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Investor Services Applications Manager

BNP Paribas

Ireland
30+ days ago
Ireland
30+ days ago
Job Description
PEP061
Job Title: Investor Services Applications Manager
Contract Type: Permanent
Business Unit: HFS IT BNP Paribas Fund Administration Services (Ireland) Limited
Reporting to: Head of HFS Investor Services Applications
Location: 2 Grand Canal Plaza, Dublin 2
Background
NTASWeb is the core Investor Services application used by the Hedge Fund Services (HFS) business/division of BNP Paribas Securities Services. It is used across the EMEA, Americas and APAC regions (7 locations in total) and is hosted in a BNP Paribas data centre in Luxembourg. The NTASWeb application is integrated with a number of other applications used by internal users and external parties, clients and investors.
The key HFS applications integrated with NTASWeb are ALTO and REA, both of which are developed and maintained in house by teams in Dublin and Chennai. These applications are hosted in a BNP Paribas data centre in Paris. ALTO is a client and investor facing online application and REA is a data extraction and reporting tool, used for external and internal reporting purposes and to feed internal BP2S compliance and payment systems.
Role – Application Manager
An IT professional responsible for managing the core Investor Services applications, NTASWeb, ALTO and REA to ensure continuity of and guarantee the quality of applications and opportunities for optimisation within their scope.
Key Responsibilities
Your main responsibilities as an Application Manager are wide ranging and you will be required to:
•Relationship Management
•Manage the day to day relationship with the NTASWeb Vendor, Koger and the IT teams within the hosting locations, BNPP Luxembourg and BNPP Paris and its partner IBM;
•Develop and maintain strong working relationships with the Business at all levels to understand the business drivers and work with the Engineering, Delivery teams and Koger to understand and specify requirements and to deliver/promote appropriate solutions;
•Assist the Application Production Support teams as necessary to ensure first class support services. Act as key point of contact and escalation point on requests and issues to ensure prompt response and resolution; steer incident analysis and implement preventative action plans for improvement;
•Manage Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) and ensure these are tracked, reported and managed via various channels;
•Arrange (and chair if required) quarterly relationship workshops with supplier to review service levels, align roadmaps and discuss new projects/initiatives;
•Application IT Roadmaps – Functional and Technical
•Develop the three year high level technical roadmaps in conjunction with the application owners, technical architects and other stakeholders and create more detailed annual roadmaps;
•Input into the development of the functional roadmaps with the Head of Investor Services Applications and the Investor Services Product Manager ensuring alignment with the Product Roadmaps.
•Application and Data Security
•Comply with and enforce the norms and standards in use: engineering, architecture and security norms and participate in best practice communities;
•Oversee User Access Management arrangements and the manage any required changes e.g. the implementation of strong authentication solutions;
•Review results of security testing, working on the development of remediation plans as required and oversee execution of these plans;
•Capacity Management
•Work with all key stakeholders to ensure that our underlying platforms are accurately sized to meet current and future requirements;
•Stay close to the onboarding and demand management roadmap;
•conduct performance analysis and fine tuning of processes to minimise any potential adverse impact thus ensuring optimum efficiency of our existing infrastructure;
•Obsolescence Management
•Develop and oversee delivery on the applications obsolescence management plans working with the Application Production Support and Infrastructure Management teams in Luxembourg and Paris;
•Release Management
•Oversee and monitor hardware and application software releases and upgrades;
•Ensure appropriate change control arrangements are in place for these applications and that thorough IST/UAT testing is completed prior to each release;
•Liaise with the Testing and Release Management teams on all releases;
•Work with suppliers and internal teams to drive the implementation of automated release processes
•Risk Assessments
•Undertake on an agreed basis risk assessments on all application related activities including infrastructure, vendor, end user usage and run costs;
•Application Continuity
•Develop and oversee execution of the Disaster Recovery plans and Service Continuity with the relevant Application Production Support teams;
•Budget Planning and Monitoring
•Input into the annual budgeting process and liaise with the different teams to monitor adherence to the budget throughout the year, highlighting areas for potential overrun in timely manner;
•Change Impact Analysis – Project and Change Requests (small change items)
•Act as key stakeholder for any projects and implementations impacting these applications ensuring all measures are taken for successful delivery;
•Work with other members of the HFS IT team to ensure that interfaces with other applications and third party applications work as required;
•Work with Vendors on the implementation of any new modules e.g. NTASWeb modules;
•System Documentation and Procedures
•Develop and contribute to all application related documentation and procedures, including the:
Annual Management Plans;
System and Technical Configuration Documentation;
Application Production Support teams Training materials on changes;
•Application Knowledge Transfer and Training
•Arrange or deliver (if relevant) as required regular refresher training and knowledge transfer on changes for the Application Production Support teams;
•Ensure all project changes are fully documented and IT colleagues in the HFS IT Helpdesk, Luxembourg and Paris are briefed / trained prior to handover
•Be responsible for the STAC (Service Transition Acceptance Criteria) process;
•Problem Management
•Troubleshoot problems providing technical support and problem resolution – conducting reviews of problems and devising solutions and plans with the key stakeholders;
•Liaise with Koger on items relating to routine and ad-hoc maintenance, technical support and development as required with the Application Production Support team in Luxembourg;

