BlackRock Finance Manager – AUM, Vice President in Edinburgh, United Kingdom


BlackRock is a global leader in investment management, risk management and advisory services for institutional and retail clients. At December 31, 2016, BlackRock’s AUM was $5.1 trillion. BlackRock helps clients around the world meet their goals and overcome challenges with a range of products that include separate accounts, mutual funds, iShares® (exchange-traded funds), and other pooled investment vehicles. BlackRock also offers risk management, advisory and enterprise investment system services to a broad base of institutional investors through BlackRock Solutions®. As of December 31, 2016, the firm had approximately 13,000 employees in more than 30 countries and a major presence in global markets, including North and South America, Europe, Asia, Australia and the Middle East and Africa. For additional information, please visit the Company’s website at | Twitter: @blackrock_news | Blog: | LinkedIn:

Job Purpose/Background:

The AUM team is looking for an individual to:

  • Lead the On-boarding of Complex and Alternative products onto the AUM snapshot.

  • Support and lead tactical and strategic initiatives, including data migrations and systems/data integrations.

  • Support the on-boarding and reporting of acquired firms.

  • Identify ways to improve the AUM, Flow and Pipeline reporting processes.

  • Support the weekly & monthly production processes.

  • Improve communication with our clients and partners, better understand their needs, and help deliver an improved product.

  • Display intellectual curiosity and participate and lead data mining/engineering projects.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Lead the AUM On-boarding process for Alternative and complex assignments. Partner, influence and direct colleagues in other business areas (e.g. On-boarding, BDS, Client businesses, Investments, Billing, etc.) to achieve enhanced reporting accuracy.

  • Provide oversight and guidance on integrations and migrations of internal and external data and systems.

  • Understand the end-to-end AUM process and AUM policy and lead processes improvements initiatives.

  • Support & lead weekly and monthly production

  • Challenge existing processes and policies, identify ways to improve it and see them through to implementation.

  • Become a contributor to the development of appropriate metrics and control framework to better manage and report AUM & flows information.

  • Develop a strong working relationship with our clients & partners and identify ways to improve our products & service.

Knowledge / Experience:

  • Understanding and/or experience in Finance, Accounting, Financial Reporting, Operations and Data mining.

  • Analytical, innovative and organized with excellent attention to detail.

  • Strong understanding of investment processes across all product structures.

  • Ability to work on challenging deadlines

  • Strong team player with excellent interpersonal skills.

  • Self-driven, enthusiastic and intellectually curious.

  • Excellent verbal and written communication capabilities – ability to interact with all levels.

  • Strong prioritisation and influencing skills and ability to manage differing requirements from multiple ‘clients’.

  • Ability and/or experience in developing strong partnerships with other business areas locally and globally.

  • Proficient with Microsoft Excel

  • Experience with VBA a plus

Job Function: Operations

Organization: FIN-Management Information Initiatives

Title: Finance Manager – AUM, Vice President

Primary Location: EMEA-United Kingdom-Edinburgh

Requisition ID: 172889

Job Posting: Sep 29, 2017, 11:00:00 PM

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