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Experienced Fund Accountant

D&A Group Operations
Closing date
24 Sep 2021

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Our client is seeking an experienced financial reporting fund accountant. If your profile fits the criteria please get in touch.

**This role requires the sucessful candidate to be able to attend the office based in Essex a few times a month, the rest being WFM**

Minimum Requirements

- Experience and fund accounting knowledge gained from within the financial services sector.

- Securities administration and financial reporting experience for a range of fund types including OEICs, and Unit Trusts and Investment Trusts.

Duties and Responsibilities

- Responsible for the production of OEIC/UT & Investment Trust reports and accounts

- To liaise with, manage and respond to any queries of Depositary, Company Secretariat and Auditors

- Prepare Distribution calculations

- To perform income forecasting, investment restrictions & investment performance summaries

- Reconcile the monthly packs, and respond to queries raised from Trustee/Depositary

- Monthly AIC returns, month end management accounts & loan covenant calculations

- Quarterly ONS returns and processing Directors payroll

- To assist in the take on of new clients and fund launches/closures/mergers

- Preparation of monthly/quarterly fee rebates

- Calculate Total Expense Ratios

- Participate in the development, testing and implementation of new systems and products

- Assist in the continuous review and development of the processes and associated internal controls operating in and around the fund accounting dept.

- Preparation of quarterly and annual tax returns

- Calculate and raise invoices for ACD, Registrar and Management fees

Skills and Competencies

- Requirement to gain a thorough understanding of all funds.

- The individual will need to be self-motivated, conscientious and able to work to and meet tight deadlines as well as being able to ensure work is completed to a high standard.

- It is essential the candidate is reliable and flexible as far as working hours are required.

- Good communication skills and ability to communicate well at all levels both internally and externally.

- Excellent computer skills, in particular Excel, are an essential requirement.
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