Private Equity - Senior Fund Accountant

C.K.R. Recruitment Limited
City Of London
£50k - £65k pa + Bonus & Benefits
02 Dec 2016
Job Sector
Contract Type
Full Time
Private Equity Accountant - Senior Manager / AD

£55,000 - £65,000 + bonus + benefits


The Company

They are a global and expanding private equity firm. They have offices in over 10 international locations and work with investments across 25 countries. They are a truly international company and offer excellent career development prospects within a professional environment.

The Role

Report directly to a Director or Associate Director, you will manage a team covering a number of Private Equity and Real Estate funds.

* Responsible for reviewing annual statutory accounts under US GAAP, IFRS and LUX GAAP. Timely liaison with fund controllers and auditors required to ensure deadlines for disclosing financial statements are met.

* Review monthly management accounts, analysing variances and communicating findings.

* Have oversight of the audit process and tax reporting process, ensuring that both are completed smoothly.

* Conduct second reviews at all stages of a fund's cycle directed from the LPA's. This includes drawdowns, distributions, preferred return, IRR/Carry calculations, KPI's and ad hoc tasks requested by the client.

* To be the first point of escalation for all technical queries raised by team.

* To be the first point of escalation for fund accounting queries and to ensure these are effectively managed through to resolution.

* Appraisal Manager - Provide constructive support and developmental opportunities for team in line with personal development plans to aid progression.

* Proactively identifying areas of departmental improvement and escalating to line manager suggesting appropriate courses of action

* Delegate work effectively within the team of qualified and part qualified accountants to ensure work carried out at appropriate level within deadlines whilst challenging team members. Ensure meet set KPIs.

* Responsible for hiring staff in the team.

* Involved in the accounting set up of new funds.

* Review operational processes for areas of improvement and inefficiency. Escalating such areas and suggesting remedial measures

* Liaising with senior management.

Who they are looking for

To be considered for this role, you must meet the following criteria:

* At least 3 years post qualified Accountant or qualified by experience and strong technical knowledge of IFRS or various GAAPS.

* Strong knowledge / understanding of the Private Equity Industry and / or Fund Administration Sector

* Strong Excel skills including understanding best practices in reviewing financial models

* Experience of providing services to multiple clients and managing client relationships

* Experience of managing teams of people and in developing individuals up to the standard required

* Other

* Excellent organisational, prioritisation and interpersonal skills

* Good communication skills with Senior Management and other internal departments

* Can do attitude, ability to cope with tight deadlines and working under pressure