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Head of Private Equity

Job Title: Head of Private Equity
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Dublin City Centre, Dublin
Industry:
Salary: Negotiable
REF: VR 199_1562067141
Contact Name: Vanessa Rohr
Contact Email: vanessa.rohr@ojassociates.com
Job Published: 4 months ago

Job Description

Overview
This new position is based on the Dublin Alternative Fund Services team. The role will involve working across the Private Equity and Hybrid Fund Accounting Operations teams. In this position you will report into the Managing Director (MD) for the Irish Entity. You will work with the Managing Director and with key stakeholders in connection with the performance of duties related to the administration of funds across both teams. You will have extensive experience in the Auditing or Administration of Private Equity & Hybrid. Experience in bank debt and/or private equity is mandatory. You will have a proven knowledge of the fund industry and should have demonstrated experience in leading teams. Experience working on Geneva, eFront and/or Investran would also be highly beneficial for this position.
Responsibilities
 You will be responsible for the oversight of fund administrators and their assigned relationships.
 Responsible for the oversight of the audit process for assigned relationships within your team.
 Liaising with Investment Managers, Broker's, Custodians and Investors as required
 Reviewing transfer agent processes
 Ensure adequate processing of Derivatives, such as Spot/Forwards FX's, Futures and Options
 Analysis and Administration of potential write down of investments
 Ensuring the timely delivery from your group of Net Asset Values (NAV's) to Investment managers and/or public bodies such as Bloomberg and Irish Stock Exchange where required
 Prompt payments of our Administration, Investor, Investment Manager and third party fees
 Assist with the training of new colleagues
 Ensure accurate delegation of work across your team
 Make sure, where appropriate, that your group verifies the pricing of all portfolio investment
instruments such as Equities, Futures, Swaps and Bonds
 Utilize Operational Centers for the appropriate tasks within your group
 Preparation & review of all calls with any relevant equalization amounts and distributions
 Investigating any discrepancies which may occur and achieving resolutions
 Ensure Client concerns and queries are addressed in a timely and efficient manner
 Management oversight of the Audit process and delivery for your group
 Ensure the fund in your group are review of the NAV in accordance with the global KOP and fund checklist.
 Manage client requests/queries. Deal with any clients reviews or scorecards. Due diligence visits.
 Ensure you groups Set-up of performance fees / waterfall at the Onboarding stage of the fund are accurate and complete. Obtain client sign-off for our interpretation of any part of the methodology that isn't clearly described in the fund documentation. Offline recalculation of fee.
 Ensure effective communication with colleagues and corresponding departments
 Ensure management of the Outsourcing relationships (OSP) are closely managed and tracked and are in line with regulatory requirements.
 Closely track and report capacity of your group (being accountable for capacity trackers and time trackers)
Skills and Qualifications
 Extensive fund accounting experience
 Experience with general ledger accounting
 Proficiency in advanced Excel functions
 Strong computers skills including Excel, Word, and Lotus Notes
 Familiarity with the varied PE accounting system is a major plus
 A general knowledge of the investment industry and/or fund accounting experience preferred.
 Excellent communication and inter-personal skills
 Attention to detail with strong organizational skills
 An ability to think critically and objectively
 The flexibility and willingness to work additional hours as needed
 University degree preferred- accounting, finance, business or economics (or overseas equivalent)