Salary: £20,000 per annum
Employer: Baillie Gifford
Closing Date: Friday 28 April
Based in the Client Administration Department, you will ensure the provision of an effective and efficient administration and accounting service to internal and external clients. You will complete a variety of daily tasks, as well as work on projects that will improve the performance of your team and the organisation as a whole. You will work towards Providing Financial Services at SCQF Level 6.
Baillie Gifford is an investment management company founded in 1908. Since that time, we have grown into a leading global company and invest in some of the world’s most exciting businesses. We work hard for our clients and employ over 1,800 people, most of whom work in Edinburgh, but also in global offices that include London, New York and Shanghai. People are often surprised by the variety of roles available within Baillie Gifford, which can include investment managers, lawyers, finance experts, analysts and IT specialists. With a vast array of jobs, there may be a role for you that you hadn’t considered. At Baillie Gifford we’re committed to the wellbeing of our employees and proud of our supportive working environment. Our culture isn’t just limited to our work though - there’s an abundance of social events and groups to get involved in, from the annual dinner dance and office outing, to touch rugby and yoga classes.
You will join the Client Administration Department, which is the first port of call for our institutional clients on all operational and administration matters. The department is responsible for recording all investment transactional activity and income for our institutional clients, and reporting back to clients using our in-house reporting system. Additionally, the department carries out fee billing of all of our clients and the subsequent credit control. You will work in a team dedicated to a particular group of clients and will be the first point of contact for many operational queries. It’s a role where you will complete daily tasks, as well as work on projects that will improve the performance of your team and the organisation as a whole.
What might a day in this role look like?
You will provide support to two teams. You’ll initially join the Accountancy Governance and will then progress to one of our regional teams. These teams strive to build strong relationships with our external and internal clients, allowing them to provide the best possible service. Your tasks will include:
What will I learn?
The programme will provide a mixture of classroom based and on the job training to allow you to achieve an SVQ in Providing Financial Services at SCQF Level 6. You will also be expected to sit and pass the Introduction to Securities & Investment module of the Investment Operations Certificate (IOC) during your apprenticeship.
Baillie Gifford is committed to helping its employees continually learn and develop, so as well as a comprehensive induction programme, you’ll have continuous training opportunities throughout your time with us. This will be a combination of technical training to do your job to the best of your ability, professional skills courses, and the opportunity to learn about the investment management industry.
By the end of the programme, you will be the first point of contact for all administrative, bookkeeping and operations queries on your group of clients.
What qualifications/skills are required?
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