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Fund Accountant

Job Description

  • Responsibility as part of a team for Fund Accounting daily processes, adhering to daily deadlines.
  • Meeting client deadlines in terms of various service level agreements for price distribution.
  • Responding to client queries including liaising with various data provider platforms and financial advisors/brokers.
  • Preparation and assistance with yearend audits and interim financials.
  • Compliance - regulatory reporting, UCITS reports.
  • Reporting into a Group structure across various levels.
  • Office administration.
  • Working with other colleagues to get the following regular tasks completed.

Daily pricing:

  • Extract prices from price feed sources and update into system
  • Daily expense and income accruals
  • Daily monitoring of scrip and cash
  • Reporting of daily NAVs
  • Review of trial balance for each fund for accuracy and reasonableness
  • Reconciliation of all balances to external sources
  • Distribution of fund prices.

Corporate actions:

  • Track and record corporate actions
  • Inform Investment Manager of all proxy voting due based on holdings;
  • Preparation of corporate actions report;
  • Highlight complex schemes of arrangement in advance and be able to implement and understand the accounting aspects of the events

Portfolio trades:

  • Trade monitor, capture, settlement – equity, money market, CIS trades
  • FX trade monitoring, execution, capture, settlement
  • Liaising with brokers, custodian, investment manager to resolve any issues arising from trades

Compliance:

  • Have a good knowledge of compliance and be able to apply to the portfolios on a daily basis
  • Daily, quarterly, annual extraction of data for compliance purposes; ability to apply analytical skills to identify problem areas in any data.
  • Working knowledge of UCITS regulations and investment limits applicable to funds.

 Reporting:

  • Preparation and/or review of regular and ad hoc management reports.
  • Daily/quarterly/semi-annual/annual reporting in terms of financial regulator/investment manager/custodian/director requirements.
  • Preparation of fund accounts on a monthly basis.
  • Preparation and assistance with the annual audit .
  • Performance calculations and maintenance of performance records of funds.

Systems integration:

  • Monitor inter system reconciliations on a daily basis

General:

  • Identify risk areas and implement action/procedure to eliminate
  • Regular update of procedure manuals
  • Willingness to independently maintain up to date knowledge of the industry and applicable legislation
  • Willing to embrace new systems and procedures

Maintain good relationships with brokers/custodian and set up new relationships and accounts where require.

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