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Job description / Role

Employment: Full Time

Our client is a Fund in Abu Dhabi. Working in a small, friendly team, this is a broad role which will involve assisting in all areas of financial management of the fund. We are searching for a fully qualified accountant (ACCA, ACA) with 2-5 yrs PQE working as a Fund Accountant.

You will assist in processing and controlling fund operations, the annual budgeting and planning exercise, quarterly cash -forecasting, treasury activities, compliance and regulatory filings. You will support management/shareholder reporting and Investment performance reporting. You will have a key role in developing and documenting key controls and processes and assist in the implementation of an investment management system.


Fund operations
• Assisting, preparing and reviewing fund transactions
• Bank reconciliations
• Management of fund expenses
• Liaise with Investment/legal and corporate team

• Liaise with banks, brokers
• Assisting in effecting treasury transactions e.g. fixed deposits, fx, forwards, treasury investments)

Annual budgeting
• Assist in the annual budget process
• Assist in quarterly forecasting process

• Assist with annual audit process
• Assist with fund filings
• Assist with VAT reporting
• Assist with financial statement preparation
• Liaise with auditors/regulators

• Assist in preparing shareholder, management & board reports for fund and subsidiary companies
• Assist in preparing materials for Investment & KPI reviews

Systems, Operations & Controls
• Develop & maintain sound financial controls and processes
• Assist in the implementation of Investment management system
• Maintain documentation and accounting system to support key financial reporting & compliance needs


• Big 4 experience
• Professional accounting qualification (ACA/ACCA/CMA/CPA) with 2–5 years post qualified experience
• Dynamic, personable individual who is a team player
• Excellent time management skills and used to working to tight deadlines
• Broad hands on experience of working in a finance function
• Advanced Excel
• In -depth knowledge of IFRS and Investment accounting and reporting
• Excellent written and spoken English
• Management reporting experience
• Knowledge of python, SQL or other BI programming languages
• Knowledge/application of investment performance metrics
• Treasury experience
• ERP systems implementation

Thank you for your interest. All applications are viewed and evaluated according to the role requirements. We aim to contact shortlisted candidates within 2 weeks. As we often receive a high volume of applications, we are unable to reply to everyone. If you have not heard back from us within 2 weeks, please consider your application unsuccessful. (LV)

About the Company

Inspire Selection is an award winning recruitment agency, headquartered in Dubai which recruits across the Middle East region. We employ highly knowledgeable, professional consultants who are experts in connecting the right people with the right opportunities. Our reputation has been built upon our honesty, integrity and our ability to source candidates of the highest calibre right across our specialist sectors. As a result, we are recruitment partners to a wide spectrum of organisations - from leading blue chip companies to smaller, local businesses. Sectors we cover include HR, Administration, Finance & Accounting, Legal, Sales & Marketing including Digital Marketing, IT, Oil/Gas/Energy, Engineering, Procurement, Manufacturing, Higher Education.

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AED 5,000

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