Altus Partners has partnered with a leading Private Equity firm that is looking to make their first hire in Finance. The business is going through an exciting growth phase and this individual will play a vital role in growing and developing the finance function. The role will work directly with the Partner as a Fund Accountant, and will have responsibility for all fund accounting workstreams, oversight for a number of third-party service providers and support management team with financial reporting.
The right candidate will have ultimate responsibility for all financial related functions of the business and the potential to grow into the role of Fund Controller. This individual will be the sole source of accounting knowledge and must be completely confident and capable of handling all accounting related matters.
Work directly with the administrator and the auditors to ensure delivery of quality financial statements in a timely manner and review of interim financial statements.
Review monthly performance information, in order to help senior management, analyse, attribute & comment on fund performance and bespoke investor performance reporting.
Ability to work across multiple projects and good self-management
Responding to internal and external stakeholder queries and working directly with the administrator where necessary to provide the information
Manage and maintain relationships with external third-party vendors
Oversee and co-ordinate the year-end audit process, review year end financials statements and interim financial statements
Review of quarterly distribution calculations to investors.
Reconcile monthly reports, management and performance fee calculations, and other activity between the business and the administrator's records on a monthly basis to ensure accuracy.
Work directly with global sales and client service teams, portfolio managers and external administrators and service providers, maintaining an open line of communication, to provide data as requested and to ensure it is accurate and timely.
Qualified accountant (ACA/ACCA) with working knowledge of Alternative Investment Fund structures.
Minimum 2 Years’ experience investment operations experience
Private Equity, Fixed income, Private Debt, Direct Lending is a strong advantage.
Advanced Excel skills and database applications is preferred.
Experience of effecting change and identifying efficiencies on different internal processes.
Strong organizational and analytical skills and the ability to effectively summarize findings, and clear communication both verbally and in writing to internal audiences and external clients.
Detail-oriented and highly motivated.
Ability to work effectively to meet multiple tight deadlines with minimal supervision.
Develop and maintain relationships with key internal stakeholders including other business lines and corporate functions across the organisation with a range of related third parties.
Ability to use Microsoft Excel, (Advanced user preferable - vlookups, pivot tool, etc)