Senior Fund Accountant - Private Equity Senior Fund Accountant - Private Equity …

Carnegie Consulting
in London, United Kingdom
Permanent, Full time
Last application, 28 Feb 21
GBP65000 - GBP80000 per annum + bonus
Carnegie Consulting
in London, United Kingdom
Permanent, Full time
Last application, 28 Feb 21
GBP65000 - GBP80000 per annum + bonus
Senior Fund Accountant - Private Equity

Senior Fund Accountant - Private Equity

This role sits within the Fund Accounting side of the Finance Function at a well-established Private Equity business based in central London who are a leading specialist in global private markets.

You will be responsible for driving system improvements, working with a range of stakeholders across the business. You will also support the Funds team across a number of areas, with tasks ranging from reviewing client drawdowns and distributions, investment contributions and distributions and related accounting entries, responding to investor queries and assisting with all aspects of fund operations.

Responsibilities:

These will include, but are not limited to:

  • Identifying and improving inefficient processes;
  • Overseeing a robust controls environment;
  • Implementing SOX compliant systems and controls;
  • Maintenance of the Investran system;
  • Review of Management and Performance fee calculations;
  • Review of investment valuation reports;
  • Review periodic client reporting;
  • Ad-hoc client queries;
  • Managing workflow of junior team members;
  • Overseeing the relationship with outsourced administrators;
  • Ensuring a collaborative working culture with other functions of COO remit (Tax, Legal, P&R);
  • Adhere to the FCA's Conduct Rules, understanding that they set basic standards of good personal conduct.

Accountabilities:

  • Systems and controls development;
  • Ownership of the all accounting information in Investran;
  • Ensure journals are posted accurately, and on a timely basis to meet month-end, quarterly and statutory requirements;
  • Review of GPPS & FPS for the funds, related payment processing;
  • Review of client drawdown/distribution notices;
  • Maintaining the 'shadow ledgers' for the outsourced Funds;
  • Maintain and update comprehensive procedures manuals;
  • Assist the deal teams on ad-hoc projects such as fundraises or secondaries;
  • Ensure stakeholder queries are addressed on a timely basis;

Experience required:

The successful candidate will be a confident and innovative individual, with keen attention to detail and a disciplined and organised approach to work. The ability to question the status quo, asking 'is there a better way to do this task' will be key. The ability to engage with multiple stakeholders effectively is essential, as are accuracy, self-review and attention to detail.

As part of a small team, strong communication skills are essential.

  • A minimum 2.1 degree classification (or equivalent)
  • Accounting qualification (ACA, ACCA, CIMA or equivalent)
  • Minimum 4 years PQE with at least 3 years' experience in the private equity/Infrastructure industry
  • Previous experience of implementing new systems and processes
  • Experience of dealing with multiple deadlines, and prioritising tasks
  • Previous experience of Fund Reporting and responding to clients;
  • Operate in an ISAE 3402 and SOX compliant financial control environment
  • Experience with Investran is essential

Candidate Profile, Skills, Knowledge:

  • Must be proficient in Excel and Word
  • Innovative
  • Deadline-focused
  • Reliable
  • Accurate with high attention to detail
  • Able to self review
  • Sound communication skills (written and oral) with the confidence to deal with the investment team, clients and other key stakeholders
  • Good interpersonal skills
  • Knowledge of US, UK GAAP & IFRS desirable
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