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Fund Accountant

Be responsible for the day-to-day accounting for investment portfolios.

What's it like to be a Fund Accountant?

A Fund Accountant is a finance professional responsible for the day-to-day accounting for investment portfolios within mutual, institutional and hedge funds or commodities, securities or real estate.

Fund Accountant

Tasks and duties

  • Managing the fund’s cash flow, measuring risk, evaluating fund activity and helping with investor requirements.
  • Identify risks and inefficiencies, and create and employ new strategies to improve the fund’s value
  • Prepare reports on the fund’s status as required (e.g. quarterly and annually).
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Fund Accountants are different from other Accountants because they possess extensive knowledge of investments and the funds market.

Fund Accountants are detail-oriented individuals with excellent communication skills who track a fund’s value by collaborating with investors, management, stakeholders and other teams related to the administration of the fund.

What can I earn as a Fund Accountant?

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The most common annual salary in AUS for a Fund Accountant is between $85k and $95k
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How to become a Fund Accountant


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To work as a Fund Accountant in Australia, a bachelor degree in the financial field is required, and a Chartered Accountant (CA) or Certified Practising Accountant (CPA) qualification is desirable..

  1. Complete a bachelor degree in the field of accounting. This could be a Bachelor of Accounting or a Bachelor of Business (majoring in Accounting). These are usually three year courses and are open to anyone who is 17 years of age or older and has completed year 12 with the necessary Universities Admission Index.
  2. Work for three years gathering professional experience in finance, accounting or business and undertake professional development activities each year. Complete a Graduate Diploma of Chartered Accounting (GradDip CA) or a CPA program.
  3. Career progression opportunities for fund accountants are numerous and include progressing to a senior role or supervisory position before moving into management.

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How do Fund Accountants rate their role?

Latest reviews from 4 Fund Accountants surveyed on SEEK

Work-life balance
4.5
Job satisfaction
3.8
Career progression opportunities
3.0
Job security
4.0
Pay / Salary
3.0
Variety of work
3.3

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Oct 2018
Fund accountant can be fun and insightful if you are the right one
Reviewer's Qualification
Master of Commerce
Experience
1 – 4 years
Organisation size
Large (200+ employees)
Specialisation
Unit pricing
The good things
Fund accountant has the opportunity to work closely with senior stakeholders and gain strategic view of funds management business. Meanwhile it requires solid accounting technical skills and up to dat...
The challenges
Fund accountant can easily be carried away with numbers without profound understanding of property data, which forms an integral part and the very root of consolidated numbers. Also fund accountant ro...
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Oct 2018
Fund accountant is a tough job but i can still work at it.
Reviewer's Qualification
Bachelor of Science
Experience
10+ years
Organisation size
Large (200+ employees)
Specialisation
Finance and accounting
The good things
In my role everybody is a boss.
The challenges
You have to like working with numbers and keen to details.
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What are the job opportunities for Fund Accountants?

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National increase over next 5 years *
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