Fund Accounting Senior Officer

Location
London, England, United Kingdom
Salary
Competitive salary
Posted
23 Feb 2021
Closes
10 Mar 2021
Ref
7491461
Job role
Accountant
Experience level
Newly qualified
Job Description:
  • You will be actively involved in the initial setup ofnew funds and liaising with independent tax specialists, lawyers, and notaries as part of the set up process;
  • You will oversee the creation and collation of Know Your Customer (KYC) and Client Due Diligence files;
  • Taking care of the day-to-day operations of the funds and following up with third parties, including investors and fund managers;
  • Handling the fund accounts and preparation of periodic reports and regulatory reports for the fund entities;
  • Preparing the funds’ periodic Net Asset Value calculation and year-end financial statements, management of the audit, and reviewing other fund related reports;
  • Responsible for the preparation/review of drawdown and distribution calculations and notices, and equalisation calculations;
  • Coordinating and arranging investor servicing, including investor on-boarding, capital calls, and distributions as well as issuance of shareholder statements;
  • Organising and participating in board meetings and shareholders' meetings;
  • Reviewing tax returns and tax balances and maintaining relevant contacts with the tax authorities;
  • Accurately record all time spent dealing with client matters to ensure the clients are correctly invoiced;
  • Pro-actively take on additional responsibilities and administrative tasks as required by your managers or clients;
  • Mentoring and reviewing the work done by other members of the team.

Experience:
  • Newly qualified/part qualified Accountant (ACCA/CIMA/ACA);
  • Knowledge and experience in Real Estate and/or Private Equity fund administration is a requirement;
  • Experience on using e-Front or other fund administration IT systems with intermediate or better Excel skills would be a plus;
  • Fund accounting experience for closed ended funds - normal operations such as capital call, distributions and preparation of capital statements;
  • Preparation of financial statements under UK GAAP and IFRS;
  • KYC/on-boarding of clients and investors experience would be advantageous.


Your Profile:
  • You will have good organisational skills with an ability to prioritise and work at pace with accuracy and attention to detail;
  • An ability to work independently using your own initiative as well as being part of a team.
  • Confident written and verbal communicator – comfortable with working with external clients.

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