Associate Director – Fund Accounting

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  • Location


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    MRJ 11988

  • Salary

    Up to £85,000

    Up to £85K

  • Type


The Role

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Our Client is looking for an Associate Director in Fund Accounting to join their team in Jersey. The ideal candidate will be reporting to the Director of Private Equity. As a senior member of the team, you will have some responsibility for the delivery and development of our Client’s private equity fund accounting services, in a manner that is aligned to the brand values and strategic business goals.

You will also be leading the accounting services provision for a major client relationship, liaising with the Associate Director responsible for Administration and the Client Relationship Director to deliver a superior standard of service.

Key responsibilities include:

  • Oversee and lead the accounting requirements of the client’s affairs;
  • Technical review all aspects of accounting matters;
  • Act as a higher authority on day-to-day accounting queries and as senior 4-eyes on accounting matters, ensuring that accounting standards, company policy, internal controls and professional guidelines are adhered to, evolved where necessary, and that a professional quality service is provided to clients and outside contacts;
  • Oversee the audit process for the client, building a strong, collaborative relationship with the auditor;
  • Attend and lead client meetings and workshops and contribute to planning and review of client activity;
  • Ensure the accounting requirements and statutory and client reporting deadlines are met, overseeing planning, scheduling, and monitoring of workloads;
  • Act as a mentor to Managers and supervise and assist in the training and development of staff;
  • Key contact in a significant client relationship and responsible for accounting service delivery;
  • Lead, challenge, appraise and develop a high calibre and growing team of accountants;
  • Build and maintain strong relationships with a network of legal, tax and other professional advisors;
  • Attend and participate at jurisdictional, management and product meetings as
  • required;
  • Where necessary, act as director on the section’s client boards;
  • Act as A signatory for the company’s signatory list;
  • Assist in review WIP incurred and utilisation across teams to ensure that extra billing opportunities are identified, and appropriate action taken;
  • Where necessary, participate in new client proposals/pitches as necessary, and manage the integration of new clients into the group’s procedures;
  • Assist in the on-going training and development requirements of team members;
  • Assist with client fee negotiations;
  • Contribute towards the business as a whole, for instance, in identifying improvements in policies and procedures that apply across the business; create a holistic approach to administration;
  • Actively manage the development and appraisal process for all direct reports.

The Candidate

  • Considerable practical fund accounting experience, with ideally an audit background;
  • 10 years post qualification experience (ACA, FCCA or similar);
  • Excellent technical accounting and financial services knowledge (to be supported);
  • Computer literacy, word processing and spreadsheet skills are essential;
  • Excellent interpersonal skills are required to develop close working relationships with colleagues, clients and intermediary contacts;
  • Experience of day to day supervision of a team(s);
  • Evidence of full responsibility for a major client relationship(s).

The Company

One of Jersey’s largest employers, with over 300 employees providing fund and corporate services to some of the world’s leading companies.

The Benefits

  • Competitive salary
  • On the job training
  • Professional development
  • Great team!

The Location

Jersey is situated off the coast of Normandy, France. It is an independent Crown Dependency of the United Kingdom and home to around 100,000 people. It is English speaking and salaries are paid in Sterling.

The island offers a rare mixture of British culture with a substantially warmer climate. It also boasts low domestic tax rates, short commutes, a stable economic and political environment, and a unique local culture.

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