Investment Administration & Accounting (IAA) is a global service unit responsible for investment back office and accounting within the Zurich Group. We deliver to around 30 countries through a regional SLA based, shared service operating model with three dedicated client facing Centers of Excellence in 3 continents. With our 140 team members, we provide accounting & reporting service for local GAAP, Stat, Tax and Group IFRS - covering approximately 90% of Group's Own Assets. We endeavor to implement globally consistent accounting and operational procedures, provide quality services to investment management and finance teams, generate operating efficiencies, as well as develop an agile organization.
The Front Office Specialist is responsible to act as the System Administrator and Subject Matter Expert for the Bloomberg AIM (Front Office System). This includes the performance of the daily operational tasks to ensure fully operational availability of Bloomberg AIM according to globally defined standard and processes. Furthermore, she/he is responsible to support the problem solving processes by managing the information flow between the customer and Bloomberg.
As a Front Office Specialistyour mainresponsibilities will involve
Act as system owner and primary contact between Zurich and Bloomberg
Collaborate with projects, internal initiatives and country specific customer demands by providing know how and expertise covering financial topics as a subject matter expert and business analyst
Support the review of all monitoring & check processes to ensure a stable quality regarding system availability and data quality
Process all data queries (including change request an enhancements) raised by end users and counterparties in a timely manner
Maintenance of users, accounts (portfolios), Broker, transactions costs, benchmark and other static and market data in Bloomberg AIM
Set up customization of the Front Office System and the coordination with SAP FSCM and other downstream systems to support and enable straight through processing.
Monitor and manage upgrades and enhancements within Bloomberg AIM enabling proper impact assessment on implemented workflow and processes.
Lead regular meetings with users and other stakeholders to ensure collaboration by sharing of knowledge and discussion of issues.
Maintain and enhance regional instrument know how also being able to analyze different scenarios regarding new instrument requirements (in the project as well as the daily business context) to ensure offered services are meeting the client requirements.
Conduct all controls defined in the Zurich governance & control framework to ensure data quality and risk compliance.
Your Skills and Experience
As aFront Office Specialistyour skills and qualifications will ideally include:
Degree in Accounting, Business Administration, Finance, Economics or Business Management
3-5 years' of experience in the related field
Solid knowledge of the Investment Management including traditional and not traditional instrument
Good business analysis skills with the ability to generate detailed business requirements
Solid knowledge of Investment Management data and interfaces and communication between front, middle and back office systems
Data analysis skills with experience from data mapping and integration
Be a good team worker as well as being self-driven and able to work and manage smaller project in isolation with minimal guidance and support
Good knowledge of financial mathematics
Good understanding of service and data management concepts
Client focus mindset
Communication, negotiation and presentation skills on good level
Fluent English in written and oral
Primary work location is Barcelona. You can apply by clicking on the button "Apply online". Some occasional travel may be required.
Who we are
Looking for a challenging and inspiring work environment where you can make a difference? At Zurich millions of individuals and businesses place their trust in our products and services every day. Our 53,000 employees worldwide form the basis of our success, enabling, businesses and communities to face a world of risk with confidence. Imagine if you could help people do this all over the world. You'd give them confidence and reassurance by protecting what they love most. It's a big challenge, but you will be supported by a world-class team who believe in helping you to reach your full potential and deliver on our promises.
So be challenged. Be inspired. Help us make a difference.
At Zurich we are an equal opportunity employer. We attract and retain the best qualified individuals available, without regard to race/ethnicity, religion, gender, sexual orientation, age or disability.