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Fund Accountant, Private Equity Fund

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15 Sep 2021

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Fund Accountant / Finance Manager

In line with the ambitious growth plan, our client is looking for a talented and ambitious Fund Accountant / Finance Manager to join the team in London. Working alongside the CFO , Senior Financial Controller and Corporate Accountant. This role will largely cover the Fund activities whilst also providing some support on the Corporate side. The Fund Accountant / Finance Manager will also oversee the fund administration alongside the 3rd party administrators.

The role will include, but is not limited, to the following duties:

Fund administration and investment operations:
  • Work with Fund administrators to ensure the timely delivery of the day-to-day activity of the funds and various holding structures, including production of quarterly investor reports and accounts, partner statements, capital calls or distribution notices
  • Support on the quarterly valuation process and Valuation Committee process
  • Liaise with the fund administrators and together with the tax advisor(s) deliver the investor tax reporting packages (e.g.; K1 tax reporting for US investors)
  • Support the quarterly portfolio review process, analysing underlying investments and budgets, in articulation with the Investment Team
  • Overseeing the finances of investment vehicles e.g. NAV oversight, cash management, invoice approval, budgeting and the audit processes
  • Work with administrators, Senior Financial Controller and the CFO in the review of carried interest models
  • Assisting administrators with the audit process at the Fund level
  • Review of Holding company financial statements
  • Review of tax returns prepared by administrators and advisors

Corporate / Management company accounting:
  • Review monthly recharges to the funds and articulate with administrators for settlement
  • Cash management / treasury including the coordination of the accounts payable and receivable processes, cash forecasts, review of team expense claims and FX policies
  • Support preparation of the budget and supporting materials for Budget Committee
  • Corporate tax reporting (including corporation and partnership tax), monthly VAT reporting, PSA and P11D, engaging directly with the tax advisors as required
  • Review FCA returns prepared by 3rd party advisors.
  • Ensure statutory and regulatory returns are filed on time
  • Preparation and maintenance of the management company books and records
  • Preparation and presentation of monthly management accounts and reporting pack for management
  • Preparation of the Corporate entities financial statements. Liaison with auditors and management of the audit process

General Duties:
  • Identify opportunities and lead ad-hoc projects to improve efficiencies, systems and processes and/or improve productivity and/or save costs
  • General ad hoc requests from the CFO or Partners

Candidate profile

We are looking for an individual that is:
  • Highly numerate and detailed orientated
  • Very organised and has an ability to deliver within tight deadlines
  • Self-starter, proactive, energetic, and forward thinking anticipating business needs before they arise
  • Diligent and conscientious
  • Strong interpersonal and written communication skills
  • Ability to work autonomously and take the initiative
  • Proactive and the ability to work with different levels of management and across different functions and teams

Essential requirements:
  • ACA or ACCA qualified
  • Previous Fund Accounting experience in a Private Equity setting (Debt fund in addition will be considered favourably)
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