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Assistant Manager, Finance

Apex Group Ltd

Apex Group Ltd

Accounting & Finance
Cape Town, South Africa
Posted on Wednesday, July 3, 2024


Assistant Manager, Finance
Role summary:

We are seeking an Assistant Manager, reporting​ to a Manager within the Alternative Asset Services Division of Apex, to have responsibility for the administration and overseeing the accounting of a client portfolio. ​

Also, including the development and mentoring of the more junior team members and​ providing the highest quality of customer service. Working closely with the lead relationship​ manager and Director to provide quality and efficient services to all customers within the portfolio.

Key responsibilities:
  • Be responsible for managing a client portfolio including all aspects of administration & overseeing the accounting aspects
  • Supervise and mentor a number of junior staff members, some of whom would typically be studying towards professional qualifications
  • Working with the Manager and Director to ensure the planning, coordination and completion of NAVs
  • Management Reporting and Statutory Reporting of corporate entities to ensure the team complies with all of its accounting and regulatory obligations and requirements including listing requirements and client reporting
  • Preparation and implementation of entity customer specific procedures in relation to the administration and reporting requirements
  • Act as point of contact with auditors in respect of the planning and coordination of audits and assisting with and running audits for clients​
  • Ensuring reporting complies with entity and statutory requirements including local law, relevant GAAP or IFRS and other reporting principals
  • Ensure that client responsibilities are managed effectively
Skills / Experience:
  • Professional qualification – CA(S) or equivalent
  • Minimum one year post articles experience
  • Minimum of 3 years’ experience in the fund industry
  • Excellent communication and organisation skills
  • Legal and regulatory requirements for example Anti-Money Laundering laws etc.
  • Good analytical and problem-solving skills​
  • Excellent interpersonal and teamwork skills
  • Ability to prioritise work and meet strict deadlines​
  • Motivated and driven
  • Fund related accounting experience will be an advantage
  • Private Debt, Capital Markets, Real Assets or Private Equity knowledge will be a distinct advantage​