Fund Accountant

Independent Fund Administrator
50000.00 - 55000.00 GBP Annual
05 Sep 2017
03 Oct 2017
Contract Type
General Description

The Company is an independent service provider servicing UK private equity, venture capital and EIS fund managers. The firm has a large existing client base and a strong growth strategy going forward.

Reporting to a Fund Accounting Manager the Fund Accountant will be responsible for managing the service provision to a portfolio of private equity funds. Focusing on managing the relationship with designated clients and the production of periodic reporting to clients and investors.

Key responsibilities

- To manage a team of part qualified accountants, starting with two direct reports but growing to a larger team as new clients are onboarded.
- Develop team members as appropriate and act as a mentor to part qualified accountants.
- To review client deliverables including Quarterly/Annual Financial statements, Drawdowns and Distributions of designated private equity clients.
- To ensure accurate and timely reporting in accordance with client expectations of fund reports including but not limited to capital accounts, investor reports and financial accounts.
- Be responsible for developing a strong team ethic within the team.
- To develop a standardised set of fund accounting procedures to be applied to all clients.
- 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 Fund accounting area.
- To assist with taking on new clients.
- To actively remain abreast of the technical development within the funds administration industry.
- To develop the use of the Investran and other relevant IT systems.
- Assist with ad-hoc projects from time to time.

Person Specification

- At least 3 years experience in private equity/venture capital fund administration.
- Accountancy qualification (ACA/ACCA/CIMA).
- Experience of manage junior staff.
- 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.