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Written Enquiries Senior Associate - DCS

Please Note: The application deadline for this job has now passed.

Job Introduction

Distributor Client Services (DCS) is a business area specifically designed to service Nominee and Platform providers of IFDS’ clients.

There are c112 members of staff serving various functions including telephone dealing, dealing with and resolving queries via phone or email, Nominee relationship management, STP (Straight Through Processing), project support and quality checking.

Role Responsibility

This role is within the DCS Written Team. The key responsibilities of an Associate within this team are;

  • Receive and investigate enquiries from Nominee companies on behalf of our clients (Management Companies) via email and WebChat. Ensuring that our clients receive excellent customer service and Service Level Agreements are met.
  • Communicate with Nominee companies via email, WebChat or telephone to provide vital information, resolve enquiries, and obtain information required to complete action on their accounts. Ensuring that excellent customer service is provided in both a written and verbal format.
  • Communicate with internal departments, in order to locate the required information/investigate rectification work. Resolve enquiries whilst ensuring a professional relationship is maintained.
  • Client money investigations
  • Payment reissues (settlement, distribution and corrective)
  • Case ownership of complex investigation through AWD until completion

The Ideal Candidate

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills and a confident communicator (Essential)
  • Highly numerate with good accuracy and attention to detail (Essential)
  • Ability to work to strict deadlines and follow strict processes
  • Intermediate keyboard skills to include awareness of MS Office packages
  • Flexibility (overtime can sometimes be required at short notice)
  • A keen interest in investigative work/ service delivery is essential, along with the ability to demonstrate a good use of initiative.
  • Ability to communicate with our Nominee clients at a high level whilst maintaining relationships.
  • Commitment to study for IOC

Package Description

  • Reference salary based on experience and in line with the ACE salary progression scheme
  • 20 Days holiday (increasing by 1 day for every year’s service up to a maximum of 25 days) (pro-rata for part time employees)
  • 6% non-contributory pension scheme
  • Life Assurance (4 x salary)
  • Single person healthcare
  • Flexible benefits scheme

About the Company

International Financial Data Services (IFDS) is the leading supplier of third-party administration and IT services to European investment clients and their customers. Part of a global group and a joint venture between State Street Corporation and DST Systems, our business has grown ten-fold since inception in 1995 and continues with rapid growth today! We currently offer state of the art solutions across funds, retirement & insurance and investment platforms. We employ over 3400 staff across the UK, Ireland, Luxembourg, Thailand and India.

All offers of employment at IFDS are subject to a pre-employment screen, including 5 year employment history, proof of eligibility to work in the UK, proof of address, credit check and criminal record check

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