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Experienced Fund accountant- Alternatives

Eximius Finance London, United Kingdom
Posted 2 months ago Hybrid Job Permanent £70k - £90k
My Client a global, top tier Asset/Investment Manager, based in Mayfair. They have circa $60Bn AUM in public markets funds and circa $8Bn AUM in private markets funds, the majority being in private debt/direct lending. An experienced Fund accountant is sought to manage their new alternatives fund. Experience with capital calls, distributions, equalization, partnership accounting from a closed ended fund is required.

Having successfully launched another new fund this year they are seeking to hire a full time (hybrid working, 4 days in the office, 1 from home) fund accountant to oversee the new fund. 

The fund is LUX domiciled and has a mixture of retail and institutional investors and has a mix of public and private markets assets within it. The management of the liquidity of the fund is going to be key, so we are looking at someone who is ideally a qualified accountant (non qual with relevant experience considered) with experience with draw downs, capital calls and has experience in closed ended funds.

The role will report directly to the head of Fund accounting and have exposure to a range of senior stakeholders in both Europe and the US.

Further details here

Responsibilities:

The role will support the Global private debt business and alternative products on accounting and operational aspects of the Funds.  The individual will develop and maintain highly positive and productive working relationships each of the Investment teams, Fund Boards, accounting, legal, compliance, client service, and service vendors (Fund Administrator and Auditor).

Accounting/Reporting

  • Work directly with the Head of Fund Accounting on all day-to-day matters relating to multiple funds and separately managed accounts (SMAs):
  • Liaise with service providers to manage Fund NAV and Fund accounting process, including estimated Fund NAVs.
  • Experience with LUX, US GAAP preferred.
  • Prepare computations and calculations supporting the Funds (such as equalisation, management fees, drawdowns, IRRs, performance measurement, currency hedge exposure, tax and Intragroup financing).
  • Manage the tracking, accounting, reporting and coordination of Fund expense payments.
  • Prepare Fund dividend and distribution recommendations and coordinate payments.
  • Coordinate the preparation and distribution of Fund investor reports (including quality control).
  • Coordinate the production of Fund audited Financial Statements.
  • Coordinate the preparation of Fund tax and regulatory filings such as Solvency II, MiFid II.
  • Liaise with Fund Boards for approvals on drawdowns, deal funding, NAVs, distributions, and expense payments.
  • Work on long-term projects within the group and Firm-wide to improve efficiency
  • Work on cross-department projects with other colleagues within the Firm

Experience, Skills & Qualifications:

  • Ideally fully Qualified accountant (ACA, ACCA, CIMA, CPA)
  • 3-5 years of work experience in a similar fund accounting role 
  • Experience of primary and secondary Debt market or private equity preferred
  • Knowledge of asset management, RIAs, and fixed income financial products including Public Debt funds (UCITS and 40 Act)
  • Familiarity with preparing and reviewing of capital call and distribution calculations, management fee calculations, waterfall calculations and preparation of financial statements
  • Knowledge of partnership accounting
Job ID  TSPDFA
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