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CACEIS – Senior Fund Accountant

Our client, CACEIS are seeking an experienced Senior Fund Accountant to join their team in Jersey.

CACEIS provides fund administration services in Jersey to a wide range of clients.  The services include Fund Valuations, Registrar & Transfer Agency, Corporate Secretarial and Financial Accounting. The post holder will be responsible for the efficient and accurate accounting and administration of closed and open ended investment companies, unit trusts and limited partnerships principally for private equity, property and infrastructure funds.  This person will also be required to act as first point of contact for some client relationships.

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES

The main duties of this role will include but not be limited to the following:

  • Preparation and oversight of monthly / quarterly management accounts for a portfolio of clients
  • Preparation and oversight of annual financial statements in accordance with UK GAAP / US GAAP / IFRS / AUS
  • Management of key deliverables in accordance with SLA’s or equivalent
  • Calculation of management fees , carried interest and distribution amounts , waterfall calculations
  • Dealing with year end audits and auditor queries
  • Ensuring compliance with client documentation and CACEIS processes and procedures
  • Answering / investigating client queries
  • Ad-hoc projects
  • Attending client meetings and assisting with the preparation of proposal documents, attending pitches for new work
  • Developing and implementing procedures as required, including continually seeking to improve procedures
  • Keep up to date with technical developments in the Fund industry
  • Coach, mentor and manage staff in accordance with CACEIS wide HR policies

 

AUTHORITIES, IMPACT, RISK

  • Reduce risk of error by following set procedures
  • Payment and receipt checking and signing authorities
  • Reduce risk of client dissatisfaction by timely conclusion of all queries
  • Reduce risk of error by reviewing processes and documentation on a regular basis

 

KEY RELATIONSHIPS

  • Clients
  • Auditors
  • Alternative Investment Funds team
  • Other teams and departments of CACEIS

 

WORKING CONDITIONS

  • Flexibility required to operate at this level in terms of time and travel (domestic and international when required)
  • Based in Jersey office

 

EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE

Required

  • Professionally qualified, ideally ACA, ACCA or equivalent
  • Ability to prepare final accounts from source documentation
  • Completer / finisher – ability to see tasks through to the end
  • Ability to prioritise effectively
  • Ability to work under pressure to tight deadlines
  • Ability to work unsupervised
  • Ability to supervise and check work of more junior staff
  • Good motivational skills
  • Good presentation skillS


Preferred

  • Professional accounting qualification
  • In depth knowledge of UK GAAP / US GAAP / IFRS, although training will be given
  • Knowledge of private equity, property and infrastructure funds advantageous.
  • Knowledge of Jersey fund structures and regulatory requirements

 

COMPETENCIES

  • Demonstrate good listening and questioning skills
  • Good team player
  • Ownership of team work
  • Willing to work longer hours when required
  • Good time management skills
  • Flexible

Technical

  • Competent IT skills with sound knowledge of Excel

For further information or to apply for this role please email: [email protected]

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