•Other
•Keep up to date on the latest software developments and propose ways that the software can be applied to make the business more efficient and successful
Key Skills, Experience & Qualifications
The ideal candidate will possess the following:
Education and Qualifications
•Good standard of education including relevant IT qualifications or relevant work experience
•Project Management Qualification
Key Skills, Knowledge and Experience
•Knowledge of systems design, development, implementations, and user support principles and practices.
•Experience with database management and strategies (e.g. Sybase V SQL Anywhere etc.) as well as administration including day to day maintenance, troubleshooting and development. Experience with SQL queries and the interrogation of data.
•Understanding of infrastructure and networks.
•Experience with information system troubleshooting.
•Knowledge of system connectivity options (e.g. APIs)
•Understanding of test automation tools (e.g. Selenium etc.)
•Familiarity with project management principles.
•Experience of working within a global organisation and working with teams across a number of locations.
•Demonstrable ability to face challenges with an analytical approach and to find solutions to effectively solve problems.
•Ability to liaise with both internal and external parties at all levels in a professional and efficient manner.
•Strong team player with a high degree of flexibility
capable and organized team player with excellent interpersonal and communication (verbal and written) skills, who shares ideas and best practice within the team and across the organization for the benefit of the business;
ability to communicate technical information to a non-technical audience.
•Experience leading and facilitating knowledge transfer and training.
•Self -motivated and results focused.
•Budgeting and cost modelling skills.
•Short term travel to BNPP offices within Europe may be required.

BNP Paribas is an equal opportunities employer and proudly cultivates a diverse workforce. We believe that diversity of experience enhances our service offering to clients and leads to a better working environment. We encourage applications from the best candidates regardless of age, ethnicity, gender, gender identity, nationality, disability, sexual orientation, socio-economic background, parental and caring status, or religious belief.
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Auditor

BNP Paribas

Ireland
30+ days ago
Ireland
30+ days ago
Job Description
PEP0093

You will operate as a member of a highly qualified Audit Hub of approximately 75 auditors. The Hubrsquo;s remit is to provide audit services to the Businesses, Operations and Functions in France, UK, Ireland, Channel Islands, Middle-East and South Africa in close liaison with Senior Management and Head Office entities. The main focus is to help the organisation accomplish its objectives by bringing a systematic approach to evaluate and improve the effectiveness of risk management, control and governance processes.


As a member of the Audit team, you will have responsibility for undertaking audit reviews across Corporate and Institutional Banking, Securities Services, International Financial Services and the Domestic Markets business lines covering:

  • BNP Paribas Dublin Branch
  • BNP Paribas Securities Services Dublin Branch
  • BNP Paribas Fund Administration Services (Ireland) Ltd
  • Greenval Insurance DAC
  • Darnell DAC
  • BNP Paribas Vartry Reinsurance DAC
  • Utexam Solutions Limited
  • Utexam Logistics Limited
  • BNP Paribas Ireland
  • BNP Paribas Real Estate & Property Management Ireland Ltd
  • BNP Paribas Property Management Personnel Services Ltd

Overall Job Purpose


To complement the existing skillset within the team by means of contributing product knowledge grounded in practical business experience. The Auditor will play an active role in the CIB, UK & ME Regions Hub, performing risk-based audit reviews and recommending solutions to identified issues and weaknesses.



Key Responsibilities


Main tasks are to be performed in line with professional standards of the IIA and Group internal guidelines, and comprise the following:


1. Participation in audit assignments as a member of an audit team with responsibilities to include:

  • Ensuring the timely performance of his or her parts of the assignment whilst having regard for the main risks detailed in the Control Matrix.
  • Ensuring that the Head of Assignment is kept updated with the progress of the assignment on a continuous basis.
  • Preparation of summaries and conclusions to the phases of the assignment under his or her responsibility for review and approval by the Head of Assignment and lead the presentation of these to the relevant auditees.
  • Input of all missions and associated documentation to the required hub and IG standard into the Hub audit drive and the finding/recommendation logging tool; UNIK.

2. Risk assessment:

  • Assist in the performance of the Risk Assessment process.

3. Perform or participate in ad-hoc projects and investigations including Quality Assurance Reviews, Regulatory assignments and follow up of IG missions; non-lead role in detailed investigation of incidents (Special Assignment status).


4. Interaction with the management and staff of activities under their responsibility:


5. Follow up recommendations:

  • Monitor the progress made by the persons responsible for the closure of recommendations
  • Validate the closing of recommendations as specified in the appropriate procedures.

6. Contribute to the maintenance and development of the Internal Audit department, in particular the tools and techniques used.


There may also be opportunities to participate in other reviews within the Paris CIB, UK & ME Regionrsquo;s scope outside the core business line coverage, ad-hoc investigations including Quality Assurance Reviews at other geographical locations, Regulatory assignments and non-lead roles in detailed investigations/Special Assignments.


Essential Experience:

  • Product knowledge related to 1 or more of the businesses this role supports
  • Past experience from an audit or consultancy department covering e.g. organisation, quality assurance, project management, risk management or operational risk is an advantage.

Qualification, Experience & Competencies

  • Degree level qualification
  • A recognized audit/accountancy qualification would be advantageous.
  • Highly motivated and proactive, with the following attributes
    • Commitment and drive
    • Strong ability to analyse & synthesize complex information
    • Thoroughness of approach, with the ability to prioritise competing demands
    • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to work within a close-knit team.

