Fund Accountant
Legal & General Group Plc.
London, GB
8d ago
  • Company Info
  • LGIM is the investment management arm of Legal & General Group, a FTSE 100 company. We are one of Europe’s largest asset managers and a major global investor, with assets under management of £983.

    3bn* (as at 31 December 2017). Our success has been built by focusing on clients and providing them with services and solutions that meet their needs.

    We offer strategies across the full spectrum of asset classes, including equities, bonds, property, alternatives and cash, as well as multi-

    asset strategies tailored to the needs of institutional and retail investors.

    LGIM is one of the world’s leading providers of index fund management. We are at the forefront of developments in liability-

    driven risk management solutions for defined benefit pension schemes, a leading provider of defined contribution solutions and also offer wide range of strategies to help our clients manage their investment objectives.

    LGIM continues to innovate as markets evolve, building strong relationships with clients including pension scheme, sovereign wealth funds, wealth managers and other professional investors.

    We understand that our scale brings responsibilities. We play an active role in the companies we invest in, from exercising shareholder voting rights to directly engaging with companies at a board level.

    By engaging with businesses, we aim to unlock value for investors and shape the future and sustainability of financial markets.

    In addition to having a leading position in the UK, we have selectively expanded into new markets across Europe, the Middle East, Asia and the US.

    We believe that translating our capabilities to reflect the needs of our international clients will mean we are well placed to help them achieve their objectives.

  • LGIM internal data as at 31 December 2017, including derivative positions and advisory assets. These figures include assets managed by LGIMA, an SEC Registered Investment Advisor.
  • Department Info
  • LGIM manages fixed income, equity, multi-asset, liability-driven investment, property and alternative solutions on behalf of its clients.

    Located across the globe, our clients include institutional pension funds, financial institutions, local authorities and sovereign wealth funds.

    In order to meet the complex and evolving investment needs of our clients, we focus on remaining at the forefront of investment product innovation and maintaining our reputation as experts across all asset classes.

    We are an equal opportunities employer and welcome applications from all suitably qualified persons regardless of their race, sex, disability, religion / belief, sexual orientation or age.

    ROLE SUMMARY

    The job holder will have management accounting and financial reporting responsibility for a range of property fund accounting activities.

    This will involve accounting for all financial transactions required to prepare fund valuations and providing first drafts of annual statutory accounts.

    The role will require technical knowledge and an ability to apply this knowledge on a practical basis.

    The role requires liaison with members of the senior management team, managing agents, asset management and external advisors.

    As part of this role, the fund accountant will also be required to provide support on other property funds.

    RESPONSIBILITIES INCLUDE :

  • Maintenance and control of primary accounting records include Posting of journals, preparation of bank reconciliation and balance sheet reconciliation Preparation of NAV statements and investor reporting packs Assisting with preparation of annual statutory accounts in line appropriate accounting standards;
  • Preparation of balance sheet reconciliations; Liaising with external lawyers, auditors, Business Partners and assisting with Investor requests;
  • Production of property fund data; Preparation of VAT returns and other tax compliance reporting; Ensuring all reporting deadlines are met;
  • Cash management including arranging payments, managing investor drawdowns and monitoring liquidity; Ensuring adequate finance procedures are in place and implementing improved procedures where necessary;
  • Ensuring compliance with regulatory standards; Support to fund and asset managers with any valuation and accounting queries.

    Liaising with managing agents, auditors, lawyers and trustees

  • Skills Required
  • EXPERIENCE / SKILLS REQUIRED

  • Academic Qualifications : Degree is preferred but not essential; Professional : part qualified / studying towards a professional qualification (ACA, ACCA or CIMA) or equivalent experience is preferred but not essential;
  • Both property and fund accounting knowledge and experience preferred; Experience with accounting for VAT, property taxes and service charges preferred Specialist knowledge / skills : IFRS knowledge;
  • Excel intermediate Focused approach to delivery and continuous improvement; Collaborative approach to service commitment;
  • Evidence of effective working relationships with internal and external stakeholders; Flexible, adaptable and able to multi-

    task in a fast paced and changeable environment; Strong analytical and numerical skills; and Ability to work as part of team.

    Excellent interpersonal and communication skills Strong organisational skills Ability to work to tight deadlines Ability to interpret financial data quickly and accurately Positive, enthusiastic approach Pro-

    active Self starter Dynamic, vibrant style

  • Benefits
  • Whatever your role, we reward ability, performance and attitude with a package that looks after all the things that are important to you.

    Our employees have a wide range of benefits including a generous pension scheme, life assurance, at least 25 days’ holiday, private medical insurance, performance related bonuses, a variety of share schemes, discounts at both a huge range of high street stores and our own great products, your hard work will be rewarded when you join us.

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