Financial Reporting Accountant

Edinburgh, City of Edinburgh, United Kingdom, United Kingdom
Competitive salary
31 Jul 2021
29 Aug 2021
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Job role
Experience level
Qualified accountant
Job Purpose:

To prepare and review financial statements for UK Open Ended Investment Companies (OEICs), Unit Trusts and Property Authorized Investment Funds (PAIFs) in accordance with pre-agreed timetables and applicable legislation pertaining to such Fund types.

The role holder will also undertake reviews of additional periodic processes and support internal projects, client change and process improvements.

Job Background / Context:

Edinburgh is the centre of operations and service to UK funds industry clients. It has key outsourcing clients and a growing book of clients receiving administration and accounting services. The Edinburgh franchise has a mature distributed model with COE Locations in Warsaw and Gurgaon.

We are looking to recruit a Financial Reporting Accountant with strong financial and regulatory experience to join a busy team responsible for production of annual and interim financial statements, fund accounting regulatory returns and other client reporting (i.e. fund distributions, yields and on-going charges).

The role will also involve providing support to the implementation of client and fund change.

Key Responsibilities:
  • Review annual and interim financial statements in accordance with applicable legislation and client service level agreements.
  • Review and oversight weekly and monthly client deliverables.
  • Investigation and resolution of client queries in a timely manner
  • Involvement in key automation projects and continuous process improvements.
  • Develop strong, pro-active working relationships with all internal and external customers.
  • Share specialist knowledge with colleagues and help train as required
  • Working closely with other relevant operational peers to ensure that process risks are minimized.
  • Look for opportunities for efficiencies and drive new developments and enhancements forward for the team.

Development Value:
  • Opportunity to work in a dynamic and growing business with potential for future growth
  • Opportunities to develop fund knowledge, communication and management skills
  • To develop relationships with colleagues in reporting and other operational areas
  • Opportunity to oversight and govern an offshore team

  • Good working knowledge of the Investment Management Association 'Statement of Recommended Practice - Financial Statements of UK Authorised Funds'
  • Domain knowledge of Financial Reporting and Tax for Fund Accounting is essential
  • Reviewing skills, coaching & giving feedback
  • Excellent interpersonal skills

  • Excellent interpersonal, written, and verbal communication skills
  • Good organisational skills, ability to work under pressure and prioritise within tight deadlines while maintaining total accuracy
  • Numerate
  • Pragmatism combined with a can-do attitude is a pre-requisite.

  • Be qualified to degree standard and working towards or obtained a relevant professional accountancy qualification
  • Or; have sound business knowledge and experience of financial services and OEIC accounting.
  • Investment Operations Certificate (IOC) desirable

  • Self-motivated
  • People skills
  • Client focused
  • Responsible for actions
  • Structured and organised

Job Family Group:
Operations - Transaction Services

Job Family:
Fund Accounting

Time Type:

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