Associate, Financial Reporting

3 days left

BlackRock, Inc.
May 30, 2024
Jun 28, 2024
Work Mode
Full Time
Organization Type

About this role

Business Unit Overview:

The Global Accounting and Product Services (GAAPS) division provides operational support to BlackRock Funds' portfolio management teams and clients. Together with Financial Statements Review, Regulatory Filings and Audit and Support organizations, We are central in providing subject matter expertise, supervising fund administrator service delivery in relation financial reporting and regulatory filings, supervising operational capacity for new products, Partnering in projects in relation to product launches and collaborating closely with fund administrators, auditors, fund directors and portfolio managers. The group comprises of multiple teams and is organized both functionally and regionally.

Job Purpose/Background:

The financial reporting team carries out oversight and technical review activities over the end-to-end financial documents. The team works closely with a number of internal and external partners such as the fund administrators, auditors, directors, and multiple internal departments, to improve efficiency, build consistency across the fund range and monitor technical accuracy. Currently, the financial and regulatory reporting teams across APAC,US and EMEA support approximately 3700 funds within BlackRock.

Development Value:

This role provides opportunities to collaborate with, and work alongside, the product groups and presents opportunities to develop career paths within the function or into other operating teams or product or client-facing business areas. The broad fund range offers individuals opportunities for further personal learning, both in terms of the product types and accounting complexities, as well as the ongoing development of technical strengths. BlackRock supports continuous learning for all employees and provides a study assistance package for relevant qualifications.

  • Performed a quantitative and qualitative detailed review of fund financial statements, ensuring technical accuracy, completeness. Accounting policies & quality standards are maintained and improved as appropriate.
  • Strong understanding of the current requirements of the accounting standards (IFRS, Irish GAAP and/or US GAAP) for various fund products
  • Respond to queries relating to statements and information contained therein, leading all aspects of risk and control environments.
  • Liaise with multiple parties including other team members, Boards, fund administrators and various internal department to ensure that financial statements and audit are completed on time and to a high standard and that all regulatory requirements are met.
  • Brief the Audit Committee and Board of Directors on relevant fund-specific audit matters and their resolution and present the financial statements and related reports to the Audit Committee, and the Board, and attend meetings to answer related questions as required.


A college degree is required, preferably in accounting (5-10 Years)

The role would suit a qualified accountant (CPA, CIMA, or ACCA) with audit experience in investment management or financials services audit of Mutual Funds, ETF or Alternative products Private equity, Hedge Funds or Real Assets Or experience within a financial reporting & regulatory reporting environment at a fund administrator.

Key proficiencies required for success in this role include:
  • A self-starter, who takes ownership for the delivery of their work to the highest standards of quality and timeliness and demonstrates close attention to detail.
  • A collaborative teammate who shares knowledge and contributes to a positive working environment!
  • Specialist in investigation into technical issues and shows initiative in identifying technical challenges and finding solutions.
  • Ability to Improve and maintain BlackRock's disclosure policies and quality standards as appropriate.
  • Analyze relevant information using logic and consider relevant facts to make rational, realistic, and sound decisions.
  • Able to efficiently prioritize workloads and handle timelines. The successful individual will need to be highly organized and able to pro-actively co-ordinate on time delivery by all parties, and everyone in their team, on timetabled activities.
  • Generates fresh ideas using structured thinking by re-evaluating existing approaches and processes.
  • Produces accurate work and spots mistakes/errors and makes appropriate corrections (Attention to Detail)
  • Excellent verbal, written skills including ability to clearly articulate results of financial analyses as wells as issues to senior management and the auditors.
  • Understands common business and financial terminology including how organizations operate and grow.

Our benefits

To help you stay energized, engaged and inspired, we offer a wide range of benefits including a strong retirement plan, tuition reimbursement, comprehensive healthcare, support for working parents and Flexible Time Off (FTO) so you can relax, recharge and be there for the people you care about.

Our hybrid work model

BlackRock's hybrid work model is designed to enable a culture of collaboration and apprenticeship that enriches the experience of our employees, while supporting flexibility for all. Employees are currently required to work at least 4 days in the office per week, with the flexibility to work from home 1 day a week. Some business groups may require more time in the office due to their roles and responsibilities. We remain focused on increasing the impactful moments that arise when we work together in person - aligned with our commitment to performance and innovation. As a new joiner, you can count on this hybrid model to accelerate your learning and onboarding experience here at BlackRock.

About BlackRock

At BlackRock, we are all connected by one mission: to help more and more people experience financial well-being. Our clients, and the people they serve, are saving for retirement, paying for their children's educations, buying homes and starting businesses. Their investments also help to strengthen the global economy: support businesses small and large; finance infrastructure projects that connect and power cities; and facilitate innovations that drive progress.

This mission would not be possible without our smartest investment - the one we make in our employees. It's why we're dedicated to creating an environment where our colleagues feel welcomed, valued and supported with networks, benefits and development opportunities to help them thrive.

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BlackRock is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to age, disability, family status, gender identity, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation and other protected attributes at law.