Fund Accounting Oversight

United Kingdom
05 Nov 2020
04 Dec 2020
Job role
Experience level
Qualified accountant
Role Responsibility

• Own the Oversight of the external Fund Accountant for Irish domiciled UCITS and AIFs funds
• Provide Fund accounting technical expertise across all operational aspects
• Contribute towards and make presentations to governance bodies (e.g. fund boards) and committees
• Review and challenge policies and procedures to help evolve the Fund Accounting Ops model
• Challenge the overall operating model and control framework for Fund Accounting and related outsourced services.
• Build good relationships with business areas within, effectively engage and lead fund launches and product change.
• Contribute to ensuring compliance with all relevant policies and with regulatory requirements impacting Products.
• Supervising outsourced functions, including performance of the service provider, due diligence visits, evaluate control environments, investigation of NAV related queries from internal and external sources.
• Supporting the Financial Statement team in local audits and review of financial statements.
• Ensure Team approach is consistent with standard control methodologies, oversight and management of vendors and production of fund asset valuations and where appropriate provides input and builds initiatives to improve such processes.

Qualifications and Skills:

• At least 5 years UCITS, AIF fund accounting experience, including (but not limited to):
• Hedged Share Classes
• Investor anti-dilution mechanisms
• Expense budgets, TER, UCITs Ongoing Charges, Performance fees
• Provider Control environment & NAV tolerance review
• Project Management for regulatory change and business change
• Vendor management experience
• Good understanding of the fund valuation and associated transaction lifecycle and key control frameworks.
• Good prioritization skills and ability to handle differing requirements from multiple 'clients'.
• Good track record in implementing change management
• Develop practical and pragmatic solutions through a 'hands on' approach.
• Good verbal and written communication capabilities - ability to interact and clearly communicate / articulate with all levels, including portfolio managers, fund directors, external auditors, senior management and vendors.
• Needs initiative, drive and enthusiasm; passion for performance.
• Excellent attention to detail!
If you're interested in this or other financial services jobs, please contact John Howe on 01 592 7868 or email [email protected]

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