Private Equity - Qualified Fund Accountant Private Equity - Qualified Fund Accountant …

Carnegie Consulting
in London, United Kingdom
Permanent, Full time
Last application, 15 Jan 21
GBP60000 - GBP70000 per annum + bonus
Carnegie Consulting
in London, United Kingdom
Permanent, Full time
Last application, 15 Jan 21
GBP60000 - GBP70000 per annum + bonus
Private Equity - Qualified Fund Accountant

Private Equity - Qualified Fund Accountant

Our client is a sizeable Private Equity business in central London. Due to the growth in the business, a new role has been created to join the Finance team. The requirement is for someone in a Fund Accounting capacity. You will be a fully qualified accountant (ACA, ACCA, CIMA), preferably from a Private Equity firm but potentially will consider someone from a fund administrator or someone from an accounting practice with experience auditing funds.


You will manage a range of accounting and operational responsibilities for a number of entities, with tasks ranging from client drawdowns and distributions, investment contributions and distributions and related accounting entries, responding to investor queries and assisting with all aspects of fund operations. You will also be responsible for the monitoring of the assistant accountants' workflow.

  • Maintenance of the in-house private equity accounting software system
  • Preparation and review of client drawdown/distribution notices
  • Month-end reporting
  • Assist with the preparation of quarterly reports
  • Management of and liaison with outsourced fund administrators and review of information
  • Ensure the information received from outsourced administrators meets requirements
  • Oversight and management of the internal controls environment and controls manual
  • Oversee and review the Assistant Fund Accountant's workflow
  • Calculation and payment of Management and Performance fees
  • Review of investment valuation reports
  • Cash management and forecasting
  • Ad-hoc client queries
  • Adhere to the FCA's Conduct Rules, understanding that they set basic standards of good personal conduct
  • Cash management
  • Ensure journals are posted accurately, and on a timely basis to meet month-end, quarterly and statutory requirements
  • Ensure investment valuations are received and processed to meet entity requirements
  • Calculation of GPPS & FPS for the funds, related payment processing
  • Provision of audit information, and response to audit queries
  • Ensure stakeholder queries are addressed on a timely basis

Experience required

The successful candidate will be a confident and committed individual, with keen attention to detail and a self-disciplined and organised approach to work. You will need to ensure a large number and variety of tasks and responsibilities are completed within tight timescales. The ability, therefore, to manage multiple priorities effectively is very important.

The individual must be an advocate of change, thriving in a dynamic environment responding to the business needs. As part of a small team, strong communication skills are essential.

  • A minimum 2:1 degree classification (or equivalent)
  • Accounting qualification (ACA, ACCA, CIMA or equivalent)
  • Minimum 3 years' experience in the private equity/Infrastructure industry
  • Previous experience of Fund Reporting and responding to clients
  • Previous Cash Management (forecasting, and production of reconciliations) experience
  • Operate in an ISAE 3402 and SOX compliant financial control environment
  • Experience of dealing with multiple deadlines, and prioritising tasks
  • Experience on Investran is desirable
  • Must be proficient in Excel and Word
  • Deadline-focused
  • Reliable
  • Accurate with high attention to detail
  • Able to self-review
  • Able to work calmly and accurately under pressure
  • Able to work effectively in a team environment
  • Able to quickly assimilate new information/requirements
  • Organised in approach to work, with the ability to prioritise effectively
  • Sound communication skills (written and oral) with the confidence to deal with the investment team, clients and other key stakeholders
  • Knowledge of US, UK GAAP & IFRS desirable

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