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Product Oversight – Alternative Funds

Ref: 921019

  • €70,000 - €90,000
  • 04 Mar 2019
  • Dublin (Central)
  • Perm



One of the largest Investment Managers in the world.

Overview:
This role has responsibility for all fund accounting matters: including: alternative fund-of-funds, renewable power and infrastructure debt. The team are responsible for change management, risk management and exception management. The administration is outsourced so the team manage a range of third party vendors to ensure the products are receiving the highest standard of service, ensuring accurate and timely production of asset valuations and maintenance of KPIs and MIS. The team works with multiple stakeholders across the company to support the transition to Dublin, the launch of new products, closures, in-species and mergers of existing funds; as well as the day-to-day operations. Our client participates in client due diligences and support the various teams, including sales and marketing teams with our accounting expertise. Given the growth in this asset class the team are focused on achieving scale and efficiency.
Key Responsibilities:
• Rigorously identifying, evaluating and addressing risks and taking prompt actions to close • Leading and driving change management processes, independently coordinating and involving both internal and external stakeholders where required • Identifying and leading exception management, taking prompt actions and ensuring exceptions are closed safely and correctly • Acting as the key contact point for escalation by/to outsourced fund administrators • Providing an authoritative source of knowledge and expertise • Building strong relationships with a broad range of internal and external stakeholders • Completing a detailed review of legal documents and policies and procedures to highlight operational impacts and ensure operational readiness • Working with external providers and internal teams to ensure a robust and scalable operating model is in place both within the company and in external providers • Project managing complex initiatives effectively • Ensuring alignment with global best practice for controls, oversight and management of vendors and production of fund asset valuations and where appropriate provides input and executes initiatives to enhance such processes.
Knowledge/Experience:
• Post-qualification experience in the alternatives and/or mutual industries • Thorough understanding of investment processes and controls, the fund valuation and transaction lifecycle and key control frameworks • Experience in identifying and managing risks • Ability to review and distill large and complex legal documents • Demonstrable experience in identifying and delivering continuous improvement and change • Familiarity with working in large global organizations, ideally financial services
Skills/Qualifications:
• Preferably degree level with relevant recognised qualification (ACCA, ACA, CIMA, CFA), or equivalent years-served in industry • Strong prioritization skills and ability to manage differing requirements from multiple ‘clients’ • Ability to develop practical and pragmatic solutions through a ‘hands on’ approach • Resourceful and have the ability to influence • Excellent verbal and written communication skills - ability to interact and clearly communicate complex concepts to a wide variety of stakeholders If you’re interested in this or other funds jobs, please contact John Howe on 01 662 1000 or email j.howe@brightwater.ie