Head of Finance

We’re recruiting for a boutique Hedge Fund. The firm has been operational for approximately five years and has a global investment approach. It prides itself on cutting edge, proprietary research tools in order to deliver superior returns.
The role is a first-time appointment. The successful candidate will be responsible for establishing the finance function and providing key operational and finance support to the partners. Key responsibilities will include:

establishing robust finance, risk management and operational procedures;
financial control of the business, including expense and liquidity management;
overseeing the budgeting process and preparation of management information;
structuring of the firm’s funds for regulatory and tax purposes;
oversight and co-ordination of the fund reporting, control and administration;
co-ordination of the annual audit process;
ensuring the firm meets its external reporting obligations on a timely and accurate basis; and
leading on operational matters such as those relating to HR, IT, property etc.
It’s an excellent opportunity to join a well-capitalised start-up, and there is clear potential for the role to evolve over time. Once a strong working relationship with the founders has been established, the right candidate could also add value to the firm’s structuring, execution, marketing & fundraising activities and other areas to the extent they are able to.

The appointee will be a qualified accountant (ACA, ACCA, CIMA or equivalent) with finance team experience working in a hedge fund, with exposure to the fund accounting. Our client could also consider someone at the Financial Controller level in a hedge fund – the client is open to either level. Attitude and cultural fit will be essential and hedge fund is experience is also essential.

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