Financial Security


bull; Knowledge: Staff must have a clear understanding of BNPP Group policies and requirements, and their own obligations under these standards. This includes ensuring that they understand the regulatory and Group requirements in relation to Financial Security, both at a general level, and specifically related to their role. Financial Security related matters include those connected to: anti-money laundering (AML); countering the financing of terrorism (CFT); international financial sanctions and embargoes (IFS); anti-bribery and corruption (ABC); KYC; ongoing client related data screening; and transaction monitoring.


bull; Policies & Controls: Staff must adhere to the Grouprsquo;s Financial Security policies and local laws; ensuring that appropriate controls are in place to manage Financial Security related processes and risk (including in regard to customer due diligence and how they use the Grouprsquo;s products and services; and a maintaining a satisfactory understanding of transaction activity).



bull; Vigilance & Reporting: Staff must be vigilant to unusual or suspicious activity; and duly report or escalate to senior management or Compliance as appropriate. Activity referred to, may concern customers, counterparties, staff or other third parties. Staff must escalate known or suspected concerns relating to potential or actual: money laundering; terrorist financing; bribery or corruption; sanctions breaches or attempts to circumvent the sanctions regime; or any other wrongdoing (including fraud or theft).


Equality and Diversity
BNP Paribas is an equal opportunities employer and proudly cultivates a diverse workforce. We believe that diversity of experience enhances our service offering to clients and leads to a better working environment. We encourage applications from the best candidates regardless of age, ethnicity, gender, gender identity, nationality, disability, sexual orientation, socio-economic background, parental and caring status, or religious belief.

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Audit Manager

BNP Paribas

Ireland
30+ days ago
Ireland
30+ days ago
Job Description
PEP099

You will operate as a member of a highly qualified Audit Hub of approximately 75 auditors. The Hubrsquo;s remit is to provide audit services to the Businesses, Operations and Functions in France, UK, Ireland, Channel Islands, Middle-East and South Africa in close liaison with Senior Management and Head Office entities. The main focus is to help the organisation accomplish its objectives by bringing a systematic approach to evaluate and improve the effectiveness of risk management, control and governance processes.


As a member of the Audit team, you will have responsibility for undertaking audit reviews across Corporate and Institutional Banking, Securities Services, International Financial Services and the Domestic Markets business lines covering:

  • BNP Paribas Dublin Branch
  • BNP Paribas Securities Services Dublin Branch
  • BNP Paribas Fund Administration Services (Ireland) Ltd
  • Greenval Insurance DAC
  • Darnell DAC
  • BNP Paribas Vartry Reinsurance DAC
  • Utexam Solutions Limited
  • Utexam Logistics Limited
  • BNP Paribas Ireland
  • BNP Paribas Real Estate & Property Management Ireland Ltd
  • BNP Paribas Property Management Personnel Services Ltd

Overall Job Purpose


To complement the existing skillset within the team by means of contributing product knowledge grounded in practical business experience. The Auditor will play an active role in the CIB, UK & ME Regions Hub, performing risk-based audit reviews and recommending solutions to identified issues and weaknesses.



Key Responsibilities


Main tasks are to be performed in line with professional standards of the IIA and Group internal guidelines, and comprise the following:

  1. Leading audit assignments:
  • Conduct the various phases (Preparation / Evaluation / Investigation / Restitution / Report) within the requested deadlines and formalize them through the appropriate templates.
  • Discuss the Findings and recommendations with the Senior Management of the audited entities Senior Manaement
  • Manage the team of auditors and ensure that the audit works are provided as per the methodologies and backed with sufficient evidence.
  • Suggest the assignment global rating.
  • Prepare the End of Assignment appraisals for the team of auditors.

2. Participation in audit assignments as a member of an audit team with responsibilities to include:

  • Ensuring the timely performance of his or her parts of the assignment whilst having regard for the main risks detailed in the Control Matrix.
  • Ensuring that the Head of Assignment is kept updated with the progress of the assignment on a continuous basis.
  • Preparation of summaries and conclusions to the phases of the assignment under his or her responsibility for review and approval by the Head of Assignment and lead the presentation of these to the relevant auditees.
  • Input of all missions and associated documentation to the required hub and IG standard into the Hub audit drive and the finding/recommendation logging tool; UNIK.

3. Risk assessment:

  • Assist in the performance of the Risk Assessment process.

4. Perform or participate in ad-hoc projects and investigations including Quality Assurance Reviews, Regulatory assignments and follow up of IG missions; non-lead role in detailed investigation of incidents (Special Assignment status).


5. Interaction with the management and staff of activities under their responsibility:


6. Follow up recommendations:

  • Monitor the progress made by the persons responsible for the closure of recommendations
  • Validate the closing of recommendations as specified in the appropriate procedures.

7. Contribute to the maintenance and development of the Internal Audit department, in particular the tools and techniques used.


There may also be opportunities to participate in other reviews within the Paris CIB, UK & ME Regionrsquo;s scope outside the core business line coverage, ad-hoc investigations including Quality Assurance Reviews at other geographical locations, Regulatory assignments and non-lead roles in detailed investigations/Special Assignments.

Essential Experience:

  • Product knowledge related to 1 or more of the businesses this role supports
  • Past experience from an audit or consultancy department covering e.g. organisation, quality assurance, project management, risk management or operational risk is an advantage.

Qualification, Experience & Competencies:

  • Degree level qualification
  • A recognized audit/accountancy qualification would be advantageous.
  • Highly motivated and proactive, with the following attributes
    • Commitment and drive
    • Strong ability to analyse & synthesize complex information
    • Thoroughness of approach, with the ability to prioritise competing demands
    • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to work within a close-knit team.

