Fund Accountant, German Speaking

Job description

Role summary:

We are seeking a Fund Accountant, reporting to a Manager within the Alternative Asset Services of Sanne, to have responsibility for the preparations of accurate portfolio valuations on a timely basis. You will typically be responsible for the preparation/overseeing of a number of client portfolios (underlying accounting, financial statements preparation, regulatory requirements) including the development and mentoring of more junior team members and providing the highest quality of customer.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Working with the manager and Director to ensure the planning, coordination and completion of NAVs;
  • Management Reporting and Statutory Reporting of corporate entities to ensure the team complies with all of its accounting and regulatory; obligations and requirements including listing requirements and client reporting;
  • Assist with the work and mentoring of a number of trainee fund accountants;
  • Liaising with fund managers, brokers, and custodians to communicate information and resolve issues on a timely basis;
  • Ensure that client responsibilities are managed effectively and to agreed client, best practice, regulatory and statutory deadlines;
  • Assisting the external auditors to ensure the audit function is executed on a timely and efficient basis;
  • Performing any additional responsibilities that may be required in the support of the on-going management and development of the division;
  • Preparation of monthly, quarterly, annual NAV’s;
  • Management accounts and IPD’s; and Preparation of annual statutory financials statements.


Skills / Experience:

Commerce degree with:

  • Financial Accounting 3
  • Taxation 1
  • Auditing 1 OR Internal Auditing 2 or Internal Control & code of Ethics;
  • Corporate Law 1 OR Commercial Law 2
  • Management accounting;
  • Started or interested in starting SAIPA articles;
  • Proficient in MS Excel; structural and detail orientated;
  • Good analytical and problem-solving skills;
  • Excellent interpersonal and teamwork skills;
  • Ability to prioritize work and meet strict deadlines;
  • Excellent communication and organisation skills;
  • Motivated and driven and Minimum of 2 years fund related accounting experience;
  • Private Debt and Capital Markets knowledge will be a distinct advantage;
  • German fluent in speaking and writing.