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Altus Partners have partnered with a Leading Alternative Investments Firm that is looking to bring on a Head of Funds Finance for a 12 Month Maternity Cover. The business is going through an exciting growth phase and this individual will play a vital role in growing and developing the finance function. The position will oversee a well-respected and dynamic technical team and be responsible for all aspects of the financial and management accounting and reporting in relation to all investments.
The role will work directly with the Senior Management and a high achieving senior peer group and will be expected to be a self-starter and able to research and conclude upon various issues alone. The role will be required to liaise with senior stakeholders around the business and all members of the business area. The Head of Fund Finance will also ensure an appropriate level of delegation and responsibility is given to all team members. This role will be responsible for developing a team that meets the staffing, structural, reporting and control needs of an expanding business and tailoring that to meet individual investor needs
Main Responsibilities to include:
Advise the front office investment teams on finance and operational matters in relation to the funds under management.
Provide support and guidance in relation to a broad range of issues such as leverage, foreign exchange hedging, valuation, governance and regulatory oversight.
Manage the team providing all financial and management reporting for the numerous strategies as well as a well-established global real estate portfolio of direct, indirect and overseas investments to include monthly and quarterly pricing, management accounts, IPD performance reporting, budgeting and board reporting.
Oversee the coordination of the annual audit process for the different entities including liaising with auditors, supervising the production and timely filing of financial statements and reporting of consolidations.
Manage relationships of the Finance team has with senior-level client contacts as well as service providers
Ensure high standards in all reporting to clients and that ad-hoc queries are dealt with promptly by the appropriate team members.
Act as an escalation point for any operational or accounting issues incurred by service providers and ensure that reporting received is adequate for all client requirements.
Support the front office teams in all financial aspects of acquisitions and disposals of properties and structures and lease transactions including cash management, accounting for transactions and provision of appropriate support to the investment managers and asset managers.
Provide an ongoing review of current accounting policies and lead implementation of any new accounting standards including transition planning.
Provide ongoing advice in relation to the current shape of the portfolio and assessments of investment options or complex transactions.
Assist with strategic decisions for the portfolio and associated procedures, objectives and constraints.
ACCA / ACA (or equivalent).
12+ years post-qualification experience.
Real Estate / Private Equity / Private Markets
Experience in managing a team
Experience accounting and reporting on a large portfolio of investments within a Global Investment Management
Experience managing a team.
Attention to detail
Good understanding of financial approaches, tools and techniques