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Senior Client Accountant

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Work type: Contract, Full time
Location: United Kingdom – Luton, United Kingdom
Categories: Client Accounting
Office Location: Luton

About TMF Group

TMF Group is a leading global provider of high-value business services to clients operating and investing globally. We focus on providing specialized and business-critical financial and administrative services that enable our clients to operate their corporate structures, finance vehicles and investment funds in different geographical locations.

Our core services can help companies of all sizes with HR and payroll, accounting and tax, corporate secretarial, international corporate structuring, fund administration and structured finance – whether a company wants to globalize, or whether they need support to streamline existing operations.

Job purpose

As a Senior Client Accountant, you will support our Client Accounting team in the provision of a high-quality client services, producing service deliverables for the more complex entities and platinum clients in the teams portfolio. You will work autonomously preparing management accounts, financial statements and tax filings under review of the Client Account Manager. You will also support your Manager in mentoring junior members within the team.

Key responsibilities:

  • Work autonomously on day to day tasks for the allocated portfolio of clients - typically more complex entities and platinum clients;
  • Responsible for the accurate preparation of primary accounting documents, accounting statements and reports required by the client including management accounts (periodic and annual) and roll-forward financial statements (IFRS and UK GAAP);
  • Performing the daily work with high complexity (i.e. preparing and reviewing bookkeeping, management accounts, statutory accounts under UK GAAP and IFRS, corporation tax returns, VAT returns, etc);
  • Managing the audit process for the allocated clients. Providing support to the wider team in adhering to the overall audit plan;
  • Ensuring that all deliverables for the specific portfolio of clients are met;
  • Preparing all compliance related filings (like CBI and tax filings);
  • Reviewing of accounting entries processed by Trainees and Client Accountants for their allocated portfolio;
  • Supporting Client Accounting Manager in providing guidance and training to more junior members of the team;
  • Oversee month-end and year-end close activities, as well VAT compliance, corporate income tax returns and other filings for the allocated portfolio of clients;
  • Build and maintain strong relationships with the allocated clients and internal/external stakeholders;
  • Responsible for providing the support to the wider office in change initiatives through participation in projects, sharing ideas and supporting the implementation of changes to procedures or new systems.


Key requirements:

  • Graduate in a relevant field;
  • Professional qualification (ACCA/ACA);
  • At least 1-year PQE experience;
  • Structured finance experience (working on a SPV/SFS portfolio is desirable);
  • Resourceful, independent and strong problem-solving abilities;
  • Excellent written and communication skills, with strong ability to plan ahead and organize the work;
  • Analytical structured mind set with ability to follow and build upon existing processes and ensure data is maintained with accuracy and consistency;
  • Fluent in written and spoken English;
  • Proficiency in MS Excel and MS Word is essential, along with experience of local accounting system
  • Experience in a similar role from an accounting practice background with strong client servicing skills is desirable


Working at TMF Group offers:

Learning opportunities: you will work with experienced colleagues who are ready to share their knowledge, and will receive the opportunity to work on diverse and complex client matters. 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, including the 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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