Senior Fund Accounting Manager

Posted on Aug 9, 2019 by CV-Library

Exeter, Devon, United Kingdom
Accountancy
Immediate Start
Annual Salary
Full-Time
We are looking to recruit a qualified senior fund accounting manager with alternative investment funds experience for a growing fund administration business based in Exeter, Devon. The successful candidate will be ACA/ACCA/CIMA qualified with a minimum 5 years PQE and possess strong technical accounting, leadership and communication skills. The role is responsible for managing a dedicated team providing all aspects of fund administration and accounting to a portfolio of alternative investment fund clients.

Responsibilities:

* Proactively manage and lead a team in all aspects of fund administration and accounting for a portfolio of alternative investment fund clients.

* Perform reviews of primary accounting records, ensuring controls and procedures are followed and manage the resolution of complex issues.

* Ensure accuracy and timeliness of all client and regulatory reporting, including undertaking quality assurance reviews.

* Ensure all internal controls are adhered to (ISAE3402) and a proactive process of risk identification/mitigation and improvement.

* Maintain detailed knowledge of fund accounting platforms, processes and systems.

* Proactively review, identify and implement efficient process enhancements to ensure the client service provided is of the highest standard

* Manage effective implementation of on-boarding new business and fund changes and participate in new prospect presentations.

* Attend client company board and management meetings as required and act as the senior point of contact for clients.

* Ensure continuous review of team procedures, policies, systems and robust management and implementation of projects/initiatives.

* Manage all client negotiations regarding Service Level Agreements.

* Act as a technical accounting point of reference (IFRS and UK GAAP financial reporting).

* Liaise directly with Investment Managers, AIFM’s, Depositaries, Auditors and other necessary 3rd Parties.

* Work collaboratively with line management, peers and staff to share best practice, enhance operational effectiveness and create awareness of issues throughout the business

Requirements:

* ACA/ACCA/CIMA qualified.

* Proven experience of managing a team, leadership and people management.

* Experience of managing and delivering within a changing environment.

* Detailed knowledge of UK GAAP and IFRS as applied to the alternative investment funds industry.

* Extensive fund administration and accounting experience.

* Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.

* Demonstrably methodical and highly organised with a proven ability to meet deadlines.

* Advanced Microsoft Office skills (Excel, Word, Outlook).

* Previous experience of Yardi Voyager, AltaReturn or Simcorp Dimension (desirable).

Competencies:

* Self-motivated, enthusiastic and dedicated

* Innovation, change and continuous improvement

* Capable of managing multiple concurrent tasks in a demanding business environment

* Able to work with internal and external stakeholders at all levels

* Diligent, a committed team player with a pro-active style

Reference: 210580367

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