Apex Group

Hedge Fund Accountant

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

Role summary

We are seeking a Fund Accountant, reporting to a Manager within the Fund Accounting Division of Apex to prepare accurate portfolio valuations and financial statements. The Fund Accountant role involves preparations of accurate portfolio valuations on a timely basis. You will typically be responsible for the accounting of a number of portfolios. Maintain the underlying accounting records for assigned funds (including domestic, offshore, hedge funds, partnerships, etc.). Seasoned incumbent responsible for approximately 3 to 6 valuations.

Key responsibilities
  • Prepare daily, weekly and/or monthly portfolio valuations;
  • Maintain the underlying accounting records for assigned funds;
  • Liaise with fund managers, brokers and custodians to communicate information and resolve issues on a timely basis;
  • Reconcile brokerage and custodian accounts to underlying records;
  • Establishing excellent client relationships and provide a quality service at all times;
  • Assist the external auditors to ensure the audit function is executed on a timely and efficient basis;
  • Assist Senior Fund Accountants and Supervisors with audit queries;
  • Periodically assists with reviews and the identification of errors and inconsistencies.

Skills / experience
  • Commerce, Honours or Bus Sci Degree with Financial Accounting;
  • Excellent interpersonal and teamwork skills;
  • Structured and detail oriented;
  • Excellent customer service and communication skills;
  • Ability to prioritise work and meet strict deadlines;
  • Good analytical and problem-solving skills;
  • At least 2 years related experience;
  • Proficient in MS Excel;
  • Hedge fund industry knowledge would be a distinct advantage.

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