Fund Accountant - 6 Month FTC - Asset Management

7 days left

London, United Kingdom
£350 - £450
17 Nov 2022
17 Dec 2022
Job Function
Industry Sector
Finance - General
Employment Type
Full Time
I'm partnered with a leading, global asset manager who're looking for an accomplished fund accountant to join them for a maternity cover contract.

The business is looking for a strong fund finance professional who can assist with overseeing the relationship with outsourced fund accounting providers, work with a global team to continue the rollout out the firms' technological initiatives and provide technical knowledge and expertise on review of new investment types.

  • Provide oversight of functions performed by outsourced Fund Accounting providers. Ensures daily deliverable service levels are met and outputs are accurate.
  • Assumes ownership of all assigned accounting tasks, including accounting transactions, fund level analysis and ETF valuation activities.
  • Independently identifies issues and recommends solutions to mitigate risk. Exercises judgment in elevating material issues to management when necessary by applying a comprehensive conceptual understanding of the fund line-up, the business unit processes, and their impact to internal/external clients and downstream consuming applications.
  • Establishes and maintains effective working relationships with both internal and external clients and business partners, including Investment Management, Investment Operations and external Fund Accounting providers.
  • Monitors various controls to ensure adherence to all Fund Accounting procedures while demonstrating awareness and understanding of risk management practices, sharing ideas and best practices.
  • Documents any areas of control weaknesses and recommended improvement measures to the management team. Performs work flow and procedural reviews. Develops new procedures and documents work flow changes.
  • Participates in divisional and departmental initiatives to continuously improve oversight processes and strengthen engagement.
  • Consistently secures sensitive information in accordance with guidelines and is prepared to implement contingency plans.
  • Participates in special projects and performs other duties as assigned

  • Possess an undergraduate degree, preferably in accounting or finance. Or possess an appropriate combination of training and experience
  • ACCA or ACA qualification preferred
  • Minimum 5 years of business related experience. Accounting or Finance related experience preferred. Strong organisational and problem resolution skills.
  • Strong interpersonal communication skills (assertiveness, consensus building).
  • Strong oral and written communication skills. Strong presentation skills.
  • Excellent problem solving skills
  • Excellent time management and organization skills.
  • Ability to work quickly and independently with attention to detail and sensitivity to deadlines.
  • Ability to effectively manage multiple priorities.
  • Strong knowledge of MS Office applications.
  • Ability to interact with various levels of management.