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Fund Controller

  • Location

    London, England

  • Sector:

    Accounting & Finance

  • Job type:

    Contract

  • Salary:

    £350 - £375 per day

  • Contact:

    Abigail Furlong

  • Contact email:

    Abigail@kennedypearce.com

  • Job ref:

    AF - FUND - 96286_1578668120

  • Published:

    11 months ago

  • Duration:

    6 months

  • Startdate:

    ASAP

  • Listed Investment Management company
  • Flexible working environment
  • Lead a growing team

Description:

This is an exceptional opportunity for an experienced accounting and finance professional to head up the alternative investments team for a globally recognised Listed Investment Management business. You will partner with existing hedge fund and private equity clients as well as establish new clients in London and build out a local team of fund accountants.

If you have a fund accounting background along with excellent communication and advisory skillset this is a once in a lifetime opportunity. You will be given full autonomy as part of a high calibre brand on an exciting growth trajectory.

Responsibilities:

  • Maintain & build on relationships with hedge fund, private equity and real estate fund managers, delivering reporting & day-to-day accounting & support to these clients.
  • Demonstrate deep knowledge of private equity fund structures and show proficiency in accounting for complex transactions, understanding investment fund legal documents and guiding your team in implementing standard methodologies.
  • Develop and execute business plans both internally and in partnership with clients.
  • Participates in new business process including review of proposals, prospect presentations, staffing allocations, etc.
  • Opportunity to hire, build and lead the Alternative Investments team for Australia.

Requirements:

  • Fund accounting experience - preferably in private equity, hedge fund or real estate sectors
  • Solid knowledge on private equity / real assets is required - must be familiar with structuring
  • Strong critical thinking, problem solving and decision-making skills.
  • Excellent communication skills and experience in advising clients
  • People management and leadership experience is a must
  • ACA Qualification preferred

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