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Private Equity Accounting Manager

Employer
Finance Network
Location
London, United Kingdom
Salary
£95k
Closing date
Mar 3, 2024

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Job Function
Other
Industry Sector
Finance - General
Employment Type
Full Time
Education
Bachelors
Core Purpose

To ensure accounting and financial reporting for portfolio of private markets investments is carried out in accordance with accounting standards and best practice and to provide leadership within my area of the Fund Accounting team to ultimately support the Investment and Fiduciary functions within the company.

Accountabilities

1. Responsibility for BAU accounting processes for our Private Markets portfolio including ensuring all transactions are booked in accordance with accounting standards and best practice.

2. Ensure statutory reporting requirements are delivered for the Funds and associated SPVs in accordance with accounting standards, ensuring the production of financials to a high quality which meets audit requirements and achieves internal and external reporting needs.

3. Assist in the proactive management of external auditors. Ensure the audit timetables are adhered to, key deadlines are met and audit queries are dealt with promptly and in line with best practice.

4. Take a leading role in relation to the management and governance of outsourced administrators on all Private Markets accounting matters including development of oversight controls, maintenance of SLAs, KPIs, due diligence reviews and contract and commercial oversight and oversight of changes in supplier provisions.

5. Line management responsibilities for one direct report. Lead the Private Markets area of the Fund Accounting team, making sure all daily, weekly, quarterly deliverables are met. Manage, coach and proactively develop team and individuals- comply with HR polices . Provide feedback to direct report in regular one to ones, appraisals.

6. Build partnerships and maintain strong relationships with the Private Markets Investment Team in order to ensure the two way flow of information and informed decision making on both sides.

7. Provide specialist support to the Private Markets Team during transactions

8. Deliver monthly, quarterly and any ad hoc reporting required by the Private Markets Team. Ensure accurate and robust financial data is produced and accompanied by quality analysis. Attend meetings as required and present financial information clearly and concisely. Field any accounting related queries.

9. Review accounting policies and processes across the Private Markets portfolio to ensure they are robust, and being applied consistently. Suggest and implement improvements required to ensure a high quality service is delivered to both the Private Markets Team and to our other clients.

10. Assist with additional BAU or project work across the fund accounting team as necessary.

Behaviours

1. Adaptable; Makes sound decisions in ambiguous situations. Plans for both the short and long term.

2. Collaborative; Understands when to collaborate and actively seek the views of the organisation. Can unite diverse individuals and opinions and reach mutually agreed positions. Constructively challenges peers and welcomes challenge.

3. Confident; Influential and effective communicator. Drives innovative solutions and influences the business.

4. Dependable; Is trusted for expertise and judgement in field and in business. Acts in the best interest of the whole organisation

Skills
  • Strong accounting fundamentals
  • Ability to influence people at all levels
  • Clear communication skills
  • Must be a self-starter
  • Motivated and driven individual with an aptitude for process change and improvement
  • Knowledge of design and implementation and monitoring of key controls
  • Ability to flex priorities based on business activities
  • Able to work with individuals across departments and organisations to achieve common goals
  • Prepared to challenge and receive challenge


Experience

ACA/ACCA qualified accountant or equivalent

5+ years experience in a similar role

Recent experience working under FRS 102

Knowledge of Burgiss and SUN advantageous

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