Saltgate

Fund Accountant

Recruiter
Saltgate
Location
Jersey (GB) and Luxembourg
Salary
Competitive
Posted
12 Oct 2018
Closes
12 Nov 2018
Ref
FNDACCUK
Job role
Accountant
Contract type
Permanent
Hours
Full time

Job Level: Accountant Level 1 or 2

Location: Jersey & Luxembourg

Reports to: Senior Fund Accountant \ Assistant Manager

Job summary: The Fund Accountant will be primarily responsible for all aspects of day-to-day accounting for one or more assigned structures. You will work closely with more senior members of the team.

Key Responsibilities:

1. Ownership of bookkeeping transactions and maintenance and of accounting records for multiple client entities;

2. Prepare timely and accurate accounting output for subsequent review by the senior members of the team or client;

3. Preparing monthly/quarterly reconciliations of management accounts – promptly researching and correcting any variances;

4. Preparing interim and annual statutory accounts in line with appropriate accounting standards;

5. Liaising and responding to clients, and third parties and ensuring client and third party request or queries are dealt with appropriately;

6. Escalating identified issues or concerns appropriately and in a timely manner;

7. Ensure adherence to internal policies and procedures;

8. Ensuring all reporting deadlines are met;

9. Preparation of routine and ad-hoc management reports

At Level 2 - in addition to the above:

1. Proactively identify exceptions and problems affecting accounting records, communicating same to management, and assisting in their resolution;

2. Assist senior members in reviewing deliverables prepared by one or more Trainee Fund Accountants;

3. Support superiors to set up complex bookkeeping from incorporation;

4. Coach and supervise the workload of one or more Trainee Fund Accountants;

5. Prior exposure to working with bookkeeping up to trial balance and or financial statements

6. Ability to multi-task whilst maintaining careful attention to detail;

7. Ability to read and understand structure papers and legal agreements which will be used to prepare accounts/trial balance;

8. Part qualified accountant (ACCA, CIMA or equivalent);

Essential skills / experience:

1. Strong academic background (Degree qualified);

2. Team player with positive attitude;

3. Proactive and self motivated;

4. Strong communication skills, organised, flexible and keen to learn;

5. Analytical with high level of attention to detail;

 

6. Able to work independently, under pressure and to deadlines;

7. Competent user of IT; proficient skills in Excel and outlook;

8. Being able to thoroughly explain structures and transactions;

At Level 2 - in addition to the above:

1. Prior exposure to working with bookkeeping up to trial balance and or financial statements

2. Ability to multi-task whilst maintaining careful attention to detail;

3. Ability to read and understand structure papers and legal agreements which will be used to prepare accounts/trial balance;

4. Part qualified accountant (ACCA, CIMA or equivalent);

Desirable skills / experience:

1. Technical knowledge of Funds and financial services legislation and regulations;

2. Knowledge FRS, FRS and US GAAP;

At Level 2 - in addition to the above:

1. Private equity accounting experience;

2. Experience using Investran system;

3. Coaching experience;

All individuals are assigned responsibility for assisting in the overall information security and data protection environment including through attending and completing all mandatory information security and data protection training and complying with all applicable policies and procedures. Any questions or issues should be escalated in a timely manner to designated individuals, or if in doubt, consultation should take place with the relevant line manager.

Saltgate is an equal opportunities employer and positively encourages applications from suitably qualified and eligible candidates regardless of sex, race, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, religion or belief, marital status, or pregnancy and maternity.