPA or equivalent.
  • Investment qualifications such as Series 7, Canadian Securities Course, Conduct and Practices Handbook and/or CFA level 1 preferred but not required.
  • Minimum 2-3 years’ experience in investment portfolio management software including concepts such as security master file, transaction file and currency tables. Familiarity with Bloomberg and pricing downloads are a requirement.
  • Minimum 2-3 years in investment portfolio valuation accounting.
  • Understanding of investment performance measurement.
  • Superior attention to detail, with a strong emphasis on accuracy.
  • Thorough understanding of various security types and their properties.
  • Proven organizational and time management skills necessary for crucial deadlines.
  • Excellent Excel skills with knowledge of Portia, Goldmine and Crystal Reports.

If you are looking for a rewarding and challenging career, please submit an application and detailed resume to: recruiting@bias.bm

Closing Date: October 16th 2014

BIAS is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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