VP of Product Oversight & Governance
Company: Investment Banking / Corp. Finance, Wilmington, DE
Posted on: October 10, 2018
The Global Accounting and Product Services division is responsible for providing operational support to Company’s portfolio management teams and clients. Together with financial statements and audit oversight, the EMEA and US Fund Services has responsibility for all NAV and fund accounting matters, across the EMEA and US fund range, carried out by a number of teams in different locations. Global Accounting and Product Services is central to Company’s operations in providing subject matter expertise, monitoring fund administrator service delivery in relation fund accounting and financial reporting, monitoring operational capacity for new products, contributing to projects in relation to product launches and liaising with fund administrators, auditors, fund directors and portfolio managers. The group comprises of a number of teams and is organized both functionally and regionally. This position is within the Open-End NAV Oversight team supporting alternatives in the US. Role Responsibility We are looking for an experienced fund controller that will report directly into the Global Accounting and Product Services (“GAAPS”) team that supports investment operations for Company's open-end single strategy and multi-strategy hedge funds employing a range of investments and techniques in the global securities markets. Responsibilities: Review and approve NAV calculations for a range of alternative investment fund products. Train, supervise, assign responsibilities and evaluate staff. Establish team goals and objectives, with accountability for ensuring successful execution. Ensure a best in class control environment is functioning effectively in respect of oversight of third party service providers and internal processes and procedures. Serve as primary point of contact for third party administrators, monitor their performance and drive continuous improvement in their processes. Perform detailed reviews and analysis of key reconciliations (cash, position) and contribute to resolution of breaks. Review portfolio P&L in connection with approval of NAVs and remediate outages between internal and external calculations. Recalculate management and performance fees, including those with on highwatermarks and hurdles, in connection with NAV reviews and approvals. Review annual audited financial statements and liaise with the funds' independent auditors. Draft accounting policies (typically in accordance with investment company accounting under US GAAP) and ensure effective implementation and oversight of those policies. Support required regulatory filings, such as Form PQR, Form PF and AIFMD filings. Review securities valuation and contribute to fair valuation decisions. Drive increased efficiency and innovation through continuous review of operating procedures and planning / evaluating technology enhancements. Experience BS/BA degree in business administration or accounting, CPA preferred. 7+ years of relevant investment / fund accounting or public accounting (audit) work experience, specifically supporting hedge funds. Demonstrated proficiency in leading, directing, mentoring and evaluating a team. Ability to delegate to staff and support them in meeting objectives while promoting innovation. Proper accounting skills, including knowledge of US GAAP and financial statement presentation for investment companies. Strong working knowledge of various financial instruments (swaps, futures, forwards, etc.) and accounting for those instruments. Extensive securities valuation knowledge, solid understanding of ASC 820 and familiarity with various valuations techniques. Excellent communication skills (written and verbal), with proven ability to explain complex technical issues in a concise and accessible manner to varied audiences. Sound analytical and problem solving skills. Highly organized and detail-oriented. Ability to manage projects, work under pressure and meet deadlines. Fluent in Microsoft Office products, emphasis on Excel. Manager Comments Other - Travel: Minimal - Direct Reports: Yes - Licenses: No
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