Team Leader / Senior Manager / VP - Fund Accounting & Account Management (Private Equity)

  • Competitive
  • Singapore
  • Permanent, Full time
  • BeathChapman , EA Licence No: 16S8112
  • 18 Sep 17

- High profile and global Fund Services organisation - Exciting senior leadership role - Excellent career development and exposure to leading PE firms in APAC

Job Summary:

The ideal candidate will help manage and monitor transaction processing, proper application of accounting principles to complex transactions, and financial reporting, for a number of high profile private equity clients.

He/She will be responsible for a broad spectrum of financial and accounting matters affecting our private equity and hybrid fund clients. The ideal candidate should have a strong background in accounting for alternative investment funds, with a focus on private equity, hedge funds, and/or hybrid funds, proven client management skills, and the ability to manage and lead a team in monitoring client deliverables and meeting deadlines. Additionally, ideal candidate is responsible for exercising sound judgment regarding the proper application of accounting principles to complex transactions.


  • Manage multiple fund relationships, including scheduling and meeting all client deliverables
  • Maintain/manage client expectations and coordinate deliverables timelines with staff
  • Demonstrate strong knowledge of accounting, specifically with respect to alternative investment funds, with a focus on private equity, hedge funds, and/or hybrid funds
  • Participate in new business discussions with prospects and existing clients
  • Prepare and maintain goals and career development plans for all direct reports
  • Prepare performance appraisals and discussions for all direct reports
  • Provide guidance and direction to staff on all technical and client-service-related topics
  • Review fund governing documents, offering documents, subscription documents, side letters, and investment management agreements, in order to ensure proper application of fund terms
  • Review all transaction documentation and supporting files, and understand the features of the investment transactions, accruals, etc.
  • Working knowledge of liquid/illiquid investment strategies, and accounting for equity, credit/fixed income, structured finance vehicles, and derivatives instruments
  • Review work paper files for accuracy and completeness, including capital activity, investment activity, income and expense accruals, valuation adjustments, etc.
  • Review management fee calculations, including offsetable amounts, management fee waiver contributions, etc.
  • Review investor allocations and capital account statements
  • Review capital call and distribution calculations, sources/uses of cash, allocations, and investor notices
  • Create, maintain, and/or review distribution waterfall (carried interest) models, in keeping with the applicable fund terms
  • Prepare and/or review financial statements, notes disclosures, and supporting schedules
  • Develop/maintain robust review procedures around deliverables
  • Manage the year-end audit process, in collaboration with the client and auditors
  • Where applicable, support the tax team with information to prepare tax compliance/reports
  • Help develop and support targeted, continuing education for all direct reports
  • Support corporate goals and business/departmental initiatives


Job Skills/Qualifications Required:

  • Undergraduate degree in Accounting or related field
  • 10+ years experience in accounting, with a focus on alternative investments funds – private equity, hedge funds, and/or hybrid funds experience a plus
  • Big 4 candidates will be considered at Senior Manager level and above
  • CPA designation
  • Knowledge of Singapore FRS, IFRS and US GAAP with an emphasis on investment partnerships and financial instruments
  • 3+ years’ experience supervising two or more professional staff
  • Hands-on management style with strong leadership skills and ability to develop staff
  • Demonstrated project management skills with the ability to multi-task
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • Sungard Investran experience a plus
  • Advent Geneva experience a plus
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office suite, with advanced Excel skills
  • Team player


Interested candidates can forward their CVs in MS Word format to quoting reference number CY/AIXP-835756/IA


Reg No. R1329079

BeathChapman Pte Ltd

Licence no. 16S8112