Fund Controller at established Private Debt Investment Manager Fund Controller at established Private Debt  …

O'Connell Resourcing
in London, United Kingdom
Permanent, Full time
Last application, 15 Apr 21
£65,000 - £80,000
O'Connell Resourcing
in London, United Kingdom
Permanent, Full time
Last application, 15 Apr 21
£65,000 - £80,000
A distressed debt fund with north of $1bn in AUM is looking to hire a Fund Controller who possesses a can-do attitude. This person will work alongside a talented group of people across a range of complex investment portfolios. While they are looking for someone who will eventually gravitate into a Head of Finance position, this person will be expected to get involved in a mixture of both hands-on work and investment management.

Their ideal candidate will be a dynamic, self-motivated and a qualified accountant with 3 to 5 years post qualified experience. Buy side experience across illiquid assets is seen as a big plus.

Principal responsibilities will include:

  • Production of monthly NAV estimates of the various funds
  • Substantiate and meet margin calls across funds 
  • Monitor risk parameters and positions
  • Prepare weekly P/L reports and settlement update to the investment team
  • Recalculation of management fee and performance fee calculations 
  • Work with the outsourced Administrator in finalising the monthly fund NAV’s, and verifying to in house estimates
  • Assist with the development of the shadow NAV functionality in the PM system
  • Liaising with external auditors and administrators for the preparation and sign off of audited financial statements
  • Development and documentation of operational processes and controls 
  • Critical review of new deal structures to assess the accounting and reporting implications
  • Review of relevant valuation models, and assisting in the governance of the valuation process  
  • Assisting administrator with preparation and filing of various regulatory and investor related filings 

The type of person:

  • Must be a fully qualified accountant – ACA, CIMA or ACCA
  • Some accounting and operations experience of debt instruments, bank debt, loans etc. is a major plus. Perhaps prior experience in product control could be considered.
  • Private equity knowledge is advantageous
  • Strong communication skills, both written and verbal
  • Ability to learn quickly and work independently
  • Attention to detail, thoroughness, focus, determination and the willingness to work hard.
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