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Unit: Corporate Services
Location: Jersey
Introduction:
This role involves close and regular interaction with all Stonehage Fleming employees, primarily in the Jersey office but also Group wide and also with promoters, advisors and intermediaries, more specifically the auditors. The incumbent works within accounting area and reports to a Director of Corporate Services.
 
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Senior Associate - Accountant

This is an exciting opportunity to join a growing team with scope to provide a value add service proposition to work with clients to develop their businesses. Our Corporate Services offering utilises a family office approach in the provision of corporate and funds services to our clients with a particular focus on boutique and bespoke solutions.

WORKING RELATIONSHIPS

This role involves close and regular interaction with all Stonehage Fleming employees, primarily in the Jersey office but also Group wide and also with promoters, advisors and intermediaries, more specifically the auditors. The incumbent works within accounting area and reports to a Director of Corporate Services.

OVERALL PURPOSE

As part of a small team, the purpose of this role is to provide a hands-on professional service to corporate and fund clients whilst being responsible for all financial reporting requirements within an allocated portfolio of clients ensuring that all client deliverables are met in a timely manner.

The team manage a diverse portfolio of clients across most asset classes with our core focus on family office / UHNW clients primarily investing in real estate, capital markets and private equity utilising a variety of regulated and unregulated structures.

PRINCIPAL ELEMENTS AND ACCOUNTABILITIES

Accounting:

  • Prepare annual financial statements for all entities under administration in accordance with accounting standards − IFRS, UK GAAP or generally acceptable accounting standards.
  • Prepare interim financial statements for entities under administration in accordance with IFRS, UK GAAP etc as required.
  • Completion of ANLA calculations where required.
  • Prepare monthly/quarterly management accounts in agreed formats with the clients for certain entities where required.
  • Prepare financial information for inclusion in board packs where required.
  • Prepare ad‐hoc financial reports as required, which could include cash projections, budgets, etc.
  • Liaison with external Investment Managers/Advisors.
  • Liaison with Auditors to manage the audit process and ensure the successful completion of audits

Valuations:

  • To carry out periodic valuations on allocated fund clients within agreed reporting time frames.
  • Prepare valuations for a portfolio of entities in accordance with documented valuation methods and internal procedures.
  • To provide guidance and assistance in respect of accounting concepts in respect of the preparation of valuations.

Operations / Administration:

  • Become involved in the establishment of new entities and the assessment of the accounting requirements and methodology.
  • Assist with the development of system functionality to support client requirements.
  • Assist with the implementation of any new system capability.
  • Be an authorised “B” signatory• an authorised “B” signatory

QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE

  • Qualified accountant (ACA/ACCA or equivalent).
  • Experience in preparation of financial statements and other financial reports for different legal entities and regulatory types.
  • A good understanding of IFRS and UK GAAP and the ability to produce accounts compliant with these standards.
  • An understanding of other standards such as US GAAP or LUX GAAP would be beneficial.
  • Experience in a Funds service environment would be beneficial but not essential.
  • Be proficient in Excel and Word and general MS products, knowledge of accounting systems and their functionality.

SKILLS

  • Excellent attention to detail
  • Sharp analytical skills and a strong commercial awareness
  • Proactive, solution focused and self‐sufficient
  • Able to structure work logically and efficiently and executes accordingly in a high pressure environment
  • To be able to give guidance and assistance to other members of the team.

COMPETENCIES AND BEHAVIOURS

  • Integrity, honesty and professionalism
  • Delivers work of a high standard with attention to detail
  • Able to structure work logically and efficiently and executes accordingly in a high pressure environment
  • Proven analytical and problem‐solving abilities

This job description is a guide to the principal, current duties of the job. It does not form part of the contract of employment / secondment.