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Fund Accounting Manager

Ref: JN -012019-64430
Salary
GBP65000 - GBP75000 per annum
Location
UK, London
Sector
Accounting, Fund Accounting
Date
8th January 2019
Job Type
Contract

RESPONSIBILITIES:

- Proactively manage a team of Fund Accountants and Supervisors to provide fund accounting, fund valuation and financial control services to a portfolio of funds.

- Perform daily, weekly, monthly and quarterly fund valuation and accounting (as required)

- Perform reviews of primary accounting records, ensuring controls and procedures are followed managing the resolution of complex issues.

- Provide accounting policy advice and work collaboratively to produce technical accounting policy notes (as required).

- Ensure excellent service levels are maintained to all fund stakeholders (internal and external).

- Complete and review VAT and property tax returns

- Maintain technical capability for job, keeping abreast of market and industry developments.

- Represent the team, department in a professional, collaborative, and commercially aware manner.

- Ensure effective internal controls activities are operating and proactively identify any control gaps or risks

- Keep risk management monitoring systems up to date

- Proactively review, identify and implement efficient process enhancements to ensure the client service provided is of the highest standard.

- Produce insightful and meaningful MI reporting of trends, analysis of errors and near misses.

- Work collaboratively with manager, staff and peers to share best practice, enhance operational effectiveness and create awareness of issues throughout the department.

Oversight of outsourced providers

- Work collaboratively with outsourced service providers to ensure service provision supports business requirements.

- Monitor and oversee the work of third-party service providers of accounting information Team management

- Implement department strategy as necessary through staff.

- Ensure team proficiency through pro-active performance management.

- Proactively identify training and development needs of staff which provide a focus for delivery in line with department objectives and Ops strategy.

EXPERIENCE/SKILLS REQUIRED:

  • Academic Qualifications: Degree or equivalent experience is essential
  • Professional: Qualified (ACA, ACCA or CIMA) or equivalent experience is essential
  • Specialist knowledge / skills - UK GAAP and IFRS Financial reporting and Real Estate VAT knowledge
  • Strong property investment industry knowledge/experience is essential
  • Strong excel skills
  • Proven experience of managing a team, leadership and people management
  • Experience of managing and delivering within a changing environment
  • Ability to successfully influence internally and externally stakeholders at all levels to achieve objectives
  • Experience of challenging historic working practices and delivering process improvements.
  • Collaborative focused and personalised approach to service commitment, delivery and continuous improvement. Competence / Characteristics
  • Disciplined, analytical with the ability to work to tight deadlines
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