Altus Partners has partnered with a global investment firm with a significant sustainability focus to bring on a Fund Accountant to join their Real Assets team. The business is going through a rapid growth phase and has grown its AUM to more than 8Bn. The role will be working with C-Suite and Heads of both Portfolio Management and Fund Finance to have oversight of the portfolio valuations and fund finance practices. The role will work with and support the deals teams through the quarterly valuation process whilst supporting the oversight of the finance function.
The role is responsible for supporting the portfolio valuations and oversight of the fund finance practice. You will have a broad remit of responsibility, supporting senior management across investment operations, deal teams, and fund finance to ensure the smooth running of the quarterly valuation cycle and the running of the fund finance practice. The role plays an integral part of the Fund Operations team, focused on managing fund operations as well as other key duties for the Real Assets business lines.
Review and approval of monthly/quarterly NAVs and investor reporting requirements completed by the third-party Fund Administrators and oversight of their service functions.
Reviewing and instructing release of investor Drawdown/Distribution notices.
Support in investment and operational due diligence.
Manage third party service providers such as Fund Administrators
Liaise closely with internal and external operations team to ensure accurate portfolio data is recorded internally & externally.
Annual financial reporting: liaising with the fund auditors to manage an efficient year-end reporting process.
Cash management and treasury oversight
Assist in preparation of underlying assets valuations and liaise with Valuation Committee members on a quarterly cycle.
Assist in on-boarding of new fund or managed accounts as they arise.
Assist Investor reporting with timely query resolution.
Assist in preparation of materials for quarterly Advisory Board & Risk Committee meetings.
Maintain financial processes in line with best practice, add value where possible and work closely with Risk, Legal and Compliance teams to determine and implement procedures in response to new regulations.
Enhance current control processes, including the use of systems to automate and streamline procedures, and maintain procedures documentation accordingly.
Qualified Accountant (ACA / ACCA / CIMA / or equivalent)
Hands-on experience within Financial Services or Asset Management
Understanding of fund structures
Understanding of valuations
Strong knowledge of private equity investments, alternative investments, fund accounting and corporate finance
Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal with the ability to develop relationships
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