Senior Fund Accountant - Parvana, Cape Town Northern Suburbs

  • Cape Town Northern Suburbs
  • Salary: Market Related (Negotiable)
  • Job Type: Permanent
  • Sectors: IT, Technology, Technical
  • Posted by Parvana on Friday, March 15, 2019
  • Reference: AF 1002384
  • Apply before Saturday, April 13, 2019 - 25 Days left

Vacancy Details

Employer: Parvana

About the Client:

Part owned by JSE listed entity, this organisation enjoys the stability of a large organisation but the freedom and entrepreneurial spirit of a start-up. They love new ideas and creativity, and are passionate about their industry. Strong communicators, high energy levels and an Agile mind-set are required. This organisation is over 10 years old and has a well-established track record.


This position requires the individual to have knowledge of related Fund Accounting systems and processes, for Unit Trust Funds and Pooled clients.

Assisting team members and manager / specialist with troubleshooting and resolution of issues that arise in the Fund Accounting team, to include process and system enhancements.

There should be a drive to achieve results in a friendly manner, but at the same time maintain quality and standards.



  • Completing Fund Accounting tasks accurately and by the SLA deadline, tasks include but not limited to:

    • IL/GL FURST reconciliations, GL postings, trial balance and account checks, and monthly / quarterly / annual client reporting.

  • Escalation, documentation and resolution of IL/GL variances.

  • Analytical review of all daily, monthly, quarterly and ad hoc work done by team.

  • Proactive in suggesting, testing and implementing process and system enhancements to reduce risk and increase efficiencies in the team, as well as ensuring that the client changes are met in accordance to the SLA.

  • Maintaining risk awareness in team.

  • Ensuring compliance with company policy / procedures and client service level agreements.

  • Building and maintaining relationships with clients and auditors.

  • Continuously evaluating processes, risks and controls in the Fund Accounting area and implementing improvements where necessary.

  • Working closely alongside Project and Change teams to participate in business efficiency and new system implementation projects, as required.

  • Ensuring correct accounting for Income Distributions.

  • Close communication with NAV and other departments within Operations.

  • Assistance with the yearly audit process of clients by dealing with audit queries.

Candidate Requirements

Skills and Experience:
  • Accounting related degree / diploma and asset administration experience.
  • Knowledge of asset management environment, including but not limited to financial markets and instruments.
  • A minimum of 2 years accounting experience.
  • Computer literacy (MS Office).
  • Working knowledge of HiPortfolio, including the General Ledger.
  • Good knowledge of the operations and financial environments.
  • High attention to detail.
  • Very driven and motivated.
  • Good communication skills.
  • Ability to work as an individual as well as part of a team.
  • Prepared to work overtime when required.
  • Strong problem solving and analytical skills.
  • Strong time management skills.
  • Ability to effectively prioritise work.
  • Client service focus.
  • Ability to set and maintain high work standards and achieve goals.
  • Building cross-functional relationships to improve effectiveness of the team.
  • High level of integrity.
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About Parvana

We are a recruitment company specialising in IT, telco & Finance with offices in South Africa and the United Kingdom. We are a highly skilled team that endeavours to provide a personal, efficient and value add service.

PARVANA is Persian for butterfly.

An unusual name for a recruitment agency perhaps, but we like to think it will stick with you next time you think about new opportunities.

At Parvana, we pride ourselves on our ability to not only assist our clients who are trying to find the best talent, but to guide and offer advice to our candidates who are looking for a new career.

That’s why when any executive or high profile employee is looking for a new career, they head directly to Parvana - and so should you.