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Vice President Investment Fund Accounting

Ref: 76437

  • 75,000-90,000
  • 26 Jan 2022
  • Dublin (Central)
  • Permanent

Vice President Fund/Investment Accounting 

About the Company

My Client is one of the top five largest alternative asset managers in the world today. They are active in all asset classes and connect them in ways other firms can’t match, organizationally aligning under a single leadership across products adhering to a common operating process across the assets consisting of real estate, infrastructure, credit, private equity and hedge funds. Their scale means they offer expertise and access unique to us, and you’ll collaborate with teams across their firm in unexpected ways. As part of a key growth engine for the firm, you’ll be invited to continue building the platform that is shaping the future of Alts investing by inventing and evolving innovative tech solutions on a team that continuously outperforms – setting new standards. 

 

About the Position

My Client is looking to add a senior controller to their growing Alternative Operations team in Dublin, Ireland which oversees the accounting, reporting and administration for closed-end private equity funds. The team interacts with 3rd party service providers and internal groups such as portfolio management, operations, legal and compliance and product tax to ensure the funds’ financial activities are properly recorded. The position offers significant growth opportunities both organically as the firm expands our product offerings, specifically in the closed end space, as well as opportunities to be involved in ongoing platform wide projects. 

Key Responsibilities

  • Oversee external administration, accounting and financial reporting for assigned group of funds; 

  • Review NAV accounting packages prepared by the external administrators for accuracy and completeness as part of the periodic NAV close process for the funds; 

  • Ensure periodic fund NAV, investor reporting, regulatory reporting, and financial reporting deliverable deadlines are met; 

  • Consistently perform risk assessments and proactively drive improvements in internal control environment, technology enhancements and procedures both internally and at 3rd party service provider; 

  • Review investor allocations, as well as management fee and distribution/waterfall calculations for funds; 

  • Provide oversight of year-end audits performed by independent accountants in conjunction with external administrator involvement; 

  • Research, interpret, document and implement new accounting releases that affect the funds; 

  • Process capital calls and distributions in high transaction open end fund platform 

  • Assist with review and approval of fund operating expenses; 

  • Assist with data aggregation and calculations for regulatory filings; 

  • Work with external administrator, internal team members and other groups to resolve fund accounting and other operational issues, as identified; 

  • Perform periodic internal reporting to other groups (e.g. fund metrics, AUM, fee revenue, investor data); 

  • Lead and participate in group projects and initiatives; 

  • Respond to ad hoc requests from outside investors and other groups. 

  • Communicate performance results to investors and resolve investors’ questions. 

  • Participate in investor due diligence meetings, as required for product set, and explain the controls in place to ensure accurate reporting to clients is achieved 

 

Experience/Requirements

  • 5+ years of investment / fund accounting /public accounting (audit) work experience or equivalent, including review experience for at least a portion of that time. 

  • Strong leadership and management skills and ability to collaborate across many teams 

  • Dynamic individual with very strong communication skills, both written (presentations/policies/process documents) and verbal. 

  • Positive attitude with very strong problem solving skills 

  • Great Multi-tasking skills, great project management skills and deadline focused 

  • Minimum education requirement: Bachelor Degree in Accounting 

  • Knowledge of technical and regulatory issues affecting the alternatives investment fund industry, including knowledge of investment company accounting/reporting, US GAAP and IFRS. (Infrastructure/Private Equity/Valuation experience a plus.) 

  • CPA candidate preferred but not required 

  • Standout colleague with excellent interpersonal skills including ability to collaborate with a broad network of colleagues to help resolve issues 

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills - ability to interact and clearly communicate complex concepts to a wide variety of partners 

  • Fluency in Microsoft Office (Excel, Outlook, Word, PowerPoint) 

Remuneration Package


An excellent package is on offer for the right candidates.
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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