Team Leader - Fund Accounting (Tfs And Hedge)

Cape Town - The primary responsibility for this position is to manage teams of Fund Accountants who will perform the accounting and administration of all South African priced funds including Unit Trusts, Priced Pooled, Priced Segregated as well as South African Hedge Funds. The individual will be required to manage staff, assisting with issues coming out of the operations, review of staff work and ensure processes are followed and standards are adhered. This individual will also oversee projects aimed at improving the processes within Fund Accounting.Minimum Requirements• An accounting qualification (minimum B.Com or equivalent) together with 3 years Fund Accounting experience in a senior capacity• In addition, the individual should have experience with the various fund types either locally or internationally.IT and Systems Skills and Knowledge:• Advanced level experience in using Excel, InvestOne and other related systems;• Proven competence and an aptitude for working with systems;Duties and Responsibilities• Deal with client queries and audit queries;• Ensuring the accurate calculation of Fund valuations, including NAV’s and accounting to TB;• Communicating and answering any queries on the Funds from the team;• Manage the output of the team according to the daily production schedule;• Perform valuation quality assurance valuation reviews and ensure consistent quality of output;• Document all processes, checklists and controls within the team;• Monitor and manage the performance of the team as well as individual team members, including setting up KPI aligned to job description and development of staff;• Implementation of projects, checks and controls to mitigate risk;• Management of staff in taking on new funds allocated;• Participate and lead training applicable for the team;• Monitoring and delegating to ensure that recons in fund accounting are clear.Skills and Competencies• Detailed understanding of funds and fee structures; • Previous experience in supervising a team and conducting colleague reviews; • Previous experience in dealing with clients; • Previous experience in mentoring of junior and new staff; • Excellent communication skills (both written and verbal); • Confident, enthusiastic and self-motivated; • A track record of achievement; The ideal candidate will have the following competencies: • Analyse and solve problems; • Supervise staff; • Work as part of a team; • Assist in process improvement; • Develop & implement policies & procedures; • Identify problems and delegate effectively; • Monitor portfolio; • Produce daily and weekly stats on recon items; • Establish and manage relationships; • Liaise with clients and system developers; • Managing a team; • Basic investment product knowledge; • Good understanding of Financial Markets, instruments and systems
Cape Town, WC, ZA