Fund Accountant Consultant

  • Contract
  • Toronto
  • Posted 2 months ago

VTRAC Consulting Corporation

Thank you for applying to VTRAC opportunities. Please e-mail your resume as a MS-WORD document in confidence Subject: Fund Accountant Consultant JOB:  8381 Attention: marar@vtrac.com 1-888-488-8722 242

Position No.:                           8381

Title:                                        Fund Accountant Consultant

Type:                                       12 Month

No. of Positions:                     2

Location:                                 Toronto, Yonge

Job Description:

Fund accounting operations involves all activities related to producing an accurate financial record of the funds, ensuring the funds and relevant processes are compliant with the rules of NI 81-102 and SOX (Sarbanes- Oxley Act). On each business day, all financial activities are posted to the books and records of individual funds, a profit and loss statement for each fund is prepared and the net asset value (NAV) is determined for each fund series. Examples of the tasks to be carried out by a Fund Accounting consultant can include but are not limited to the following; review of fund packages, provide training and support to new hires, documentation of policies and procedures, address inquiries from both internal and external teams, support pricing process of funds and perform oversight on valuation of ETF products by third party vendor. The Fund Accounting team works collaboratively with various departments to ensure all data is recorded accurately into the Fund Accounting system.

Responsibilities:

  • Participate in special projects such as product launches, fund mergers as well as design and implementation of any new process and procedures.
  • Assigned duties might include but not limited to user acceptance testing, documentation of procedures and policies and also to facilitate departmental training sessions
  • Address audit requests, provide insight with analysis as well as supporting documentation and walkthrough of fund accounting process and procedures
  • Respond to inquiries from both internal and external parties
  • Provide support and training to new hires, provide constructive feedback to address areas for improvement and ensure thorough understanding of the Fund Accounting process
  • Responsible for ensuring the fund accountant’s work is complete and accurate by reviewing daily and monthly packages
  • Support members of the team to conduct research, investigation and analysis on any outstanding issues, provide guidance and additional assistance in problem resolution and other fund related discrepancies
  • Act as back up to Fund Accountants for vacation, sick leave, etc. This would include responsibilities outlined in the job description for FAI and FAII
  • Perform daily pricing duties, responsible for reconciling the NAV, NAVPS and distribution factors against the fund accounting system prior to the dissemination of information to clients or external vendors
  • Responsible for generating fund performance reports on a monthly or ad hoc basis for use by internal and external teams (e.g. Fund Reporting, Marketing)
  • Provide ad hoc support to the Supervisors, Managers and AVP

Must Have Technical Skills:

  • Minimum five years of experience in fund accounting with exposure to both equity and fixed income products
  • Sound knowledge of accounting principles and application to various investment types
  • Ability to multi-task and flexibility with work load required
  • Strong knowledge of corporate actions, derivatives and fixed income securities an asset
  • Previous pricing experience an asset
  • Advanced MS office skills, specifically in Excel, PowerPoint, Access and Word
  • University degree or equivalent post-secondary education is required

Nice to Have:

  • University degree or equivalent post-secondary education is required
  • Completion or enrollment in a professional accounting designation program preferred
  • Completion of CSC or IFIC considered an asset
  • Knowledge with investment systems such as Eagle Star, Bloomberg and Aladdin a definite asset

We thank all candidates in advance. Only selected candidates for interviews will be contacted. For other exciting opportunities, please visit us at www.vtrac.com. VTRAC is an equal opportunity employer.

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