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IFDS is the leading supplier of third-party fund administration and Transfer Agency services to European investment clients and their customers. We are currently experiencing high levels of growth and are seeking an experienced SWIFT professional to join our team. This role is focused on all aspects of maintaining and improving IFDS capability to automate transaction processing. It will provide the right candidate with an excellent opportunity to engage with a diverse group of business stakeholders as well as our technology partners. Automation is at the core of IFDS service strategy and hence this is an important role with visibility at senior management level.
Key Duties -
Support set up of SWIFT connectivity for automated trading and delivery of electronic statements via SWIFT for new and existing clients (both ISO 15022 and ISO 20022 interfaces)
Plan and conduct testing with distributors and trading platform providers (e.g. Calastone, Fundsettle) for new SWIFT connectivity
Support production support team in resolving issues related to the automated transaction processing interfaces
Support business stakeholder and customer relationship managers by answering queries and providing documentation related to IFDS automated transaction processing capability
Act as a SWIFT subject matter expert within IFDS and keep abreast of planned changes to the SWIFT standards
Maintain internal documentation related to IFDS automated transaction processing interfaces and capabilities
Support maintenance and improvement initiatives related to IFDS automated transaction processing capabilities by reviewing and documenting requirements and updating interface mapping specifications (e.g. annual SWIFT standards releases, migration from MT to MX interfaces)
Track progress and report on the status of activities, risks and issues related to transaction processing automation projects
Present monthly status updates covering key projects to senior management stakeholders
Minimum 3 years experience with implementation and support of SWIFT interfaces (ISO 15022 and ISO 20022)
Experience in Fund Administration and Transfer Agency a clear preference
Strong attention to detail
Ability to work to deadlines
Excellent communication skills in written and spoken English
Self-motivated, innovative and analytical
Ability to work well both as an individual and part of a team
A proactive approach to problem solving, taking ownership of issues and having determination to follow things through
Good prioritisation and time management
Ability to engage successfully in multiple initiatives simultaneously