Senior Fund Accountant

  • £60 - 70,000
  • Londres, Angleterre, Royaume-Uni
  • CDI, Plein-temps
  • Curtis Murray Associates
  • 29 août 18

Our client is a successful international private equity group which invests in Africa. A qualified accountant is sought for a wide range of fund accounting tasks. A minimum of three years experience from the Private Equity, Real Estate or Infrastructure sectors or from a Fund Administration business is required. The role reports to the Head of Fund Finance and is based in London.

The Fund Accountant will be responsible for a fund and will provide support to the business on a variety of tasks including:

The Role:
Provide accurate and timely Fund portfolio information to investors:
•    Co-ordinate preparation of quarterly investor reports, including detailed financial statements and notes
•    Review and oversee financial information prepared by third party fund administrators
•    Prepare/ review quarterly valuations in accordance with International Private Equity and Venture Capital Valuation guidelines 
•    Manage drawdown and distribution activity
•    Calculate management fees and carried interest
•    Maintain data on fund performance
•    Prepare reports in accordance with investor side letters, other ad-hoc reports and respond to investor queries
•    Co-ordinate preparation of annual financial statements in accordance with US GAAP/ IFRS as required 
•    Liaise with professional advisers responsible for tax affairs of fund across a number of jurisdictions (including US tax reporting), including review of annual and quarterly tax information/ computations for investors and entities as required
Liaise with auditors in the different group jurisdictions
Review quarterly management accounts for manager, fund vehicles and all associated entities.
Develop fund accounting processes and systems:
•    Ensure adherence to controls and procedures 
•    Establish and maintain procedures for all third party and group payments 
Cash flow management:
•    Prepare rolling cash flow forecasts
•    Ensure compliance with solvency requirements in accordance with local law
Assist setting up SPVs, as required, to hold investments in portfolio companies
Liaise with the deal team on the accounting and deal execution aspects of transactions
Review of financial/ tax due diligence as required 
Monitor deal due diligence costs


Requirements:
•    You must be a qualified accountant (ACA/ACCA/CIMA)
•    Have a sound academic background
•    Fund accounting background, either from another Private Equity/Infrastructure/Real Estate fund or from a Fund Administrator
•    At least 3 years fund accounting experience 
•    Strong IT and modelling skills
•    Excellent interpersonal skills