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My client is a growing international financial services company that provides services to Real Estate and Private Equity Fund Managers across the globe. They have offices in multiple international locations and works for over 300 funds across over 30 countries.
Day to day responsibility for the management of designated Real Estate Clients
Review quarterly and annual financial statements and reports
Work closely with your line Manager and Technical & Training Team to ensure financial statements meet the Funds' reporting requirements, eg: UK GAAP or IFRS
Review drawdown calculations to ensure accuracy of figures as Funds seek access to their commitments from investors
Review distribution calculations to ensure the flow of funds from the sale of an investment are accurately recorded so that proceeds are appropriately allocated and paid to investors
Ensure the accurate communication of all cash movements between the Fund and its Investors through the issuance of relevant notices to investors
Oversee the preparation and completion process of Client deliverables including agreeing timetables with Clients, and thereafter monitoring progress against these to ensure deliverables are on track
Conduct weekly Client calls with CFO or Financial controller to ensure open and effective communication at all times
Responsible for the training and development of junior team members. Lead staff appraisals, effectively providing feedback, support and setting objectives
Gain a good understanding of the accounting framework for each designated client (as prescribed in the Fund's legal documentation, the LPA) and ensure the movement of funds and transactions are treated in accordance with this framework
Contribute ideas to improve processes to either gain efficiencies or reduce risk
University Degree in Accountancy/Business/Maths or otherwise demonstrable strong aptitude for numeracy
ACA or ACCA qualified, or qualified by experience (3+ years relevant experiencing in fund accounting / administration)
3+ years' experience working in a professional office environment, preparing and reviewing financial statements
Ideally working in financial services or accounting practice working on multiple client relationships
Strong experience in the preparation and review of working paper files and Financial Statements including disclosures
Management of junior staff providing on the job training, feedback and contributing to the appraisal process