Fund Accountant

  • Negotiable
  • Tadworth, England, United Kingdom Tadworth England GB
  • Permanent, Full time
  • Fidelity International
  • 23 Aug 18 2018-08-23

The primary purpose of the role is the preparation of annual and interim financial statements for a wide range of OEICs sub-funds and Investment Trusts. The jobholder will work in a team with other fund accountants and will have responsibility for specific funds.

Purpose of your role

The primary purpose of the role is the preparation of annual and interim financial statements for a wide range of OEICs sub-funds and Investment Trusts. The jobholder will work in a team with other fund accountants and will have responsibility for specific funds.

Key Responsibilities

  • Preparation of interim, annual financial statements and board papers for a range of OEIC sub-funds and Investment Trusts.
  • Ownership of a defined set of funds of varying complexity and size, completing regular reviews substantiating material income and expense balances
  • Reconcile income tax and corporation tax balances for a defined allocation funds to external schedules
  • Liaison with the auditors, tax specialists and Depositary/Trustee
  • Conduct analysis and review of dividend announcements to ensure correct accounting treatment
  • Resolution of audit queries and reconciling positions to Depositary statements
  • Keeping abreast of industry and technical developments

Experience and Qualifications Required

  • Previous fund statutory reporting experience with understanding and knowledge of the IA and AIC SORP
  • Proven ability to communicate and work with all levels of personnel
  • Analytical approach with aptitude to work independently and solve complex problems
  • Proven ability to prioritise and organise own time in order to meet strict deadlines
  • Strong attention to detail, analytical and numerate mind-set

Essential skills

  • Part qualified accountant or qualified by experience
  • Team player with a flexible attitude, able to prioritise, work under pressure and to tight deadlines
  • Willingness to share knowledge with colleagues and work collaboratively to achieve team goals
  • Good organisational skills, a self-starter who is able to take ownership of issues
  • Strong proficiency with Microsoft Excel and working knowledge of other Office programmes

Desirable skills

  • Knowledge of the InvestOne Enterprise system
  • Experience of delivering finance projects

Key Competencies for the role

  • Communicate with impact: Effectiveness & Clarity
  • Deliver results: take ownership for delivery, accuracy and timeliness
  • Planning and Organisation: Prioritisation & time management
  • Problem solving
  • Stakeholder/Customer Management