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Nicola Wealth

Senior Fund Accountant

We are looking for a Senior Fund Accountant. This is an exciting opportunity to join a high-performing and growing team within the firm, responsible for the administration and operations of a diverse portfolio of proprietary mutual funds and Limited Partnerships.

Reporting to the Manager Fund Accounting, you will work closely within the team, as well as with a number of other internal departments and external service providers, to increase efficiencies and strive for continuous improvement and excellence in our day-to-day deliverables.

The team is located in Vancouver, but we are open to remote work in Toronto and Kelowna.

As a Senior Fund Accountant, your key accountabilities will involve:

  • Perform detailed oversight of our external fund administrator by reviewing NAVs on a daily basis and reconciling discrepancies
  • Review reasonableness of income/expense accruals (including management and performance fees) and facilitate payment of invoices
  • Review distribution calculations and monitor non-resident withholding tax payments
  • Assist the manager with the year-end audit review process by leading the engagement to ensure timely sign-off of the funds’ financial statements
  • Involvement in the tax slip cycle, ensuring all clients’ T3, T5013, NR4, and RL-16 slips are free from misstatement and are distributed in a timely manner
  • Represent the team as a key point of contact for various tax initiatives (GST/HST, US Tax Return, PFIC) with our tax advisors and ensure they are filed in a timely manner
  • Calculation of the funds’ MERs
  • Assist on new fund launches and restructurings
  • Build up a strong understanding of the unique characteristics of our funds and become a subject matter expert within the company on technical fund-related matters
  • Build and maintain excellent working relationships with external service providers, including our fund administrator, custodian, auditor, tax advisor, external legal counsel etc.
  • Continuously strive for improvements and efficiencies to support the continued growth of the firm
  • Identification and documentation of key internal controls and policy

Your key attributes will include:

  • Strong analytical and mathematical ability
  • Strong interpersonal and relationship management skills in order to build trust
  • Excellent project management skills and an ability to multi-task efficiently
  • Ability to apply critical thinking
  • The confidence and enthusiasm to embrace change, willing to learn new skills and software
  • Detail oriented
  • The ability to work as part of a wider team, as well as individually
  • Ability to draft up internal control documentation and reports

As a Senior Fund Accountant, your experience and qualifications will include:

  • A minimum of 5 years of related work experience with broad knowledge of fund administration or audit/tax experience from public practice
  • Exposure to various asset classes (including private equity and real estate) and fund structures (specifically Mutual Fund Trusts and LPs)
  • Undergraduate degree and accounting designation (CPA)
  • A solid understanding of Canadian and U.S. tax compliance
  • Highly proficient in MS Word, Excel and Outlook
  • Essential to be fluent in English, both written and verbal
  • Must be legally eligible to work in Canada for any employer

Please include both cover letter and resume in your application. Thank you for your interest in this position. We are an inclusive equal opportunity employer. For more information about this and other roles: nicolawealth.com/careers

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