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Senior Fund Accountant - Kuwait

  • Location: Kuwait
  • Salary: $45k - 60k per year
  • Job Type:Permanent

Posted about 1 month ago

  • Contact: Emma Muirhead
  • Contact Email: emma.muirhead@ap-executive.com
  • Contact Phone: 07700858888
  • Expiry Date: 09 July 2024
  • Job Ref: 42633

Our client, a leading independent trust and funds business is seeking to employ a senior fund accountant to join its fund services team in their Kuwait office.

The purpose of the role is to service the needs of a portfolio of Real Estate funds and managed entity clients and to liaise with the investment managers/advisors and third parties necessary to ensure all issues are resolved and deadlines are met. The post holder will be part of a team, working on a range of matters providing accounting, administration, management and secretarial services for established and new funds with a predominant focus on Real Estate funds as well as hedge funds, private equity funds and managed entities.

To be considered for this role, candidates must already be based in Kuwait and hold the relevant work permits.

Suitable candidates will be a qualified accountant eg ACCA, ACA or similar. You will have a strong academic record with a minimum of five years post qualification experience, ideally with one to three years of demonstratable real estate fund accounting experience with some knowledge of corporate structures and SPV administration. A strong knowledge of GAAP, IFRS and other financial regulations, specifically in relation to real estate funds.

Be able to understand complex transactions and structures, also participating fully at client meetings as appropriate. The ability to understand the agreements associated with private equity and real estate and interpretation of terms within including LPA, debt documentation, sale and purchase agreements, leases etc. The ability to write reports, business correspondence and procedure manuals at fund level. Solve practical problems with the ability to deal with a variety of situations for which there may be little precedence

You will have a good understanding of cash management processes and systems. You will have strong attention to detail. Good communication skills with the ability to liaise with colleagues and intermediaries of all levels.

To apply for this role, please send your current CV with any other relevant information to Emma Muirhead at emma.muirhead@ap-executive.com.

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