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European Fund Administrator

Canada Life Limited
Potters Bar, United Kingdom
Closing date
Aug 9, 2024

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Job Function
Industry Sector
Finance - General
Employment Type
Full Time
Canada Life UK looks after the retirement, investment and protection needs of individuals, families and companies. We help to build better futures for our customers, our intermediaries and our employees by operating as a modern, agile and welcoming organisation.

Part of our parent company Great-West Lifeco, Canada Life UK has operated in the United Kingdom since 1903. We have hundreds of respected and supported employees committed to doing the right thing for our customers and colleagues.

Canada Life UK is transforming to create a more customer-focused business by providing our customers with expertise on financial and tax planning, offering home finance and annuities propositions, and providing collective fund solutions to third party customers.

Job Purpose
The role is within the Investment Operations area of the Investment Financial Services Department, which provides professional Investment Services to multiple clients with Assets under administration of approx. £35bn.

Reporting into the Unit Pricing Supervisor, this Junior position will introduce and help build experience and knowledge of the investment operations sector. The candidate will be responsible for performing the business critical, highly regulated day to day Unit Linked Pricing tasks, which includes Pricing over 600 life and pension funds.

Key Accountabilities
  • Unit Linked Fund NAV/Pricing and validation including price publication
  • Collating fund cash flows for the Front Office
  • Collateral Management
  • Custody cash and stock reconciliations including making journals as necessary
  • Maintaining and developing KPI's and MI
  • Working on small change projects and larger Company driven initiatives by applying subject matter expertise
  • Performance individually of, as well as the oversight of the team in relation to the above tasks
Success in the job will be evidenced by contributions to day to day operational performance and KPI's (e.g. Timely Publication of Unit Prices, minimal business errors / Losses etc.) as well as contributions to Continuous Process Improvement.

Desired Knowledge / Experience / Skills
  • Accuracy and attention to detail
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Excellent customer service ethic
  • Team working/motivating
  • Managing tasks to meet deadlines
  • Solidly numerate
  • Ability to work collaboratively and adjust to fluctuating work volumes
  • Ability to work independently as and when required, should be proactive using initiative and demonstrating commitment to getting the job done and take personal responsibility
Benefits of working at Canada Life

We believe in recognising and rewarding our people, so we offer a competitive salary and benefits package that's regularly reviewed. As a Canada Life UK colleague, you'll receive a competitive salary and comprehensive reward package including a generous pension and bonus scheme, along with, income protection, private medical insurance and life assurance. We have a fantastic number of other benefits and support services as well as regular personal and professional development.

How we work at Canada Life

Our culture is unique and incredibly important to us. We care about doing the right thing for our people, customers and community and helping others to build better futures. Our blueprint behaviours shape and influence how we work, and are central to the relationships we have with others. Every day we are encouraged to be more curious, own the outcome, face into things together and find a way forward.

We want colleagues to have rewarding careers with us so we invest in the development of our people, technology and workplaces. That's why we offer a range of training, flexible working and opportunities to grow and develop.

Diversity and inclusion

Building an inclusive workplace with a diverse workforce where everyone can feel they belong and achieve their potential regardless of gender, ethnicity or any other characteristic is a key commitment for us. We are proud of the progress we're making in DEI, and we continue for it to be a significant focus.

"At Canada Life we believe in the power of great people from different backgrounds, experiences and perspectives coming together to build better futures. Emerging talent is crucial to our growth and creating an environment that continues to inspire us all." Nick Harding, Chief People Officer, Canada Life UK

We appreciate that everyone has different work and life responsibilities. We're happy to discuss flexible working arrangements, including part time, for any of our roles should this be a requirement for.

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