Job description
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At HSBC we exist with the purpose of Opening up a World of Opportunity. We use our unique expertise, capabilities, breadth and perspectives to provide opportunities for our customers and colleagues through global connectivity. We bring together the people, ideas and capital that nurture progress and growth, helping to create a better world – for our customers, our people, our investors, our communities and the planet we all share.
As an HSBC employee in Australia, you’ll have access to tailored professional development opportunities, competitive pay, an embedded flexible working culture and a range of employee benefits. These include market-leading subsidised private health cover, enhanced parental pay and support when returning to work, subsidised banking products and services, bonus leave days and wellness programmes including discounted gym memberships.
HSBC Markets & Securities Services (MSS) provides robust and reliable solutions that enhance performance and mitigate risk, today and for the future. Working with institutional investors, banks, insurance companies, governments and multinational corporations, Markets & Securities Services offers a range of fund administration, global custody sub-custody and clearing services.
The Fund Services Team is a client focused business, servicing Asset Owners and Asset Managers. Asset Owners include Life Insurance Funds, Sovereign Wealth Funds and Superannuation Funds and Asset Managers supporting those Mutual Funds and Trusts.  
The team has extensive interaction with Securities Services Clients and internal teams across Securities Services including colleagues from across Fund Services, Custody, Client Services, Product and other internal group functions to include key stakeholders across the region.  We provide consistently high levels of service to our clients and operational efficiency in the funds service offerings, namely:  Accounting and Valuations, Regulatory Reporting, Tax Services and Transfer Agency.
Taking on the role of Manager – Fund Accounting and Tax Operations during a time of growth, you will be responsible for the review of daily and periodic deliverables from our Global Services Centers across Asia. These deliverables include broadly the provision of accounting services through Accounting and Valuations, distribution calculations, BAS returns, Tax Returns and Statutory Financial Reporting. 
This provides an exciting environment where your existing skills and knowledge are exercised whilst expanding your technical and future managerial remit across the multi-facets of the broad based fund services offering. The role challenges your existing depth and breadth of skills and expands you to become a wider and stronger technical professional in our industry, opening a wider range of opportunities here in HSCB Securities Services.  
This role will provide you with the opportunity to play a key part in maintaining HSBCs market reputation for quality of service to both new and existing clients, through the provision of expertise across multiple facets of funds services.
Your main responsibilities will include:
  • Delivering a consistently high standard of client services to fund managers and institutional clients.
  • Continuously enhancing our services to clients to deepen relationships, taking advantage of the ongoing technological and system advances of the Fund Services offering.
  • Embracing HSBC University approach to personal development to constantly challenge and uplift professional development.
  • Ensuring the efficient ongoing administration of funds under administration and ensure compliance of provisions as defined in the funds documents.
  • Ensuring all funds activities are delivered accurately and in a timely manner.
  • Ensuring all regulatory activities are completed including distribution calculations, BAS return completion and the review and delivery of Financial Statements. 
  • Working with our projects team to continually improve the systems and processes that underpin unit pricing and valuations, distributions calculations, BAS returns and data provisioning to clients.
  • Assisting to formulate and meet tight deadlines and targets, and achieve service level standards agreed with clients.
  • Negotiating with external auditors for completion of the annual account audit of clients' funds.
  • Being aware of the Operational Risk scenarios associated with your role and acting accordingly.

To be successful in this role, you will need:
  • Working experience in Fund Accounting, Financial Reporting and Tax, with experience and understanding of the administration of unit trusts, investment accounting, valuation, distribution calculations, tax returns and statutory financial accounting.
  • A genuine client focus with strong interpersonal skills providing the ability to develop and maintain strong internal and external client relationships and negotiate effectively.
  • Strong analytical, project management and problem-solving skills with the ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • A university degree in accounting or related discipline, with a CA/ CPA qualification an advantage but not essential.
Preference will be given to candidates who hold Australian PR/Citizenship or New Zealand Citizenship, or who can demonstrate current unrestricted work rights in Australia without limitations.
We value different perspectives, we succeed together, collaborating across boundaries, we take responsibility, holding ourselves accountable to get things done. Through these values, HSBC is committed to building a culture where all employees are appreciated and respected and where opinions count. We take pride in providing a workplace that fosters continuous professional development, flexible working and opportunities to grow in an inclusive environment. Applications from First Nations peoples are encouraged.
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