Franklin Templeton Investments is a leading global investment management organization with over 70 years of experience. Our greatest assets are around 9,000 employees working in 34 countries to offer investment solutions in more than 150 countries. Our mission is to be the premier global investment management organization. We achieve this mission by offering high quality investment solutions, providing outstanding service and attracting, motivating and retaining talented people. We are guided by our unique perspective and core values: putting clients first, building relationships, achieving quality results, and working with integrity. We offer an exceptional range of diverse career options and we strive to bring a balance of work and life to our employees.
The following opportunity is available in our Luxembourg office:
Manager - Fund Administration and Reporting
The Luxembourg based GFAR (Global Fund Administration and Reporting) Team oversee 9 Luxembourg product ranges (UCITs and AIFs) in total, across a variety of asset classes representing over 100 funds. The Team's main responsibilities consist of: Statutory audit coordination and delivery of financial and periodic reporting; NAV delivery oversight; Oversight and monitoring of fund expense budgets and fund distributions; Product events support; Participation and contribution to Franklin Templeton governance bodies and committees; Regulatory engagement & fund accounting technical expertise; Service providers Management; Relationship & communication with wide range of internal stakeholders (Product, Sales, Portfolio Management etc.)
Tasks and Responsibilities: Production & Delivery (70%):
Getting work done through people: Manages processes and activities through downstream leaders and team members to achieve expected service, solution or product outcomes for team and/or department of accountability.
Actual work done: Accountable for ensuring all work is completed timely, accurately and according to procedures. Makes decisions regarding processes/systems issues, utilizing depth of knowledge/technical expertise to provide guidance and direction to teams. Escalates issues, as appropriate. Manages communication with appropriate stakeholders. Drives team to identify and implement continuous improvements. Prioritizes and aligns work to strategic priorities.
Risk Management: Proactively identifies, evaluates and reduces operational risk, and assesses controls, utilizing metrics and exceptions reporting, to ensure department productivity and quality of output. Evaluates risk events and recommends/implements corrective actions for control deficiencies. Contributes suggestions to improve control environment and manages risks.
Setting Strategy: Provides input to strategy for department, leveraging business, technology and industry domain knowledge and expertise.
Change: Represents department in cross-divisional projects as subject matter expert, and may lead department level projects. Leads change implementation and acceptance in department.
Hiring: Makes hiring and termination decisions for both individual contributors and supervisors. Diversity and Inclusion: Support awareness of diversity and inclusion across department.
Team Development and Performance Appraisals: Identifies, coaches and develops talent in their team to meet and/or exceed performance expectations. Develops talent for own group and high potential staff for other groups in FTS to support development rotation.
Compensation: Makes pay recommendations within established guidelines and budgets at point of hire; recommends promotion and pay increases. Responsible for calibrating staff performance ratings.
Staffing Strategy: Understands current and forecasts future work volumes and staffing needs required to meet service goals and determines if team is staffed appropriately. Will assist the senior leaders in driving forward key initiatives for talent development.
Financial Management (5%) :
Manages assigned budget for team and/or workgroup within established guidelines. Proactively adjusts financial plan and business goals in response to changing business and economic environment, and ensures business goals are met within established financial targets. Understands and communicates business/financial climate and decisions/prioritization to team.
Qualifications Requirements and Expectations:
Bachelor's Degree or equivalent experience. Master's Degree preferred but not necessary.
The equivalent of 4+ year's management experience either directly managing employees or playing senior role in a project management setting.
Thorough business management knowledge to implement processes, products or services, and technical expertise to apply functional/process knowledge to diverse issues.
Able to lead across multiple locations/regions, cultures and time zones
Qualifications in CPA, CIMA, CA and ACCA preferred.
Fluent English in both writing and speaking, French is an advantage
We thrive in a dynamic culture and offer an opportunity for you to maximize your potential and we are committed to offering a competitive compensation package as well as exceptional benefits program.
Applications are only considered through our website www.franklintempletoncareers.com .