Investment Accounting Manager

3 April 2024
The City, Central London


Salary: £78,026 Closing date: Tuesday, 16 April 2024 Contract type: Fixed Term Contract (end date: October 2025) The Wellcome Trust is a global charitable foundation. We improve health for everyone by funding science, leading policy and advocacy campaigns, and building partnerships. We plan to spend £16bn over the next ten years, funding new discoveries in life, health, and wellbeing, and taking on three global health challenges: mental health, infectious disease and climate and health. These challenges need the bold science we support, but they won't be solved by science alone. We are looking for an Investment Accounting Manager to join our team for a fixed term contract ending in October 2025. Where in Wellcome will I be working? You will be working within the Investment Accounting team in Finance reporting to Investment Accounting Controller. We are looking for an Investment Accounting Manager who will be responsible for providing accurate investment financial reporting, and ensuring appropriate financial controls are in place. This role will lead on investment accounting processes for Wellcome's public equities, derivatives and hedge funds within the investment portfolio. What will I be doing? This role forms part of the Investment Accounting Team reporting to the Investment Accounting Controller, within the Financial Accounting Team. This role will be task managing a part qualified accountant and working directly with our Investment Operations team and our external custodian. As an Investment Accounting Manager, you will be responsible for : The investment accounting processes for specific assets classes, including: Investment accounting adjustments; Control and reconciliation processes; Management of third-party information providers; Group and investment subsidiaries financial statements; Liaison with external and internal audit.; and Management information and analysis. The supervision and review of the tasks undertaken by accounting team members that support the financial reporting of specific assets classes. Act as a coach / mentor to junior members of the team. Design and delivery of investment valuations processes for specific assets classes including: Implementing valuation review and controls; and Preparing reporting and analysis for Valuation Group. Ensuring new investments can be embedded within finance operations and responsible for developing strong Investment stakeholder relationships relevant to public equities, derivatives and hedge funds. Contribute to a diverse and inclusive culture across the organisation, collaborating across departments. Is this job for me? We are looking for someone self-motivated with problem solving skills. An ideal candidate will have experience accounting for investments under new UK GAAP (or IFRS) and with some management experience, although not a requirement. We are looking for someone who has: ACA/ACCA/CIMA or relevant qualification Investments or financial services accounting (UK GAAP or IFRS) experience and Excellent analytical and problem solving skills Able to manage own workload with focus on delivery and capable of working effectively under pressure, managing multiple team priorities Strong interpersonal skills and an aptitude for building relationships across all levels To apply please upload your current CV and complete our short application Interview dates: 02 May and 03 May 2025 You can view the full job description on our website You can read more about the benefits we offer our employees on our website Our Hybrid Way of Working We understand that our colleagues have commitments and personal interests outside of work and we strive to build a flexible working environment, in which people can perform at their best. We are currently working 2 days per week (Tuesdays and Wednesdays) from our Euston Road offices (as part of our hybrid Ways of Working) with the remaining 3 days working either remotely or in the office. From 1st September 2024 we will move to 3 days in the office (Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday) with the remaining 2 days working either remotely or in the office. Diversity and Inclusion is at the heart of everything we do Diversity and Inclusion is a priority at Wellcome . We are committed to cultivating a fair and inclusive environment, where everyone can be themselves and thrive. We are happy to discuss flexible working options for all roles. We work to ensure that our recruitment processes are as inclusive as possible to everyone. This includes making adjustments for people who have a disability or long-term condition. Please visit our website for more information on adjustments and accessibility, or contact us at . Upon a conditional offer being made, the successful applicant for this position will be required to undertake a Basic Disclosure and Barring Service (or equivalent) criminal record check to disclose any ' unspent ' criminal convictions or conditional cautions under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974. The criminal record check with not show anything that is ' spent '. For further guidance on disclosure of criminal records please see this UK Government Guidance. You can view our Policy Statement on the Recruitment of Ex-offenders here. You can view our Privacy Statement here.



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