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Product Controller for Fund of Funds – Impact Investing

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responsAbility Investments AG is a leading impact asset manager specializing in private market investments across three investment themes to directly contribute to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs): Financial Inclusion, to finance the growth of Micro & SMEs; Climate Finance, to contribute to a net zero pathway; and Sustainable Food, to sustainably feed an ever-growing population. All responsAbility investment solutions target specific measurable impact alongside market returns. They all meet the criteria under Article 9 of the EU Sustainable Finance Disclosure Regulation (SFDR). Since 2022 responsAbility is part of M&G plc, the international savings, and investments business, and contributes to enhancing M&G’s capabilities in impact investing.

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Our company has made significant further progress in the Fund of Funds business and is looking to strengthen the team with an additional motivated colleague in the function of a

Product Controller for Fund of Funds – Impact Investing (80-100%)

The Product Controller is part of the Fund of Funds Finance and Operations Team, with a focus on financial and corporate controlling tasks for products and clients starting in Summer 2023 or upon agreement.

Your Main Tasks

  • Coordinate the financial and corporate control process of Fund of Funds mandates, including the Swiss Investment Fund for Emerging Markets (SIFEM), the Swiss development finance institution
  • Steer the financial closing process between investment team, fund administrator and accountant of Fund of Funds
  • Coordinate and oversee external audit procedures for Fund of Funds
  • Support the implementation of best-in-class internal control system for the product line and establishment of monitoring procedures in compliance with corporate and client specific policies
  • Manage internal control system and support risk reporting activities
  • Support the management, particularly with focus on controlling, product risk and compliance management tasks, business and financial planning, budgeting, treasury
  • Support financial and annual business reporting to shareholders, Board of Directors and the various stakeholders of SIFEM as well as other Fund of Fund mandates

Your Experience And Skills

  • Job-relevant bachelor’s degree (of a University of Applied Science or a University) or significant experience with comparable relevant higher education
  • Solid business acumen and interest in capital markets and financial instruments
  • At least 2-4 years of work experience in an accounting or auditor role; experience in the asset management industry and international business environment would be a considerable plus
  • Good and reliable knowledge of International Financial Reporting Standard (IFRS), and the Swiss Code of Obligations is required
  • Enjoys working in a team and independently; ability to integrate well in a very international working environment
  • Highly analytical and proven sound business judgment with the ability to develop and implement practical and compliant solutions
  • Readiness to get things done when necessary; ability to work in Switzerland without sponsorship*
  • Excellent written and spoken business language skills in German; business proficient verbal and written English; French would be considered as a plus