Fund Accountant – CBD

Our client, an Investment company based in the CBD, is seeking a talented and driven professional to join their growing private markets team as a Fund Accountant. You will work alongside their portfolio managers, investment directors and principals, legal & transaction management teams, as well as outsourced service providers, to support the operational platform of their private market funds.

Key Responsibilities include:

  • Fund liquidity management, with reference to funding requirements for investments, capital and income returns on investments, fund expenses, as well as managing available external funding available from investor and credit facilities.
  • Operational management of the company’s unlisted investments, including liaison with counterparties, facility agents and administrators on the calculation, allocation, invoicing and receipt of interest, fees and capital repayments.
  • Oversight over all functions performed by the company’s outsourced third-party administrators, including monitoring and measurement of their services and managing the relationship.
  • Investor and financial reporting, including review & sign-off of fund reports received from the administrator, liaising with internal stakeholders around investor reporting and liaising with administrators and auditors for annual financial statements.
  • Building and fostering relationships across a variety of internal and external stakeholders in multiple geographies.
  • Developing solutions and efficiencies to address challenges and queries encountered in your day-to-day responsibilities.

Qualifications and Experience:

  • CA(SA) or equivalent professional qualification
  • 2-3 years accounting experience in financial services industry
  • Previous asset management, private funds or fund administration experience a distinct advantage

Key Attributes:

  • The ability to build and maintain meaningful relationships
  • The ability to ‘approach and own’ and continuously look for opportunities to develop
  • Intellectual curiosity
  • Ability to analyse, interpret and assimilate information
  • Driven by results
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