• Competitive
  • Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
  • Permanent, Full time
  • PER, Private Equity Recruitment
  • 2019-05-22

Head of Financial Reporting, Fund Accounting, Global Investment Fund, Abu Dhabi, UAE

Reference: 74831 /31C

Head of Financial Reporting, Fund Accounting, Global Investment Fund, Abu Dhabi, UAE


Reference:
74831 /31C
Our client is looking for a strong leader to head up their finance and accounting team. It is a high profile role and will require strong relationships to be built with senior management, external parties and other senior stakeholders.

RESPONSIBILITIES:
  • Recommend changes to existing procedure to improve accuracy and efficiency of work activity
  • Be actively involved in committees that are set to review and / or implement financial systems and procedures
  • Ensure compliance with all rules and regulations issued by financial authorities in the UAE and in jurisdictions where the fund or its SPVs operate
  • Appoint third-party service providers as per standard vendor selection and approval process; supervise and monitor the quality of their services and deliverables as per stated KPIs
  • Ensure appropriate valuations are carried within accounting records at all times
  • Provide all requested reporting to the organisation, including cash forecasts, liquidity positions, management and performance fee reporting, foreign exchange exposure, etc.
  • Review, authorise and approve payments for management and performance fees. Constantly review and forecast future information technology requirements, and appropriately present this to senior management
  • Define the framework for the development of critical talent and high potentials
  • Take responsibility for mentoring high potentials and critical talent in their career progression

YOUR PROFILE:
  • ACA, ACCA, CIMA or similar qualification required
  • Sound knowledge of fund accounting, NAV and valuations for illiquid asset classes (e.g. private equity, infrastructure, hedge funds and real estate investments)
  • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to interact effectively with senior executives and staff from different cultural backgrounds