Private Equity Accounting Team Lead / Manager

Posted 16 March 2023
Job type Contract/temporary
Discipline Financial Services
Contact NameRena Weld

Job description

What you need to know

We are currently seeking a Private Equity Accounting Team Lead / Manager for our global financial services client, based in the South-West of Ireland (hybrid working model).

This job will suit you if you are a qualified accountant with funds review and people management experience.

 The role sits within a team of 45 people that is growing more and more. Friendly culture.
This is an 11-month contract with the possibility of extension and/or permanency.


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Key duties & responsibilities:

  • People management, leading the team, addressing partner issues and development of both direct and indirect reports on the team

  • Assist in the development and execution of the department’s strategic plans, goals and priorities. 

  • Assist the Department in the annual targets of the business including the development of the off-shore team and the automation of the team's accounting platform.

  • Fund Accounting review duties including:

    • Ensure NAV’s are issued accurately and within defined timeframes. 

    • Ensure the accurate and timely payment of operating expenses.

  • Manage the preparation of interim and annual financial statements for PE Funds including the completion of consolidated financial statements for complex structures and listed entities. 

  • Active liaison with clients and external auditors, dealing with audit queries.

  • Responsible for the delivery of high quality service to each of the clients assigned to their team.

  • Ensuring agreed client service levels and regulatory filing deadlines are met. 

  • Oversee the preparation of regulatory returns, including compliance reports, Central Bank and CSO returns.

  • Communicate effectively with clients, investors and associated parties on fund activities.

  • Ensures that operating arrangements are clearly established on inception of a fund and that documentation, legal and compliance issues are complete.

  • Liaise with new clients to determine fund structure and level of detail required to support striking of NAV.

  • Keep abreast of current activities in the PE market as well as industry and regulatory developments.

  • Preparation, review and collation of reports for board packs.


What are we looking for?

  • Qualified accountant.

  • Experience in a busy accounting environment preferred.

  • Experience in the production of Financial Statements and review. 

  • Experience in funds administration.

  • Previous people management experience.

  • Must be a team player, customer-centric, have excellent attention to detail, positive attitude, enthusiasm, natural ability to work under pressure and to tight deadlines and have good communication skills.

  • Detailed knowledge of Irish/UK GAAP/US GAAP and IFRS desirable.

  • Strong knowledge of Microsoft Office – Excel and Word.

  • A track record in optimising system use and automating processes where possible.

  • Strong client servicing skills.

  • Committed to producing high quality work and to timeframes and deadlines required.

Please apply using a CV in Microsoft Word format, thank you. 

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