Intern – depositary analyst
Reports to: Director - Depositary
Depending on the skill-set of the candidate, the role will include some or all of the following:
- Administer depositary services for a portfolio of clients managing real estate and private equity funds.
- Client relationship management including ongoing multi-channel communication such as face-to-face, telephone and email.
- Undertake the client take on process and client risk assessments.
- Undertake key event assessments including: subscriptions, drawdowns, acquisitions, disposals, distributions, terminations and others.
- Cash flow monitoring: preparation of high level reconciliations, analytical reviews and substantive testing of bank accounts.
- Safekeeping and verification of assets: verifying that assets and their economic benefit exist and are owned by the Fund. Maintaining an up to date inventory of all assets held by the Fund.
- Ongoing monitoring and oversight of the Fund and Fund Manager - ensuring controls and procedures adequate and are being adhered to, ensuring the fund is being managed in accordance with the fund documentation
- Sensitive conversations with our clients will be led by the Director and will need to be documented by the Analyst who will be require to develop an intimate knowledge of our clients businesses.
- Delivering work to the expected standard and timeframes.
In addition to the duties listed above, the candidate may be requested to perform other ad hoc work from time to time.
Technical knowledge / skills required:
- Previous experience in auditing in the real estate / private equity industry would be an advantage however is not essential.
- Experience in Excel and Word (MS Office).
- Excellent attention to detail and an inquisitive mindset.
- Ability to work in a small company environment with focused and hardworking individuals.
- Ability to plan effectively, with strong deadline orientation.
- Strong verbal and written communication skills.
- The candidate should be studying towards or willing to study towards a professional qualification such as ACCA.
- Fluent in English (French and German would be considered as an advantage).