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  • Investment Manager’s Assistant (4261) View  

    Position: Investment Manager’s Assistant (4261)
    Remuneration: £25-30K (depending on experience)
    Location: London
    Sector: Banking & Financial Services
    Job Ref: 4261


    Overview:   
    An independently owned Private Bank, Wealth Management and Investment Firm is looking for an Investment Manager’s Assistant to join their growing team. Reporting to the Senior Investment Manager, the successful candidate will supporting on the day-to-day administrative needs of high-net-worth clients and managing the daily tasks and project of the Investment Management Team.


    Prerequisites:   
    The successful candidate will be educated to degree level (2.1 or above) and have a strong understanding of investment management and the wider financial industry and economy. This position is open to those with an Investment Administration background with substantial experience working with HNW Private Clients within an Investment Management team or graduates with a strong understanding of Economics and relevant internships and work experience
    A strong work ethic is paramount as is an ambitious and dynamic nature.


    Responsibilities include:
    • Supporting a Senior Investment Manager and his deputy on all client facing service (non-investment) issues
    • Provision of responsive, timely and high quality client service by phone, email and letter
    • Preparation of data and presentation packs for client meetings (including binding)
    • Maintain a paperless document management and storage system
    • Liaison with Back Office Operations on administrative issues
    • Mail merges for client communications (e.g. annual, semi-annual and quarterly reporting)
    • Assisting with the on-boarding of new clients via the management of their information packs through the process and the regular communication of progress of the client or their CRM
    • Management of account closure paperwork
    • Construction, adaptation and updating of Excel spreadsheets and other reporting systems
    • Oversight, co-ordination and documentation of investment monitoring process
    • Make necessary travel arrangements (rail/air/hotel), booking in advance where possible to ensure cost effectiveness
    • Undertake routine administrative tasks such as typing, photocopying and faxing along with phone filtering and coverage
    • Assisting the team/Business Support Manager with ad hoc projects (e.g. writing/recording procedures, updating Factsheets and marketing materials)
    • Preparation of IM investment process and team meeting documentation and recording of meeting minutes
    • Special focus on supporting IM’s on research related issues, taking responsibility for the administration of summary spreadsheets and providing ad hoc support where necessary
    • Provide phone and dealing cover during periods when the Investment Team is in meetings and will not initially be involved in investment research, debates or decisions
    The Person – experience & skills:
    • Educated to degree level (2.1 or above) from a leading university
    • Investment Administration background with substantial experience working with HNW Private Clients within an Investment Management team or graduates with a strong understanding of Economics and relevant internships and work experience
    • Exceptional organisational and administrative skills
    • Understands importance of and can deliver accuracy and perfection
    • Strong computer skills, including Microsoft Office
    • Excellent time management skills, ability to work under pressure, responsible, proactive, dedicated and consistently able to achieve results with minimal supervision
    • Remains motivated and confident at all times and has the ability to act on own initiative
    • Outstanding written and spoken communication skills with the ability and confidence to deal effectively with people at all levels of the organisation
    • Desire to progress to an Investment Manager or Senior Operations/Team Manager role
    • Demonstrate an ability to work in a methodical, logical and accurate fashion, occasionally under time pressure
    • Must be conscientious and diligent in their work to ensure accuracy of data input, filing correctly placed etc.
    • The individual will be one of 5 in a similar function but must be prepared to work alone
    • Must be of robust enough character to push back on jobs that are others responsibility



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  • Manager – Event Staffing & Recruitment (4236) View  

    Position: Manager – Event Staffing & Recruitment (4236)
    Remuneration: £ Competitive + Bonus
    Location: London
    Sector: Recruitment & Headhunting
    Job Ref: 4236


    Overview:   
    Outstanding opportunity to join Brightsparks and manage the Events & Hospitality Staffing side of the business as we embark on a period of rapid, capital-backed expansion.


    Founded in 2003, Brightsparks is a market leader and has a wealth of experience and expertise within Events & Hospitality, Staffing and Recruitment. From exclusive hospitality at some of the most iconic sporting and music events to private dining at the houses of some of London’s UHNWIs, Brightsparks provides a superior level of service to our clients and their guests.


    Beyond this, Brightsparks has a unique staffing and recruitment business that effectively commercialises a University Alumni model. By directly employing thousands of students and recent graduates in temporary work every year, Brightsparks has a unique network and insight into their skills and strengths to launch their careers as Graduates and then help them climb the early stages of the career ladder as Young Professionals.


    We have achieved considerable growth over the past few years and we are now well positioned to grow rapidly. We are looking for a pro-active, passionate and driven individual to manage and lead our Events & Hospitality Team.


    Prerequisites:   
    Experience and passion for the Hospitality Industry is essential for this position. You will have a demonstrable ability to motivate and lead a team whilst driving a business forward in a period of rapid growth. You will excel in client facing environments and embody our motto of “Performance with Personality”.


