Professional Services Consultant   London, United Kingdom,

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Job title: Professional Services Consultant

Ref: JR29066

Location: London

FIS's VPM solution connects operations from the front to the back-office to support all aspects of hedge fund portfolio accounting. VPM's general ledger offers full auditing capabilities and an understanding of the accounting process. Utilizing a SQL database, VPM stores all data and attributes at the tax lot level, allowing clients to slice and dice stored data for all reporting requirements. VPM leverages the latest in Microsoft technology to help ensure that client's investments are protected, and product releases are in accordance with the latest industry protocols.

The role is to be part of the Professional Services team. The services provided include implementations of portfolio accounting software (VPM), project management, training, operational assistance, data reconciliation (transactions, positions, profit & loss, NAV, cash), data clean up assistance, business analysis, software testing, documentation, upgrade assistance, onsite-support, and additional special projects. The candidate will fulfil the role of a Consultant in the Professional Services organization of FIS VPM and will report directly to the Manager of the Consulting Group. Candidates should be willing to work on a variety of projects using a wide variety of skillsets.

The candidate will have following responsibilities:

  • Perform business analysis to gather client's requirements
  • Define solutions to meet client's requirements leveraging business & product knowledge
  • Build functional specifications for standard / customised solutions
  • Conduct End User Training on FIS Solution and provide guidance during the project
  • Assist the client to migrate and clean-up historical data related to Funds, Investments, and historical accounting transactions
  • Build Excel-based data reconciliation models for comparing source data to migrated data (including Investment Portfolio Reporting, Balance Sheet, P&L Statement, Fund/Investor NAV).
  • Define & execute Test Plans and ensure solution is delivered to the required quality standard
  • Provide assistance to client during UAT and help resolve solution-related issues
  • Provide continual feedback to the project manager promptly highlighting any potential issues to allow a pro-active solution to be offered
  • Onsite/Remote operational assistance during implementation/upgrade projects
  • Ability and willingness to travel to clients for projects occasionally or up to 25% of the time depending on location of new clients
Essential Skills
  • Proven understanding of VPM solution
  • Good understanding of Financial Markets & Hedge Fund Business Processes (front/middle/back office operations)
  • Excellent problem-solving skills
  • Excellent written and verbal communication, presentation and facilitation skills
  • Initiative and ability to multi-task under tight deadlines
  • Take full ownership of assigned projects
  • Working knowledge of middle/back office operations
  • A commitment to hard work, the ability to work individually and as part of a team with the willingness at times to work under pressure in a sometimes-challenging environment.
  • Great customer relationship management focus
  • Results oriented with a high sense of urgency to meet client requirements
  • Excellent organizational project and time management skills
  • Strong working knowledge & experience of Advanced Excel
Desirable Skills:
  • Knowledge of financial accounting and instruments, especially alternative investments
  • Proven experience in financial services for mid-level positions
  • Understanding of database models and knowledge of Microsoft SQL a plus
Preferred Education/Experience:
  • Bachelor's degree in Accounting, Finance, Economics or relevant experience in related field is preferred
  • Experience within Consulting and/or working on software application implementations preferably in financial industry with sound understanding of a typical project lifecycle
  • Prior experience working on accounting software or fund data implementations, specifically in regards to hedge funds or fund administrators, a big plus.
Salary: Completive salary plus benefits

Posting date: 2/2/2018

Closing date: 2/3/2018
To apply by email to this position, please send your CV and covering letter to the following link:

Please quote reference number JobG8 -6698-351870829-TITC