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Senior Fund Accountant

Ref: 75863

  • 55,000-65,000
  • 08 Oct 2021
  • Dublin (Central)
  • Permanent

Senior Fund Accountant 

About the Company
The company is a leading funds investment company with an office based in Dublin City Centre. The team provides a range of financial and transaction support services to all business areas within the Group Function.
About the Position

This role of Senior Fund Accountant is set to join the Finance Operations team within FPO on a temporary contract reporting to the Finance Manager. It represents an excellent opportunity for a finance professional to take up a challenging position supporting the finance function service delivery in evolving and diverse businesses.

 

Key Responsibilities
  • Administration and accounting of investments ensuring payment and settlement of investments are made on a timely basis and in line with agreed procedures.
  • Preparation of monthly reconciliations of investment positions with the Global Custodian’s records.
  • Daily cash monitoring and instructing cash transfers and foreign exchange (fx) trades with the Global Custodian.
  • Administration of  fx hedge including review and confirmation of daily fx trades, weekly reconciliations and monitoring periodic settlement.
  • Maintenance of the portfolio management system including posting of daily transactions and valuations.
  • Reconciliation of the daily Net Asset Values produced by the Portfolio Management System.
  • Support the implementation of phase 2 of the Portfolio Management System.
  • Ensure correct VAT rates are applied to expense payments and correct withholding taxes are applied where relevant.
  • Preparation of bi-monthly VAT returns and annual tax returns such as return of trading, S891b, 46G.
  • Document and update processes, procedures and controls.
  • Liaise with internal and external auditors.
 
Experience/Requirements
  • Third level qualification preferably in Finance or Accounting.
  • 3 years' relevant experience in financial services or in the banking sector is advantageous
  • Ability to adapt quickly to the role and demonstrate the ability to work as part of a team.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills with an ability to easily form good working relationships with team members and senior stakeholders alike.
  • A self-starter willing to take the initiative to get results.
  • Effective problem solving skills with a strong attention to detail.
  • Flexible and adaptable to change.

Knowledge

  • Understanding of investment securities and transactions such as equities, bonds, funds, derivatives etc.
  • Experience using portfolio management systems would be advantageous.
  • Strong Microsoft Excel skills, with experience in other Microsoft Packages.
  • Knowledge of general ledger applications (in particular Infor SunSystems) would be advantageous.
Understanding of the role of Finance in maintaining a strong control environment.

Remuneration Package
  • Flexible work options including remote working and variable work hours
  • An extensive wellbeing programme
  • Excellent learning and development opportunities that allow for full career development within the organisation
  • A diverse range of initiatives: LGBT+, Gender Matters, Disability Awareness, Sports & Social, Volunteering and lots more.
  • Reimbursement of annual professional membership fees
  • Defined Benefit Pension Scheme
Contact: 

For more information on this or any other funds roles please contact
Tom Guilfoyle on tel: 0035315927887 or email me or hit the apply button
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