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Investment Operations (Fund Accounting)

  • Permanent

Job Title: Investment Operations (Fund Accounting)

Location: London

Role Overview:

William Rose Associates are working alongside a well-respected Asset Management firm who are looking to grow their Investment Operations department and welcome an analyst to join the business. 

This is a position for someone who wants to build on their financial services career within a dynamic department that is investing in infrastructure to support the front office and wider business while operating at scale. Suitable for Fund Administrator or Operations candidates with Fund Accounting knowledge with 3-4 years experience.


The Investment Operations team is currently made up of two sub units across London and Singapore. The successful candidate will initially be placed within Fund Operations:

  • Fund Operations (currently London) aligns members of the team to certain investment teams or strategies. These individuals become SMEs in the remaining operational workings of the respective funds, after which cross-training occurs. Their roles include, but are not limited to, cash management, fee tracking, budgeting, return estimates, tax oversight, income distribution review, flow verification/instruction and NAV sign-off (Daily & Monthly funds).
  • Trade Operations (London & Singapore) are responsible for trade processing, matching and settlement, security setup and corporate action management.  Market opening and ongoing market maintenance also sits within this area.  As a result of the above, this unit interacts closely with the Central Dealing Desk.
  • The business utilise third party reconciliation software with both units investigating remaining breaks across cash, transactions and positions.
  • Both units work collaboratively on investment team take-ons, fund launches, IPOs and fund closures.
  • Both units participate in business transformation and system improvement/upgrade projects. 
  • Ideally degree educated in an industry related specialism or analytical course, those with only industry qualifications and relevant industry experience will also be considered.
  • Fund accounting and NAV calculation understanding needed.  Must have been first level NAV signoff level at a minimum.
  • IOC qualification desirable.  IOC being undertaken is acceptable (must complete and pass).
  • Enthusiastic, high quality interpersonal skills, especially influencing and communication skills.
  • Controlled urgency.
  • Excellent attention to process and detail.
  • Ability to multitask, work collaboratively in a team environment as well as independently as a self-starter.
  • Risk aware. 

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