Managed Accounts / Investment Operations Manager
General Description The Company is a fast growing service provider primarily focused on delivering bespoke back and middle office solutions to venture capital, private equity and managed account managers. The firm has a large existing client base and a strong growth strategy going forward. Reporting to the Head of Administration and Accounting the Managed Accounts Manager will be responsible for the daily accounting, internal reporting and periodic client reporting on the Company's venture capital clients. This includes responsibility of all key service functions; receiving agent, custody, accounting and investor services. In addition, you will be responsible for delivering the operational elements of the Company's regulatory and tax reporting requirements. The role requires a keen attention to detail as ensuring the accuracy and timeliness of client deliverables will be an important aspect of the position. Key responsibilities - To manage work load of the team to ensure timely and accurate completion of all client deliverables. - Develop skills and skills of team members as appropriate. - Conduct team appraisals and objective setting. - To maintain a standardised set of Investment accounting procedures to be applied to all managed account clients. - Managing the processing of investment transactions and payments. - Report to the head of administration and accounting on a regular basis regarding the company's venture capital activity. - To be first point of contact for assigned clients. - To plan and manage the delivery of services to designated clients. - To actively improve operating efficiencies within Investment accounting area. - To assist with taking on new clients. - To ensure accurate and timely daily internal bank reconciliations and reporting in accordance with FCA client rules, and collate data for the completion of monthly FCA reporting. - To ensure accurate and timely monthly asset reconciliations and reporting in accordance with FCA client rules, and collate data for the completion of monthly FCA reporting. - To ensure quarterly managed accounts investor reports are accurately produced and delivered to investors to agreed deadlines. - Prepare monthly invoicing for all designated clients. - Assist with ad-hoc projects from time to time. Person Specification - At least 3 years' experience in hedge fund/venture capital fund administration. - Part Qualified or recently qualified accountant (ACA/ACCA/CIMA). - Knowledge and experience of Sungard fund accounting systems (Investran or InvestOne) would be beneficial - Familiarity with sub-custody and brokerage relationships would be beneficial - Knowledge of trade execution and settlement procedures - Intermediate to advanced excel knowledge. - Displays strong verbal and written skills. - Ensures clear, concise and appropriate communication. - Operates in an organised and structured manner with an appropriate focus on detail. - Remains flexible and demonstrates ability to prioritise work. - Exhibits high energy and drive. - Can demonstrate a strong commitment to meet deadlines and achievement of the highest standards.