Financial Security:


bull; Knowledge: Staff must have a clear understanding of BNPP Group policies and requirements, and their own obligations under these standards. This includes ensuring that they understand the regulatory and Group requirements in relation to Financial Security, both at a general level, and specifically related to their role. Financial Security related matters include those connected to: anti-money laundering (AML); countering the financing of terrorism (CFT); international financial sanctions and embargoes (IFS); anti-bribery and corruption (ABC); KYC; ongoing client related data screening; and transaction monitoring.


bull; Policies & Controls: Staff must adhere to the Grouprsquo;s Financial Security policies and local laws; ensuring that appropriate controls are in place to manage Financial Security related processes and risk (including in regard to customer due diligence and how they use the Grouprsquo;s products and services; and a maintaining a satisfactory understanding of transaction activity).



bull; Vigilance & Reporting: Staff must be vigilant to unusual or suspicious activity; and duly report or escalate to senior management or Compliance as appropriate. Activity referred to, may concern customers, counterparties, staff or other third parties. Staff must escalate known or suspected concerns relating to potential or actual: money laundering; terrorist financing; bribery or corruption; sanctions breaches or attempts to circumvent the sanctions regime; or any other wrongdoing (including fraud or theft).


Equality and Diversity
BNP Paribas is an equal opportunities employer and proudly cultivates a diverse workforce. We believe that diversity of experience enhances our service offering to clients and leads to a better working environment. We encourage applications from the best candidates regardless of age, ethnicity, gender, gender identity, nationality, disability, sexual orientation, socio-economic background, parental and caring status, or religious belief.

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All Levels Project Engineer - Water/Flood Openings

ByrneLooby

Ireland
17 days ago
Ireland
17 days ago

ByrneLooby is a multi-award winning international firm of designers and project managers. Our teams of highly skilled professionals provide industry leading solutions for complex construction projects across Europe, North Africa and the Middle East. We have expertise across the fields of geotechnical, civil, structural, water, energy and marine engineering and we work collaboratively with our clients, applying this expertise, to achieve optimum outcomes.


All Level Engineers - Water - Various Locations in Northern Ireland and Ireland

We are expanding our Irish water team to accommodate increasing demand from our existing client base and the overall sector. We require a technically excellent Project Engineer who has excellent interpersonal and organisational skills. You will be a vital part of the team and will be supporting the Director with the continued growth of ByrneLooby through successful tendering and project delivery.

This is an excellent opportunity for an ambitious engineer to be master of your own success and to reap the rewards of your efforts. You will be “hands-on” from day one, especially from a detailed, technical design perspective. With other business, often larger, you tend to have reduced input in the project management and financials that come with each project. With ByrneLooby we offer a rare opportunity for talented, driven, hardworking engineers to really be part of the projects we work on. Alongside this, we are passionate about providing our engineers with the opportunity to be client-facing. You are the face of our business and at ByrneLooby you will have the opportunity to work as an all-encompassing, 360 engineers within your chosen profession.


  • Working as a member of a project team to deliver quality services to clients.
  • Experienced & confident with report writing and presentation skills.
  • Ensures that design solutions are completed on time and that designs fulfil the project brief.
  • Monitors processes and results and check that they comply with relevant safety, legal, ethical and regulatory requirements.
  • Ability to make appropriate judgements and decisions and exercise initiative.
  • Communicate effectively with clients, colleagues and outside agencies and build effective working relationships, always aiming to exceed client expectations.
  • Adheres to all Codes of Practice, Design Standards and Health and Safety Regulations.
  • Represent and promote ByrneLooby in a professional manner and develop effective working relationships with clients and potential clients.

SKILLS, KNOWLEDGE AND EXPERIENCE:

  • Degree or masters in civil engineering or related field.
  • Minimum of 1 years’ relevant experience.
  • Experience in the field of drinking water treatment and distribution, wastewater collection and treatment, drainage and flood risk management and assessment, ideally in Ireland and/or UK.
  • Working towards or having Chartered status or equivalent qualification.
  • Is committed to Continued Professional Development.

  • Strong basic salary
  • Attractive pension benefits
  • Death in service cover
  • Accident and illness cover
  • Training & Educational assistance
  • Flexible Working Arrangements
  • Professional membership funding
  • Annual Leave increases in line with service
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Process Development Engineer

