Internal Audit & Financial Reporting Manager

Recruiter
HedgeServ Ltd
Location
Dublin, Ireland
Salary
Not disclosed
Posted
24 Sep 2021
Closes
24 Oct 2021
Ref
R3231
Contract type
Permanent
Hours
Full time
Experience level
Manager

HedgeServ is a fast-growing service-driven global administrator. We feature a unique technology platform with one of the most experienced service teams in the industry. HedgeServ provides fund administration, middle office services, integrated risk & portfolio management, regulatory & compliance reporting, tax support, and complete shadow accounting services, underpinned by SOC 1 certified controls. HedgeServ supports all investment strategies within hedge funds, funds of hedge funds, private equity funds, asset managers, managed accounts and managed account platforms, UCITS funds, and other institutional investment programs such as pensions and endowments. Our services are completely customized for the needs of our individual hedge fund, fund of hedge funds and private equity fund clients. HedgeServ employs professionals globally across offices in the United States (New York & Dallas), Grand Cayman, Ireland (Dublin & Cork), Luxembourg, Poland (Krakow), Bulgaria (Sofia), and Australia (Sydney).

Department Overview

HedgeServ’s IA & FinRep department is expanding in both Cork and Dublin. This department works with some of the most complex hedge funds in the industry, collaborating with its clients to provide a unique technology driven service offering to deliver a streamlined financial reporting solution. The team provides expertise in U.S. Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP), International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS), Luxembourg GAAP and local regulatory requirements, specifically for HedgeServ’s strategic clients.

Job Description

An Internal Audit & Financial Reporting Manager will be required to prepare financial statements across HedgeServ’s strategic clients in compliance with U.S. GAAP, IFRS or Luxembourg GAAP under the supervision and guidance of a Financial Reporting Director. The Financial Reporting Manager will ensure the timely and accurate delivery of financial statements, whilst building relationships with Investment Managers and Auditors, as well as colleagues across multiple global offices.

Key Responsibilities

Financial Reporting:

  • Prepare or review financial statements including primary statements and all note disclosures ensuring they are drafted in accordance with:
    • the regulations of the fund domicile
    • the relevant GAAP of the Fund, primarily US GAAP, IFRS or Luxembourg GAAP
    • the constituting documents of the fund (prospectus / offering memorandum)
    • Investment Manager and/or Auditor instructions
  • Develop template financial statements utilizing both the HedgeServ Financial Reporting tool and using a third party bespoke financial reporting application
  • Co-ordinate and chair weekly call between the Auditors, Investment Manager and HedgeServ, tracking the status of the financial reporting project to agreed milestones on the timetable and resolving ad-hoc Investment Manager and Auditor queries in relation to GAAP or local regulations
  • Build a detailed personal knowledge of GAAP to understand the range of disclosures permissible under GAAP which best fit the ethos of the Investment Manager, and challenging the Auditors if required thereby adding value to the process from the Investment Manager’s perspective
  • Build a detailed personal knowledge of regulations (e.g. AIFMD, UCITs, and CFTC) to understand the range of disclosures permissible under the legislation which best fit the ethos of the Investment Manager
  • Coordinate the year-end financial statement process and ensure all Investment Manager and Auditor queries on the financial statements are resolved in a timely manner
  • Research queries on GAAP and Regulations and prepare a summary memo for circulation to HedgeServ employees

General:

  • Ensure errors or problems are identified and investigated on a timely basis; provide guidance for solutions to resolve
  • Review the work of others and ensure all work is delivered on schedule to meet agreed timelines
  • Maintain positive relationships with business stakeholders

Requirements:

Education:

  • Accounting, Finance, Legal or Business Degree – Min 2.2

Experience:

  • A Qualified Accountant (ACA/ACCA) who has completed a 3 or 4 year training contract with an audit firm specializing in the audit of Hedge Funds with a minimum of 2 years post qualified experience
  • A Qualified Accountant (ACA/ACCA/CIMA) who has completed a 3 or 4 year training contract with a Fund Administration firm specializing in financial reporting for Hedge Funds with a minimum of 2 years post qualified experience
  • Strong technical skills and attention to detail along with good knowledge of relevant accounting standards and regulatory requirements pertaining to the funds industry
  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Finance or Economics (2.2 min)
  • Detailed knowledge of US GAAP and/or IFRS
  • In-depth knowledge developed across audit and financial statement review, obtained from either audit engagements in an audit firm or within another financial institution

Personal skills:

  • Guide, motivate and coach staff, ensuring development of their knowledge and ability
  • Take ownership of designated tasks
  • Strong leadership skills
  • Strong IT skills, proficient at MS Office (Excel, Word and PowerPoint)
  • Excellent interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Strong attention to detail and well organized
  • Ability to work under pressure and to tight deadlines
  • Ability to be flexible and work effectively both within a team structure and independently
  • Act as a role model for HedgeServ

Benefits

  • Attractive compensation package including extensive set of benefits
  • Professional environment with great development opportunities
  • Work in a culture that rewards results
  • Flexible working arrangements - WFH

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