Monday 10 May 2021
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Senior Accountant - Corporate Services

Funds Enquire

 

Type:Full Time
 

Full Description

This is an exciting opportunity to join a growing team with scope to provide a value add service proposition to work with clients to develop their businesses. Our Corporate Services offering utilises a family office approach in the provision of corporate and funds services to our clients with a particular focus on boutique and bespoke solutions.

This role involves close and regular interaction with all Stonehage Fleming employees, primarily in the Jersey office but also Group wide and also with promoters, advisors and intermediaries, more specifically the auditors. The incumbent works within the accounting area and reports to a Director of Corporate Services.

OVERALL PURPOSE
This role is ideally suited to a dynamic individual wishing to further develop their career in a growing financial services firm looking to build on their existing accounting experience and apply this across asset classes whilst also having the opportunity to develop their client relationship management skills. As part of a small team, the purpose of this role is to provide a hands-on professional service to corporate and fund clients whilst being responsible for all financial reporting requirements within an allocated portfolio of clients ensuring that all client deliverables are met in a timely manner. The team manage a diverse portfolio of clients across most asset classes with our core focus on family office / UHNW clients primarily investing in real estate, capital markets and private equity utilising a variety of regulated and unregulated structures. The role requires the individual to be well organised and able to work under their own initiative being mindful of both internal and external deadlines.

PRINCIPAL ELEMENTS AND ACCOUNTABILITIES

Accounting:

  • Prepare annual and interim financial statements for all entities under administration in accordance with accounting standards − IFRS, UK GAAP or generally acceptable accounting standards.
  • Technical understanding of variety of accounting standards, particularly IFRS and UK GAAP, taking a lead role in analysing changes and their impact on the clients under administration
  • Undertake review role for work completed by others within the team
  • Completion of ANLA calculations and other regulatory reporting where required.
  • Prepare monthly/quarterly management accounts in agreed formats with the clients for certain entities where required.
  • Prepare financial information for inclusion in board packs where required.
  • Prepare ad-hoc financial reports as required, which could include cash projections, budgets, etc.
  • Liaison with external Investment Managers/Advisors.
  • Lead liaison role with Auditors to manage the audit process and ensure the successful completion of audits Valuations:
  • To carry out periodic valuations on allocated fund clients within agreed reporting time frames.
  • Prepare valuations for a portfolio of entities in accordance with documented valuation methods and internal procedures across main asset classes (Listed Equity, Private Equity, Property, Derivatives and Distressed Debt)
  • To provide guidance and assistance in respect of accounting conceptsin respect ofthe preparation of valuations and review valuations prepared by other team members
Operations / Administration:
  • Become involved in the establishment of new entities and the assessment of the accounting requirements and methodology.
  • Participate in the establishment and updates of operational processes in relation to the accounting processes.
  • Assist with the development ofsystem functionality to support client requirements.
  • Be a ‘Super User’ of the main accounting system used, Investran.
  • Be an authorised signatory

QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE
  • Qualified accountant (ACA/ACCA or equivalent).
  • Experience in preparation of financial statements and other financial reports for different legal entities and regulatory types
  • A good understanding of IFRS and UK GAAP and the ability to produce accounts compliant with these standards as well as be able to analyse the impact of any changes to the accounting standards across allocated client portfolio
  • An understanding of otherstandards such as US GAAP or LUX GAAP would be beneficial.
  • Experience in a Funds service environment particularly in Private Equity or Real Estate would be beneficial.
  • Technically strong in the use of Excel, knowledge of accounting systems and their functionality.

COMPETENCIES, SKILLS AND BEHAVIOURS
  • Excellent attention to detail, delivering work of a high standard
  • Sharp analytical skills and a strong commercialawareness
  • Proactive, solution focused with proven analytical and problem-solving abilities
  • Team oriented with flexible approach
  • Ability to use initiative and work independently
  • Integrity, honesty and professionalism
  • Able to structure work logically and efficiently and executes accordingly in a high pressure environment
  • Be proficient in Word and general MS products including Powerpoint
  • Able to give guidance and assistance to other members of the team

 

How to apply

To apply for this job please email jersey.recruitment@stonehagefleming.com.

For more information please visit www.stonehagefleming.com.


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