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Associate - Accountant - Family Office Client Support Services

Accounting Enquire


Type:Full Time

Full Description


We have an Associate – Accountant position available in our Family Office department in the Client Support team. This role would suit a part qualified/ near qualified Accountant with proven experience in this field. The role involves close and regular interaction with all members of the Family Office, Client Support team Accounting and Investment Administration Team, Directors/Managers of Family Office and various internal/external business contacts.


Stonehage Fleming is one of the world’s leading independently owned family offices and the largest in Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA), as measured by its breadth of services, geographic reach and by assets under management, advice and administration. Stonehage Fleming provides a range of services from long-term strategic planning and investments to day-to-day advice and administration to over 250 families of wealth. The Group employs over 500 people in 11 offices in 8 jurisdictions around the world. 

Overall Purpose
Preparing financial information and reports under the supervision of the Head of Department and the Director/Manager of Family Office.

Principle Elements & Accountabilities 
  • The understanding of wealth management structures including companies, trusts and assets held In person and completing the financial recording of transactions within these structures
  • Ensuring transactions are recorded following the minutes and agreements signed by Trustees/Directors
  • The preparation of financial reports including financial statements, investment reporting, management reporting, tax reporting and other financial analyses within strict deadlines
  • Ensuring that all accounting ledgers are up to date by reconciling investment, bank and loan accounts
  • Arranging payments with straight through processing of accounting treatment as well as the following up on the execution of the transaction
  • Reviewing the automated entries on our core bank accounts and ensuring the accounting is correct and also clearing any rejected entries on a weekly basis
  • To assist team OPS / management with organisation of team tasks
Qualifications and Experience
  • Experience in the trust and company industry
  • University degree, bookkeeping qualifications and/or part qualified/qualified CAT, ACA or ACCA
  • 3 – 5 years’ experience in financial or wealth management industry an advantage
  • Knowledge and understanding of multi-currency accounting
  • Knowledge and understanding of investment and treasury products
  • General accounting knowledge including accruals and year-end process
  • A sharp analytical mind, good numeracy skills and a strong commercial awareness
  • Computer literacy (Word, Excel, Outlook and modern financial accounting packages)
Competencies and Behaviours
  • Strong organisational skills and the ability to manage priorities efficiently under pressure
  • Strong interpersonal skills, a high level of motivation and flexibility
  • Excellent communication skills with the ability and maturity to deal effectively with all levels of staff and management within the Group, third party service providers such as asset managers and tax consultants, and with high powered (often demanding) private clients
  • A strong client care / service orientation
  • Deals responsibly with confidential information
  • Displays a high level of professional integrity
  • Ability to deal with large and complex structures
  • Accounting knowledge including IFRS and IFRS for SMEs, FRS 102, investment accounting, asset valuation, understanding and interpreting financial statements
If you would like to apply for this opportunity please email your CV to our Recruitment Inbox -, where  your application will be processed by our HR Team accordingly. 


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