Senior Fund Accountant

  • Aquarius Recruitment Specialists
  • Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa
  • May 08, 2017
Permanent Accounting Investment

Job Description

• We are seeking a Fund Accountant, reporting to a Manager within the Debt Division of the Company, to have responsibility for the preparations of accurate portfolio valuations on a timely basis. You will typically be responsible for the preparation/overseeing of a number of client portfolios (underlying accounting, financial statements preparation, regulatory requirements) including the development and mentoring of more junior team members and providing the highest quality of customer services

Key Duties
• Working with the assistant manager, manager and Director to ensure the planning, coordination and completion of NAVs, Management Reporting and Statutory Reporting of corporate entities to ensure the team complies with all of its accounting and regulatory obligations and requirements including listing requirements and client reporting
• Assist with the Supervision and mentoring of a number of trainee fund accountants and fund accountants
• Liaising with fund managers, brokers, and custodians to communicate information and resolve issues on a timely basis
• Ensure that client responsibilities are managed effectively and to agreed client, best practice, regulatory and statutory deadlines
• Assisting the external auditors to ensure the audit function is executed on a timely and efficient basis
• Performing any additional responsibilities that may be required in the support of the on-going management and development of the division
• Preparation of monthly, quarterly, annual NAV’s, Management accounts and IPD’s
• Preparation of annual statutory financials statements

Qualifications and Experience
• Registered accountant with SAIPA (or similar institution) with at least one year post articles experience

Key Skills
• Proficient in MS Excel
• Structural and detail orientated
• Good analytical and problem solving skills
• Excellent interpersonal and teamwork skills
• Ability to prioritise work and meet strict deadlines
• Excellent communication and organisation skills
• Motivated and driven and
• Minimum of 2 years fund related accounting experience
• Private Debt and Capital Markets knowledge will be a distinct advantage

Job Level

Skilled

Salary Range

Negotiable