• Competitive
  • Singapore
  • Permanent, Full time
  • Funds Partnership Asia
  • 18 Nov 18

Senior Fund Accountant, Private Equity/Real Estate

Our client is a leading provider of alternative investment services, and is one of the largest fund administration businesses globally. As part of their rapid expansion, they are currently looking to hire a Senior Private Equity/Real Estate Fund Accountant. The Senior PERE Fund Accountant is responsible for providing clients with accurate and timely accounting services in line with clients’ business needs, applicable accounting standards and compliance with relevant regulatory authorities, to meet the client service agreements, as well as mentoring the Fund Accountants.

Job Duties:

Accounting & analysis

  • Maintain and control the general ledger and various sub-ledgers
  • Prepare financial statements, footnotes and partner capital statements
  • Prepare limited partner and general partner allocations
  • Prepare trial balances and work paper product
  • Process standard and complex bookkeeping entries
  • Involved within a full scope of transaction activities including full cycle accounting
  • Prepare financial data analysis
  • Monitor the timing and quality of client deliverables
  • Interact with Management and Clients
  • Review private equity/real estate fund client’s partnership agreements, PPM’s and other materials
  • Participate in the implementation of fund structures onto the accounting system
  • Monitor compliance of various agreements with clients, including the Service Level Agreement
  • Operate as a contact point for clients; able to respond to and resolve queries or escalate where necessary
  • Act as a liaison with various internal /external parties – i.e. auditors, legal counsel
  • Assist in client audit procedures
  • Process wire transfer payments on behalf of clients
  • Maintain complex Excel spreadsheets
  • Liaise with SPVs or property management companies
  • Assist in mentoring and training juniors as well as new joiners

Requirements:

  • Bachelor's Degree in Accounting, Finance or any related discipline or a professional qualification (ie. ACCA, CA, CIMA)
  • ​Min 3 years experience in accounting for the financial services sector, particulary Private Equity or public/private Real Estate, Asset Management or Fund Administration
  • Experience in Limited Partnership accounting, Private Equity/Real Estate Fund Administration is an added advantage.
  • Candidates with Knowledge of REIT structures is also an added advantage
  • Knowledge of IFRS and/or US GAAP
  • Knowledge of MRI, Yardi, or Investran a plus
  • Strong communication skills (both verbal and written)
  • Team player who is able to work independently with minimal supervision
  • Proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel & PowerPoint