Apex Group

Fund Accountant

Apex Group
Cape Town, South Africa
Competitive salary
12 Jun 2024
22 Jun 2024
Approved employers
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Job role
Fund accountant
Experience level
Qualified accountant

Role summary:

We are seeking a Fund Accountant, reporting to a Manager within the Alternative Asset Services Division of Apex, to have responsibility for the preparations of accurate portfolio valuations on a timely basis. You will typically be responsible for the preparation/overseeing of a number of client portfolios (underlying accounting, financial statements preparation, regulatory requirements), the development and mentoring of more junior team members and providing the highest quality of service to our customers.

Key responsibilities:

  • Working with the manager and Director to ensure the planning, coordination and completion of NAVs;
  • Management Reporting and Statutory Reporting of corporate entities to ensure the team complies with all of its accounting and regulatory obligations and requirements including listing requirements and client reporting;
  • Assist with the development and mentoring of trainee fund accountants;
  • Liaising with fund managers, brokers, and custodians to communicate information and resolve issues on a timely basis;
  • Ensure that client responsibilities are managed effectively and to agreed client, best practice, regulatory and statutory deadlines;
  • Assisting the external auditors to ensure the audit function is executed on a timely and efficient basis;
  • Performing any additional responsibilities that may be required in the support of the on-going management and development of the division;
  • Preparation of monthly, quarterly, annual NAV's;
  • Preparation of management accounts and IPD's; and
  • Preparation of annual statutory financials statements.

Skills / experience:

Commerce degree with:
  • Financial Accounting 3
  • Taxation 1
  • Auditing 1 OR Internal Auditing 2 or Internal Control & code of Ethics;
  • Corporate Law 1 OR Commercial Law 2
  • Management accounting;
  • SAIPA OR CIMA or AG(SA) qualified
  • Proficient in MS Excel; structural and detail orientated;
  • Good analytical and problem-solving skills;
  • Excellent interpersonal and teamwork skills;
  • Ability to prioritize work and meet strict deadlines;
  • Excellent communication and organisation skills;
  • Motivated and driven
  • Fund related accounting experience will be an advantage
  • Private Debt, Capital Markets, Real Assets or Private Equity knowledge will be a distinct advantage.

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