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Senior Fund/Investment Accounting Manager - Australia

  • Job type: Permanent
  • Location: Melbourne, Victoria
  • Salary: AU$130000 - AU$180000 per annum
  • Job reference: 293992/001_1558578971
  • Sector: Selby Jennings, Audit & accounting
  • Date posted: 23/05/2019

Senior Fund/Investment Accounting Manager, Melbourne, Australia.

Leading Fund / Investment Management Firm

The Company

One of the fastest growing Investment Management firms in the country is seeking a Senior Fund/Investment Accounting Manager to lead their Fund accounting processes on a significant equity portfolio. The firm provides investment solutions to clients across the Australia/APAC region, holds multi-billions in assets under management and has seen considerable growth over the past 2 years. Their highly experienced Executive Team are seeking a Fund Accounting Manager to lead their team as a senior stakeholder in the business and to help mould, grow and develop the perations/accounting side of the business.

Key Responsibilities

  • Preparation of periodic reports to top management, fund managers, clients, and asset consultants. This includes investor newsletters, board reports, ad-hoc client reports, exposure reporting and investor queries.
  • Train and support team members in their development
  • Responsible for managing the relationship with service providers, attending monthly KPI meetings and provide regular feedback to ensure adequate service levels are maintained.
  • Balance sheet and general ledger reconciliation in accordance to relevant policies accounting standards.
  • Full oversight of the operations team to perform daily, weekly and monthly unit price sign offs and reconciliations to multiple prime brokers, custodians and administrators.
  • Forecast and budgeting analysis reports.
  • Designated authorised signatory across all funds and products and final authoriser on large wire payments, margin call payments and document execution.
  • Reconciliation and sign off of daily, weekly and monthly fund NAV's.
  • Analysis of distributable income calculations for managed investment funds
  • Day-to-day operations including performance reporting.
  • Liquidity management, provide portfolio managers with daily cash balances and reconciliations.
  • Capture and process of all dividends across the various Funds.
  • Maintaining details and breaches of the dividend 45-day rule.
  • Ensuring that portfolio managers are advised of all Corporate Actions events, management of deadlines and ensuring all elections are met.
  • Capture and notify portfolio managers of upcoming proxy events and to ensure that all voting instructions are processed.
  • Ensuring the company's in-house portfolio system static data is current and accurate.
  • Liaison with registry, administrators, fund managers, custodians, prime brokers, audit and tax.
  • Preparation of various reporting requirements to portfolio managers
  • Management and Performance Fee calculations and reviews.
  • Monitoring adherence to and continually improving risk and compliance controls

Key Requirements

  • Min 5-10 years' experience within Fund Accounting, Financial Accounting or Business Services
  • Bachelor/Master/PhD degree in finance / accounting / reporting related courses and/or studying for a professional accounting qualification (ie. Part CA or CPA or ACCA qualified or equivalent)
  • Experience working within Financial Services is highly desirable
  • Intermediate to Advanced Microsoft Excel skills / office suite.
  • Strong written & verbal communication skills
  • Collaborative team-based culture
  • Good analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Be willing to be based in Melbourne, Australia office.

To be eligible to apply, you must have Australian or New Zealand citizenship or permanent residency status.

This is an exceptional opportunity for a passionate and ambitious candidate looking to make a move to a well renowned fund / investment management company based in Melbourne.

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