Senior Analyst - Venture Capital
£45000 - £55,000 + Bonus + Benefits

A high growth, venture capital firm, with a collegiate, supportive and diverse culture have an excellent opportunity to join them at a period of further growth. Currently with 6 funds as well as nearly $1.3bn invested, this is a career opportunity for a newly / recently qualified or part qualified accountant. This role is ideal for someone who wants to get experience in an in-house PE environment with the aim of developing their understanding of PE and venture capital funds as well as hands-on experience working directly with a Fund Controller and CFO.

To be considered for this excellent opportunity you should meet the following requirements:
* Newly / recently or part qualified accountant with excellent academic background
* No more than 2 years post-qualified experience gained in a firm of accountants or in house within the alternative investment industry.
* A strong interest in gaining an understanding of how a wide range of funds operates;
* Audit background and preferably with fund audit experience (although not a requirement);
* Proactive and a fast learner;
* Excellent written English and clear verbal communication skills;
* Highly organised, attention to detail and able to work to the highest standards;
* Hard working and ambitious

You will assist the Fund Controller and CFO providing support covering 6 complex fund structures totalling circa $1.3bn AUM plus various co-investment, founder and GP vehicles. Due to the continued growth of the business, they are looking to recruit a Financial Analyst to assist the Fund Controller with the day to day operational and control aspects of the fund management team. The role will involve becoming one of the core contact points for, taking on full ownership of the day to day operational, and control aspects of the fund management team reporting directly to the Fund Controller. You get involved in every aspect of running the fund structures efficiently and to the best in class standards. This includes involvement in the management of third party fund administrators, internal investment teams and other service providers to collate and present information in a timely and accurate manner. Additionally, you would be working with senior members of staff of the company and therefore would suit someone who has excellent communication skills and someone who is highly organised and can work to the highest standards. There is progression for the candidate to take full ownership of structures over time. The role includes the following:
* Getting involved in all aspects of Fund lifecycle from fundraising to liquidation of entities
* Understanding the legal mechanics of Fund management
* Helping manage deadlines to ensure all are met
* Helping the Fund Controller manage the third-party fund administrators
* Reviewing fund accounts and IRR calculations
* Reviewing fund expenses, drawdowns and distributions
* Understanding and reviewing complex carry models and calculations
* Drafting fund budgets and cash flow management
* Monitoring and ensuring execution of various fund or side letter obligations
* Monitoring investment performance through the management of the in-house portfolio management platform
* Responding to investor queries and helping in the reporting to investors
* Liaison with the auditors and managing the audit process
* Involvement in the quarterly investment valuation process