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Senior Associate, Fund Accounting

Employer
Ares Management Corporation
Location
Singapore, Singapore
Salary
Competitive
Closing date
Jul 29, 2024

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Job Function
Accounting/Audit/Tax
Industry Sector
Finance - General
Employment Type
Full Time
Education
Bachelors
Over the last 20 years, Ares' success has been driven by our people and our culture. Today, our team is guided by our core values - Collaborative, Responsible, Entrepreneurial, Self-Aware, Trustworthy - and our purpose to be a catalyst for shared prosperity and a better future. Through our recruitment, career development and employee-focused programming, we are committed to fostering a welcoming and inclusive work environment where high-performance talent of diverse backgrounds, experiences, and perspectives can build careers within this exciting and growing industry.

Job Description

Overview:

The Ares Private Equity Fund Accounting team is seeking a Senior Associate to join our dynamic and collaborative team based in Singapore. This role will report to a Principal on the Ares Private Equity Fund Accounting team.

The role requires flexibility as the scope will span traditional fund accounting duties, along with fund operational responsibilities and understanding/involvement in tax-related workstreams. The ideal candidate would be resourceful, flexible, and balanced. The role can require frequent coordination between various groups, including the investment team, other finance departments, third party administrators, and colleagues working in different offices. Good teamwork and communication skills will be key for success.

Primary Functions and Essential Responsibilities:
  • Assist with internal and external financial reporting processes.
  • Coordinate with fund administrator in preparing and distributing financial reports and other related materials.
  • Collaborate with internal teams to ensure accurate and consistent communication of financial and corporate information.
  • To maintain the investor relations database and mailing lists including K1/K3 master list.
  • Reviewing capital calls/distribution notices and Partner's Capital Account Statements.
  • Reviewing financial statements, management accounts and quarterly NAV packages.
  • Assist in managing overall fund liquidity, including opening of bank accounts/custodian accounts/brokerage accounts, KYC queries from banks, execute fund related payment transactions, investor capital calls and distributions, funding of investments and day-to-day management of credit facilities with banks.
  • Ongoing support for investor requests on existing and upcoming fund launches.
  • Ongoing support for regulatory reporting.
  • Various ad-hoc/special projects.

Education:
  • BS/BA with major in Accounting, Economics, or Finance
  • CA preferred

Experience Required:
  • Ideal candidates would have prior experience at the Assistant Manager/Senior Executive level (or equivalent); approximately 3-4 years of experience or more with audit experience preferred.
  • Public accounting experience (Big 4) and/or relevant corporate/in-house experience strongly preferred.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Excel required.

General Requirements:
  • Meticulous, ability to work collaboratively in a team environment, excellent communication and interpersonal skill, able to work independently, great attitude, highly motivated and a team player.

Reporting Relationships
Managing Director, Finance and Accounting

There is no set deadline to apply for this job opportunity. Applications will be accepted on an ongoing basis until the search is no longer active.

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