Fund Accountant
Cape Town, South Africa
6d ago

The Fund Accountant role involves preparations of accurate portfolio valuations on a timely basis. You will typically be responsible for the accounting of a number of portfolios.

Key responsibilities

  • Prepare daily, weekly and / or monthly portfolio valuations;
  • Maintain the underlying accounting records for assigned funds;
  • Liaise with fund managers, brokers and custodians to communicate information and resolve issues on a timely basis;
  • Reconcile brokerage and custodian accounts to underlying records;
  • Establishing excellent client relationships and provide a quality service at all times;
  • Assist the external auditors to ensure the audit function is executed on a timely and efficient basis;
  • Assist Senior Fund Accountants and Supervisors with audit queries and
  • Periodically assists with reviews and the identification of errors and inconsistencies.
  • Prepare accurate portfolio valuations and financial statements;
  • Maintain the underlying accounting records for assigned funds (including domestic offshore, hedge funds, partnerships, etc.) and
  • Seasoned incumbent responsible for approximately 3 to 6 valuations.
  • Requirements

    Skills / Experience Required

  • Excellent interpersonal and teamwork skills;
  • Structured and detail oriented;
  • Excellent customer service and communication skills;
  • Ability to prioritize work and meet strict deadlines;
  • Good analytical and problem-solving skills;
  • Commerce degree or diploma with at least Financial Accounting 2;
  • At least 2 years related experience;
  • Proficient in MS Excel and
  • Hedge fund industry knowledge would be a distinct advantage.
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