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Client Accountant

Apply now Job no: 514102
Work type: Full time
Location: Jersey
Categories: Private Equity and Real Estate
Office Location: Jersey

Job Purpose:

The 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 Client 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 Client 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 Client 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 Competencies:

  • Able to delegate to team members with a clear explanation
  • Will manage stakeholders’ expectations with regards to delivery, escalating concerns as appropriate.
  • Understands and applies control and risk and governance frameworks consistently.
  • Is financially mindful of personal impact on this business.

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)
  • 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.

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