Apex Group

Senior Fund Accountant - SA CIS Fund Accounting

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

Senior Fund Accountant - SA (CIS) Fund Accounting

Summary of the position

Senior Fund Accountant - SA (CIS) Fund Accounting manage, to perform fund valuations within the Institutional Funds space. The Senior Fund Accountant will be required to administer the funds efficiently, accurately and within daily deadlines as well as setting up and ensuring checklists and standards are adhered to.

Outline of main duties and responsibilities

The main responsibilities of the role will be to :
  • Update the Apex system s with all the daily prices and the verification of these prices;
  • Providing mentorship and guidance to junior fund accountants, and reviewing all fund valuations
  • prepared by them, and ensuring the accurate calculation of fund valuations;
  • Generation and distribution of daily valuation files;
  • Responsibility for income distribution and TER calculations and providing them to clients timeously;
  • Reviewing all processes to assess continuous improvement and automation opportunities, and
  • presenting recommendations to management;
  • Responsibility for maintaining and continuously updating the process documentation;
  • Communicating and responding to queries internally and from the client, assisting team leaders and
  • managers in resolving such queries;
  • Dealing with client queries and audit queries;
  • Communicating and answering any queries on the funds from the team;
  • Performing valuation quality assurance reviews and ensuring consistent quality of output;
  • Management and oversight of production schedule and client deliverables in the team leader's absence;
  • Assisting Implementation of projects, checks and controls to mitigate risk;
  • Co-ordination of the induction program for new joiners.

Skills and experience required

The successful candidate will have :
  • Have minimum of 1-2 years' experience as a fund accountant;
  • A BCom or similar, accounting, economics or investments background;
  • Experience in Asset Management portfolio administration and pricing;
  • Experience with investment products (including Unit Trusts, Multi-Manager, Segregated Portfolios, ETF's,
  • Pooled products) either locally or internationally an advantage;
  • IT and Systems Skills and Knowledge;
  • A good working knowledge of systems or an aptitude for working with systems, specifically Invest One;
  • An excellent working knowledge of MS office & IT packages (particularly Excel );

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