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Apex Ireland

POSITION: Fund Accountant – Associate – Hedge

CORPORATE TITLE: Senior Analyst

DEPARTMENT: Operations

LOCATION: Ireland (Dublin)

APPLICATION CLOSING DATE: 25th May 2018

In this role you will work directly with the Head of Client Service in your region and with other Client Service Managers in connection with the performance of duties related to the administration of funds. You should have relevant experience in the Auditing or Administration of funds along with some Supervisory/ Team Lead experience. Experience and/or knowledge of bank debt funds would be very beneficial for this role.

Role Responsibilities:

  • The individual will be responsible for the review of the reconciliation and calculation of periodic (daily/weekly/monthly) net asset values of various funds
  • Reconciling transactions related to the investment portfolios, dividends and interest, corporate actions, and investor capital activity
  • Dealing with requests from and communicating with the investment manager and investors regarding all aspects of the accounts operation
  • Updating accounting and client relationship management systems, updating and verifying statistical information, preparing financial statements, and working with external auditors
  • Working with the Managers, you will be responsible for the oversight of fund administrators and their assigned relationships
  • Responsible for the preparation and completion of the audit process for assigned relationships
  • You will be responsible for the consistency and accuracy of assigned relationships
  • You will be liaising with Investment Managers, Brokers, Custodians and Investors on a daily basis
  • Reviewing transfer agent processes including input of investor dealings, weekly, monthly deposits and withdrawals, roll ups at period end into Investor Services systems (Mantra & Investran)
  • Processing of Derivatives, such as Spot/Forwards FX’s, Futures and Options
  • Analysis and Administration of potential write down of investments
  • Releasing of Net Asset Value (NAVs) to public bodies such as Bloomberg and Irish Stock Exchange where required
  • Processing of payments of Investor, Investment Manager and third party fees
  • Assist with the training of new colleagues
  • Verification of trades against Investment Manager and Broker references
  • Verification of pricing of all portfolio investment instruments such as Equities, Futures, Swaps and Bonds
  • Processing daily cash transactions
  • Cash and Asset reconciliations to Custodial Services, Broker’s and Investment Manager’s
  • Investigating any discrepancies which may occur and achieving resolutions
  • Ensure Client concerns and queries are addressed in a timely and efficient manner
  • Receive and respond to Audit queries
  • Ensure effective communication with colleagues and corresponding departments

Skills and Qualifications:

  • Extensive and proven fund accounting experience
  • Experience with general ledger accounting, with demonstrated attention to detail and accuracy, analytical, technical, organisational, and problem solving skills
  • Proficiency in advanced Excel functions
  • Experience working with an investment management or finance-related firm
  • A general knowledge of the investment industry and/or fund accounting experience.
  • An ability to think critically and objectively
  • Educated to degree level (or overseas equivalent)
  • An excellent communicator with strong inter-personal skills
  • Focused on attention to detail with strong organisational skills
  • Flexible and willing to work additional hours as needed

We are an equal opportunity employer who seeks to recruit and appoint the best available person for a job regardless of marital/civil partnership status, sex (including pregnancy), age, religion, belief, race, nationality and ethnic or national origin, colour, sexual orientation or disability.