Fund Accountant – CFO UK Services

IQ EQ Administration Services Ltd
Published
1 December 2023
Location
London, UK

Description

Job Description Responsibilities (how we will measure success) This role communicates directly with clients and delivers outsourced CFO related services to Hedge Funds, Private Equity Funds and other Closed Ended Funds. All deliverables must be of the highest quality and submitted on time, meeting Clients' and CFO colleagues' expectations. The role holder will lead client execution and engagements and serve as main point of contact. They will evaluate current financial and accounting processes for new clients, propose improvements and coordinate implementation efforts with senior management. The role holder will liaise with the clients' external auditors, administrator, HR/payroll, and other service providers. Tasks (what does the role do on a day-to-day basis) Review Fund NAVs, allocations, investor statements and reconciliations as produced by a Third-Party Fund Administrator. Collaborate with team members in various offices and provide ongoing operational support to multiple clients. Approve invoices, payments for/to clients and coordinate collection of cash and allocation, as applicable. Review and/or create financial models, budget to actuals, provide ad-hoc financial analysis and participate in ad-hoc projects. Review and approve expense & accrual schedules, management fee calculations and incentive allocations. Develop, mentor, and oversee junior team members across various offices and review their deliverables. Fund and management company financial statement preparation and/or review. Research and advise on accounting principles. Identify complex accounting issues and advise team and clients. Assist in evaluating current financial and accounting process for new clients, propose improvements and help coordinate implementation efforts. Review of service providers' contracts and funds' formation documents. Participate in weekly, monthly, or as needed conference calls internally and with clients. Qualifications Education / professional qualifications - Bachelor's degree in Accounting, Chartered Accountant and/or CFA preferred. Background experience - 5 years of experience in alternative Investment Management industry (Hedge Fund, Private Equity, Venture Capital, Real Estate). Excellent management, organizational, interpersonal and communication skills. Attention to detail and ability to multi-task. Passionate about working in a dynamic entrepreneurial environment. Hard-working, self-starter, dedicated, punctual and personable. Strong accounting and analytical skills. Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions to solve problems - quickly and competently. Management Company accounting background is a plus. Administration experience is a plus. Computer/program knowledge - Intermediate Microsoft Office skills with particular focus on advanced Excel skills including Pivot Tables and data manipulation would be desirable. Familiarity with eFront, QuickBooks, OpenAir, Bill.com, Expensify are a plus. Company, product and market knowledge - In depth understanding of investment management and alternative products. Management and leadership Experience of working in a supervisory role and setting objectives, performance management etc. Languages - Fluent in English and local spoken language. Additional information At IQ-EQ we want you to reach your full potential. We offer an inclusive and diverse environment to support your career aspirations. With a strong emphasis on continuous learning and a holistic approach to your professional and personal development. We also offer opportunities across our service lines and our international network of offices. Company description IQ-EQ is a leading Investor Services group which combines global expertise with an unwavering focus on client service delivery. We support fund managers, global companies, family offices and private clients operating worldwide.

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