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Assistant Fund Accountant

  • Location

    London, England

  • Sector:

    Accounting & Finance

  • Job type:

    Permanent

  • Salary:

    £26000 - £28000 per annum + study support

  • Contact:

    Celia Matkins

  • Job ref:

    CMAFA2211_1574424767

  • Published:

    15 days ago

Our client is a leading global investment manager focused on infrastructure and real estate investments.

Reporting to the Financial Controller, the Assistant Fund Accountant will support all aspects of the Infrastructure Finance function, including maintaining accurate and up to date ledgers and delivering high quality financial reporting to investors and the business.

The successful candidate will hold a strong academic profile and have a background within Financial Services.

Responsibilities

  • Preparation and/or review of cash books and accounting journals for quarterly management accounts and statutory accounts prepared under FRS 102 or IFRS
  • Quarterly and year end close processes, including reconciliation of balance sheet items
  • Working closely with external auditors and the wider business, as required, to support timely preparation and audit of annual statutory accounts
  • Liaising with third party administrators and finance managers
  • Maintaining loan schedules to ensure principal and interest amounts are kept accurate and up to date
  • Providing support for the preparation of quarterly reporting packs for the Board of Directors
  • Preparation and submission of VAT and other regulatory returns
  • Monitoring timely receipt of distributions from investments and providing cash analysis for semi-annual portfolio valuations, liaising with the wider team
  • Preparing and reviewing documentation to ensure payments are approved and processed in a timely manner
  • Weekly updating of cash flow forecasts and identifying funding requirements, including drawdowns and repayments of the fund's debt facility
  • Invoice preparation and management
  • Assisting with the establishment of bank accounts in line with business policy
  • Executing FX hedging in line with fund policy
  • Liaising with banks to ensure compliance with regulatory requirements

Requirements

  • Degree level educated with strong academics
  • At least 1 year experience ideally within Financial Services
  • Actively studying towrads the ACCA/CIMA
  • Competent with Word, Excel & PowerPoint
  • Organised, able to prioritise and meet tight deadlines
  • Strong communication skills, both written and verbal
  • Willingness to learn and develop new skills/flexible 'can do' approach

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