    Responsibilities include:
    • Manage existing key client accounts
    • Build and manage the Events Team
    • Business development and sales; pro-actively win new business in line with Brightsparks brand and develop current clients to ensure maximum spend
    • Manage budgets & accountability for team performance against targets
    • Develop and refine Brightsparks’ in-house training program
    • Oversee the operation, administration and fulfilment of all event bookings


    The Person – experience & skills:
    • Proven ability manage and lead a team in a process driven operation
    • Extensive experience in a client facing role within the Hospitality and Events industry
    • Exceptional communication skills (both written and verbal)
    • Polish and credibility with clients and the wider Event Industry
    • Committed to building our brand




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  • Actuarial – Graduate (4232) View  

    Position: Actuarial – Graduate (4232)
    Remuneration: £31,000 + Bonus & Benefits
    Location: London
    Sector: Banking & Financial Services
    Job Ref: 4232


    Overview:   
    A leading global insurance business is looking for a highly motivated graduate to join their Actuarial Team. Centred around Lloyd’s of London, they are an international business they have expert underwriting teams in every major insurance market and are continuously expanding into new markets around the world making this an interesting and varied career path.


    You will be inducted into a two year development program which will offer support towards your qualifications, orientation courses and constant technical and personal training and development. Perseverance and team work are crucial throughout this period to help develop you into future business leaders.


    Prerequisites:   
    The successful candidate must be degree educated, have achieved an A grade in A-level Mathematics and be a well-rounded individual. Exceptional problem solving and communication skills and the ability to build effective working relationships are essential. A strong desire to build a career within Actuary is a must as is determination and accountability. The successful candidate must be able to start on 1st September 2014 in London.


    Responsibilities include:
    As an Actuarial Analyst, you will cover a number of different lines of business, giving you a unique insight into the depth and range of our work.
    • Price insurance and reinsurance risks, working alongside experienced underwriters covering a wide range of the business
    • Participate in reserving work I.e. calculating how much the business needs to set aside in the event of claims
    • Model the likelihood and potential impact of extreme events and work out how much money the business needs to have put aside for the “worst case scenario”
    • Assess problems through the analysis and interpretation of data and provide logical solutions
    • Receive support and generous study leave whilst working towards your actuarial qualifications


    The Person – experience & skills:
    • Must have or expect to achieve a 2.2 or above in your undergraduate degree
    • Minimum of 300 UCAS points in your top three A-levels (excluding General Studies) or equivalent
    • Minimum grade A in A-level Mathematics is essential
    • A natural aptitude for maths and statistics with an ability to apply this to real business situations
    • Exceptional  and adaptable communication skills
    • Strong and logical problem solving ability
    • A demonstrable work-ethic and commitment to a career in actuary
    • A strong academic record combined with extra-curricular interests


    Apply by completing a short application form at http://goo.gl/eAHNx2 and then sending your CV to recruitment@brightsparksuk.com with the reference “Actuarial – Graduate (4232)”.



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  • Graduate Tax Accountant (4172) View  

    Position: Graduate Tax Accountant (4172)
    Remuneration: £24-27K (depending on location)
    Location: London
    Sector: Professional Services
    Job Ref: 4172


    Overview:   
    Looking to fast-track your career within a leading global organisation? Then look no further.


    Listed on the London Stock Exchange, Xchanging is a leading business process and technology services provider specialising in Insurance, Financial Services, Technology and Procurement with over 7,500 employees across 10 countries, providing services to customers in 48 countries. 


    What does this mean? Simple… Xchanging create and manage innovative solutions to perform business functions on behalf of their clients to make them more competitive, efficient and, ultimately, more successful.  Examples of their services include:
    • £11 trillion of transactions completed on behalf of customers over their IT trading platforms
    • £22 billion of premiums processed for the world’s largest insurance broker
    • 100% of Lloyd’s Market policies processed
    • 97% of the world’s non-ferrous metals traded via their technology
    • 48 – the number of countries where Xchanging provide services to customers
    • 15 – the number of major industries across which Xchanging provides services; from Aerospace & Defense to Telecommunications, from Real Estate to Food & Beverage, from Public Sector to Banks & Financial Services


    The business is built on finding, employing and developing exceptional people. The first and most important of Xchanging’s Corporate Values is customer focus. As such, we are looking for people with the potential or the proven capacity to put themselves into a customer’s situation and deliver solutions built around their needs.


    The role will be based in the Group Tax Department, assisting the UK Tax Manager with tax compliance and tax reporting. The candidate will be supported through formal accounting qualifications including provision for study leave and sponsorship for exams.


    Prerequisites: 
    The successful candidate for this role will be educated to degree level (2.1 or above) from a leading university; Accounting /Economics disciplines are essential. You will possess a strong interest in tax and a desire to complete formal accounting qualifications such as CIMA or ACCA.


    The Role & Responsibilities:
    • Assisting with the preparation of corporate tax returns and VAT compliance related matters
    • Liaising with HMRC on a regular basis
    • Providing support for the half year and year end external tax reporting process
    • Producing analyses and reconciliations
    • Supporting with tax rate and cash tax forecasting
    • Assisting with reviewing and documenting processes
    • Carrying out ad-hoc work to support corporate tax transactions


    The Person – experience & skills:
    • Educated to degree level (2.1 or above) from a leading university, Accounting/Economics are essential
    • Demonstrate a strong interest in tax with a desire to complete formal accounting qualifications such as CIMA or ACCA
    • Proficient in Microsoft Excel and PowerPoint
    • Strong knowledge of double entry accounting
    • Excellent communication skills; both written and verbal
    • A logical approach and a detail-orientated attitude
    • Enjoy responsibility and have the ability to meet tight deadlines
    • Have regional and global mobility



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