FUND & INVESTMENT CONTROLLER - DIRECT LENDING

Job title : FUND & INVESTMENT CONTROLLER - DIRECT LENDING
Location : London, Greater London, England
Job-type : Permanent
Contact : Dylan Rosser
Call : Dylan
Email : email Dylan
Reference : J9158

THE SEARCH:

Altus Partners has partnered with a growing Investment Manager that is going through exciting growth phase and launching its Direct Lending strategy and this individual will play a vital role in growing and developing the fund finance function. The role will work in a growing and dynamic team and will have responsibility for all fund finance workstreams, investment operations support, deal support and supporting the group CFO in launching of new investment vehicles. 

 

THE ROLE:

The right candidate will have ultimate responsibility for all financial related functions of the business and a strong understanding of credit fund structures. This individual will be responsible for oversight of controls and investment operations for a dedicated number of newly launched Private Credit Funds. Your responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • 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, to help senior management, analyse, attribute & comment on fund performance and bespoke investor performance reporting.

  • Work alongside C-Suite in the launch of new credit investment vehicles

  • Support the front office in review and creation of valuations and post deal administration

  • 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.

 

THE REQUIREMENTS:

  • Qualified accountant (ACA/ACCA) with working knowledge of Debt Fund structures.

  • 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)