Assistant Fund Controller

  • Competitive
  • San Mateo, CA, USA
  • Permanent, Full time
  • Nipun Capital
  • 31 Oct 18

The Opportunity Nipun Capital is an Asia focused institutional quality asset management firm. The firm was founded in late 2011 by a senior team from Barclays Global Investors (now part of BlackRock). Nipun is growing rapidly and now manages long-only and long short, systematic equity strategies.

We are looking to hire an Assistant Fund Controller to handle the accounting and operations of our funds. This is a unique opportunity to work closely with a senior and experienced team. This role interacts closely with portfolio management and includes a number of investment duties. You will be part of a three member Operations Team and a 15 person firm. We are a small team with no silos so the person in this role has an opportunity to get involved in many different projects and mold his/her career in a direction that most interests him/her.

Job Description:

This is a fast paced role and involves several key components:

  • Operations: Daily trade reconciliation, cash and FX management
  • Accounting:  Review the administrator’s monthly fund closings - NAV calculation, Subscriptions / redemptions, Management and performance fee calculations, Fund wires, Month End sign off process, audit
  • Investment operations:
  1. Fund financing: cash management and financing across multiple prime broker, and various instruments (derivatives, cash equities etc)
  2. Working closely with the investment team to manage transaction costs,  determining the most appropriate way to get exposure to certain markets
  3. Participate in new fund launches, including understanding fund structure and jurisdictions, coordination with various internal/external parties, review of draft legal documentation for reporting requirements/fee structures/etc., and managing resourcing
  4. Support Portfolio managers in tradin
  • Automating processes: Building reports to identify exceptions, track trades, report costs and cash across Prime Brokers etc.
  • Client Relationship: Working closely with IR team to manage client activity and respond to client questions in a timely manner.

Job requirements:

  • Strong understanding of Fund accounting
  • B.S. in Accounting or related field
  • 1-5 years of experience in a Fund operations/accounting role
  • Knowledge of SQL, Python would be a significant plus but is not essential
  • The ideal candidate should be detail oriented, a team player, and capable of prioritizing and multitasking competing assignments.