Takeda Pharmaceutical

Ireland
2 days ago
Ireland
2 days ago

Job Description

  • Lead a cross-functional team during technical transfers (sending site) and new product introduction (NPI) (receiving site) projects in accordance with a pre-approved project plan, schedule and current project management best practice.  Ensure that critical manufacturing systems and support structures are in place for major technology transfer and NPI projects and provide technical advice on process engineering requirements as needed.  Liaise with technology transfer project counterparts in other Takeda sites;
  • Project manage the technical transfers to ensure a smooth transition;
  • Execute early stage feasibility, technical, process optimisation and process validation studies;
  • Liaise with the Engineering Process Support Team to identify process improvement opportunities for legacy products.  Propose and implement sustainable solutions to reduce processing times, improve yield, reduce defects and eliminate waste;
  • Identify cost-effective opportunities for the introduction of best-in-class manufacturing technologies. Design and introduce these technologies to manufacturing operations;
  • Review Change Records and Risk Assessments to assess potential process and validation impact;
  • Use statistical software packages for data analysis and in the identification and reporting of shifts, signals and trends in process parameters and product quality attributes;
  • Execute process improvement projects and deviation investigations using Six Sigma methodologies;
  • Liaise with other departments, vendors, external consultants & other Takeda sites as required;
  • Provide regular progress updates (written and verbal) on projects and activities within and beyond the Manufacturing Sciences Team as stated in project communication plans and/or as required by the relevant stakeholders;
  • Adhere to the compliance matrix of business processes and routine departmental tasks;
  • Comply with the relevant industry and Company quality standards and the cGMP pertaining to pharmaceutical production;
  • May be required to assume responsibilities of Process Support Engineer where applicable, from time to time and as directed by the Manager or Director.
  • Participate fully in any cross functional training initiatives;
  • Drive and promote the corporate values of Takeda-ism within the workplace;
  • Actively foster, in cooperation with other TIL staff, an ethos and culture of safety awareness where safety is accepted as an integral part of the overall business;
  • Ensure timely completion of all SOP reading, training and assessment;
  • Other duties as required and directed by the relevant Manager or other Officer appointed by the Board of Directors.
  • Degree qualified in a Science or Engineering discipline;
  • Masters in a related field is preferable.
  • Ideally 3 - 5 years’ experience as a Process Engineer with Pharmaceutical industry and New Product Introduction project experience;
  • Operations, process / technical support, projects or validation-based experience of oral solid dosage manufacturing processes an advantage;
  • Experience with technical transfers (sending site) for pharmaceutical products an advantage.
  • Excellent communication, report writing, presentation, interpersonal and time management skills.

Locations

Bray, Ireland

Worker Type

Employee

Worker Sub-Type

Fixed Term (Fixed Term)

Time Type

Full time
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SCM Operations Risk – Senior Administrator

BNP Paribas

Ireland
30+ days ago
Ireland
30+ days ago
Job Description
TEP0080
Overall Job Purpose

BNPP Dublin Operations department consists of 4 inter-related departments. These are Operations Support, SCM Operations, Banking & Loan Operations (BLO) and Markets Middle Office. Within the SCM Operations teams, there are 3 separate teams to manage the Operations and risk. These are Utexam Operations, Payable Receivable (P/R) Operations and SCM Risk


The SCM Risk team is responsible to manage all aspects of SCM risk in ITO and work closely with the SCM ITO production teams and GTS to ensure full risk awareness and compliance with operational protocols. They should assess and report all risk aspects of Supply Chain operational activities. These activities includes the processing of inventory and invoices, financial settlement of these products, management of all overdues and reporting all discrepancies.

This role is accountable to the Head of SCM Operations. It requires leadership and management of a specialist team, a complete knowledge of all workload and systems and the assessment of all risk aspects

Roles & Responsibilities


Team Management

  • Production Task Completion: Accountable for the delivery of Department principles. Oversee all tasks assigned to the team and ensure timely completion.
  • Meeting Management: Participation in and leading meetings with stakeholders as required.
  • Project Management: Manage and participation in department, cross functional and ITO projects as required.

Department Activity

  • Risk Management ndash; Manage all SCM operational risk
    • Identification, implementation and monitoring of Key Risk indicators, including risk awareness, unusual activity and risk registers
    • Actively manage the Utexam portfolio risk to include analysis of contracts, SLA & inventory risk
    • Oversight and implementation of aspects of the Protect & Control Framework for SCM to ensure all identified risks and mitigated including:
      • Analysis the Generic Control Plans (GCP) for SCM Operations
      • Implementation of remediation plans
    • Preparation & overview of daily SCM Risk Dashboards and follow up of identified issues incl. incomplete tasks, Accounting breaks, Overdues and process breaks.
  • Overdue Management ndash; Management of Overdues for P/R & Utexam
    • Analysis, remediation and follow up of all overdue settlements including relevant dashboard reporting
    • Detailed analysis of client issues to improve Operations processes and client behaviour
  • Escalations ndash; Escalations for all risk issues
    • Analysis of overdues for possible escalation to L1 & L2 per the agreed escalation policies
    • Tracking and updating of these escalated issues
  • Performance & Risk Reduction ndash; Analysis of SCM teams and clients to achieve ultimate performance and reduction of risk
    • Analysis of all incidents and implementation of action plans
    • Preparation of Operational Committee analysis and documentation
    • Analysis of new clients and coordination of ITO Operations SCM NAC/TAC
    • Ensure all aspects of SCM Operations are documented via procedures and process maps
    • Through regular review, ensure compliance by the teams of procedures against performance
    • Review and maintain Cost to Operate SCM programs
    • Review of client processes and efficiencies with detailed proposals and escalations to improve

Qualification, Experience & Competencies

  • Business/Finance 3rd level qualification preferable
  • Minimum 5 yearsrsquo; experience in an Operational leadership role
  • Strong knowledge of MS Office suite (excel, word, PowerPoint)
  • Ability to work under pressure and to tight deadlines.
  • Clear and Concise communication skills
  • Strong Organisational skills

Equality and Diversity


BNP Paribas is an equal opportunities employer and proudly cultivates a diverse workforce. We believe that diversity of experience enhances our service offering to clients and leads to a better working environment. We encourage applications from the best candidates regardless of age, ethnicity, gender, gender identity, nationality, disability, sexual orientation, socio-economic background, parental and caring status, or religious belief.

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Controller

Vertex Inc

Cork, Connacht
29 days ago
Cork, Connacht
29 days ago
JOB SUMMARY:

This position is responsible for acting as the Finance Manager for multiple foreign subsidiaries of Vertex Inc. ensuring the accuracy and integrity of the accounting systems while partnering with business leaders to support strategic outcomes and operational plans by developing strategies and tactical plans emanating from the business plan.

