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Fund Accountant – 9 month contract

Written by Anton Murray Consulting on .

Location: Sydney

Salary description: $60-80k AUD base salary

  • $50-100k AUD Equivalent
  • Contract or Temporary
  • 3 to 7 years of experience

Our client is seeking fund accountants to assist over the next 9 months to cover maternity leave.

Initially our client is seeking to employ someone to help with this 9 month period, although strong candidates will be considered for permanent positions within the group.

Responsibilities:

  • The Fund accounting group is a customer-focused team; they support the business and client activities of the Operations Division.
  • The team performs a crucial role working alongside various teams in the Operations Division.
  • They prepare accurate Statutory Financial Statements for reporting periods having taken feeds from registry, auditor inputs and clients.
  • In addition, they perform an internal audit function ensuring records held in the GL are accurate, liaising on reconciliation issues or discrepancies with the Fund Administration and Reconciliations teams.
  • They perform some reconciliations and cash flow statements within the team including the completion of investment reconciliations for audit and client purposes.
  • The Fund Accountant plays a key role in the Financial Reporting team. The Fund Accountant provides technical accounting in the preparation of statutory financial statements and other reports.
  • In addition to team management, key responsibilities include the generation of accurate monthly Fund & MIS reporting for clients meeting their SLA terms, understanding and implementation of operational risk and legislative requirements of Fund Accounting.
  • The Fund Accountant has in-depth knowledge of the preparation of statutory financial statements, also fund accounting, unit pricing, investment administration & reconciliations. They understand the importance of accuracy in reporting. Time management and the ability to operate effectively within critical time constraints in the area are important.

Requirements:

Skills and Experience:

  • Degree qualified in Business, Accounting or related discipline.
  • Post graduate qualification in CA, CPA or equivalent
  • Approximately 4-8 years commercial experience in financial services, technical accounting experience in statutory reporting and financial statement preparation, fund accounting or custody operations.
  • The Fund Accountant has had dealings with auditors (internal and external), client facing contact and demonstrates effective communication skills (both written & verbal).
  • Experience using central accounting systems eg. General Ledger and related reporting tools, they have experience producing:
  • Reconciliations including investment reconciliations
  • Statutory financial statements
  • Cash flow statements

Technical Knowledge:

  • Comprehensive knowledge of Custody and Fund Administration, Statutory Reporting and reconciliations, related operational risk and compliance requirements.
  • Approximately 4+ years reporting experience in financial services accounting.
  • Any tax experience would also be held in high regard.

Key Systems Experience:

  • Hi-Portfolio
  • MS Word & Excel
  • Databases including Lotus Notes & Access
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