Fund Accounting Manager

Posted 13 July 2023
Salary €80000 - €95000 per annum
Job type Permanent
Discipline Finance, Accounting & Audit
ReferenceNH 6432
Contact NameNathan Hodeib

Job description

The Role

Job Purpose

To lead the delivery of financial reporting for a range of complex client structures which include Company and Partnership(audited and unaudited), principally, SA, SARL, SIF, SICAR, RAIF and SCSp structures. All tasks to be carried out efficiently and effectively, in line with the defined business activities and companies procedures. To maintain and develop relationships with the team's clients and to promote the positive image of the business through the professional application of services and knowledge.

Key Result Areas

* Provide excellent levels of client service in line with company standards, procedures and guidelines and appropriate accountancy standards

* To be first point of contact for clients on any NAV reporting and trade related matters

* Maintain a high standard of client reporting and accounting records, to include NAV reporting, trade and other ad-hoc reports

* Take responsibility for own personal development, in line with agreed annual performance objectives

* To act at all times in accordance with Company values

Primary Contacts

* Client accounting team

* Administration team

* Service Line Director

* Internal departments

* External auditors

* Clients

* Banks


 Essential + Desirable Qualifications

 Recognised accounting qualification (ACCA, ACA or equivalent)


 At least 6 years'PQE

 Minimum of 3 years' experience in a management role

 Direct experience of producing financial statements for a variety of corporate entities within various jurisdictions

 Experience in producing financial statements to LUX GAAP or IFRS + Experience of developing and coaching others Knowledge

 Comprehensive knowledge and detailed understanding of current industry and accounting legislation, regulation and working practices

 A detailed understanding of the local finance industry and regulatory requirements, particularly in relation to funds

 Detailed knowledge of LUX GAAP or IFRS Skills and Abilities

 Persuading and influencing

 Ability to manage and motivate a team of accountants

 Leadership, motivation and delegation skills

 Ability to deal with complex accounting matters

 Ability to manage client service levels with the team

 Ability to manage and resolve difficult client matters

 Presentation skills

 Decision making with conflicting and demanding deadlines

 Building and creating a sense of team spirit and loyalty

 Ability to communicate effectively on finance matters at Board level + Ability to oversee accounting projects

Personal qualities

 Accountability

 Technical excellence

 Strategic thinker

 Responsibility

 Role model Motivation

 Strong commitment to client service excellence

 Proactive and disciplined approach to work

 Progressive and takes responsibility for self-development and that of others

 Results driven

 Desire to promote company's policy of equal opportunities and diversity in the workplace, creating a working environment based on fairness, respect and positivity

Key Responsibilities

Your role may include, but will not be limited to, the following tasks which we call 'Defined Business Activities'. The list of defined business activities is not exhaustive and may be amended from time to time:


* Take overall responsibility for the efficiency and output of the Client Accounting and Valuations functions of the Luxembourg team

* Manage the timely and accurate production of monthly, quarterly and annual financial and management reports

* Manage the engagement profitability of all team clients, constantly striving to improve profitability of the team

* Take responsibility for the overall quality and service levels of team

* Contribute to business ad-hoc projects as required

* Ensure financial statements prepared are in line with UK GAAP/IFRS or other appropriate standards

* Compile a full file of working papers for all financial statements prepared

* Liaise with auditors in respect of the financial audit of client entities as required

* Ensure that financial statements prepared are completed and signed off within client, statutory or regulatory deadlines and that Client Accounting are aware of the sign-off deadline for review planning

* Responsible for the regular and any ad-hoc reporting of client accounting matters to Executive, Board and Management meetings

* People Management

* Planning and organising own client portfolio and team time planning

* Review current workload and resources

* Deliver and present internal short courses and training sessions

* Coach team in relation to client activities and Crestbridge procedures * Coach team in relation to time management and prioritisation skills Time Management

* Plan and prioritise own and team workflow

* Deal with matters in a timely manner Compliance and Risk Management

* Understands and complies with relevant organisational policies and procedures, supporting the Senior Manager and Director to manage risks around the Accounting function

* Understanding what is appropriate and acceptable in relation to AML Client relationship management

* Liaise with clients and external contacts to obtain and provide required information

* Prepare Net Asset Values

* Monitor profitability and recoverability of engagements and ensure that functions are carried out in accordance with agreed fee levels and identifying and reporting to client accounting manager re potential overruns at the earliest opportunity

* Assist with the creation and maintenance of client specific accounting procedures

* Assist with fee quotes for potential clients

* Assist with and contribute to ad hoc projects as required including administration assistance with clients