Fund Accountant
£50000 + Bonus + Benefits
City of London

The Company provides high quality support services to both start-ups, new and larger and longer established fund structures and across a wide range of assets including real estate, debt, private equity, open-ended, alternative and London listed funds. They administer over £40 billion of assets for a range of institutions across 10 jurisdictions including the UK. They now have an excellent opportunity for an ambitious individual who is a finalist or newly / recently qualified ACA or ACCA with experience of accounting for London Listed or Open Ended Funds.

The role involves the provision of fund accounting and administration support to London listed investment trusts and other corporate entities. Working in a small team, there will be a large element of client contact. You will report and be accountable to the Finance Manager and ultimately the Managing Director. The individual performing the role must be able to prepare management accounts and the financial aspects of Statutory Accounts under minimal supervision. The role includes the following responsibilities:

  • Net asset value preparation and oversight of outsourced activities
  • Preparation of management accounts
  • Liaison with clients and other service providers as required to ensure a high quality delivery of service to clients
  • Preparation of Annual and Half yearly Reports
  • Liaising with auditors and resolution of audit queries
  • Establishment and maintenance of due diligence and KYC records
  • Processing clients payments
  • Providing support to the company secretarial team with financial and other information for Board papers
  • Other administrative duties as required

To be considered for this excellent opportunity, you must meet the following criteria:

  • Newly qualified (ACCA or ICAEW) or equivalent or at advanced stages of qualification
  • A minimum of 2 years fund accounting experience, with experience of London Stock Exchange listed funds or open ended funds
  • Good understanding of the accounting and administration of listed funds or Open Ended Funds and other corporate entities
  • Knowledge of IFRS and/or UK GAAP relevant to investments trusts and AIC SORP

Special Skills Required:

  • Some experience gained within an accounting and audit practice would be advantageous
  • Self-starter with ability to work on own initiative
  • Good organisational skills
  • Good verbal and written communication skills Reasonable study support for relevant professional qualifications will be provided if needed.