Head of Fund Accounting – Canada

Overview

The Role & Key Responsibilities
Skills Required
What you will get in return
Additional Information

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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The Role

The role will involve managing the fund accounting operations teams based in both the Mississauga and Toronto offices (circa 40 people). In this position you will report into the Managing Director (MD) for the Canadian entity. You will work with the Global Head of Fund Accounting Operations and with key stakeholders in connection with the performance of duties related to the administration of funds across both teams. Your team will provide fund accounting services for clients contracted to various Apex offices across North America.

You will have extensive experience in the administration of private equity and hedge funds. Experience in private equity is mandatory. You will have a proven knowledge of the fund industry and should have demonstrated experience in leading teams successfully. Experience working on Efront and/or Investran would also be highly beneficial for this position.

Responsibilities:

  • You will be responsible for the oversight of fund administrators and their assigned clients
  • Experience dealing with a wide variety of closed ended funds (Private equity, PE FOFs, and Real estate funds)
  • Experience dealing with complex P&L allocations across entities within an overall structure
  • Strong understanding and experience dealing with various types of waterfall calculations.
  • Ensure the fund in your group are review of the NAV in accordance with the global KOP & checklists.
  • Proven track record of developing/motivating individuals and teams.
  • Ensure effective task allocation and delegation across your team
  • Ensure a culture of continuous improvement.
  • Manage team capacity to support new business.
  • Utilize offshore operational centers for the appropriate tasks within your group
  • Primary contact for level 1 clients and escalation for others.
  • Ensure client concerns and queries are addressed in a timely and efficient manner
  • Management oversight of the Audit process and delivery for your group within client agreed timeframe.
  • Deal with any client’s reviews or scorecards. Due diligence visits.
  • Ensure effective communication with colleagues and corresponding departments
  • Ensure management of the Outsourcing relationships (OSP) are closely managed.
  • Participate in new business pitches and resource estimation for its servicing.
  • Involvement in various project and product offering development.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

  • University degree preferred - accounting, finance, business or economics (or overseas equivalent)
  • Professional accounting designation preferred (CPA, CMA, CA, ACCA etc.)
  • Experience in a similar role with at least 5 years’ experience within the Fund industry
  • Strong industry knowledge with proven management experience
  • An ability to work to and meet agreed deadlines
  • Highly organized and motivated individual with an acute attention to detail.
  • Knowledge of IFRS and GAAP as applicable to Funds
  • Familiarity with the PE accounting system is a major plus (Efront and/or Investran)
  • Detailed knowledge & understanding of securities and other financial instruments.
  • Computer proficiency with advanced knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite (Excel etc)
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • An ability to think critically and objectively
  • Have the drive to work toward continuous improvement
  • The flexibility and willingness to work additional hours if required
  • 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

Life at Apex isn't just about the work you do, it's about embracing the culture and loving what you do. Every employee plays a part in making Apex who we are today and the more that we grow, the more important that becomes. Whatever your career path or specialism Apex ensures it rewards loyal and dedicated employees. The international nature of our business and global network of offices means that there are opportunities to broaden your life experiences and take either short-term or permanent relocation options.

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 organization, 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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