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Manager, Hedge Fund Accounting

  • Job reference DST/TP/17446/11525
  • Job type Full Time
  • Sector Accounting & Finance
  • Location London

We are searching for an experienced fund accountant to work within our EMEA Funds Services team in London. EMEA Fund Services is the department within SS&C primarily focused on providing MBO and Admin services for Hedge Funds / Fund of Funds / Institutional Asset Managers as well as Family Wealth offices. There are 3 groups, with 2 based in London and one in Dublin.

The position involves actively managing the service deliverables to our clients by working with the client aligned service group to ensure all end to end service deliverables are met on a daily basis. The successful applicant will need to work across the internal service groups and although will have an accounting background, will be expected to understand the day to day operational processing. The successful applicant should be building partnerships with their clients and ensuring that the services we provide allow the client to grow their business confident in our performance.

The successful applicant should have experience working on hedge funds and a good understanding of the various fund structures. They should be aware of the reporting and filings to be made with the regulatory authorities and the ability to interpret and explain the regulations as they apply to the role.

Main Responsibilities

Client Service/Delivery Management

  • Account Manager for a number of EMEA Fund Administration clients; typically Hedge Funds and Asset Managers
  • Work closely with clients to understand their needs and service requirements and formulising account plans
  • Facilitating and chairing regular in person service review meetings
  • Responsible for managing client issues and projects through to satisfactory resolution across all functions
  • Ability to build effective relationships with key internal and external stakeholders at all levels
  • Ensure all services are provided to clients in accordance with the contracts and any service level agreements
  • Ownership of client delivery, including though not limited to, oversight and accountability of the day to day processing activities which include all facets of Fund Administration; Middle Back Office, Fund Accounting, and Investor Services
  • Understand and manage client change requests through to completion. Acting as a partner and looking at the best solutions to any request or proposed process changes
  • Manage investor due diligence questionnaires and presentations

Fund Accounting

  • NAV Production, Daily P&L delivery, Investor Allocations, Management and Performance Fee calculation and Reporting
  • Understanding and Implementing Fund Prospectus and Governing Documentation on SS&C Systems
  • Demonstrate a good Knowledge of Accounting Standards (IAS, IFRS, US GAAP ) and provide Oversight of the Year End Fund Audit
  • Delivering efficiency's through automation, Standardisation and STP of processes
  • Assessing and ensuring industry best practices are achieved
  • Oversight of error reports; assessment of control failure and management of control improvements
  • Maintain a robust risk and control frame work around our all deliverables

Ideal Candidate

  • Ideally qualified accountant
  • Demonstrated track record of strong client management in the financial sector
  • Demonstrated experience and clear understanding of credit products - Corporate bonds, CLO/CMOs, TRS , CDS, Loans and the main drivers of the P&L on these products
  • Industry/Accounting Qualifications preferred (ACCA, CA, CAIA, CFA, CIMA)
  • Proven record of liaising with Audit firms
  • Solid understanding of operational risk and controls.
  • Keen to learn and develop and lead by example
  • Proactive and positive approach to all challenges. Self-motivated and take initiative
  • Strong people management skills: both locally and remotely
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