Vistra UK

Assistant Manager

Vistra UK
Bristol (GB)
Competitive + bonus and Benefits
17 Apr 2024
17 May 2024
Approved employers
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Job role
Accountant, Tax
Contract type
Full time

Our goal is to make this a great place to work where all our people can thrive. We hope you join us on this exciting journey!

We have an exciting opportunity for you to join our team as Assistant Manager.

Purpose of the Role :


  • Daily administration and accounting review of a portfolio of private equity and real estate, working closely with the PE/RE and other teams, with specific focus on the clients’ monthly, quarterly, bi-annual, and annual financial reporting requirements, and audit procedures.
  • Retain clients and ensure a positive working relationship.
  • Help the team and commercial functions source new clients.
  • Setting up and improvement of current procedures in plac

    Scope :


    This is a global role, assisting the CCO and acting as second line Vistra group compliance counterpart to the wider functions in deploying global KYC / CDD standards. 


    Key Responsibilities :


    Administer the financial aspects of the teams’ portfolio of clients, ensuring full client satisfaction and optimum delivery. Specific focus on: Preparing financial documents such as invoices Verifying company expenses, bank deposits and payments Review management accounts and financial reports as per clients’ requirements Preparing Cashflows and Forecasts for clients Reviewing financial statements Reviewing UK VAT returns Reviewing CIS returns Reviewing payroll Assisting with audit processes (finding and providing support, resolving queries from the appointed auditors) Liaise with clients on a daily basis in a professional manner, ensuring that clients’ requests / queries are handled appropriately, ensuring clients are kept regularly informed of progress and costs. Identify resources within Vistra and/or externally in relation to complex client issues, where required, to solve them promptly, efficiently and cost-effectively Work toward achieving set revenue targets Assist with efficient management of the team’s working capital ensuring invoices for own client portfolio are raised promptly, following up on any outstanding invoices regularly, managing the debtor list proactively Help with identifying, promoting and developing commercial opportunities wherever possible, keeping clients informed of new products, services and changes in legislation Work closely with clients, identifying ways in which we can develop the relationship and ensure client retention Keep abreast of any changes to statutory/regulatory requirements that impact the client portfolio Act as role model to more junior team members Maintain any reporting requirements       Carry out ad-hoc duties and participate in project work as required


    Attributes / Technical Skills :


Strong verbal and written communication skills Excellent organisational and coordination skills in order to keep track of deliverables and deadlines, coordinating the production of financial statements, tax returns with relevant teams within Vistra and the clients. Excellent interpersonal skills, ability to communicate with people at all levels Natural aptitude for high level analysis and critical approach to all client matters as well as a proactive, problem solving mind set Experience of working independently, with the ability to maintain self-motivation and be consistently pro-active Concern for accuracy, quality and attention to detail Capable of working under pressure       Experience in working within the Fund Accounting sector .


This role requires an intelligent, dynamic part-qualified accountant (ACCA, CIMA, ACA, ICEW) with excellent communication and collaboration skills. The position is most suited to a highly committed, performance focused, process orientated individual who can engage well outside of the function.  Candidates need to be part-qualified accountants (or qualified by experience) with an excellent track record of working in a fast-paced environment in either industry or professional practice. Good understanding of the Fund Accounting sector and overall UK corporate services.        Advanced use of - MS Outlook, Word, Excel and PowerPoint.


 Education & Professional Qualification


Educated to degree standard in Finance, Accounting, Business, or another relevant field. 3-4 years’ relevant experience/or qualified by substantial relevant work experience. Part Qualified professional qualification.  


Company Benefits


7% employer pension contribution, rising to 8% in April 2025. 3% employee contribution 25 days holiday plus 1 day’s birthday leave (subject to conditions) from 1st January 2024 Individual private medical insurance cover and health cash plan Life Assurance 4 x Salary Group Income Protection 75% of basic salary (subject to conditions) Season Ticket Loan (interest free) Ride to Work Scheme (subject to conditions) Ability to buy up to one week’s annual leave per year from 1st January 2024  


If you are excited about working with us, we encourage you to apply or have a confidential chat with one of our Talent Acquisition team members. Our goal is to make this a great place to work where all our people can thrive. We hope you join us on this exciting journey!


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