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Responsible for integrity, accuracy, and timeliness of monthly financial statements for multiple foreign subsidiaries.
  • Responsible for providing management with relevant financial data and reports necessary to support decision making.
  • Ensure accuracy of accounting records by directing, developing, and implementing policies and procedures in accordance with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP), or their equivalent, (collectively, GAAP) and IRS regulations.
  • Work closely with Business Leaders in the development and measurement of financial goals, strategies and operational plans, including:
    • Analyzing and evaluating business area operating results and financial position, including comparison to plan and working collaboratively with Business Leaders to understand drivers behind variances that may require adjustment to business activities.
    • Provide recommendations to Business Leaders that may enhance profitability of operations.
  • Manage the financial functions of multiple foreign subsidiaries of Vertex, Inc., including:
    • Accounting - Managing general ledger, month end close and consolidation process, which includes:
      • Recording of monthly journal entries and performance of monthly closing of the general ledger.
      • Reconciling intercompany activity.
      • Creating of workpapers/account reconciliations to support all balance sheet accounts and certain P&L accounts.
      • Managing Fixed Assets subledger in Oracle.
      • Creating and distributing monthly financial statement package(s).
      • Analyzing accounting transactions for accuracy, investigating questionable data and taking corrective action when necessary.
      • Participating in the review and analysis of trend reports for anomalies to ensure a complete and accurate monthly close.
      • Managing Transfer Pricing calculations and ensuring accuracy of calculations.
      • Managing relationships with outsourced third parties.
    • Accounts Payable - Processing payments to vendors and employees.
    • Payroll - Ensuring monthly payroll is processed timely and all applicable withholdings and statutory obligations are completed accurately and in compliance with local requirements.
    • Tax - Managing local tax compliance (i.e. VAT, payroll, corporate, etc.) and supporting Corporate tax needs related to foreign subsidiaries.
    • Treasury - Managing all banking activity for applicable foreign accounts and interfacing with foreign banks as a local liaison
    • Financial Reporting - Act as financial liaison to European management, provide monthly reporting and modeling as needed.
  • Supervise staff and delegate responsibilities as appropriate with consideration to review & oversight of work, proper separation of duties, and backups are in place for vacation coverage.
  • Responsible for managing annual financial statement audits of foreign subsidiaries, leading the engagement with the auditors, and preparing supporting work papers, analysis, and financial statement reports.
  • Exercise professional judgment to moderately resolve complex accounting problems.
  • Coordinate Accounting interactions with other entities to support timely and accurate financial reporting.
  • Act as country liaison and point of contact for process improvements and financial matters. Provide advice to other entities for upcoming initiatives and act as a sounding board for teams and projects with respect to financial and accounting issues.
  • Assist in establishing, implementing, documenting, and monitoring compliance with the Company's adopted accounting policies and procedures, with a focus on foreign subsidiary activities.
  • Work on country cross functional teams related to a variety of areas and projects bringing Finance specific expertise as well as overall business acumen.
  • Establish effective processes and practices for knowledge sharing and communication
  • Lead or participate in other projects or duties as assigned.

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Coach employees on career development opportunities and strategies.
  • Manage and coach employees on all human resource related processes including selection, performance management, employee relations, terminations, compensation and rewards, employee development, etc.
  • Recognize others' contributions and share credit for success.
  • Own attainment of high employee satisfaction and retention; lead development of program and initiatives within group to attain high employee satisfaction.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:
  • Knowledge of US GAAP, applicable local GAAP for relevant foreign subsidiaries and IFRS required
  • Experience with managing multiple international subsidiaries and consolidation required, preferably with a US parent.
  • Treasury management experience with managing multiple currencies required.
  • Prior experience in handling VAT, corporate taxes and payroll in the applicable foreign jurisdictions required.
  • Experience with Oracle or Workday ERP system or other Cloud based ERP system preferred.
  • Ability to apply professional concepts, experience, and company objectives in order to perform an in-depth analysis of situations or data to resolve complex issues in creative ways.
  • Ability to work without supervision. Latitude for independent decision making
  • Ability to network with key contacts outside own area of expertise.
  • Ability to listen and understand information and communicate the same.
  • Must be results oriented, customer focused, and exhibit good interpersonal skills.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office packages.
  • Intermediate to advanced Excel skills required.
  • Excellent communication (oral, written, presentation and facilitation) skills.
  • Attend educational workshops, reviewing professional publications, establishing personal networks, developing and/or maintaining proficiency in the latest productivity and technical tools.
  • Sufficient knowledge of business communications, including telephone, voicemail, and e-mail, and operations of office machines, such as photocopier, scanner, and fax.

EDUCATION, TRAINING:

  • Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration or Accounting or equivalent
  • Ten (10) plus years' experience in professional accounting, including overseeing the month in close and reporting process and involvement in other accounting and finance areas.
  • Two (2) plus years' leadership responsibility.
  • CPA certification or Foreign equivalent preferred.
  • Or equivalent combination of education and/or experiencer equivalent experience.

