Trainee Fund Accountant

Hedge | South Africa

Trainee Fund Accountant

Trainee Fund Accountant

Job Title

Hedge Funds

Hedge Funds

Business division

South Africa

South Africa


Role summary

The Trainee 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.

The company offers a SAIPA traineeship and this role is eligible for application thereof.

Key responsibilities

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

  • Preparation of portfolio valuations and maintenance of the underlying accounting records for assigned funds (including hedge funds, partnerships, etc.);
  • Liaising with fund managers, brokers, and custodians to communicate information and resolve issues on a timely basis;
  • Reconciling broker and custodian accounts to underlying records;
  • Preparing and maintaining standard operating procedures;
  • Establishing excellent client relationships and providing high quality service and productivity;
  • Assisting the external auditors to ensure the audit function is executed on a timely and efficient basis and
  • Performing any additional responsibilities that may be required by your Supervisor in support of the on-going management and development of the division.

Skills / experience requirements

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

Next steps

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  • About us

    SANNE is a leading global provider of alternative fund and corporate administration services.

  • Our services

    SANNE provides clients across the globe with a wide range of complementary business services, focused on two core areas: alternative asset services and corporate and private client services.

  • Our approach

    We understand that each client relationship has a unique set of requirements and expectations; that is why our client service teams are handpicked and tailored to fit the specific and evolving needs of each client.

  • Thought leadership

    At SANNE, we collaborate and share our knowledge and best practice with those we value. These are the things that make the difference.

  • Our people

    We work with talented people. It’s their deep expertise, knowledge and collaborative nature that differentiates us. We see things differently.

  • Global locations

    Our offices are spread across three global regions: The Americas, EMEA and Asia-Pacific & Mauritius.