Assistant Fund Accountant

  • £26,000 - £32,000 per annum, depending on experience
  • London, England, United Kingdom London England GB
  • Permanent, Full time
  • Walker Hamill
  • 24 Apr 18 2018-04-24

An excellent opportunity has arisen for an ambitious trainee accountant to join a private equity firm, based in central London. Reporting directly to the Fund Accountant, this role will offer the opportunity to learn and develop, whilst studying towards a professional accounting qualification.

  • Weekly bank postings and period end accruals
  • Preparing period-end trial balances for all Funds and assisting with the preparation of financial statements and supplementary financial reports
  • Preparation of forecasted cash flows to be able to meet upcoming financial commitments
  • Preparing investor statements, including drawdown requests & distribution payments
  • Assisting with responses to investor queries
  • Maintaining relationships with suppliers, ensuring payments are made on time and carrying out debtor/creditor reconciliations
  • Liaising with external fund administrators and maintaining relationships with the independent auditors and other external advisors

Skills

  • Strong academic background and either studying towards or keen to begin studying towards a professional accounting qualification (ACA/ACCA/CIMA)
  • Minimum of 12 months accounting experience
  • Previous experience gained within a fund administration or accounting practice environment highly advantageous
  • Previous fund accounting experience highly advantageous 
  • Knowledge of UK GAAP/US GAAP helpful
  • Strong aptitude and communication skills, both verbal and written
  • Operates in an organised and structured manner with attention to detail
  • Competence in using Excel is essential

Walker Hamill has been a specialist finance and strategy recruiter for almost 30 years. We have an extensive client group, including major multinational listed companies, private equity backed businesses and privately owned, early stage ventures. We recruit across all sectors, but have particularly strong client relationships in media, retail, pharma/biotech, technology, property/real estate, leisure and business services. We have offices in the UK, Switzerland and Australia. For further information, please see http://www.walkerhamill.com/