Senior Accountant (Private Equity Accounting)

Job Ref: LF 21769
Posted: 2020-01-15
Leapfrog Jobs

Our client is a leading provider of fund administration, custody, banking and fiduciary services to a global client base and they are recruiting a Senior Accountant for the Private Equity team. Take a pivotal role in managing and delivering the reporting needs of a highly accomplished global private equity firm through the development of relationships with the client, auditors and other third parties.


Guernsey, Channel Islands


Demonstrate professional judgement and attitude in all aspects of work.
Assist in furthering an environment which encourages employee participation, teamwork and communication enabling the delivery of a first class, professional and efficient service.
Maintain a strong relationship with the client, auditors, and administration teams and other company departments.
Enable the development of partners by increasing their technical knowledge and skillsets, allowing them to fully carry out their functions through the effective use of coaching and evaluation of 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 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 escalate issues appropriately.
Advise on potential accounting issues and current best practices 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/or limited partner interests for the various entities.
Design pro forma accounts as required, ensuring these are in accordance with appropriate regulations/standards and agreed with clients and/or auditors.
Prepare relevant tax information and accounting statements ready for presentation to the client’s tax advisors, or Board of Directors where required.
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 and/or drawdowns, management fee and other calculations.
Complete company internal reporting as required.

Skills / Qualifications

The ideal candidate will hold an accounting qualification such as ACA or ACCA and will be familiar with both UK GAAP and IFRS, with an understanding of the Guernsey Company, POI, Partnership laws and possess an ability to keep up to date with all developments. The role will suit a confident team player with good oral and written communication, people management, analytical and problem solving skills, with knowledge of Investran and the ability to set priorities and manage deadlines.

How To Apply

For further details please call 711188, or email
If you wish to apply for this role, please submit your CV via the Apply Now button below.
More Accountancy, Audit & Tax Jobs in Guernsey