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Hedge Fund Accountant

Apex Group
Johannesburg Johannesburg, Gauteng Gauteng, South Africa
Closing date
Dec 10, 2023

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Job Role
Contract Type
Full Time

Role summary

We are seeking a Fund Accountant, reporting to a Manager within the Fund Accounting Division of Apex to prepare accurate portfolio valuations and financial statements. The Fund Accountant role involves preparations of accurate portfolio valuations on a timely basis. You will typically be responsible for the accounting of a number of portfolios. Maintain the underlying accounting records for assigned funds (including domestic, offshore, hedge funds, partnerships, etc.). Seasoned incumbent responsible for approximately 3 to 6 valuations.

Key responsibilities
  • Prepare daily, weekly and/or monthly portfolio valuations;
  • Maintain the underlying accounting records for assigned funds;
  • Liaise with fund managers, brokers and custodians to communicate information and resolve issues on a timely basis;
  • Reconcile brokerage and custodian accounts to underlying records;
  • Establishing excellent client relationships and provide a quality service at all times;
  • Assist the external auditors to ensure the audit function is executed on a timely and efficient basis;
  • Assist Senior Fund Accountants and Supervisors with audit queries;
  • Periodically assists with reviews and the identification of errors and inconsistencies.

Skills / experience
  • Commerce, Honours or Bus Sci Degree with Financial Accounting;
  • Excellent interpersonal and teamwork skills;
  • Structured and detail oriented;
  • Excellent customer service and communication skills;
  • Ability to prioritise work and meet strict deadlines;
  • Good analytical and problem-solving skills;
  • At least 2 years related experience;
  • Proficient in MS Excel;
  • Hedge fund industry knowledge would be a distinct advantage.

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