Private Equity Accountant

Job Ref: LF 22133
Posted: 2020-02-17
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Our client, a leading provider of fund administration, custody, banking and fiduciary services to a global client base, is recruiting a Private Equity Accountant.


Guernsey, Channel Islands


Check and maintain ledger integrity.
Complete appropriate checklists.
Close down accounting periods and prepare accounts for manager review and clearing points.
Send accounts for inclusion in board packs.
Prepare standard account files and liaise with auditors as required.
Issue tax forms to investors as prepared by client tax advisers.
Ensure accurate complex fund valuations, distributions, calls and drawdowns and other calculations.
Prepare financial reports, ensuring conformity to professional and regulatory requirements.
Review and maintain client general ledgers, trial balances, preparation of quarterly accounts and capital statements for private equity funds.
Prepare FRR and LRR calculations.
Liaise with Compliance and file any FRR or LRR breach notifications.
Research and prepare materials to support the development of new products or client opportunities.
Work collectively with management to ensure first class delivery of professional and efficient service to clients.
Train and discuss accounting issues with administration staff in order to ensure their understanding is sufficient to book-keep transactions appropriately within the team, with little supervision or need for amendment.
Generate processes and system enhancement ideas and co-ordinate the introduction of these changes, once approved by the department CSDM with supporting documented procedures.

Skills / Qualifications

The ideal candidate will be educated to an A Level standard or equivalent, with good English and Maths. Candidates will possess considerable experience in a similar role and hold a relevant professional qualification such ACA or ACCA or will be working towards one. Candidates will demonstrate a range of knowledge of regulatory issues, bookkeeping and technical accounting such as UK GAAP or IFRS. The candidate will be confident in communicating directly with clients and stakeholders and will show leadership and organisational skills to prioritise assignments and feedback to staff. The candidate will have solid IT abilities, strong organisation and communication skills, both written and verbal. The successful candidate will demonstrate the ability to effectively manage time, prioritise tasks and meet deadlines, whilst working within a team as well as independently. This role will suit a highly motivated, proactive and meticulous team player with excellent interpersonal skills.

How To Apply

For further details please call 711188, or email
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