Aladdin Business, Accounting Implementation Project Manager, Vice President

Employer
BlackRock
Location
London, United Kingdom
Salary
Competitive
Posted
Jan 22, 2022
Closes
Feb 05, 2022
Ref
13416265
Job Function
Banking
Industry Sector
Finance - General
Employment Type
Full Time
Education
Bachelors
Description

About this role

BlackRock is one of the world's largest asset management firms, and a best-in-class provider of global investment management, risk management and advisory services to institutional, intermediary and individual investors around the world. BlackRock offers a range of solutions - including fundamental and quantitative active management approaches and indexing strategies crafted to gain broad exposure to capital markets in the world. Our clients can access our investment solutions through a variety of product structures.

The Aladdin Client Transformation Group owns the installation and deployment of the Aladdin product at all BlackRock Solutions clients. Aladdin implementations are high profile initiatives that require team members to engage in senior level meetings and play active roles in improving client organizations through Aladdin people, processes and technology. A typical Aladdin implementation is at least as much about processes and implementing change as it is about technology. We help clients achieve bold strategic objectives which range from streamlining operations to modernizing their overall investment process. BlackRock's implementation model is differentiated because we take full ownership for our clients' launching on our solution. This approach enables us to develop a true partnership with our clients that continues to grow post implementation handoff.

BlackRock Solutions is growing its Accounting business and is currently onboarding several clients. We are looking for a candidate to work as part of our quickly expanding team to coordinate and be responsible for the various project tasks to ensure the implementation is successful. This includes effectively running the project plan, delivering key achievements and crafting project reporting. During the implementation the candidate will gain a full understanding of the client business needs and design the desired accounting workflow using Aladdin functionality. Does this sound like an exciting opportunity for you?

Key responsibilities of the role include:
  • Lead Aladdin Accounting implementations for clients
  • Coordinate and assist in the Aladdin Accounting configuration, testing, and user training
  • Identify technology and process improvements to make the implementation approach more efficient with each new implementation
  • Develop a positive relationship with clients to support implementation and adoption. Collaborate with the Client's senior management and key user groups (e.g. Chief Financial Officer, Controller, Lead Accountants...)
  • Craft the evolution of Aladdin Accounting by developing a deep understanding of client and industry needs and conveying client requirements and feedback to the product team
  • Gain an in-depth knowledge of Aladdin functionality and workflows, as well as industry-specific expertise (e.g., pensions, insurers, asset managers)
  • Sell the Aladdin Accounting product suite by assisting in demonstrations and implementation pre-planning activities
  • Ensure a smooth transition from implementation to ongoing client support teams


Qualifications
  • 4-6 years work experience in the financial services or accounting industry. Familiarity with buy-side investment management process a plus
  • Outstanding academic achievement, CPA or CFA a plus
  • Extensive communication and presentation skills, with the ability to convey sophisticated concepts simply and clearly to clients
  • Well organized and able to lead multiple priorities with a hands on approach
  • Experience in implementing accounting management systems at external clients
  • Experience in investment accounting or investment operations
  • Familiarity with capital markets instruments (equities, fixed income, derivatives)
  • Creative, analytical, and strong digital literacy with an entrepreneurial approach to large, multifaceted projects (SQL experience a plus)
  • Potential to travel 2-3 days per week, including international opportunities


Our benefits

To help you stay energized, engaged and inspired, we offer a wide range of benefits including a strong retirement plan, tuition reimbursement, comprehensive healthcare, support for working parents and Flexible Time Off (FTO) so you can relax, recharge and be there for the people you care about.

About BlackRock

At BlackRock, we are all connected by one mission: to help more and more people experience financial well-being. Our clients, and the people they serve, are saving for retirement, paying for their children's educations, buying homes and starting businesses. Their investments also help to strengthen the global economy: support businesses small and large; finance infrastructure projects that connect and power cities; and facilitate innovations that drive progress.

This mission would not be possible without our smartest investment - the one we make in our employees. It's why we're dedicated to creating an environment where our colleagues feel welcomed, valued and supported with networks, benefits and development opportunities to help them thrive.

For additional information on BlackRock, please visit careers.blackrock.com | www.blackrock.com/corporate | Instagram: @blackrock | Twitter: @blackrock | LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/company/blackrock

BlackRock is proud to be an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, protected veteran status, and other statuses protected by law.

BlackRock will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest or conviction records in a manner consistent with the requirements of the law, including any applicable fair chance law.

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