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Harrison Farrar 

Senior Fund Accountant – TMF Group 

What does a typical day look like for you? 

My average day involves working with a portfolio of complex alternative investment fund structures, as well as other unique structures. My primary responsibility includes managing the day-to-day accounting and reporting requirements, along with handling occasional ad-hoc reporting requests.

How did you get your job? / What training, degree, education do you need? 

After coming back from traveling in 2018 with a predominantly admin background, I was looking for a change and a new challenge. TMF Group provided me with that opportunity to explore a new career path and further my studies with ACCA. Before going traveling I already had several years of experience in finance with an ICSA certificate and the initial ACCA exams complete.

What are the most important skills needed for your role/job? 

Strong attention to detail and eagerness to find out all the facts and information. Of course, communication with colleagues is vital too. 

Are there any future skills you will need to learn for your role? 

The fund industry is an ever growing and demanding industry, with many drivers of change, whether that be from regulation and governance to digital technologies. With that in mind, a future skill would be to harness technology and to continuously develop professional knowledge to provide value to the client.

What is the best part of your job? / What motivates you in this role?

I find the work really interesting, and it challenges me. There are a broad range of tasks, which require critical thinking to address obstacles and come up with a solution. 

What advice would you give someone interested in a career in your profession? 

ACCA certainly seemed like a marathon, not a race. Especially when juggling it with a full-time job. If working and studying, it is important to find an employer who will support you on this journey. I feel lucky to have had support from TMF group and have a great team around to support me. 

What is on your bucket list and why?

To run a marathon. Seems like a great challenge to aspire to. 

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