Fund Finance Manager - Wilrijk

Location : Wilrijk
Post Date :
Employment Type : Permanent

Description :

Robert Half Finance & Accounting is currently recruiting a Fund Finance Manager for an investment company based in the region of Antwerp.

Our client is a leading international investment company with focus on emerging markets.

A highly visible and important member of the Finance team, the Fund Finance Manager will be responsible for all financial aspects of the fund management company and a substantial part of the portfolio of funds. In addition, she/he will support business initiatives to expand above and beyond the current business model. She/he will report to the COO and work closely with the management team.

Financial controlling of fund management company

  • Delivers reliable quarterly reporting under BGAAP:
    • Consolidates foreign subsidiaries and delivers cash flow and P&L analysis, identifying focus areas
    • Performs deep dive analysis on focus areas, identifying together with the business action points & key metrics
    • Follows through on action points & key metrics with business owners
    • Presents and articulates the message behind the numbers and explains trends and variances versus plan in key metrics
  • Owns planning infrastructure and process (budgets, forecasts & stress testing)
    • Develops financial models and translates results into business insights
    • Supports the management team in setting financial targets
    • Identifies key metrics and capital allocation strategy to meet financial targets
    • Provides analytics to the management team to support the decision-making process
    • Prepares presentations of financial plan (narrative)
  • Main point of contact with auditors, regulators, rating agencies, investors and market researchers
  • Builds a true business partnership as the Finance key point of contact with management teams and key internal and external stakeholders
  • Manages team of accountant & treasurer (internal) and custodian and administrator (external)
  • Approves and monitors operational expenditures of the business unit

Financial management of investment funds

  • Manages investment funds from a financial perspective
  • Analyses & monitors of the equity and loan investment portfolio
  • Reports fund performance (BE GAAP and IFRS): quarterly reports + annual reports + BE prospectus
  • Owns planning infrastructure and process (budgets, forecasts & stress testing) of the investment funds
  • Persents to various internal and external boards & stakeholders
  • Participates in Due Diligence processes
  • Member of the equity Valuation Committee

Project management

  • Identifies key improvement opportunities and leads key financial and IT projects
  • Supports and initiates business process improvements (such as ad hoc taskforces)
  • Performs valuation of PE investments

The requested qualifications for this job include:


  • University/Master's degree with focus on finance (incl. IFRS/BGAAP, consolidation of subsidiaries, investment analysis and corporate finance)
  • Required experience for the job: 5+ years relevant experience as Auditor and/or Financial/Business Controller, or similar
  • Experience in financial reporting and analysis
  • Experience of financial reporting systems and expertise in Excel
  • Experience with TM1 (IBM-Cognos) or Tableau is an extra asset

Driving results

  • Acts to surpass goals, seizing opportunities to push the envelope
  • Sets continually higher goals that are ambitious but realistic, geared to organizational objectives
  • Able to work independently, executes on deadlines and absorbs additional responsibilities

Analytics & communication

  • Intellectually agile, willing to learn and challenge
  • Creative attitude to problem solving and a "can-do" mentality towards supporting new initiatives
  • Strong analytical mind, conceptual thinking, well structured
  • Strong communicative skills to interact with management and investors
  • Presentation skills (narrative)
  • Fluent in Dutch and English

Connects with people

  • Enjoys working in an international environment and adapts quickly to colleagues from diverse backgrounds and cultures;
  • Integrity, humor and energy;
  • Inclusive and a genuine team player
  • Confident, strong team player, who avoids self-promotion
  • Willing to give and receive candid feedback
  • Spontaneously acts on values and beliefs when given a choice

Are you interested in this challenging position? Or would you like to have more information? Apply today and we will get back to you as soon as possible.



Jan Van Gentstraat 1 bus 301
2000 Antwerp

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