Operations Manager - Leading to Head of Operations Operations Manager - Leading to Head of Operations …

Attribution Search
in London, United Kingdom
Permanent, Full time
Last application, 18 Jun 21
competitive base + bonus
Attribution Search
in London, United Kingdom
Permanent, Full time
Last application, 18 Jun 21
competitive base + bonus
Posted by:
Shane Ferguson • Recruiter
Posted by:
Shane Ferguson
Recruiter
Attribution Search seeks to a attract a high performing Fund Accounting Manager for a growing fund in a newly formed Operations Manager seat.

The fund has experienced exponential growth since its inception, both organically and through the acquisition of rival funds.  Appetite for further scale remains and growth underpins the need to hire for this position. 

What makes this position particularly exciting is its trajectory.  As part of the funds succession planning, this role will lead to Head of Operations, at which point the current incumbent will focus on additional strategic initiatives. 

In this position you will;

  • Take full responsibility for the management and leadership of an experienced fund accounting team
  • Adopt a “do as I do and not just as I say” approach, taking hands on responsibility for NAV construction, cash management, FX, treasury, margining and P&L analysis twinned with said ability to lead and manage the team
  • Daily, weekly and monthly NAV construction with an understanding of equalisation and fee calculations
  • Responsibility for final sign off of multi-billion dollar funds
  • Enhance the funds existing relationships with Administrators, Custodians and Tax Agents
  • Negotiate new contracts with multiple vendors and ensure the delivery of agreed SLA’s
  • Build trusted advisor relationships with c-level suite, to include COO, CEO and CFO in a highly visible role
  • Lead operational projects to increases efficiencies, workflow enhancements and process improvement
  • Assist with fund launches, onboarding and ensuring efficient operational frameworks for further scale
  • Enhance the value of data, trade and MI reporting
  • Face off to existing and new investors as part of due diligence meetings to entice new allocation and dry powder

The right candidate will have;

  • Ability to demonstrate excellent leadership and management skills
  • Detailed experience in Fund Accounting and NAV construction and the confidence to take accountability of final sign off
  • Excellent fund knowledge particularly across Cayman Master feeder, Lux UCITS, UK OEIC’s, US 40 Act
  • Gravitas to build trust with fund managers, c-level staff and external counterparties
  • Knowledge of the trade cycle front to back, from investment decision and execution through to settlement
  • Excellent business knowledge and bigger picture understanding to include the wider areas of non-investment such as finance, compliance and risk
  • Strong track record of negotiating vendor contracts and ensuring SLA’s
  • Aspirations to become a Head of operations and motivated by the opportunity of steep trajectory and responsibility
  • The ability to inspire and motivate an experienced fund accounting team, focused on the development and fulfilment of each individual as well as their own  
  • The desire to challenge the status quo and “institutionalise” current operational frameworks in line with the funds plans for further growth and scale

You will work best in a culture that;

  • Promotes inclusion and collaboration at every level
  • Focused on growth, change and challenging the status quo
  • Fast paced, hard working and supportive
  • Fun, social and forward thinking
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