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Client Accountant

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Work type: Full time
Location: Jersey
Categories: Administration, Client Accounting, Private Equity and Real Estate
Office Location: Jersey

Job Purpose:

The Fund Accounting team is responsible for the efficient and timely maintenance of the books and records of alternative investment fund vehicles; the generation of net asset value statements; and the management of capital transactions.  The team works closely with the corporate secretarial, financial reporting and investor services teams to ensure a seamless service delivery to clients.

The Client Accountant will be responsible for supporting the Fund Accounting Manager in managing service delivery for a portfolio of complex alternative investment fund structures administered by TMF and reviewing the teams output to ensure the highest level of accounting service is delivered to clients.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Reviewing the bookkeeping for a portfolio of complex alternative investment fund structures performed by the Fund Accountants and take the financial records forward to trial balance stage
  • Demonstrate competence with all fund accounting work including calls, distributions and other complex fund accounting calculations.
  • Maintaining pro-active communication to ensure that the Fund Accounting Manager is kept appraised of status and to allow them to accommodate periods of absence and/or peak demand.
  • Working closely with counterparts on other teams to ensure seamless and coordinated service delivery.
  • Strong core accounting skills.  Review of complex fee calculations carry/waterfall mechanisms. Training team members in calculating, bookkeeping and reconciling complex transactions.
  • Confidence in building complex accounting reports to enable review and query resolution
  • Planning workload, prioritising and managing own time accordingly, as well as the time and work-load of more junior team members, to ensure client service of the highest standard is consistently delivered.
  • Proactively look to develop own skills within the wider business and assisting other teams.


Key knowledge and experience:

  • Hold a Bachelor’s Degree in a relevant discipline
  • Have completed or be studying towards a professional accountancy qualification
  • 2-4 years fund accounting experience (preferably PERE but experience of other fund types is acceptable)
  • Able to delegate to team members with a clear explanation
  • Will manage stakeholders’ expectations with regards to delivery, escalating concerns as appropriate.
  • Experience in operating an investment accounting system (preferably Investran but other systems are acceptable)
  • Have a good understanding of the transactions undertaken by alternative investment fund structures
  • Ability to learn quickly and work within a team under the guidance of a manager/mentor.


Working at TMF Group offers:

  • Learning opportunities: you will work with highly experienced colleagues who are ready to share their knowledge, and will receive the opportunity to work on diverse and complex client requests. You will also be able to apply for and be supported for training.
  • Value-driven work environment: you can expect integrity and respect from all your colleagues and your leadership team.
  • Teamwork: an environment where we learn from our mistakes and work together to improve our processes continuously. A no-blame culture where teamwork is important valued and lived daily.
  • Ambition: we are a growing company in which we constantly look for the next opportunity and where all ideas are welcome.

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