Assistant Manager, Fund Accounting

Recruiter
Vistra UK
Location
Jersey (GB) (JE)
Salary
Competative + Benefits
Posted
20 Sep 2021
Closes
20 Oct 2021
Approved employers
Approved employer
Job role
Accountant
Contract type
Permanent
Hours
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

Governance

  • 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

Similar jobs

More searches like this

Similar jobs