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Fund Accountant | Hedge Fund

Employer
Selby Jennings
Location
Rugby, United Kingdom
Salary
Negotiable
Closing date
Jul 20, 2024

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Job Function
Accounting/Audit/Tax
Industry Sector
Finance - General
Employment Type
Full Time
Education
Bachelors
About

A leading hedge fund known for its innovative investment strategies and exceptional performance. Our firm is dedicated to delivering superior returns to our investors while maintaining the highest standards of integrity and professionalism. We are seeking a skilled and motivated Fund Accountant to join our dynamic team and contribute to our continued success.

Key Responsibilities

  • Daily Accounting Operations:
    • Oversee daily accounting activities for multiple hedge funds, ensuring accuracy and compliance with internal policies and regulatory requirements.
    • Prepare and review daily, weekly, and monthly NAV calculations.
    • Reconcile cash, positions, and market values between fund managers, custodians, and prime brokers.
  • Financial Reporting:
    • Prepare and review financial statements, investor reports, and performance metrics.
    • Assist in the preparation of annual audits and liaise with external auditors.
  • Trade Processing and Reconciliation:
    • Ensure timely and accurate trade capture, confirmation, and settlement.
    • Perform position and trade reconciliations across multiple systems.
  • Regulatory Compliance:
    • Ensure compliance with relevant accounting standards (GAAP, IFRS) and regulatory requirements (SEC, CFTC).
    • Assist in the preparation of regulatory filings and reports.
  • Process Improvement:
    • Identify and implement process improvements to enhance operational efficiency and accuracy.
    • Collaborate with IT and operations teams to develop and maintain accounting systems and software.


Qualifications

  • Education:
    • Bachelor's degree in Accounting, Finance, or a related field.
    • CPA, CFA, or equivalent professional certification preferred.
  • Experience:
    • Minimum of 3-5 years of experience in fund accounting, preferably within a hedge fund or asset management firm.
    • Strong understanding of financial instruments, including equities, derivatives, fixed income, and alternative investments.
  • Skills:
    • Proficiency in accounting software and advanced MS Excel skills.
    • Excellent analytical, organizational, and problem-solving abilities.
    • Strong attention to detail and the ability to manage multiple tasks under tight deadlines.
    • Effective communication skills and the ability to work collaboratively in a team environment.

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