Fund Accountant x 3 roles

Glasgow, UK
11 Sep 2019
25 Sep 2019
Contract Type
Full Time
Job title: Fund Accountant

Location: Glasgow

Day Rate: Negotiable

Company Profile:

A leading global financial services firm providing a wide range of investment banking, securities, investment management and wealth management services are seeking three part qualified accountants. The Firm's employees serve clients worldwide including corporations, governments and individuals from more than 1,200 offices in 43 countries.

As a market leader, the talent and passion of our people is critical to our success. Together, we share a common set of values rooted in integrity, excellence and strong team ethic. The company can provide a superior foundation for building a professional career - a place for people to learn, to achieve and grow. A philosophy that balances personal lifestyles, perspectives and needs is an important part of our culture.

Glasgow Profile:

The company's Glasgow office employs in excess of 1,300 staff across Operations, Technology, Legal and Compliance, Internal Audit, Fund Services and Finance. Due to our growing business, we have a demand for career minded people to join our teams. Our opportunities offer unrivalled scope for progression and training within a fast paced, meritocratic and constantly changing environment.

Team Profile:

The Fund Accountants work very closely with Client Account Managers of the company's Fund Services in ensuring accurate accounts and Net Asset Value calculations of their hedge fund clients and to review technical accounting, operating and performance related issues. Clients will invest in a wide range of securities and derivatives providing the Fund Accountant with exposure to complex investments.

The Financial Reporting Team is a group which prepares the Financial Statements and audit packs for the clients and their nominated auditors. The members of the Financial Reporting team work with the Account managers and the accountants responsible for the fund to prepare the annual statutory accounts along with the pack of information requested by the clients' auditors. The position requires strong communication, and accounting skills and an understanding of Financial Statements in the financial services industry.

Primary Responsibilities:

- Prepare annual Financial Statements accounts for Hedge Fund clients

- Prepare year end packs of information for Hedge Fund clients' auditors

- Liaise with Client Account Managers on audit and financial reporting queries

- Identify and implement process changes to enhance efficiency

Skills Required:

- Qualified /Part Qualified ACCA/CIMA/CA accountant/Bachelor's/Master's degree in Accounting/Finance

- Proficiency with Microsoft Office and Excel

- Strong interpersonal and communication skills, both written and verbal

- Ability to communicate effectively across global locations

- Execute sound judgment on escalating risk

- High levels of accuracy and numeracy

- Ability to multi-task

- Applicants should have a record of accomplishment of delivering against tight deadlines

- Experience gained from asset manager, fund administrator, public accounting firm, prime brokerage or securities servicing firm preferable

Skills Desired:

The following personal attributes are important for this role:

- Confident

- Adaptable

- Strong communicator

- Solid analytical skills

- Team worker

- Well organised

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