Fund Accounting Manager

  • 60-75k
  • London, England, United Kingdom London England GB
  • Permanent, Full time
  • B&FS Finance
  • 08 Mar 18 2018-03-08

A leading asset manager recquire a senior fund accountant with experience within real estate to join their growing finance team. You must be a qualififed accountant.

EY ACCOUNTABILITIES/responsibilities:

Fund Accounting, reporting and valuation

  • Proactively manage a team of Fund Accountants and Supervisors to provide fund accounting, fund valuation and financial control services to a portfolio of funds.
  • Perform daily, weekly, monthly and quarterly fund valuation and accounting (as required)
  • Perform reviews of primary accounting records, ensuring controls and procedures are followed managing the resolution of complex issues.
  • Undertake quality assurance of work to ensure errors are minimized.
  • Provide accounting policy advice and work collaboratively to produce technical accounting policy notes (as required).
  • Ensure excellent service levels are maintained to all fund stakeholders (internal and external).
  • Complete and review VAT and property tax returns
  • Maintain technical capability for job, keeping abreast of market and industry developments.
  • Maintain detailed knowledge of platform, processes and system.
  • Represent the team, department in a professional, collaborative, and commercially aware manner.

Fund Financial control

  • Ensure effective internal controls activities are operating and proactively identify any control gaps or risks
  • Keep risk management monitoring systems  up to date
  • Proactively review, identify and implement efficient process enhancements to ensure the client service provided is of the highest standard.
  • Continuous review of team procedures, policies, systems and issues.
  • Robust management and implementation of projects/initiatives
  • Produce insightful and meaningful MI reporting of trends, analysis of errors and near misses.
  • Work collaboratively with manager, staff and peers to share best practice, enhance operational effectiveness and create awareness of issues throughout the department.

Oversight of outsourced providers

  • Work collaboratively with outsourced service providers to ensure service provision supports business requirements.
  • Monitor and oversee the work of third party service providers of accounting information

Team management

  • Recruit, manage, develop and engage team members to produce a productive and high quality team.
  • Implement department strategy as necessary through staff.
  • Ensure team proficiency through pro-active performance management.
  • Proactively identify training and development needs of staff which provide a focus for delivery in line with department objectives and Ops strategy.



  • Academic Qualifications: Degree or equivalent experience is essential;
  • Professional: Qualified (ACA, ACCA or CIMA) or equivalent experience is essential;
  • Specialist knowledge / skills – UK GAAP and IFRS Financial reporting and Real Estate VAT knowledge;
  • Strong property investment industry knowledge/experience is essential;
  • Strong excel skills
  • Proven experience of managing a team, leadership and people management;
  • Experience of managing and delivering within a changing environment;
  • Ability to successfully influence internally and externally stakeholders at all levels to achieve objectives
  • Experience of challenging historic working practices and delivering process improvements.
  • Collaborative, focused and personalised approach to service commitment, delivery and continuous improvement.