Accountant - leading Asset Management firm

Recruiter
Carnegie Consulting Ltd
Location
London
Salary
40000.00 - 50000.00 GBP Annual
Posted
19 Mar 2017
Closes
21 Mar 2017
Category
Accounting
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
Our client is a leading international provider of financial services to private equity and real estate fund managers based in central London. A new role has arisen giving a unique opportunity for the right candidate to start a career in this competitive sector and develop their skillset.

Key responsibilities include:

- Day to day responsibility for the management of designated private equity or real estate clients
- Review quarterly and annual financial statements and reports
- Work closely with you line manager and technical and training team to ensure financial statements meet the fund's reporting requirements, e.g. UK GAAP or IFRS
- Review drawdown calculations to ensure accuracy of figures as funds seek access to their commitments from investors
- Review distribution calculations to ensure the flow of funds from the sale of an investment are accurately recorded so that proceeds are appropriately allocated and paid to investors
- Ensure the accurate communication of all cash movements between the fund and its investors through the issuance of relevant notices to investors
- Oversee the preparation and completion process of client deliverables including agreeing timetables with clients and thereafter monitoring progress against these to ensure open and effective communication at all times
- Responsible for the training and development of junior team members. Lead staff appraisals, effectively providing feedback, support and setting objectives
- Gain a good understanding of the accounting framework for each designated client (as prescribed in the fund's legal documentation, the LPA) and ensure the movement of funds and transactions are treated in accordance with this framework
- Contribute ideas to improve processes to either gain efficiencies or reduce risk

Qualifications:

- University degree in Accountancy/Business/Mathematics or otherwise demonstrable strong aptitude for numeracy
- ACA or ACCA qualified or three years fund accounting/administration experience
- Please note the above qualifications are an absolute must and any applicants without these will not be considered

Requirements:

- Genuine desire to move into financial services/private equity sector
- At least 3 years' experience working in a professional office environment, preparing and reviewing financial statements or accounting practice working on multiple client relationships
- Strong experience in the review of working paper files and financial statements including disclosures
- Previous experience in the preparation of financial statements and working paper files
- Management of client relationships and experience with resolving issue directly with clients
- Management of junior staff providing job training, feedback and contributing to the appraisal process

The opportunity:

- To break into the asset management sector, often seen as an extremely lucrative space in the market
- A chance to develop a career in fund accounting, whether in-house or outside of private equity/real estate