Fund Accountant | 3-Months Contract | $400 /day + Super

MPAU Finance

The primary purpose of the role is to take ownership of preparing unit prices, APRA reporting and to help prepare statutory accounts in line with SLA targets. All reports generated should be of a standard consistent with policies and meet legislative requirements. For immediates start!!!

Client Details

The client is an ASX-listed company based in Sydney CBD. Being a key player in the financial services market, they have almost 100 funds and trusts under management, and delivering various services that is tailored to the needs of its stakeholders and delivering maximum value.

This role would play an important role in supporting the service delivery of the Fund Accounting team. It encompasses daily unit pricing and valuations, preparation of APRA returns, preparation of monthly, quarterly and year-end reporting, participation in ad-hoc projects as required and the relationship management and liaising with Custodians, investment managers as well as the Trustee office.

Description

Minimum expectations for the role are the following:

Daily

  • Calculate the daily unit prices to be reviewed
  • Maintenance of the Unit pricing email inbox: answer queries where necessary
  • Maintenance of the Investment email inbox: answer queries where necessary
  • Ensure Custodian cash reports and valuations are received daily; are required for reconciliation and unit pricing

Weekly

  • Calculation of asset allocations for rebalancing purposes to be reviewed

Monthly

  • Calculation of crediting rates for some of the defined benefit funds
  • Calculation of the Funds Under Management (FUM) for internal and external stakeholders
  • Preparation of monthly performance reports
  • Updating Investment manager unit balances in the Unit pricing model
  • Preparation of Investment reconciliations compared to custodian reports and Fund Managers statements for various sub plans.
  • Liaise with custodians on all aspects of investment related issues and amounts

Quarterly

  • To prepare all fund accounting-related APRA work papers and forms across all funds being administered
  • To prepare management accounts and other accounting reports
  • To prepare any quarterly fund accounting-related reports when required

Annual

  • To prepare all fund accounting-related APRA work papers and forms across all funds being administered
  • To provide all investment-related data required for annual reports/statements
  • To prepare sensitivity analysis notes in the financial statements across all fund administered

Ad hoc duties

  • To assist in the reporting functionality on an ad hoc basis as part of the Fund Accounting/Unit pricing team
  • Liaise with various stakeholders such as the Trustee’s Investment officer
  • You may be required to perform other duties as requested and when required

Profile

Skills and competencies

  • Control and risk focused
  • Tenacity & resilience, able to remain calm in pressure situations
  • High level of attention to detail, accuracy and organisational skills
  • Strong commercial awareness
  • Excellent written and verbal communication

Knowledge and experience

  • 4+ years’ experience in fund accounting and unit pricing, (investment management, stockbroking, accounting, finance or similar)
  • Sound understanding of investment markets and the broader finance industry
  • Client delivery and service experience

Qualifications

  • Bachelor Degree in Business, Finance or Accounting
  • CPA/CA qualified or studying towards CPA/CA qualification

Job Offer

Are you available for immediate start? LET'S TALK!

  • Develop skillsets in an ASX listed environment
  • Convenient location near public transport
  • $350-400 daily rate + Superannuation
  • Good team culture and supportive management

To apply online please click the 'Apply' button below. For a confidential discussion about this role please contact Mae Alvar on +61 2 8292 2154

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Date Posted
12 Jun 2019
21 Jun 2019
Location
All Sydney NSW
Category
Banking, Superannuation & Finance
Pay Description
Superannuation

Job Type
Full Time
Contract Type
Fixed Term Contract
Skills
ATTENTION TO DETAIL
ACCOUNTING
MANAGEMENT
RELATIONSHIP MANAGEMENT
EXCELLENT WRITING
FINANCIAL STATEMENTS
FUND ACCOUNTING
OTHER ACCOUNTING
RECONCILIATION
Perks
Superannuation
Certifications
CPA

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