Senior Trust Fund Accountant

Kershaw Leonard

Dubai, UAE

Ref: KP792-753

Job description / Role

Employment: Full Time

Our client is a leading independent provider of corporate, trust and fund services to the financial services sector, employing 800 staff across a global footprint that spans Africa, the Americas, Asia, the Caribbean, Europe and the Middle East

They are seeking a fund services professional to become the Senior Fund Accountant of their Fund Services Department
in their Dubai office. The successful candidate will be responsible for the net asset value (NAV) calculation for a number of hedge fund and private equity clients based in the Middle East under the oversight of the Fund Services supervisor.

• Preparation and review of NAV calculations for hedge fund and private equity clients which includes:
- Reconciliation of cash/broker accounts
- Reconciliation and pricing of positions as part of client portfolio
- Calculation and accrual of standard and NAV based fees
- NAV finalisation
- Assistance with any client queries related to the NAV calculation
• Liaison with external service providers (investment managers/advisors, auditors, custodians, payment banks) in a professional manner
• Assistance in the of yearend audit and preparation of annual financial statements
• The payment/transfer of fund expenses
• Training and assisting more junior staff


Qualifications and Skills
• Accounting qualification (preferential)
• Arabic language skills would be highly regarded but are not essential
• Detailed knowledge of financial instruments (including futures and derivatives)
• Minimum of two years’ experience in the alternative investment industry
• Excellent PFS-Paxus and Microsoft Excel skills
• Self-motivated and ability to work to strict deadline
• Effective communication skills
• Knowledge of Bloomberg

About the Company

Kershaw Leonard is committed to finding First Class people for its World Class Clients. Since our inauguration in September 1999, We have become well-respected specialists for all aspects of Human Resource Consultancy and Recruitment, and bring a standard of professional conduct (through the Recruitment Employment Confederation UK) to the industry here in the Middle East. Our qualified Consultants deliver a unique quality of service that is designed to meet the individual needs of both Candidates and Clients.

Our specialist recruitment divisions cover permanent, temporary and contract staff, and Executive Search, in the following sectors:

Senior Executives and Directors; Design; Engineering and Construction; Finance and Banking; Human Resources and Training; IT and Telecoms; Legal; Logistics and Supply Chain Management; Media; Office Management; Retail; Sales and Marketing and Secretarial and Business Support.

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