Senior Client Accountant

St Helier, UK
Not disclosed
27 Mar 2023
24 Apr 2023
Approved employers
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Contract type
Full time
Experience level
Qualified accountant

Job description

  • Prepare accounts for the more complex entities
  • Review accounts prepared by other team members & external accountants
  • Review ledgers & provide feedback to bookkeepers
  • Provide training & development to client accountants and bookkeepers
  • Plan, prioritise and organise tasks and activities efficiently, ensuring effective time management
  • Effectively manage time input and work in progress on own portfolio
  • Actively support the accounting manager with KPI monitoring & reporting
  • Support the accounting manager in monitoring team workflows & ensuring timely completion


  • Proactively contribute to the team objectives of achieving both individual and team targets on a daily basis with high performance against key performance indicators achieving objectives
  • Act as a role model to implement a culture which supports the IQ-EQ Core Values and deliver excellent client service, operational effectiveness and efficiencies
  • Add value to the service delivered to the client administration department
  • Actively support the manager and staff within the Accounting Team
  • Continue and maintain relevant technical knowledge, ensuring CPD requirements are met
  • Monitor time spent on accounting and bookkeeping, notifying the Manager if there are changes to requirements, which will impact time charges on a client entity as they will need to be considered re the overall client fee arrangement.
  • Develop and maintain effective working relationships with the Team Members and across all Teams locally to ensure a collaborative approach
  • Participate fully and proactively in the promotion of a constructive “client servicing” culture
  • Using your own judgement to bring to the attention of management any issues which you feel appropriate, in particular ensuring that concerns and identified risks are reported in a timely and effective manner
  • Maintain proper and orderly client records
  • Maintain detailed knowledge of policies and procedures in place and responsibility to ensure they are adhering to in the course of day to day administration activities
  • Invite feedback and look to improve performance
  • Be aware of risk factors and refer upwards, exercising judgement as to when manager help is needed
  • Pro-actively comment on processes with respect to improvements and efficiencies
  • Ability to understand trust and company legal documents.
  • Acquire knowledge of business activities, products and services
  • Assist with project work as the business requires
  • Good understanding of industry best practice in relation to Trust and Company accounting
  • A good understanding of the principles of taxation affecting Trust and Corporate Structures


  • Manages Conflict – Handling conflict situations effectively, with a minimum of noise
  • Plans and aligns – Planning and prioritising work to meet commitments aligned with organisational goals
  • Interpersonal Savvy – Relating openly and comfortably with diverse groups of people
  • Organisational Savvy – Manoeuvring comfortably through complex policy, process and people related organisational dynamics
  • In addition to demonstrating our Group Values (Authentic, Bold, and Collaborative), the role holder will be expected to demonstrate the following:
  • Reliable
  • Ability to influence and use initiative
  • Enthusiastic Team player
  • Methodical and flexible in approach
  • Professional
  • Self-motivated
  • Approachable
  • Accurate
  • Strong inter-personal skills
  • Excellent Organisational skills
  • Resilient with the ability to remain focused in fast paced environment
  • Hands-on and pragmatic
  • Measuring and monitoring performance

Required Experience

  • Relevant experience in a similar role within the financial services sector
  • Relevant professional qualifications (ACCA, CAT, AAT)
  • Good knowledge of Trust and Company accounts and bookkeeping
  • Good awareness of anti-money laundering, regulatory and other compliance legislation
  • Good knowledge of Company procedures
  • Excellent numeracy skills and must be able to organise themselves and be able to work with minimal supervision
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to work under pressure and within tight deadlines and require minimal supervision
  • Very good working knowledge of Microsoft packages including Excel, Outlook and Word
  • Very good organisational and analytical skills
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Works collaboratively with peers and colleagues
  • Risk aware and demonstrates high levels of integrity, equality and diversity in their approach to work
  • Attention to detail
  • Methodical and consistent approach

Additional information

At IQ-EQ we want you to reach your full potential. We offer an inclusive and diverse environment to support your career aspirations. With a strong emphasis on continuous learning and a holistic approach to your professional and personal development. We also offer opportunities across our service lines and our international network of offices.

Company description

IQ-EQ is a leading Investor Services group which combines global expertise with an unwavering focus on client service delivery. We support fund managers, global companies, family offices and private clients operating worldwide.

For further information, and to apply, please visit our website via the “Apply” button below.

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