Accountancy Jobs in Guernsey

Senior Accountant, Private Equity

Job Ref: LF 19775
Posted: 2018-02-22
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Our client, an international leader in the financial services sector, with a legacy of outstanding service for over a century, is seeking to recruit a Senior Accountant for their Private Equity Department.


Guernsey, Channel Islands


Demonstrate professional judgement and attitude in all aspects of your work to assist in furthering an environment which encourages employee participation, teamwork and communication enabling the delivery of a first class professional and efficient service
Promote effective communication via individual 1:2:1 and team meetings.
Maintain a strong relationship with the client, auditors, administration team and other departments
Enable the development of partners by increasing their technical knowledge and skillsets to allow them to fully carry out their functions through the effective use coaching and evaluation of the results.
Provide and enable on the job training and assist the Lead Accountant in ensuring that all procedures are kept up to date and are adhered to on a daily basis
Ensure that agreed timetables are adhered to for various deliverables and that proactive communication is maintained throughout the process.
Identify system and process enhancements for discussion with the wider team.
Prioritise assignments, providing continuous feedback to the team and escalating issues appropriately
Advise on potential accounting issues and current best practises as well as sharing knowledge, expertise and guidance with both the team and the client.
Understand complex transactions and opine on extensive cash management procedures for varying entities.
Develop an understanding of the call and distribution processes and the transfer of shares and limited partner interests for the various entities
Design pro forma accounts as required, ensuring they are in accordance with appropriate regulations or standards and agreed with clients and auditors.
Prepare the relevant tax information or accounting statements ready for presentation to the client’s tax advisors or Board of Directors.
Ensure that the FRR and LRR calculations for Guernsey licensee entities are completed and that all statutory accounts are filed within the relevant deadlines.
Develop client specific knowledge to facilitate the delivery of ad-hoc queries.
Ensure the completion of accurate complex fund valuations, distributions, calls, drawdowns, management fee and other calculations.
Complete internal reporting as required.

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. Candidates will demonstrate a range of experience and knowledge in UK GAAP, IFRS, Guernsey Company, POI, Partnership Laws and Investran, in addition to 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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