Fund Accountant - Newly Qualified CA(SA)

Location: Melrose Arch, Johannesburg, Gauteng
Date Posted: 12-03-2018
Main Purpose of Role
To construct and manage financial models for Clients’ mezzanine debt and senior debt funds and to report to investors on the performance of the funds. Includes valuing investments, measuring returns per investment and on a total fund basis and managing the accounting & tax for all fund entities and related group entities.
 
Key Responsibilities (this list is not exhaustive)
 
FINANCIAL REPORTING
  • Prepare Balance Sheet recons for fund entities
  • Quarterly reporting & monthly NAV reports to investors
  • Monthly management accounts for fund entities
  • Preparation and review of financial statements, including the calculation of income tax expense and relevant disclosures as part of year end audit of fund entities and related group entities (including consolidations)
  • Preparation of annual tax schedules for investors
  • Assist with preparation of board packs for group companies’ board meetings
 
ACCOUNTING AND FINANCIAL SYSTEMS
  • Provide input to the improvement of financial reports
  • Preparation of income tax returns
  • Processing on Pastel, e.g. journals and cashbook
  • Downloading of reports on Pastel, e.g. management accounts
 
FUND ACTIVITIES
  • Deal administration including managing day to day relationships with other lenders and investors
  • Quarterly and year-end valuations for all deals in the fund
  • Calculation of interest and returns
  • Issuing capital calls and distribution notices to investors and ensuring that payments to and from investors are processed on time
  • Assist with preparation of investor presentations and Advisory board packs
  • Handling of ad-hoc requests and queries from investors
 
GROUP ACTIVITIES
  • Group budgets – provide input into annual budgets
  • Assist with the  preparation of board packs
  • Compliance with relevant tax legislation – including tax returns
 
Skills & attributes
  • Affirmative Action
  • Working knowledge of fund accounting (an advantage)
  • Strong financial modeling skills
  • Very meticulous and excellent professional with high attention to detail
  • Consistent, diligent worker
 
Experience and Knowledge
  • Newly qualified CA (SA) or 1 year post articles
  • Preferably TOPP articles or experience within the Financial Institutions department of one of the leading audit firms
  • Must have degrees from a leading university with strong academic history
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