Fund Controller – Private Debt / Direct Lending

Job title : Fund Controller – Private Debt / Direct Lending
Location : London
Job-type : Permanent
Contact : Kylie Mackenzie
Call : Kylie
Email : email Kylie
Reference : J8698
THE SEARCH:

Altus Partners have partnered with a growing Alternatives firm that is looking to bring on a Fund Controller to join a dynamic and successful team. The business is going through an exciting growth phase and this individual will play a vital role in growing and developing the function. The role will work directly with all areas of the business and work closely with the Managing Director in developing the area.

THE ROLE:

The successful candidate will have full responsibility for the review and oversight of all fund matters. The position will partner with all areas of the business and play a vital role in the launching of new funds in different strategies. You will be the main point of contact for the PM’s, Investment Professionals, External Parties, Tax and Structuring teams

Responsibilities will include:

•Assist with overseeing the administrators reporting on the Private Credit Funds on a monthly and quarterly basis.

•Ownership of a number of private credit funds and fixed income funds

•Oversee the annual financial statement production across funds and manage the audit process

•Calculate management fees and report fees to the Parent Company

•Understand carried interest waterfalls and perform net IRR calculations

•Assist in the development of processes around external investor queries and internal investor relations demands

•Manage fund cash & treasury positions, including assisting in developing and monitoring counterparty exposure and cash flow forecasts •Understand the complexity of the fund structures in order to ensure the fund flows reflect the tax planning in the structure

•Be involved in the review of fund expenses, drawdowns & distributions

•Work closely with the administrators to ensure financial reporting is accurate and timely and reflects all relevant insight from the wider team

•Understand and report on the working capital position of the funds and assist with forecasting requirements

•Understand fund FX positions and report on exposure scenario analysis

•Review and preparation of all investor financial and ad hoc reporting, fund analysis and deal with regulatory reporting standards

•Formally document technical matters in relation to complex accounting issues, including broader fund matters which impact the fund’s financial records

•Oversee the quarterly fund performance reporting to investors, demonstrating an understanding of the key drivers behind performance and strategy

CANDIDATE REQUIREMENTS:

•Degree Educated

•Qualified Accountant – ACCA, ACA or Equivalent

•Experience working in fund management on preferably debt asset classes of private credit and distressed strategies

•Strong communicator and ability to work with key internal stakeholders including direct exposure to other business lines e.g. Portfolio Managers, Sales, Legal, Compliance,

•Proactive and ability to work with minimum supervision including managing your own workload.

•Numerate with high attention to detail, accounting experience required as well as advanced Excel skills.