Senior Fund Controller

Recruiter
Financial Services
Location
London, United Kingdom
Salary
GBP90000 - GBP100000 per annum
Posted
11 Aug 2022
Closes
07 Sep 2022
Ref
16341532
Industry Sector
Finance - General
Employment Type
Full Time
Education
Bachelors
This London based Senior Fund Controller role is with a leading financial services business.

Description

The responsibilities of the successful candidate for this Senior Fund Controller role will include:
  • Assist with design and delivery and ongoing support of our Infrastructure equity funds, taking the lead role on the ground with the business and assisting with the finance elements of the business cases for new funds;
  • Support fundraising and investor negotiations;
  • Work on originations being involved in financial due diligence and structuring;
  • Support planning for future growth and development in the European Infrastructure Equity finance function
  • Provide general financial control support to the London and Luxembourg offices;
  • Being part of a high performing team, which consistently delivers against both the Investment Finance (IF) objectives as well as the wider AMPCI corporate objectives. The role will need to partner with all the key stakeholders in the NWR and the GIF Investment team to provide strategic and technical financial support to the growth of GIF.

Business Focus
  • Take initiative in the continuous development and improvement of finance processes and systems to ensure efficient and effective management of processes, operational risks and key stakeholders (both internal and external).
  • Actively manage the relationship and commercial value / service delivery from outsourced providers and to clients;
  • Generate creative, workable solutions to address complex business problems and make decisions and judgements about important and/or complex business issues. Ability to think outside the box, be challenged and to do things differently to achieve better outcomes.
  • Perform review of origination and fund set-up costs to ensure strong financial control for both AMPCI and the European equity funds;
  • Responsibility for the process of stakeholder management throughout the business, ensuring that all stakeholders have access to the information required on a timely basis;
  • Provide input into centrally-managed project teams to ensure that European and North American interests are considered and included;


Technical Focus
  • Finance technical support for infrastructure fund transactions (including setting up new funds or buying/selling assets);
  • Involvement in pitching to potential investors and setting out the various funds and their strategies and benefits;
  • Primary finance contact for RFP responses;
  • Support for investor meetings and the preparation of associated documents;
  • Support investor negotiations including syndication, co-investment, fees and rebate structures;
  • Act as Secretary of the Investment Committees
  • Product specialist for the closed end funds industry, with an emphasis on sharing knowledge
  • Perform financial due diligence as part of the originations team;

Profile

The successful candidate for this Senior Fund Controller role will have the following exposure:
  • Undergraduate degree in a finance-related subject
  • Fully ACA/CA/CPA/ACCA qualified
  • At least 10+ years' experience with 5+ years' in asset management
  • International Accounting Standards reporting experience.
  • Closed end fund reporting experience.
  • Direct experience in management and execution of Infrastructure/Private Equity fund accounting services within an investment management or administration organisation.
  • Experience of working across business teams to influence change and drive implementation of business improvements.
  • Knowledge of Luxembourg corporate structures/Luxembourg GAAP an advantage (not essential).
  • Knowledge of US corporate structures and US GAAP beneficial.
  • Understanding of funds management industry with a focus on finance and detailed knowledge of securities accounting (domestic and international);
  • Broad knowledge of Fund accounting, including compliance and reporting requirements for complex closed end funds.
  • Strong relationship management, influencing and negotiation skills.
  • A process improvement mind-set - ability to critique and improve Finance processes to optimise efficiency and control environment.
  • Data analysis, modelling and benchmarking skills.
  • Attention to detail & quality focus.
  • Confident presentation skills - articulate - ability to explain complex matters simply

Job Offer

Attractive salary and benefits package.

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