Other Qualifications - The Winning Way behaviors that all Vertex employees need in order to meet the expectations of each other, our customers, and our partners

  • Communicate with Clarity - Be clear, concise and actionable. Be relentlessly constructive. Seek and provide meaningful feedback.
  • Act with Urgency - Adopt an agile mentality - frequent iterations, improved speed, resilience. 80/20 rule - better is the enemy of done. Don't spend hours when minutes are enough.
  • Work with Purpose - Exhibit a "We Can" mindset. Results outweigh effort. Everyone understands how their role contributes. Set aside personal objectives for team results.
  • Drive to Decision - Cut the swirl with defined deadlines and decision points. Be clear on individual accountability and decision authority. Guided by a commitment to and accountability for customer outcomes.
  • Own the Outcome - Defined milestones, commitments and intended results. Assess your work in context, if you're unsure, ask. Demonstrate unwavering support for decisions.

COMMENTS:

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by individuals in this position. Other functions may be assigned, and management retains the right to add or change the duties at any time.

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Analytical Services Executive, Cell Therapy

Takeda Pharmaceutical

Ireland
1 day ago
Ireland
1 day ago

Job Description

  • To develop and maintain required documents, including SOPs, specifications, and forms for all QC computerised systems, in conjunction with QC Manager \ Site Quality Head or designees. To facilitate dialogue\support between the LIMS/Empower vendors and the system users, to troubleshoot and resolve issues.
  • Implement and validate Takeda Grange Castle test methods
  • To execute and review validation and data migration within protocols and reports
  • Responsible for:
  • Computerised System Administration.
  • LIMS Static Data load for all test methods
  • LIMS data management and maintenance
  • Integration of all laboratory equipment and associated software to LIMS where possible.
  • Contribute effectively to the design and implementation of quality systems in the QC laboratories to comply with relevant current regulatory expectations.
  • To identify and support the implementation of functional area end-user requirements and enhancements.
  • To deliver training as appropriate to users and\or the functional area, and to maintain adequate records.
  • To identify report requirements for functional areas, to design\develop or assist in design\development of reports.
  • To provide support to other business systems with respect to the interface with LIMS/Empower, to assist in developing instrument integration and data acquisition.
  • To assist in validation activities (IQ, OQ, PQ) as required, coordinating and\or executing various portions of system validation, for example performance qualification.
  • To ensure the system static data is updated in a timely manner to ensure compliance.
  • Change Control owner related to any activities of new Instrument /Software  Qualification.
  • To work in conjunction with the LIMS/Empower users to ensure compliance across all user groups.
  • To liaise with QC, QA, IT and Manufacturing Operations departments in the performance of normal duties.
  • To carry out the investigation into any non-conformance, accident or other abnormal occurrence
  • Implement and maintain standards of safety to ensure a safe working laboratory.
  • Support major projects, quality initiatives and continuous improvement programmes within the QC department(s) and in other functional areas
  • To highlight and where necessary implement new technologies in QC area.
  • Preparing for and support external audits (HPRA, FDA, corporate, client).
  • Ensure data integrity guidelines are implemented and adhered to for QC based systems.
  • Co-Ordination of all Instrumentation Life Cycle activities.
  • Participate fully in any cross functional training initiatives.
  • Drive and promote the corporate values of Takeda-ism within the workplace.
  • Actively foster, in cooperation with other TIL staff, an ethos and culture of safety awareness where safety is accepted as an integral part of the overall business.
  • Ensure that Accident Reports / Near Miss Forms are completed in a timely manner after an event.
  • Ensure timely completion of all SOP, reading, training and assessment.
  • Other duties as required and directed by the relevant Manager or other Officer appointed by the Board of Directors.
  • Minimum of a BSc Degree (life science).
  • Practical experience working in a GMP laboratory (minimum 3 years).
  • Practical experience working with LIMS and Empower as data input or reviewer (minimum 2 years).
  • Working with Labware LIMS is preferred but not essential.
  • Lab Equipment Management and Qualification desirable.
  • Experience with writing SOP’s / validation protocols.
  • Experience with computerised Laboratory systems.
  • Experienced in technical writing.
  • Good project management.
  • Good time management.
  • Ability to work on own initiative in an unsupervised manner.

