Fund Accounting Manager (Private Equity)

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The Role & Key Responsibilities
Skills Required
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Skills Required

  • A University degree in Accountancy or equivalent/Final stages of ACCA qualification
  • An ability to work to and meet agreed deadlines
  • Ability to work under pressure
  • Competence in Excel, general IT and accounting packages
  • A minimum of 3 years’ experience in a similar role
  • Experience in audit would be ideal, but not necessary
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Skills Required

  • A University degree in Accountancy or equivalent/Final stages of ACCA qualification
  • An ability to work to and meet agreed deadlines
  • Ability to work under pressure
  • Competence in Excel, general IT and accounting packages
  • A minimum of 3 years’ experience in a similar role
  • Experience in audit would be ideal, but not necessary
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Department: Fund Accounting

Employment Type: Full Time Permanent

Role & Key Responsibilities:

  • You will work directly with the Head of Private Equity in your region and with other Vice Presidents in connection with the performance of duties related to the administration of Private Equity Funds.
  • You should have relevant experience in the Auditing or Administration of Private Equity funds. You will have a proven knowledge of the fund industry and should have demonstrated experience in leading teams in a similar role. Experience working on Investran would also be highly beneficial for this position.
  • You will be responsible for oversight and review of the calculation of monthly & quarterly valuations including but not limited to;
  • Management Fee & Waterfall calculations along with approving the fund valuations prior to be released externally.
  • Dealing with requests from and communicating with the investment manager regarding all aspects of the accounts operation.
  • Updating accounting and client relationship management systems, updating and verifying statistical information, preparing financial statements, and working with external auditors.
  • Management of Fund Accounting processes for Global fund clients
  • Client relationship management and acting as point of contact for Fund Administration clients
  • Successful take on of new fund administration mandates from New Business team
  • Assisting senior management with certain business projects outside the day-to-day administration of the Team (as required)
  • Provide guidance, leadership and technical assistance in areas where it is most needed to other team members
  • Work with senior management to implement key operating procedures (KOP) for new transactions before first NAV of each new fund closed to ensure all necessary information in respect of the Fund is available to satisfy any accounting requirements
  • Responsible for the completion of the audit process for assigned relationships.
  • A strong understanding of the systems used and will be responsible for the consistency and accuracy of assigned relationships.
  • Reviewing Investor related documents such as Limited Partnership Agreements, Subscription Documents & Side letters.
  • A good understanding of the capital call, return of capital and equalization processes.
  • Assist with the training of new colleagues
  • Investigating any discrepancies which may occur and achieving resolutions
  • Ensure Client concerns and queries are addressed in a timely and efficient manner
  • Ensuring compliance with all internal deadlines for reporting and MIS
  • Motivation, performance management & development of staff (including training) to provide highest level of service to all internal & external clients
  • Ensure effective communication with colleagues and corresponding departments
  • Escalation point for complex & sensitive matters (internal & external) ensuring accurate error reporting to all relevant parties in line with Apex procedures
  • Represent Apex at external client and board meetings.
  • Extensive and proven fund accounting experience
  • Experience with general ledger accounting, with demonstrated attention to detail and accuracy, analytical, technical, organisational, and problem solving skills
  • Private Equity fund accounting experience
  • Experience using the system Investran
  • Proficiency in advanced Excel functions
  • Strong computers skills including Excel, Word, and Outlook
  • Excellent communication and inter-personal skills
  • Attention to detail with strong organizational skills
  • An ability to think critically and objectively
  • Experience working with an investment management or finance-related firm preferred
  • A general knowledge of the investment industry and/or fund accounting experience preferred.
  • The flexibility and willingness to work additional hours as needed
  • Educated to degree level (or overseas equivalent)
  • An excellent communicator with strong inter-personal skills
  • Focused on attention to detail with strong organisational skills
  • Flexible and willing to work additional hours as needed

 

 

  • A genuinely unique opportunity to be part of an expanding large global business
  • Exposure to all aspects of the business, cross-jurisdiction and to working with senior management directly

We are an equal opportunity employer and ensure that no applicant is subject to less favourable treatment on the grounds of gender, gender identity, marital status, race, colour, nationality, ethnicity, age, sexual orientation, socio-economic, responsibilities for dependants, physical or mental disability. Any hiring decision are made on the basis of skills, qualifications and experiences.

We measure our success as a business, not only by delivering great products and services and continually increasing our assets under administration and market share, but also by how we positively impact people, society and the planet.

For more information on our commitment to Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) please visit our CSR policy page.

If you are looking to take that next step in your career and are ready to work for a high performing organisation, alongside talented people who take pride in delivering great results, please submit your application (with your CV, cover letter and salary’s expectations) to our dedicated email address: [email protected]

 

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Diane Mero, Office Manager, Dubai

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We look to recruit bright, articulate and numerate employees who are not afraid of a challenge and are prepared to work hard and love what they do. Every employee plays a part in making our business what it is today and the more we grow, the more important that becomes.

 

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