Senior Fund Accountant (Superviser)

  • £60,000 - £70,000 Plus Package
  • London, England, United Kingdom London England GB
  • Permanent, Full time
  • Non-disclosed
  • 12 Apr 18 2018-04-12

Our client, a leading asset manager has an opening for a senior fund accountant. The fund accountant will provide supervisory duties to 3 junior team members as well as carrying out more commercial client facing duties. The fund accounting team cover all Loan, High Yield and Emerging Market Bonds for the platform so experience of these types of asset classes is essential.

  • Ensure smooth running of the various sub funds with daily/monthly NAVs, coordinating internal resources to correspond/reconcile external third party information.
  • Fund budgeting and expense monitoring including management fee process, overseeing global outsourced expense process.
  • Review monthly performance information, in order to help senior management analyse, attribute & comment on fund performance and bespoke investor performance reporting.
  • Review of quarterly distribution calculations to investors.
  • Detailed understanding and interpretation of legal documentation including prospectus, third party agreements etc.
  • Responding to investor queries and working directly with the administrator where necessary to provide the information.
  • Providing regular investor reporting and data analytics as agreed with investors.
  • Reconcile monthly reports, management and performance fee calculations, and other activity between ourselves and the fund accountant/administrator's records on a monthly basis to ensure accuracy.
  • Work directly with global sales and client service teams, portfolio managers and external administrators and service providers, maintaining an open line of communication, to provide data as requested and to ensure it is accurate and timely.
  • Working effectively with outsourced third party administrators and internal parties to ensure a high level of service.  Raising service issues in an appropriate manner and following up issues to resolution.
  • Oversee and co-ordinate the year-end audit process, review financials statements, work directly with the administrator and the auditors to ensure delivery of quality financial statements in a timely manner and review of interim financial statements.
  • Work with Tax advisors and administrators to prepare annual and quarterly tax reporting required.
  • Develop the ongoing implementation of standard global operating processes and procedures across the firm. Identifying improvements and effecting change.

 

Characteristics/Skills to be displayed by candidate:

  • Qualified accountant (ACA/ACCA/CIMA) or Part Qualified with working knowledge of European Fund structures.
  • 3 years’ experience of investment operations experience with a top investment management firm.
  • Knowledge of Irish or Luxembourg UCITS funds is requisite and has experience with Irish domiciled funds.
  • Fixed income, high yield credit, emerging markets, syndicated loans and/or structured finance is a strong advantage.
  • Knowledge of KIIDS production environment would be advantageous.
  • Advanced Excel skills and database applications is preferred.
  • Experience of effecting change and identifying efficiencies on different internal processes
  • Strong organizational and analytical skills and the ability to effectively summarize findings, and clear communication both verbally and in writing to internal audiences and external clients.
  • Detail-oriented and highly motivated.
  • Ability to work effectively to meet multiple tight deadlines with minimal supervision.
  • Develop and maintain relationships with key internal stakeholders including other business lines and corporate functions across the organisation with a range of related third parties.