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Fund Accounting Manager

Randstad Financial & Professional
London, United Kingdom
Competitive Salary
Closing date
Jan 15, 2022

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Job Role
Contract Type
Full Time
Level of qualification
Qualified, CIMA
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Are you a qualified accountant with extensive Hedge Fund audit/accounting exposure? This is a fantastic opportunity to join a global financial services group based in the City of London.

You will be responsible for:
* Acting as a senior contact for EMEA alternative investment firms
* Working closely with client to understand their needs and service requirements and formulising account plans
* Facilitating and chairing regular in person service review meetings
* Managing client issues and projects through to satisfactory resolution
* Building effective relationships with key internal and external stakeholders at all levels
* Ensure all services are provided to clients in accordance with the contracts and any service level agreements
* Ownership of client delivery, including though not limited to oversight and accountability of the day to day processing activities which include all facets of Fund Administration; Middle Back Office, Fund Accounting, and Investor Services
* Understanding and managing client change requests through to completion
* Managing investor due diligence questionnaires and presentations
* Coordination of Fund Administration Board reports and presenting at the quarterly Board meetings
* Identifying process and system improvements
* Carrying out market research, competitor and customer surveys
* Investigating potential opportunities for account growth and new business
* Developing ideas to increase revenue from existing and new clients
* Responding to and follow up on request for proposal (RFP's)
* Assisting the sales team in their efforts to attract new business; participate in presentations on solutions to prospective clients and consultants.
* Facilitating and participating in meetings with external parties such as; Prime Brokers, Custodians, Counterparties, and Vendors to discuss service delivery and market trends and initiatives

The ideal applicant must have:
* An accountancy qualification gained in practice with fund audit exposure or with relevant financial reporting experience gained in an investment management firm
* In depth knowledge of fund structures (eg UCITS, SICAVs), products and instruments
* Strong communication skills and the ability to deal with senior stakeholders
* Advanced Excel skills and knowledge of Business Objects or similar tools would be highly beneficial
* OTC product lifecycle knowledge is advantageous
* Demonstrated track record of strong client management in the financial sector
* Able to work well under pressure and providing solutions to complex problems

If you have similar experience to that outlined above and are looking for a permanent opportunity within a well respected FS group, please forward your CV today.

Randstad Financial & Professional encourage applications from individuals of all ages & backgrounds. Appointment will be made on merit alone but candidates must be able to demonstrate their ability to work in the UK. Randstad Financial & Professional acts as an employment agency for permanent recruitment & an employment business for temporary recruitment as defined by the Conduct of Employment Agencies & Employment Business Regulations 2003

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