Business Change Fund Accountant

Business Change Fund Accountant Team Leader – Permanent role

Background to the role

The role within the Fund Accounting Department will be a direct report to the Business Change Manager of Fund Accounting. 


  • To supervise staff and to provide a detailed review of their work in conjunction with the Manager in accordance with established procedures
  • Proficient to the level of Super User in Operational Systems such as Multifonds, Intellimatch, pControl, NTAS, etc.
  • In depth knowledge of complex fund types (eg. multi-manager pooling) and fund investments (eg. complex OTC)
  • Deliver Target Platforms and Model Office projects, including system UAT testing and implementation, whilst being the primary point of contact for all system development and support requirements for the FA operational teams
  • Work with all Dublin operational users to identify system issues and resolve or co-ordinate with engineering teams to ensure resolution
  • Deliver a full automation of the FA operating model, including the build of trade interfaces, manage and increase the STP rate, robotics, etc.
  • Propose alternative solutions and systems to current procedure/operation
  • Prepare and submit Project Initiation Document’s (PID’s), describe the business requirements (BRD) including use case models and ensure BRD is in line with sponsor expectations and operational requirements (or with ops model)
  • Review technical specifications (Functional Requirement Description or FRD) for any new functionality
  • Participate in / responsible for project planning, management documenting and maintaining plans, managing issue logs, and preparing project documentation
  • Report to responsible Project Manager (when applicable) and Project Office/Model Office Manager and escalate problems
  • Co-ordinate the collation and distribution of monthly project update
  • Review all technical procedures for accuracy and clarity, while drafting new procedures to cover any gaps which exist
  • Assist in the take on of new business from a systems and set up perspective

Experience Required

  • Team leadership skills, including mentoring, assessment, training and development planning
  • Knowledge of various domiciliation legislation, tax and regulatory requirements
  • Knowledge of Limited Partnership, Multi-manager, Multi-currency, Pooling, FOHF, debt funds / loan instruments and Structured product desirable
  • A third level qualification preferably in a business or accounting related discipline
  • Minimum of 6 years’ experience in Fund Accounting, with a strong knowledge of both Hedge and Mutual Funds
  • Minimum of 2 years’ experience in an IT/Systems support function
  • Self-motivated, good organisational, time management and interpersonal skills
  • Highly computer literate
  • Strong numerical / analytical skills. Proficient with MS Excel, MS Word and MS PowerPoint

Further details are available in confidence, contact Barbara Donnellan at 01 474 4512

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Barbara Donnellan

Barbara Donnellan

  • Banking & Finance Manager