Current Opportunities

Fund Accountant – Private Equity

  • Permanent
  • London
  • £60000 - £65000 per annum + bonus and benefits GBP / Year
  • Applications have closed.

Private Equity Fund Accountant, Leading London PE firm

My client is a market leading international Private Equity firm with more than $40 billion in assets under management and offices in Europe and the US.

The successful applicant will be part of the fund accounting team which is responsible for all aspects of accounting, tax, administration, reporting and cash flow management of an increasing portfolio of fund partnerships.

This specific role is an integral part of the wider finance team (30 people) which consists of the corporate accounting team and the fund accounting team. This fund accounting role will have a focus on the firms listed vehicle and their Private Wealth fund.

This is a varied role providing exposure to several key workstreams and a great opportunity to develop a broad skill set, with responsibility for a range of internal management and external financial reporting functions and involvement in the day-to-day operations of the business. The role is highly commercial and involves lots of interaction with the deal teams, senior management and numerous external stakeholders.

Fund Accounting

Preparation of quarterly management accounts for an allocation of funds and associated reporting of financial information to clients
Preparation of the quarterly investor report for the firms Investment Trust
Preparation of annual statutory fund accounts for the firms Investment Trust, under UK GAAP and liaising with external auditors to ensure timely sign-off
Presenting to the Board at Board Meetings as well as building trusted relationships with Directors and liaising on ad-hoc queries
Managing third party administrator/outsourced functions to ensure accurate reporting and cashflow
Working closely with the internal Treasury (supporting pro-active cash flow and external debt facility management) and Tax functions (supporting UK/US compliance reporting and deal/fund structuring issues)
Preparation of fund performance data reporting as required by investors and client services teams
Performing quarterly, unquoted investment valuations under the IPEV guidelines
Pro-actively lead and drive continuous improvement in line with growth and ambitions of wider business
Taking ownership for managing certain key finance processes
Other Responsibilities

Supervision of finance assistants’ work
Assist with continued systems implementations and upgrades
Ad-hoc project work on various areas of the finance function

Candidate profile

Newly or recently ACA/ACCA qualified from a mid-tier UK accountancy practice
Accounts preparation experience is essential for this role
Exposure to financial services clients is highly desirable
Strong knowledge of Excel
High level of numeracy
Ability to interpret written information
Strong interpersonal skills
Committed and takes ownership of work
Highly organised and able to manage multiple work streams
High level of attention to detail
Ability to work to tight reporting deadlines
Energy and appetite to engage and resolve issues