Investment Accountant

Walker Hamill Ltd
London (Greater)
12 Jan 2018
14 Feb 2018
Contract Type
Full Time
This role will provide a high calibre candidate with the opportunity to work in a finance department which is dynamic, fast paced, evolving and entrepreneurial. It serves as a business partner to the front office and collaborates with both external fund managers and external service providers to deliver for investors. This is a fantastic opportunity to gain general private equity industry knowledge and depending on the experience of the individual, the tasks and responsibilities outlined below could evolve to take on more responsibility.

- Monitoring investment valuations provided by underlying investment managers in "real time", down to a portfolio company level, primarily through interpreting and capturing Financial Statement information.
- Ensuring classification of cash flows related to investment positions are accurately recorded in the investment monitoring system.
- Engaging with multi-jurisdictional administrators to manage reporting and funding requirements of complex vehicle structures
- Supporting the Deal teams with any required analysis such as overall fund exposure, historic investment manager (GP) performance, and any existing position performance within the current portfolios.
- Setting up new deal structures and processes within the finance system. Using this knowledge to become a 'deal expert' and educate the other team members on deal dynamics and processes.
- Facilitation of multi-currency funding requirements; interacting with external Administrators and Fund Accounting team to ensure timely funding of new deals.
- Reviewing the weekly reconciliation between the Administrator's system and the in-house system, checking for accuracy with attention to detail, and ensuring issues are dealt with in a timely manner.
- Preparing a quarterly review pack documenting the work performed to obtain comfort over the funds' valuations.
- Preparing and reviewing key reports for different stakeholders on a quarterly basis.
- Reviewing SPV accounts/fund accounts prepared by the administrators.

- Newly qualified ACA or ACCA qualification (or equivalent) with first time passes
- Strong academics2:1 degree or higher (or equivalent)
- Organised with excellent attention to detail
- Experience working with Administrators/third party providers advantageous
- Strong communication skills

Walker Hamill has been a specialist finance and strategy recruiter for almost 30 years. We have an extensive client group, including major multinational listed companies, private equity backed businesses and privately owned, early stage ventures. We recruit across all sectors, but have particularly strong client relationships in media, retail, pharma/biotech, technology, property/real estate, leisure and business services. We have offices in the UK, Switzerland and Australia. For further information, please see [URL removed]
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