21UKACC05 - London - 3 Month Assistant Manager, Fund Accounting

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Posted: 25/08/2021 09:40
Start Date: Not Available
Salary: Aligned to market rates enhanced with benefits
Location: UK
Level: Assistant Manager
Deadline: 21/10/2021 23:59
Hours: Full Time
Benefits: Full range of competitive benefits
Job Type: Fixed Term Contract

Job Title:                 Assistant Manager – Fund Accounting     


Grade:                                Senior Fund Accountant/Assistant Manager

Location:                           London                

Reports to:                       Manager

Job summary:           Responaible for the day-to-day accounting for a portfolio of client structures. This typically involves the planning and secondary reviews of accounts files. Taking ownership of the client relationships.

Key Responsibilities:

  1. Day-to-day operations of a number of portfolios;
  2. Ensure accuracy, completeness and overall presentation of deliverables (not limited to bookkeeping files, trial balance, financial statements, auditors/investors confirmation);
  3. Undertake quality review of trial balance and financial statements;
  4. Track on-going workloads and ensure all internal and client requirements are met;
  5. Providing necessary calculations (such as management fees, carried interest, solvency calculation) to the client;
  6. Establish and maintain good working relationships with clients, third parties (such as auditors), and central services, communicating effectively through formalised reporting;
  7. Attend client meetings and present deliverables to clients;
  8. Support the development of junior team members. Prepare and complete Individual Development Plans;
  9. Ensure the immediate line manager and others, as appropriate, are kept aware of all issues/problems/queries/work in progress that may impact the quality of service provided;
  10. Reviewing payments and other check sheets prepared by subordinates and demonstrate good attention to detail;
  11. Assisting the management in preparing financial statements templates and setting up complex bookkeeping; and
  12. Preparation of routine and ad-hoc management reports.

Essential skills / experience:

  1. ACCA, ACA qualified or equivalent;
  2. Investran experiance
  3. Demonstrate full understanding of accounting;
  4. Minimum 3 year of private equity fund accounting experiance
  5. Experiance of performing invstor drawdown and distribution notice process
  6. Excellent communication skills, verbal and written;
  7. Ability to develop and take on more complex tasks;
  8. Strong analytical skills and a high standard of accuracy and attention to detail;
  9. Work well as part of a busy team who support one and other and take ownership for their own work;
  10. Able to juggle a number of tasks simultaneously whilst prioritising key responsibilities;
  11. Manage own time and activities effectively (delegating where required);
  12. High level of proficiency in Excel and Outlook.

Desirable Skills:

  1. Previous experience in fund accounting;
  2. Technical knowledge of Funds and financial services legislation and regulations; and
  3. Experience using Investran or Yardi system.


All individuals are assigned responsibility for assisting in the overall information security and data protection environment including through attending and completing all mandatory information security and data protection training and complying with all applicable policies and procedures. Any questions or issues should be escalated in a timely manner to designated individuals, or if in doubt, consultation should take place with the relevant line manager.

Saltgate is an equal opportunities employer and positively encourages applications from suitably qualified and eligible candidates regardless of sex, race, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, religion or belief, marital status, or pregnancy and maternity.

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