Specialist Fund Administration


Dublin, IE

Company:  Irish Life Investment Managers
  • Full Time Permanent position
  • Hybrid role based in our City Centre offices


What we offer
We have embraced a hybrid working model for most of our positions, which means that you can enjoy a balanced approach of working from home for part of the week and working from the office for the remainder of the week.

We offer a comprehensive benefits package including competitive salaries and bonuses, robust Learning and Development support, excellent Defined Contribution pension and comprehensive Wellbeing initiatives and support to name but a few. 

Further details on our benefits package can be accessed here Benefits (life-careers.com)




We are looking to add a Fund Administrator to our Trade Support Team within Operations. This is a great opportunity for someone looking to gain exposure to institutional portfolio management and trading, interact with the front office and acquire invaluable knowledge of the world of financial instruments. The opportunity exists to work across two transactional support teams and to gain experience servicing all product types traded by ILIM. 


The Trade Support function is serviced out of two teams. The Treasury team support Cash related products such as FX and Deposits and the Settlements team support Bonds, Equities and various derivative instruments. Both teams are responsible for the end-to-end post-trade life cycle of ILIM’s trading activity & associated Regulatory reporting requirements.  Trade Support is responsible for facilitating our clients in meeting their regulatory requirements under European Markets Infrastructure Regulations (“EMIR”) as well as meeting ILIM’s own regulatory reporting requirements under Markets in Financial Instruments Regulation (“MIFIR”).

The Role

Reporting initially to the Treasury Manager, the successful applicant will have the following responsibilities:

  • Monitoring trade confirmations and settlement in various instruments including Deposits, fx, equities, bonds and derivative instruments in global markets. Proactively working with ILIM’s dealing desk, counterparty/broker desks and custodians to investigate and resolve any trade exceptions.
  • Accurately recording all trade activity onto ILIM’s core accounting system on a timely basis.
  • Investigation and resolution of cash and security holding position breaks related to the above products.
  • Oversight of the transaction reporting processes under MiFIR and EMIR on behalf of ILIM and our clients respectively.
  • Identifying and resolving issues adversely impacting our processes and products. Liaising with fund management, other operations teams, custodians, banks and other external third parties.


The Person

The ideal applicant will possess the following skills and knowledge: 

  • 3rd level qualification (preferably Finance related).
  • High level of accuracy and attention to detail.
  • Ability to recognise and resolve problems as they arise and escalate where necessary.
  • A proven ability to meet tight deadlines and work well within a team environment.
  • Good organisational & communication skills with an ability to build and maintain good working relationships. Flexible approach to work. 
  • Good analytical skills with a technical mind-set.
  • MS Office and IT skills.  
  • Experience within the Financial services industry would be an advantage. 
  • Knowledge of book entry record keeping for financial instruments.  


Key Competencies

Team Working & Cross Functional Collaboration
Planning & Organising
Problem Solving & Decision Making
Operational Excellence and Process Improvement
Risk and Control


About us

Irish Life Investment Managers (ILIM), an investment firm authorised by the Central Bank of Ireland, has been part of the Great West Lifeco group of companies since 2013.  The firm manages assets of circa €110bn on behalf of a diverse range of institutional clients including pension plans, Investment Advisers, Insurance companies, corporations and charitable foundations, across a broad range of of asset classes.


The company reserves the right to draw up a shortlist as part of the selection process.  Where Agency assistance is required the Irish Life Recruitment Team will engage directly with suppliers. Unsolicited CVs / profiles supplied to Irish Life by Recruitment Agencies will not be accepted for this role.


Irish Life is proud to be an Equal Opportunities employer. We have created an environment of inclusion and growth to help people achieve their potential, to ensure they can bring their whole selves to work and to feel valued.  We celebrate diversity of thought and perspective and want all of our employees to feel valued, respected and supported.


We have built a culture that promotes equality and inclusion for all of our current and future employees and strive to ensure that our behaviours, processes and practices are aligned to this culture.


If you require any accommodations during the recruitment process please contact lifecareers@irishlife.ie and we will be delighted to ensure you are fully supported to be your best.   

Irish Life Investment Managers supports Equal Opportunity and is regulated by the Central Bank of Ireland.