• Competitive
  • Singapore
  • Permanent, Full time
  • Funds Partnership Asia
  • 19 Mar 19

Hedge Fund Accountant

Exciting opportunity to enter the funds industry! Our client is a leading, international fund administration firm who are expanding and looking to bring on board a bright, talented individual into their hedge fund accounting team.

The Fund Accountant is responsible for managing the accounting books of a portfolio of hedge funds.

 

Responsibilities:

·         Daily Accounting 

o    Handle accounting for assigned hedge funds, including review of daily price control checks, P&L reasonableness, inter system reconciliations, ensuring that reconciling items are investigated and resolved, or escalated in a timely manner.

o    Ensure controls are in place and accounts are accurate on a daily basis, providing clear and accurate management information to support decision-making. 

·         Month End Tasks

o    Fully reconcile the month end trial balance to independent support for the assigned funds.

o    Prepare month end balance sheet reconciliation, fully supported with source documentation.

o    Provide insightful commentary for balance sheet and P&L movements.

o    Ensure balance sheet is reported in accordance with relevant accounting standards, Investment Company Audit Guide and accounting policies as appropriate.

·         Price Products

o    Daily and monthly product pricing for assigned funds.

o    Understanding the pricing methodology and valuation models for applicable products in sufficient detail to be able to ensure absolute accuracy.

·         Other responsibilities

o    Prepare year-end audit packs

o    Answer ad hoc questions from various groups including auditors (internal and external), and the global peer group.

o    Work with portfolio manager and traders for the assigned fund to improve knowledge of financial products and trading strategies.

o    Work with team members in Operations, Investor Services function as necessary.

 

Requirements: 

·         Min 1-2 years of relevant experience in the financial services industry

·         University degree in finance/accounting or commensurate experience

·         Strong analytical skills and business acumen

·         Strong organizational skills and attention to detail

·         Strong verbal and written communication skills

·         Strong dispute resolution and effective problem solving skills

·         Proven team work skills; able to recognize where you can help the team complete all daily and monthly tasks.

·         Demonstrated customer service and continuous improvement focus

·         Knowledge of US GAAP and IFRS would be beneficial

·         Audit/Control Minded

·         Ability to work in changing, fast-paced work environment

·         Experience with Advent Geneva would be beneficial