Functional Head of Accounting

  • Edith Cavell St, Port Louis, Mauritius
  • Full-time

Company Description

SGG Group is a leading investor services firm providing a comprehensive range of compliance, administration and asset services to alternative investment funds, international companies, HNW families and entrepreneurs.
From our early beginnings in the private clients space, we have evolved and grown, and this has shaped the way we do business. SGG is among the most flexible providers in the sector and our entrepreneurial spirit drives us to find the best solutions for our clients. We help our clients realise their ambitions as they seek to keep pace with a changing environment. SGG attracts and retains the most experienced experts and invests in the industry’s leading software platforms to deliver the highest quality service to our clients across more than 25 countries.

Job Description

The Functional Head of Accounting (FHA) is responsible for ensuring that within the delivery organisation of the jurisdiction the accounting practices and processes are consistent and meet the highest standard.

The FHA has the functional responsibility for all accounting staff (corp and accounting) within the jurisdiction.

  • Ensure the curriculum for all accounting staff training is fully up to date, reflects the latest insights in accounting standards as well as the correct use of the accounting software.

  • The FHA ensures, together with the HoD’s that all staff is qualified and trained such that they can perform their duties in the most effective and efficient manner.

  • The FHA works closely together with the HoD and the Team managers to ensure that all accounting staff have adequate PDP’s and that these PDP are executed.

  • The FHA key is the driving force behind getting people to the next skills level for promotion as quickly as they can practically do this. The FHA does this by supporting the HoD’s and their people in training them (class room and E-learning)

  • The FHA works closely with the Group Operation Director to ensure accounting software implementation and training in the jurisdiction is warranted.

  • The FHA does, besides strict functional tasks, also perform billable work.

  • To ensure protections of information assets of SGG MU and to abide by the ISMS in place at SGG MU.

  • The FHA maintains a record of all accounting skills, training attended and qualifications of all the staff who work in accounting.

  • The FHA tracks the PDP’s of all accounting staff.

  • The FHA ensures that software systems are used correctly and most effectively (Paxus, Microgen, E-front).

  • The FHA manages and updates content of the entire accounting training curriculum and training material. The preferred vehicle for such training is Learnupon E-learning.

  • The FHA does billable work for clients. This relates to complex client work, complex reviews and reviews as part of on the job training of staff.  The FHA has a goal of 50% chargeability.

  • The FHA is the go-to person for all accounting issues of a technical nature in the jurisdiction.



  • Degree holder and/or Fully ACCA / ACA qualified

  • Minimum 10 years’ operational experience in both fund or corporate accounting

  • Good coaching skills

Additional Information

A position with one of the leading Corporate and Fund Administration companies in Europe and beyond. Focus on personal development is an important part of our company culture. And of course, creating a positive work atmosphere remains paramount.
Working with SGG means working in a professional, dynamic and international working environment. We offer a competitive salary and an excellent benefits package.

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