We are currently looking for:
At Brown Brothers Harriman, we believe no job is too big or small for any of us to handle if it helps our clients. We value passionate, committed people who enjoy collaborating with others to find new solutions to complex business challenges. We are looking for the type of person who speaks their mind, truly listens and steps outside their role to add value wherever they can. Someone who is driven to get things done and views obstacles as an exciting challenge, which demands a creative solution. Above all, we seek someone who takes great pride in their work and is inspired and motivated by their role in protecting and enhancing our client’s financial well-being. If you are looking for an entrepreneurial environment where you can learn and thrive, Brown Brothers Harriman is the right place for you.
Brown Brothers Harriman is currently recruiting a Manager in Alternative Investments department (Assistant Vice President). Working closely with Assistant Department Head, Manager will supervise teams of financial professionals (10+ members). As part of the duties Manager will be responsible of all aspects relating to people management like coaching, development and retention. As a member of management team, Manager will devise and participate internal and cross office projects to improve the efficiency, quality and accuracy of the department’s work.
Some of the key responsibilities include:
Managing the team to ensure appropriate quality of deliverables with appropriate GAAP standards and regulatory requirements within assigned portfolio of clients.
Managing the team to ensure quality control over financial transactions and postings prepared by Fund Accounting teams.
Developing and maintaining excellent familiarity with applicable laws, regulations and interpretations governing accounting framework, financial statements and disclosure, including IFRS, US GAAP and Luxembourg GAAP.
Keeping team-members informed of new industry developments relating to accounting and financial reporting framework, disclosure requirements.
Developing and maintaining familiarity with key funds` documents, applicable laws, regulations and interpretations governing accounting framework.
Serving as an escalation point for client service issues and deliverables
Overseeing communication with clients, auditors, tax advisors to ensure timely and accurate responses to any queries, acting as an escalation point of client contact for allocated clients.
Annual performance process for team members, feedback based on previously agreed goals.
Ensuring adherence to all established procedures, best practices and internal controls.
Manage and supervise multiple teams of Team Leaders, Supervisors, Senior Accountants and Accountants.
Allocation of tasks and workload to his/her team members.
Primary responsibility for coaching and developing Team Leaders and providing appropriate feedback via periodic meetings and the firm’s performance appraisal process.
Overseeing responsibility for coaching and developing other team members.
Maintaining solid working relationships with other areas within BBH Krakow office and across the Firm globally.
What we value:
Advanced understanding of financial/accounting principles, including IFRS knowledge.
At least 8 years of relevant experience in corporate full general ledger accounting or group accounting, or audit background.
Primary degree in a finance or accounting related discipline, and/or equivalent work experience is an asset.
Strong experience in direct responsibility for managing, mentoring and coaching staff.
Professional accountancy qualification preferred e.g. ACCA, CIMA or CFA (qualified or part qualified) is an advantage.
Computer literate with strong Excel, Word and Powerpoint skills.
Fluency in English essential and knowledge of German and/or French as an additional asset.
Ability to communicate effectively at all levels, both verbally and in writing.
What We Offer:
A collaborative environment that enables you to step outside your role to add value wherever you can.
Opportunities to grow your expertise, take on new challenges, and reinvent yourself—without leaving the firm.
A culture of inclusion that values each employee’s unique perspective.
High-quality benefits program emphasizing good health, financial security, and peace of mind.
Rewarding work with the flexibility to enjoy personal and family experiences at every career stage.
Volunteer opportunities to give back to your community and help transform the lives of others.
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