Fund Accountant Business Change Specialist

  • Negotiable
  • Full Time
  • Dublin
  • Posted 2 weeks ago

Fund Accountant Business Change Specialist

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

Main Responsibilities

  • Support teams servicing complex hedge fund investment products including – Swaps (CDS, CDX, IRS, TRS), Options, CFDs, FX Forwards, Bank Loans
  • Support teams servicing a variety of fund structures and domiciles including – Limited Partnership, Multi-manager, Multi-currency, Pooling, FOHF, UCITS, ICAVs
  • Manage the take on and implementation of new business from a systems and set up perspective
  • Review and challenge technical procedures for accuracy and clarity – draft new procedures to cover any gaps which exist
  • Deliver Target Platforms and Model Office projects, including system UAT testing and implementation
  • Ensure implementation of effective and efficient global processes and controls 
  • Ensure good communication with the BAU Manger to ensure awareness of issues within each team
  • Deliver a full automation of the FA operating model, including the build of trade interfaces, manage and increase the STP rate, robotics
  • Supervise staff and provide a detailed review of their work in conjunction with the Manager in accordance with established procedures
  • Preferably proficient to the level of Super User in Operational Systems such as Multifonds, Intellimatch, pControl, NTAS

Experience Requirements

  • Thorough knowledge of Hedge Fund accounting, including interaction with Prime Brokers and Middle Office
  • Thorough knowledge of complex hedge fund investment types, eg. OTC.
  • Thorough knowledge of performance fee methodologies (Equalisation, Series of Shares, Benchmarks etc)
  • Team leadership skills, including mentoring, assessment, training and development planning  
  • Knowledge of various domiciliation legislation, tax and regulatory requirements
  • Thorough knowledge of data vendors such as Bloomberg, IDC
  • Knowledge of Limited Partnership, Multi-manager, Multi-currency, Pooling, FOHF, debt funds / loan instruments and Structured products desirable.
  • A third level qualification preferably in a business or accounting related discipline.
  • Minimum of 10 years experience in Fund Accounting, with a strong knowledge of both Hedge and Mutual Funds
  • Minimum of 4 years experience at a managerial level
  • 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

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Barbara Donnellan

Barbara Donnellan

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