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Hedge Fund Controller - Leading Investment Manager
July 11, 2018
London, United Kingdom
The position does have a commercial focus and, as such, strong communication skills are essential. Their ideal hire would be a part or fully qualified accountant and have a number of years' transferable experience in an Fund Accounting role with an investment management firm and looking for a step up in regards to responsibility. This is a fantastic opportunity for someone to enrich their learning curve and hone the expertise needed to eventually progress to a COO/CFO position further in his/her career.
Principal responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
Ensure smooth running of the various sub funds with daily/monthly NAVs, coordinating internal resources to correspond with external third party information.
Review monthly performance information, in order to help senior management analyse, attribute & comment on fund performance.
Detailed understanding and interpretation of legal documentation including prospectus, third party agreements etc.
Responding to investor queries and working directly with the administrator where necessary to provide the information.
Providing regular investor reporting as agreed with investors.
Work directly with global sales and client service teams, portfolio managers and external administrators and service providers, maintaining an open line of communication, to provide data as requested and to ensure it is accurate and timely.
Reconcile monthly reports, management and performance fee calculations, and other activity between the firm and the fund accountant/administrator's records on a monthly basis to ensure accuracy.
Working effectively with outsourced third party administrators and internal parties to ensure a high level of service. Raising service issues in an appropriate manner and following up issues to resolution.
Oversee and co-ordinate the year-end audit process, review financials statements, work directly with the administrator and the auditors to ensure delivery of quality financial statements in a timely manner and review of interim financial statements.
Develop the ongoing implementation of standard global operating processes and procedures across the firm. Identifying improvements and effecting change.
PQ or Qualified Accountant (ACA/ACCA/CIMA) with a working knowledge of European Fund structures.
A number of years' experience within either investment operations or valuations from a top investment management firm.
Knowledge of UCITS funds is a big plus or having experience with Irish domiciled funds.
Advanced Excel skills is preferred.
Experience of effecting change and identifying efficiencies on different internal processes
Strong organisational and analytical skills and the ability to effectively summarize findings, and clear communication both verbally and in writing to internal audiences and external clients.
Detail-oriented and highly motivated.
Ability to work effectively to meet multiple tight deadlines with minimal supervision.
Develop and maintain relationships with key internal stakeholders including other business lines and corporate functions across the organization with a range of related third parties.