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Assistant Fund Accountant – Fund Administration

Fund Services

OVERVIEW

Position: Assistant Fund Accountant – Fund Administration 
Location: Hong Kong

The Maples Group is a standard bearer in financial and legal services, trusted by many of the world’s largest hedge fund managers, private equity firms and international corporations. 

Our distinction flows from our carefully curated team: 2,000+ professionals characterised by tenacity, ethics and exacting excellence.  We hire smart and sharpen smarter, arming talent with best-in-class resources and skills.  With 18 locations across the Americas, Asia, Europe and the Middle East, our international presence offers a unique springboard for career development and cross-cultural immersion.  Our side-by-side financial and legal services are similarly ripe for interdisciplinary learning and growth.  

The Maples Group looks to add a Hong Kong based Assistant Fund Accountant to our team and invites eager and qualified candidates to apply.  We are committed to diversity, inclusion and equality of opportunity as we attract, retain and develop world-class talent. 

Who We Seek
Our merit-based culture suits professionals in pursuit of boundless careers and lives.  Beyond their acumen, team members are collaborative and conscientious, bringing a healthy sense of drive and purpose to each interaction and to all aspects of their work. 

About the Role
The Assistant Fund Accountant reports to the Vice President and provides fund administration services to a portfolio of funds, mainly hedge funds.


Primary responsibilities include:  

Fund Accounting Work

  • Assisting the Fund Accountant (FA), Senior Fund Accountant (SFA), AVP, VP or SVP with the setting up of new funds and on-going matters in a timely manner;
  • Assisting the FA, SFA, AVP,  VP or SVP with the obtaining of necessary compliance information for approval;
  • Assisting the FA, SFA, AVP,  VP or SVP to ensure the proprietary database is completed with accurate data by the take-on point of the client;
  • Updating the database as relevant events occur (change in directors, change in service providers);
  • Assisting the FA, SFA, AVP,  VP or SVP with transactional accounting and preparing low complexity NAV packages in accordance with MaplesFS policies and procedures;
  • Assisting in a large volume of routine and straight forward transactions including data input of standard journal entries in the accounting system.

Client Work and Client Services

  • Developing effective working relationships with the appropriate level of client staff;
  • Delivering value to clients by consistently providing high-quality work;
  • Responding promptly and professionally to requests for assistance.

Billing and Receivables

  • Assisting with raising and sending invoices to clients in a timely manner and in accordance with administration agreements.

Training and Development

  • Demonstrating a commitment to acquiring new capabilities, constantly striving to improve performance;
  • Proactively seeking out and taking advantage of training and development opportunities;
  • Developing a continuous learning plan with the consent of the VP and SVP.

Risk Management

  • Acting in accordance with legal, regulatory and internal risk management requirements, including complying with all MFS policies and procedures and internal guidance notes;
  • Reporting business issues to the SFA, VP or SVP.

Business Development

  • Understanding and speaking knowledgeably about the firm’s services and their value.

Business Management

  • Delivering engagements on time, and to the client’s full satisfaction;
  • Exhibiting integrity and confronting unethical actions;
  • Being aware of the sensitivity of information and treat it appropriately;
  • Demonstrating a high productivity level in work through time and cost control. 

Other

  • Ad-hoc projects, including reporting, as required.

EXPERIENCE

What You Bring
In addition to indisputably high ethical standards and autonomy, the ideal candidate possesses the following:

  • Degree Holder in Accounting, Finance or Economics; 
  • Good English communication skills and be able to speak Cantonese. Mandarin will be a plus.
  • Relevant working experience in fund accounting is an advantage, though it is not essential. Candidates with working experience in general accounting will also be considered.
  • A team player with positive attitude to face clients and offer work-related assistance to clients and colleagues.
  • Ability to handle work/client deliverables with tight deadlines.
     

ABOUT THE MAPLES GROUP 

Over five decades, the Maples Group has grown from modest beginnings into one of the world's preeminent professional services firms, offering specialised fiduciary, fund administration, regulatory and compliance, entity formation and management and legal services on the laws of the British Virgin Islands, the Cayman Islands, Ireland, Jersey and Luxembourg.
 
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LOCATION

16th Floor, Central Plaza 18 Harbour Road Wanchai Hong Kong

BENEFITS

The most enduring professional relationships are reciprocal relationships. The Maples Group prioritises employee health and wellbeing. Depending on your location, we offer a range of benefits, including:

  • Comprehensive health coverage (medical, dental and optical)
  • Competitive vacation packages
  • Educational assistance and professional development programmes
  • Savings or pension plan
  • Life insurance
  • Travel insurance
  • Global mental wellness programme
  • Sports clubs and social events 

APPLICATION DEADLINE

26 March 2021

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