Investments Financial Reporting Analyst

Date Opened: Jun 8, 2021

Location: Belfast, GB Derry/ Londonderry, GB Strabane, GB

Company: Allstate Insurance Company

Title: Financial Reporting Analyst

 

Ref: 8/6/FRA

 

About Us

 

At Allstate Northern Ireland, we believe it’s more than just a job.  We believe in allowing our people to choose the direction of their careers.  It’s about you, your future and where you want to get to.

 

Opportunity is the hallmark of the Allstate career experience.  We invest heavily in our employees, offering long term career development, personal growth and investment in new technologies.  Every day is different, with new ideas, challenges, and rewards — no matter which team you join.

 

We believe that inclusive diversity is crucial to creating a culture of mutual respect where the strengths and talents of each individual are recognised.  We like to leave things better than we found them and deliver results.  We do all of this while having fun and exploring personal passions.

 

Join our team and you’ll find challenge and reward in a culture of innovation, support and balance.

 

 

Location 

 

Belfast, Derry/Londonderry, Strabane

 

Your role in the team

 

Allstate Investments manages approximately $100 Billion of assets. Our goal is to provide sustainable, competitive, risk-adjusted investment returns and investment related services for the benefit of The Allstate Corporation. Investment performance for our portfolios has consistently provided excess returns for our customers, and we attribute that success in large part to the quality of our people. The size of the investment group exceeds 300 individuals across a variety of investment disciplines including, fixed income, equities, private securities, commercial mortgages and derivative asset classes, as well as, finance and technology. We recognize that our employees are our ultimate advantage and we seek to attract and retain highly qualified individuals with strong academic backgrounds, a deep interest in investments and a desire to be challenged.

 

The Finance Department within Allstate Investments is a strong team and an innovative, energetic organization.

 

Investment Finance Reporting Analyst – The Settlements, Cash Collection, and Collateral (SCCC) Asset Maintenance team is responsible for accurate Aladdin Trade Entry, Trade Enrichment, and Settlements. The team is accountable for the accurate recording of all trades and corporate actions into Aladdin and is also responsible for making sure that all trades interface properly into the Eagle Data Hub and Maximis, the primary accounting system. The SCCC Asset Maintenance team is also responsible for making sure that all trades are properly linked between all systems and making sure that trade settlements with brokers and external clearing partners, such as OMGEO, are completed accurately on a daily basis.

 

 

  • Accurate and on time processing of complex, high value Derivative trades
  • Work independently with external brokers, exchanges, and counterparties to settle Derivative trades
  • Monitor Aladdin Trade Dashboard to ensure public, non-public, and Derivative trades are flowing
  • Publish Cash in Aladdin every day and make sure all Aladdin open cash items have been cleared.
  • properly through the Aladdin system and analyze and resolve moderately complex issues as needed
  • Monitor Derivative Security and Trade Entry to ensure that trades are flowing correctly through Aladdin, the Eagle Data Hub, and Maximis, analyzing and resolving moderately complex exceptions as needed
  • Serve as first point of escalation and resolve moderately complex exceptions, escalating complex issues promptly to ensure expedient resolution occurs
  • Work with Brokers and Custodians to resolve settlement defects.  
  • Ability to work with all areas of Operations and Finance to resolve out of balances and research issues
  • Participate in cross-team knowledge and awareness

 

 

 

So, what are the essential criteria to apply?

 

  • All candidates must evidence an existing right to work in the UK
  • A degree in Finance, Economics, Accountancy, or similar discipline, or
  • A non-finance degree supported by a post-graduate qualification in finance or accountancy, or
  • At least 1 years’ experience in a Finance/Accountancy role
  • Applicants must be willing and eligible to travel to the USA

 

 

 

We also have some desirable criteria

 

  • Having a logical and analytical approach
  • Good problem-solving skills with an attention to detail
  • Strong organizational and time management skills
  • Ability to communicate well, build relationships and work as part of a remote team
  • Familiar with Microsoft Office and the ability to analyze, manipulate, and interpret large amounts of data
  • Advanced skills in Microsoft Excel, Access, Outlook, Word, SAP or other general ledger applications and database querying tools

 

 

 

What we offer

 

 

As Digital DNA’s Workplace of the Year 2020 winners, we offer a generous benefits package that includes flexible annual leave entitlement, dental and healthcare insurance, an attractive pension package and discounts on gym memberships, public transport and parking.

 

Allstate invests heavily in your development, as an employee you will have access to multiple world-class learning platforms and courses from our award-winning in-house Learning & Development team.

 

We pride ourselves in providing clear career paths and opportunities for internal mobility allowing you to further develop within the organisation.

 

We encourage a better work life balance and you’ll have the opportunity to apply for various flexible working arrangements.

 

 

 

Statement on Fair Employment and Equal Opportunities

 

Allstate NI wishes to ensure equal opportunity is given to all job applicants.  This company will not discriminate on the grounds of race, gender (including gender reassignment status), sexual orientation, religious belief, political opinion, marital status, age or disability. We are an equal opportunities employer. We welcome applications from all suitably qualified persons. However, as women are currently under-represented in our workforce, we would particularly welcome applications from women. All appointments will be made on merit.

Applicants should note Allstate NI complete AccessNI background checks on all candidates offered a position.

 

 

 

The closing date for receipt of applications is Tuesday 22nd June 2021