Senior Business Consultant – Financial Accounting Solutions in FinTech

Location: Bad Homburg, DE; Vienna, AT

Do you want to be a key player in SimCorp Dimension® projects and part of a team of professionals with a proven track record in delivering successful projects? 

Who we are

 

For over 50 years, we have worked closely with investment and asset managers to become the world’s leading provider of integrated investment management solutions. We are 2,800+ colleagues with a broad range of nationalities, education, professional experience, ages, and backgrounds in general.     

 

SimCorp is an independent subsidiary of the Deutsche Börse Group. Following the recent merger with Axioma, we leverage the combined strength of our brands to provide an industry-leading, full, front-to-back offering for our clients.  

 

SimCorp is an equal opportunity employer. We are committed to fostering a culture where diverse perspectives and expertise are integrated in our everyday work. We believe in the continual growth and development of our employees, so that we can provide best-in-class solutions to our clients. While striving to deliver client value, we believe it is vital to consider our people and our planet in every business decision we make. Acting responsibly is not just optional, it is essential.   

 

Why this role is important to us

In SimCorp, we assist some of the largest financial institutions in the world to be efficient by simplifying their investment, accounting, and operations processes. We do this through IT systems, processes, and financial knowledge. Implementing our software solutions by way of high-quality projects is at the core of what we do. The main purpose of the role is to contribute to the successful implementation of our software platform SimCorp Dimension® and help enable our clients to reach their desired outcomes.

In this role as a Senior Business Consultant, you will be part of our EMEA Professional Services. You will join our Accounting & Operations team. The team’s mission is to implement financial accounting solutions in SimCorp Dimension® for our clients, to advise on standards and best practices and to build bridges between our clients’ needs and our innovative software. We are looking for a candidate with knowledge and experience in accounting for financial instruments - in particular knowledge of established accounting standard rules, such as IFRS 9 (or previously IAS 39) or local GAAP in Germany, Austria or Switzerland.

You will mainly work remotely for projects in Germany, Austria and Switzerland. During the three-weeks' SimCorp Dimension® Academy, ‘hands-on’ experience with our software system will be a part of your onboarding.  

 

What you will be responsible for   

  • Contributing to all phases of SimCorp Dimension implementation projects with a focus on financial accounting solutions 
  • Advising on workflows and processes in financial accounting and operations based on your business experience and knowledge of our standard solutions 
  • Acting as a trusted advisor to the client 
  • Facilitating workshops to align our solutions to requirements from new and existing clients
  • Mapping to SimCorp Dimension functions and processes, as well as designing and configuring a customised solution if need be
  • Leading workstreams covering all required tasks, dependencies, and time/resource estimation
  • Mentoring, coaching, and helping colleagues to secure the project deliveries 

 

What we value 

 

Most importantly, you can see yourself contributing and thriving in the position described above. How you gained the skills needed for doing that is less important. We expect you to excel at several of the following skills and be able to - and interested in - learning the rest. 

  • Work experience as an Analyst or Consultant, for example from banks, asset managers, insurers or consulting firms 
  • Knowledge about some of the following elements in investment accounting such as IAS 39, IFRS 9 or local GAAP (e.g. UGB in Austria or HGB in Germany) or in fund accounting  
  • Hands-on experience with accounting of financial instruments and life-cycle events or accounting closing processes and financial reporting is desirable 
  • Knowledge or experience in middle-/back-office operations such as settlement, reconciliation, collateral management etc. is beneficial 
  • Experience with working in projects, e.g. in implementing and configuring software 
  • Enthusiasm to learn and use new software 
  • Very good communication and consulting skills  
  • Fluency in German (at least B2) and English, both spoken and written 
  • We expect you to come to the office on two days a week on average 

 

Benefits  

 

Competitive salary, bonus scheme, and pension are essential for any work agreement. However, in SimCorp, we believe we can offer more. Therefore, in addition to the traditional benefit scheme, we provide a good work life balance and opportunities for professional development: there is never just one route - we offer an individual approach to professional development to support the direction you want to take. Visit our career pages to learn more about working at SimCorp:  www.simcorp.com/career 

Next steps  

Please click below to apply or contact Rita Jeziorowski on rita.jeziorowski@simcorp.com to learn more about the vacancy and what SimCorp offers regarding salary, benefits and perks.  

 

Please note only applications sent through our system will be processed. Applications are continuously assessed, so please send your CV in English as soon as possible. If you are interested in being a part of SimCorp but are not sure this role is the right fit, submit your CV anyway. SimCorp is on an exciting growth journey, and our Talent Acquisition Team is ready to help you discover the right role for you. The approximate time to consider your CV is three weeks.  

 

We are eager to continually improve our talent acquisition process and make everyone’s experience positive and valuable. Therefore, during the process we will ask you to provide your feedback, which is highly appreciated 

 

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