Fund Accountant - Global Quant Hedge Fund

  • Location:

    London, England

  • Sector:

    Part-Qualified Finance

  • Job type:

    Permanent

  • Salary:

    £35000 - £45000 per annum + Study Support & Bonus

  • Contact:

    Louis Nwosu-Hope

  • Job ref:

    14112018lnh2_1542210318

  • Published:

    4 months ago

  • Expiry date:

    2018-12-14

  • Startdate:

    ASAP

The Role

Fund Accountant

The primary objective of this role is the production and validation of financial information to a high degree of accuracy on a timely basis. The role involves a broad range of activities with competing time pressures, so the successful candidate will have the ability and desire to take full ownership of a number of activities that are integral to the Fund Accounting function. The pace is fast and the team is a dynamic and diverse combination of individuals.

Examples of specific duties and responsibilities include:

  • Validating official fund NAV's - daily and monthly

  • Tracking receipt of invoices, obtaining relevant approval and ensuring swift payment

  • Ownership of the accrual process, communicating changes to the fund administrator and liaising with departments internally to ensure all accruals are up to date

  • Reviewing subscription and redemption contract notes. Interacting with the Investor Relations teams, both internal and fund administrator's, to ensure accurate capital flows are communicated for trading

  • Producing weekly NAV estimates for the funds

  • Supporting the other members of the team

Once knowledge, qualifications or experience has been attained, responsibilities may additionally include:

  • Preparing budgets, forecasts and other management reports for the funds

  • Producing quarterly data for regulatory reporting, tax reporting and analysis, board reports

  • Improving processes and workflows

Candidate Attributes

  • Willingness and ability to take ownership of, and be responsible for, a range of deliverables
  • Intelligent and motivated self-starter with strong time management skills
  • Ability to deliver high quality work in a time pressured environment
  • Attention to detail and ability to effectively prioritise/reprioritise tasks
  • Strong interpersonal skills - a team player is essential
  • Ability to think logically and independently in order to add value
  • Good verbal and written communication skills

Technical Skills

  • At least 6 months prior industry experience, preferably in a fund accounting or similar role at a hedge fund or fund administrator
  • Strong academic record
  • Advanced Excel, including knowledge of sumifs, vlookups, pivot tables
  • Nice to haves:
    • Part qualified ACA, CIMA or ACCA
    • Database/VBA/SQL experience
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