Fund Accountant

Hedge | South Africa

Fund Accountant

Fund Accountant

Job title

Hedge funds

Hedge funds

Business division

South Africa

South Africa


Role summary

The Fund Accountant role involves preparations of accurate portfolio valuations on a timely basis. You will typically be responsible for the accounting of a number of portfolios. You will also:

  • Prepare accurate portfolio valuations and financial statements
  • Maintain the underlying accounting records for assigned funds (including domestic offshore, hedge funds, partnerships, etc.)
  • Be responsible for approximately three to six valuations


Key responsibilities

The role above will be responsible for the following specific duties:

  • Prepare daily, weekly and/or monthly portfolio valuations
  • Maintain the underlying accounting records for assigned funds;
  • Liaise with fund managers, brokers and custodians to communicate information and resolve issues on a timely basis
  • Reconcile brokerage and custodian accounts to underlying records
  • Establishing excellent client relationships and provide a quality service at all times
  • Assist the external auditors to ensure the audit function is executed on a timely and efficient basis
  • Assist Senior Fund Accountants and Supervisors with audit queries
  • Periodically assists with reviews and the identification of errors and inconsistencies

Skills / experience requirements

  • Excellent interpersonal and teamwork skills
  • Structured and detail oriented
  • Excellent customer service and communication skills
  • Ability to prioritise work and meet strict deadlines
  • Good analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Commerce degree or diploma with at least Financial Accounting 2 qualification
  • At least 2 years related experience
  • Proficient in MS Excel
  • Hedge fund industry knowledge would be a distinct advantage

Next steps

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