Assistant Manager, Fund Accounting

Vistra UK
Jersey (GB) (JE)
Competative + Benefits
20 Sep 2021
20 Oct 2021
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Full time

Vistra is currently looking to recruit an Assistant Fund Accounting Manager on a permanent basis.  Reporting to a senior management responsible for accounting and the management of client relationship, with a particular focus on the mentoring direct report(s) and providing the highest quality of customer service.


Key Responsibilities

Specific responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Working within a team on all aspects of accounting and reporting to ensure the team and client servicing aspects are run efficiently;
  • Engagement with client advisors and intermediaries;
  • Manage and supervise direct reports who would typically be studying towards professional qualifications;
  • Preparation and implementation of entity customer specific procedures in relation to accounting reporting requirements;
  • Ensure that client expectations are managed effectively and to agreed best practice, regulatory and statutory deadlines;
  • Be able to provide sound, quality and technical guidance to clients;
  • Establish, build and maintain strong relationships and networks with both internal, cross jurisdictional and external contacts including auditors and third parties;
  • Identify revenue generating activities on existing portfolio;
  • Support the leadership team with client meetings, new business pitches and new business proposals;
  • Dealing with investor queries and the delivery of investor statements to include quarterly distributions and NAV production; and
  • Maintain diary task lists and ensure tasks are cleared on a timely basis.


Duties & Responsibilities

Service excellence

  • Have an excellent understanding of your portfolio
  • Executive our client service offering, ensure excellent service levels and escalate delivery issues to senior management,  provide initial solutions to challenges  
  • Own relationships with other providers in the industry, including auditors and law firms
  • Ownership of client requests, ensure all requests are complete in line with client expectations
  • Meet with key clients on a regular basis to maintain and nurture relationships
  • Support automation as part of client solutions
  • Promote system optimisation to assist in enhancing our service offering
  • Work effectively with the relevant accounting team


  • Involvement in operational improvement projects
  • Demonstrate professional scepticism on a day to day basis
  • Own and manage risk on a day to day basis for client relationships in line with the 3 lines of defence model with applicable guidance from senior management and escalate issues in a timely manner as appropriate.
  • Instil an environment of full compliance to policies & procedures
  • Monitor action points and ensure completion of these in a timely manner

Finance management

  • Review client profitability and challenge accordingly
  • Monitor team's timesheet for completeness, timeliness and accuracy

People Management

  • Provide feedback in a timely manner
  • Have regular 1-2-1s with your direct report(s)
  • Tailor and provide development plan
  • Mentor
  • Share experience
  • Prioritise and delegate work efficiently through out your direct report(s)
  • Ensure that OKRs are done in line with key milestones
  • Set SMART objectives
  • Promote and encourage strong teamwork
  • Support senior management and promote Vistra values

Business development

  • Know your market and keep up to date with news, insights and trends
  • Work with the new business team, to ensure a timely and cost effective onboarding

Personal Development

  • Ongoing identification of own skill and knowledge requirements
  • Identify and attend relevant training and development programmes
  • Maintain evidence of continuing professional development to comply with JFSC requirements and the hours required by membership of your professional organisation


Attributes & Technical Skills

  • background in fund or real estate accounting, obtained through study and experience, to include relevant legislation and regulation
  • Strong technical awareness of IFRS, FRS and US GAAP
  • Ability to recognise and respond to risk situations to remain up to date with appropriate legislation and professional standards
  • Forward thinker, with strong problem solving skills and methodical approach
  • Strong organisational, prioritisation and delegation skills
  • Energy and a ‘can do’ attitude
  • Proven strong interpersonal skills
  • Ability to motive and influence direct report(s)
  • Ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines
  • Ability to work using own initiative and make decisions within fund policies
  • Good understanding of IT systems
  • Flexible and ability to work as part of an effective team
  • An understanding of Jersey statutory laws and other related legal and regulatory requirements for example Anti-Money Laundering laws


Relevant Experience

  • Minimum of six years’ experience in financial services industry


Professional Qualifications

  • Holding a qualification such as ACA, ACCA


Vistra (Jersey) Limited is regulated by the Jersey Financial Services Commission

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