Specialist-IC QA
Franklin Templeton
Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh, India
23h ago

At Franklin Templeton, everything we do is focused on one thing delivering better client outcomes. We do that by partnering closely with our clients, assessing their strategic needs, and identifying the solution or solutions that can meet the challenge.

Over 12,000 employees working in 34 countries around the world are dedicated to servicing investment solutions for our clients in more than 160 countries.

For more than 70 years our success has been a direct result of the talent, skills and persistence of our people, and we are looking for qualified candidates to join our team.

What is the Specialist - IC QA in Investment Compliance group responsible for?

  • Investment Compliance (IC) provides compliance services to Investment Management. This role would require the Analyst to assist IC QA Manager on four main responsibilities;
  • Policy testing, Process level control testing, Audit co-ordination and Policy updates. The focus of this position is the testing of policies and procedures falling under the purview of the Investment Compliance globally, as well as the maintenance and administration of such policies

  • Additionally, the analyst will be responsible for conducting routine checks / audits to ensure the integrity of electronic archives, analyst assignments, as well as various forms of information retention
  • This position may provide consultation and advice to various IC team members but also retains responsibility for production support of testing and reporting
  • The analyst will also be responsible to build and improve restrictions within the Charles River application, enabling IRM and other departments to safeguard the business from risk of non-compliance with the aforementioned guidelines.
  • In addition, the analyst will also be involved in project work as assigned by their supervisor or another member of the management group, aimed at improving both the service provided to the business, and our utilisation of the Charles River application.

    What are the ongoing responsibilities of Specialist - IC QA? Rule coding :

  • Benchmarks updates
  • Adding / removing accounts
  • Clean up activities, deactivating unused tests
  • Limit updates
  • Name / alert note / description / legal text updates
  • Compliance calculations update
  • Approve / restrict security types / issuers / lists adding / removing
  • Adding / removing accounts to and from groups and templates
  • Market capitalization updates on tests with hardcoded figures
  • Updating or creating manual rules
  • Documentation Maintenance
  • Audit coordination / representation :

  • Facilitate communication with any external team performing a review of IC workflows or output. This position analyzes requests for information, collects applicable data and performs quality control analysis of the results, raising issues with Supervisor / Manager
  • Testing of procedural controls :

  • Develop and manage a quality control program to (1) verify that existing workflows and internal controls are effective and efficient;
  • 2) complete applicable testing independently with minimal supervision and (3) communicate and record the results to the IC Supervisor / Manager

    Management Metrics, data aggregation / distribution and process improvements :

  • Assist Supervisor / Manager to identify and execute process improvement solutions to business problems using data analysis and optimization tools to support strategic process improvement plans
  • The position will also work with Supervisor / Manager to enhance and recommend improvements to management metrics over time and implement agreed upon changes.
  • Develop, facilitate, and manage the collection / analysis of process of management reporting

    What ideal qualifications, skills & experience would help someone to be successful?

    Education and Experience :

  • Bachelor’s / Master’s degree in accounting and finance with 3 to 5 years of experience
  • 1-3 years of experience in Investment Management and Operations
  • Basic experience on relational databases and administration of systems.
  • Additional Desirable Qualifications :

  • Charles River Experience a plus
  • Trustworthy, reliable, dependable, effective, and efficient
  • Prefer experience in either compliance or I.T / Computer sciences
  • Familiarity with either Charles River or SQL a plus
  • Knowledge, Skills and Abilities :

  • Ability to work under pressure, in fast pace environment, with short notice, and adjust the priorities of own assignments accordingly
  • Ability to prioritize work depending on the impact
  • Highly motivated, independent and dedicated
  • Strong attention to detail and accuracy
  • Strong written and verbal communication
  • Physical Requirements :

  • Must be able to work at a computer for extended periods of time
  • What makes Franklin Templeton Investments unique? In addition to the dynamic and professional environment at Franklin Templeton, we strive to ensure that our employees have access to a competitive and valuable set of the mix of both monetary and non-monetary rewards provided to you in recognition for your time, talents, efforts, and results.

    Highlights of our benefits include :

  • Professional development growth opportunities through in-house classes and over 150 Web-based training courses
  • An educational assistance program to financially help employees seeking continuing education
  • Medical, Life, and Personal Accident Insurance benefit for employees. Medical insurance also covers employee’s dependents (spouses, children and dependent parents)
  • Life Insurance for protection of employees families
  • Personal accident insurance for protection of employees and their families
  • Personal loan assistance
  • Employee Stock Investment Plan (ESIP)
  • Onsite fitness center, recreation center, and cafeteria
  • Cricket grounds and gymnasium
  • Library
  • Health Center with doctor availability
  • Tuition Assistance Program
  • HDFC ATM on the campus
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