Role details

Fund Accounting Supervisor

City of London   •  Temporary

Bullet points

  • My client requires a fund accountant to join their Investment Trust department
  • Must be technically strong with extensive fund accounting knowledge

About Our Client

My client is part of a large international bank. This role will be within the Investment Trust Department.

Job Description

Department / Team Description

The Investment Trust Department is responsible for providing Specialist Fund Accounting services to clients in respect of Investment Trust vehicles. The primary services provided are:-

  • Statutory Financial Reporting
  • Board paper and other reporting
  • Technical support and oversight for NAV calculation functions & core Fund Accounting processing
  • The department consists of 25 staff across 3 teams and manages 5 client relationships covering circa 28 Investment Trusts.



Responsibilities:

  • Prepare accounts and subsidiary information for Investment Trusts ensuring timely and accurate delivery to agreed timetables
  • Ensure compliance with appropriate accounting standards, relevant SORPs and other regulations
  • Prepare schedules and information in relation to Investment Trust's board meetings ensuring timely and accurate delivery to agreed timetables and SLA standards
  • Provide technical support for the NAV calculation and fund accounting processing functions
  • Complete monthly audit reviews to validate the accuracy of accounting records
  • Prepare / review income forecasts
  • Prepare / review ad-hoc reporting and calculation requirements in support of Client fund requirements in accordance with SLA standards
  • Liaise with internal and external parties relevant to Trust deliverables (includes clients, auditors, tax consultants and others).
  • Ensure effective recording and resolution of external / internal queries
  • Be aware of the risks of team operations and deliverables and assist in their management ensuring required controls maintained and compliance with procedures
  • Where appropriate or required deputise for Senior Investment Trust accountants and provide cover and support for Pricing Accountants and for other Investment Trust teams
  • Other project work and ad-hoc tasks as required

The Successful Applicant

The Fund Accounting Supervisor will be:

  • Adaptable, flexible and proactive
  • Good communication and interpersonal skills
  • Good decision maker, responsible and accountable
  • Deadline driven with effective time management and ability to work under pressure
  • Client orientated and results focused
  • Attention to detail
  • Manages risk
  • Ability to establish and develop effective relationships
  • Experienced accountant with sound double entry and financial accounting knowledge including UK GAAP or equivalent standards exposure
  • Knowledge of the securities industry with experience in an FCA regulated business [preferable]
  • Experience of fund accounting environment including coverage of pricing, statutory and other reporting [preferable]
  • Experience of AIC SORP requirements and financial reporting for Investment Trust or equivalent vehicles [preferable]
  • Experience of Taxation requirements for Investment Trust or equivalent vehicles [preferable]
  • Excellent computer skills, in particular Excel.
  • InvestONE accounting experience [preferable]
  • Financial Services background

What's on Offer

This Fund Accounting Supervisor role is a 12 month maternity leave cover based in my client's offices in the City of London.

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