Fund Controller

  • Category
    Accountancy & Finance - Fund Accounting
  • Location
    London, Greater London
  • Salary
    70000 £ - 80000 £ / Year
  • External Reference

Controller (Fluent + English is a Must!!)
A leading investment firm based in central London is looking for Fund Controller (Fluent Italian + English) to join its organisation. This organisations manages in excess of $300 billion across a range of equity, fixed income, private equity and hedge fund strategies on behalf of institutions, advisers and individual investors worldwide. In EMEA and Latin America, the firm has enjoyed rapid growth since regaining independence in 2006, overseeing close to $50 billion of client assets.
Personal Specification
*Fully Qualified accountant e.g. ACA, ACCA or CIMA
*Audit Experience is advantageous
*Experience accounting and reporting on a portfolio of Private Equity assets
*Experience managing a team advantageous
*Candidate should hold a relevant accounting qualification e.g. ACA, ACCA or CIMA and have demonstrated relevant industry experience post qualification.
*Experience gained within an accounting practice, fund administration, investment management or similar background preferred.
* Management of private equity investment structures including preparation of the quarterly management accounts and all financial analysis required for presentation at the quarterly Board meetings.
*Involvement in the annual budgeting and business planning process. Control the subsequent reporting including quarterly variance analysis and commentary on performance against budget.
*Maintenance of property and joint venture accounting records to include book keeping entries, regular bank and balance sheet reconciliations, and preparation of VAT returns, trial balances and management accounts.
*Preparation of annual consolidated financial statements and control of the year-end audit process, ensuring that timetables are adhered to and providing information and explanations to the auditors.
*Liaise with internal and external stakeholders including administrators and property managers. Review monthly information received from property managers, querying any inconsistencies and providing support to resolve any issues.
*Oversight of third party vendors (fund administration/depositary/etc)
*Ownership of cash and capital management
*Ensure all regulatory and statutory financial submissions are completed appropriately and on time
*Establish and enhance the processes and procedures, working with the wider finance teams.
*Responsibility for managing the fund operational processes (capital call/distribution/etc) with outsourced providers.
*Ensure fund financial information is communicated appropriately to the outsourced providers, quarterly valuations, recoverable from funds, etc.
*Review of key balance sheet accounts.
*Preparation of interim and annual financial statements.
*Production of monthly, quarterly and annual management reporting.

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