Fund Accountant- – Private Credit

Barings Corp.
Published
28 February 2024
Location
Borough, South East London

Description

At Barings, we are as invested in our associates as we are in our clients. We recognize those who work diligently for us and reward them for personal and professional integrity, communication skills, distinct competencies and expertise in specific strategies, ability to collaborate as a team member and true dedication to the interests of our clients. We thank you for your interest in joining the Barings team, and invite you to explore our current employment opportunities. Title: Fund Accountant - Private Credit Business Unit: Private Investment Fund Finance Location: London, UK Job Summary With a significant growth in Global Private Finance and Global Infrastructure Debt space within the Barings, an opportunity has arisen within the Private Investment Fund Finance team based in London. The fund strategies are performing exceptionally well, with lots of growth and opportunity to learn on the job in particular working closely with portfolio management and investment team. The successful candidate will take ownership and be responsible for overseeing a group of co-mingled funds and segregated mandates, liaising with and various service providers on operational BAUs, typically monthly or quarterly processes, controls, and deliverables. Collectively managing/assisting and building the relations with third-party fund administrators (TPAs)is essential. Exercising fund controllership to ensure smooth fund operations and timely client facing deliverables is paramount for this role. Primary Responsibilities The responsibilities of the role include, but are not limited to: Solid technical and working knowledge over the topics of fund legal documents, fund oversight model, financial and fund accounting, ability to document, justify, and demonstrate complex fund financial, accounting, and fund operation matters. Oversee daily cash forecasting, monitoring investment activities and fund expenses, and managing liquidity requirements. Oversee entire capital call and distribution process and working schedules and notices prepared by TPAs. Extensive working knowledge in fund close and equalisation process in multi-currency sitting. Manage credit and leverage facility operations such as drawdown, repayment, payment process, and covenant reporting. Oversee quarterly NAV reporting package and its supporting schedules from TPAs. Oversee quarterly allocation file and capital statements. Oversee quarterly financial statements and its supporting schedules. Oversee management fee and performance fee calculations. Oversee and re-calculate fund performance metrics such as IRRs and Investment Multiples at both fund and asset level. Produce investor reporting package such as investment manager's report, portfolio details report, and various ad-hoc reporting. Aid investment team for deal funding process to ensure timely funding. Ensure fund budget and expenses are in-line with fund document and expectations and payments are approved and processed in a timely manner. Working with various internal and external parties for the fund's external audit. Provide aid from fund finance perspective for regulatory and compliance reporting for AIFMD, Solvency II, and other regulatory reporting. Proactively engage queries and resolve issues from both internal and external stakeholders. Assist in various ad-hoc projects to improve fund oversight models, processes, and controls. Qualifications University degree, 2:1 or equivalent. ACA/ACCA/CIMA qualification is required, ideally trained and qualified from one of the big 4/top 10 accountancy firm. An ideal candidate for this position should be proactive, hardworking, and keen to learn. Prior closed-end fund experience is desirable and ideally experience was gained in fund management, fund accounting, fund administration, or fund audit. Experience in private credit and infrastructure debt are highly desirable. Extensive experience in multi-currency equalisation, hedging strategy, and new fund launch are highly desirable. Proactive and ability to work with minimum supervision and always keen to learn. Attention to the details yet seeing the bigger picture. Good analytical, communication, and problem-solving skills. Excellent skills in Excel, Power BI, Data Analysis and Visualisation, and Automations. LI-JB1 Barings is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer; Minority/Female/Age/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity/Individual with Disability/Protected Veteran. We welcome all persons to apply.

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