Senior Fund Accountant, Leading Alternative Fund Manager

  • GBP55000 - GBP65000 per annum + Bonus
  • London, England, United Kingdom
  • Permanent, Full time
  • Carnegie Consulting
  • 19 Oct 18

Our client is an international alternative fund management business. AUM is over $100bn, with a strong name in the debt markets. Due to continued growth, a new role has been created in the London fund accounting team for a fully qualified accountant (ACA, ACCA, CIMA) with relevant fund accounting experience.

Our client is an international alternative fund management business. AUM is over $100bn, with a strong name in the debt markets. Due to continued growth, a new role has been created in the London fund accounting team for a fully qualified accountant (ACA, ACCA, CIMA) with relevant fund accounting experience.

The Role:

  • Performing review and oversight of the monthly closing process for the investment portfolios and funds; including pricing, management fee and expense accrual calculations, review and reconciling portfolio holdings and activity to custodial records and counterparty records as required
  • Performing review and oversight of the daily cash and position reconciliations process with custodial and other counterparties, and assisting support teams in resolving discrepancies as required
  • Performing review and oversight of the fund accounting records maintained in-house on Geneva
  • Assist with the corporate governance oversight of a multi-jurisdictional entity (Guernsey, Luxembourg, U.K. and Ireland)
  • Monitor investor capital activity, including contributions, withdrawals and income distributions
  • Monitor inter-company cash flows, expense accruals and payments against budgets and expense caps where applicable
  • Ensuring appropriate accounting recognition for corporate actions and investment restructurings
  • Reviewing and/or preparing schedules for regulatory filings (AIFMD Annex IV, Form PF and CRS/FATCA)
  • Reviewing and/or preparing quarterly and annual financial statements prepared in accordance with U.S. GAAP and/or IFRS as required per the terms of the entity
  • Coordinating the interim and annual financial statement audit fieldwork with the external auditors
  • Calculating management fees and preparing invoices for separately managed accounts

Requirements:

  • You must be a fully qualified accountant (ACA, ACCA, CIMA)
  • You must have some form of fund accounting experience, either gained in an "in-house" role or from a third party service provider
  • Experience from accounting practice will be considered if you have had fund-side or investment management exposure through your client base
  • Exposure to debt or credit funds will be advantageous, as would Private Equity or Real Estate
  • Able to work as part of a small team with good all round communication skills

The Opportunity:

  • To work with a market leading business
  • To enhance your CV
  • Working in small teams gives you greater mentoring and development and affords you a much broader role