Accountant

  • Location

    South East

  • Sector:

    Financial Services

  • Job type:

    Permanent

  • Contact:

    Zoe Tranmer

  • Contact email:

    zoe.tranmer@gmail.com

  • Published:

    2 months ago

  • Expiry date:

    2019-02-20

  • Client:

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We are seeking a highly accountable, self motivated accountant/bookkeeper to join our boutique hedge fund administration firm. A successful candidate must be able to work independently, and enjoy the opportunities presented by being part of a small team of professionals.

Location: There will be some work from the office in Hammersmith, but the majority will be based from home.

Hours: Approx 20 hours per week

Hedge Fund Accounting

Duties include:
Daily:

Book trades and fund activity, reconcile to Prime Broker, and client reporting for our largest client (before the NYSE opens at 14:30 GMT)

Monthly:

Maintain Fund books and records including general ledger accounts using our Fund AccountingSoftware (FundCount)

  • Download and book trading activity
  • Book other income and expenses
  • Reconcile to bank and brokerage statements
  • Allocate income to investors
  • Charge management and incentive fees
  • Client and investor reporting


Annual:

  • Assist in financial statement preparation
  • Assist in preparation of reports for auditors and tax accountants
  • Liaise with auditors and tax accountants
  • Review investor K-1 drafts

Ongoing:

  • Assist with business development efforts
  • Liaise with clients, prime brokers and accountants
  • Idea generation and ongoing process improvement of the operational service model

Long-Term:

  • Improve client and investor reporting processes
  • Automate data acquisition from clients and/or Prime Brokers

Other Accounting Support

  • Assist with tax filings for the company and director
  • Assist director with accounting/bookkeeping for related companies
  • Review tax filings for related companies
  • Provide UK tax support to director

Requirements:

  • Accounting/bookkeeping experience
  • Positive “can-do” attitude
  • Strong aptitude for numbers
  • Strong systems skills especially MS Excel


Highly regarded:

  • CA / ACCA / CIMA or near completion
  • UK and/or US Tax Accounting experience
  • Understanding of financial instruments such as equities, options, bonds and foreign exchange
  • Hedge Fund Accounting experience

Opportunities:

  • Become an integral part of a small team
  • Have an impact on the company culture
  • Drive growth through expansion in the UK market
  • Gain exposure to the full range of fund administration functions
  • Work with Hedge Funds, Prime Brokers and Accounting firms
  • Flexible schedule
  • Flexible work environment
 
Please apply with your CV and Covering letter to Zoe Tranmer.