Accounting Manager

Job description

Role summary:

The Manager will report to a Director and will be managing the financial reporting obligations of a portfolio of debt fund structures. The successful candidate will be based in Jersey.

Key responsibilities:

  • Lead the production of financial reports for a portfolio of debt clients including monthly/quarterly net asset value statements and quarterly/semi-annual financial statements;
  • Joint responsibility for assisting in the development of the debt fund team in Jersey and for the day-to-day financial reporting and management of a portfolio of clients;
  • Manage a specialised services team on all aspects of the debt fund financial reporting, including working directly with Sanne’s customers to ensure their debt funds and underlying SPVs are run efficiently in compliance with the relevant laws and contractual obligations, and being involved with the management team to strategically build the Debt business;
  • Work with the Director to ensure the planning, coordination and completion of NAVs, Management Reporting and Statutory Reporting of the funds and underlying SPVs to ensure the team complies with all of its accounting and regulatory obligations;
  • Ensure quality control prior to the further review and approval of Sanne’s authorised persons including payments, calculations and transactions;
  • Preparation and implementation of entity customer specific procedures in relation to the reporting requirements;
  • Ensure reporting complies with entity and statutory requirements including local law, relevant GAAP, including IFRS and other reporting principals
  • Development and maintenance of divisional and departmental policies and procedures;
  • Ensure that all day to day matters required to be completed are performed in a timely and satisfactory manner including monitoring tasks and delegating these across the relevant manager’s team;
  • Support the implementation of new structures;
  • Act as primary point of contact with auditors in respect of the planning and coordination of the audits;
  • Be able to provide sound, quality and technical guidance to clients;
  • Monitor WIP against agreed budgets and report variances to the relevant client director;
  • Perform other duties as necessary to support the strategic development of the client team;
  • Manage team appraisals and ensure objectives are monitored. Provide regular feedback to individuals within the team; both constructively and where expectations have not been met.


Skills / experience:

  • Professional qualification – ACA, ACCA or equivalent;
  • Ideally with several years’ experience in a similar relevant capability in the finance industry;
  • An understanding of Jersey regulatory and financial reporting regime and IFRS;
  • Ability to motivate and influence a team, high managerial skills;
  • Ability to work under pressure and to prioritize tasks accordingly;
  • Excellent communication and organizational skills;
  • Motivated and driven;
  • Ability to provide training/mentoring to junior members of the team.