Locations

Grange Castle, Ireland

Worker Type

Employee

Worker Sub-Type

Regular

Time Type

Full time

Posted

30+ days ago

Description

Job Description
PEP061
Job Title: Investor Services Applications Manager
Contract Type: Permanent
Business Unit: HFS IT BNP Paribas Fund Administration Services (Ireland) Limited
Reporting to: Head of HFS Investor Services Applications
Location: 2 Grand Canal Plaza, Dublin 2
Background
NTASWeb is the core Investor Services application used by the Hedge Fund Services (HFS) business/division of BNP Paribas Securities Services. It is used across the EMEA, Americas and APAC regions (7 locations in total) and is hosted in a BNP Paribas data centre in Luxembourg. The NTASWeb application is integrated with a number of other applications used by internal users and external parties, clients and investors.
The key HFS applications integrated with NTASWeb are ALTO and REA, both of which are developed and maintained in house by teams in Dublin and Chennai. These applications are hosted in a BNP Paribas data centre in Paris. ALTO is a client and investor facing online application and REA is a data extraction and reporting tool, used for external and internal reporting purposes and to feed internal BP2S compliance and payment systems.
Role – Application Manager
An IT professional responsible for managing the core Investor Services applications, NTASWeb, ALTO and REA to ensure continuity of and guarantee the quality of applications and opportunities for optimisation within their scope.
Key Responsibilities
Your main responsibilities as an Application Manager are wide ranging and you will be required to:
•Relationship Management
•Manage the day to day relationship with the NTASWeb Vendor, Koger and the IT teams within the hosting locations, BNPP Luxembourg and BNPP Paris and its partner IBM;
•Develop and maintain strong working relationships with the Business at all levels to understand the business drivers and work with the Engineering, Delivery teams and Koger to understand and specify requirements and to deliver/promote appropriate solutions;
•Assist the Application Production Support teams as necessary to ensure first class support services. Act as key point of contact and escalation point on requests and issues to ensure prompt response and resolution; steer incident analysis and implement preventative action plans for improvement;
•Manage Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) and ensure these are tracked, reported and managed via various channels;
•Arrange (and chair if required) quarterly relationship workshops with supplier to review service levels, align roadmaps and discuss new projects/initiatives;
•Application IT Roadmaps – Functional and Technical
•Develop the three year high level technical roadmaps in conjunction with the application owners, technical architects and other stakeholders and create more detailed annual roadmaps;
•Input into the development of the functional roadmaps with the Head of Investor Services Applications and the Investor Services Product Manager ensuring alignment with the Product Roadmaps.
•Application and Data Security
•Comply with and enforce the norms and standards in use: engineering, architecture and security norms and participate in best practice communities;
•Oversee User Access Management arrangements and the manage any required changes e.g. the implementation of strong authentication solutions;
•Review results of security testing, working on the development of remediation plans as required and oversee execution of these plans;
•Capacity Management
•Work with all key stakeholders to ensure that our underlying platforms are accurately sized to meet current and future requirements;
•Stay close to the onboarding and demand management roadmap;
•conduct performance analysis and fine tuning of processes to minimise any potential adverse impact thus ensuring optimum efficiency of our existing infrastructure;
•Obsolescence Management
•Develop and oversee delivery on the applications obsolescence management plans working with the Application Production Support and Infrastructure Management teams in Luxembourg and Paris;
•Release Management
•Oversee and monitor hardware and application software releases and upgrades;
•Ensure appropriate change control arrangements are in place for these applications and that thorough IST/UAT testing is completed prior to each release;
•Liaise with the Testing and Release Management teams on all releases;
•Work with suppliers and internal teams to drive the implementation of automated release processes
•Risk Assessments
•Undertake on an agreed basis risk assessments on all application related activities including infrastructure, vendor, end user usage and run costs;
•Application Continuity
•Develop and oversee execution of the Disaster Recovery plans and Service Continuity with the relevant Application Production Support teams;
•Budget Planning and Monitoring
•Input into the annual budgeting process and liaise with the different teams to monitor adherence to the budget throughout the year, highlighting areas for potential overrun in timely manner;
•Change Impact Analysis – Project and Change Requests (small change items)
•Act as key stakeholder for any projects and implementations impacting these applications ensuring all measures are taken for successful delivery;
•Work with other members of the HFS IT team to ensure that interfaces with other applications and third party applications work as required;
•Work with Vendors on the implementation of any new modules e.g. NTASWeb modules;
•System Documentation and Procedures
•Develop and contribute to all application related documentation and procedures, including the:
Annual Management Plans;
System and Technical Configuration Documentation;
Application Production Support teams Training materials on changes;
•Application Knowledge Transfer and Training
•Arrange or deliver (if relevant) as required regular refresher training and knowledge transfer on changes for the Application Production Support teams;
•Ensure all project changes are fully documented and IT colleagues in the HFS IT Helpdesk, Luxembourg and Paris are briefed / trained prior to handover
•Be responsible for the STAC (Service Transition Acceptance Criteria) process;
•Problem Management
•Troubleshoot problems providing technical support and problem resolution – conducting reviews of problems and devising solutions and plans with the key stakeholders;
•Liaise with Koger on items relating to routine and ad-hoc maintenance, technical support and development as required with the Application Production Support team in Luxembourg;

•Other
•Keep up to date on the latest software developments and propose ways that the software can be applied to make the business more efficient and successful
Key Skills, Experience & Qualifications
The ideal candidate will possess the following:
Education and Qualifications
•Good standard of education including relevant IT qualifications or relevant work experience
•Project Management Qualification
Key Skills, Knowledge and Experience
•Knowledge of systems design, development, implementations, and user support principles and practices.
•Experience with database management and strategies (e.g. Sybase V SQL Anywhere etc.) as well as administration including day to day maintenance, troubleshooting and development. Experience with SQL queries and the interrogation of data.
•Understanding of infrastructure and networks.
•Experience with information system troubleshooting.
•Knowledge of system connectivity options (e.g. APIs)
•Understanding of test automation tools (e.g. Selenium etc.)
•Familiarity with project management principles.
•Experience of working within a global organisation and working with teams across a number of locations.
•Demonstrable ability to face challenges with an analytical approach and to find solutions to effectively solve problems.
•Ability to liaise with both internal and external parties at all levels in a professional and efficient manner.
•Strong team player with a high degree of flexibility
capable and organized team player with excellent interpersonal and communication (verbal and written) skills, who shares ideas and best practice within the team and across the organization for the benefit of the business;
ability to communicate technical information to a non-technical audience.
•Experience leading and facilitating knowledge transfer and training.
•Self -motivated and results focused.
•Budgeting and cost modelling skills.
•Short term travel to BNPP offices within Europe may be required.

BNP Paribas is an equal opportunities employer and proudly cultivates a diverse workforce. We believe that diversity of experience enhances our service offering to clients and leads to a better working environment. We encourage applications from the best candidates regardless of age, ethnicity, gender, gender identity, nationality, disability, sexual orientation, socio-economic background, parental and caring status, or religious belief.
Source: BNP Paribas