Senior Manager - Accounting

Job description

Role summary:

Management of a book of clients and team within the Private Equity division, located in Jersey. 

Senior Manager is reporting to Associate Director and Director.

Key responsibilities:

Key responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Provide high quality services to a complex book of Private Equity clients;
  • Review complex areas of accounting and reporting under various Generally Accepted Accounting Principles;
  • Review periodic reporting such as management accounts, capital accounts, AIFMD Annex IV reporting and investor reporting;
  • Perform complex carried interest and equalisation review and calculations;
  • Interpret complex areas of the Limited Partnership Agreement and ability to apply these in the accounting and reporting process;
  • Planning of audit process, maintenance of audit files and communication with auditors;
  • Review minutes ensuring this is consistent with accounting information;
  • Ensure regulatory filings is completed and submitted within the required timeframes;
  • Liaise with the fund manager, lawyers, advisers, fund directors and other external parties;
  • Authorising and releasing payments based on a payment authorisation list;
  • Ensuring that all ISAE audit requirements and queries of the business are addressed on a timely manner;
  • Take responsibility for delegation of work within the team, ensuring work is being undertaken by individuals at levels appropriate for their charge out rate;
  • Ensure policies and procedures are followed and checklists completed and authorised in a timely manner;
  • Respond to client queries in a timely manner and ensure deadlines are monitored and met;
  • Actively monitor client requests and advise management of instances falling outside the scope of agreed fee structure;
  • Proactively raise issues with senior management and encourage a solution driven environment;
  • Manage appraisals and ensure objectives are monitored. Provide regular feedback to individuals within the team both constructively and where expectations have not been met;
  • Monitor tasks and discuss on a weekly basis clearing them down with team members;
  • Promote a risk management culture within the business by proactively highlighting areas where improvements can be made to reduce operation risk;
  • Be responsible for and supervise team members work loads, their adherence to policies and procedures and professional development.


Skills / experience:

  • Qualified with an ACCA professional qualification or equivalent;
  • A minimum of 5 years funds experience in a professional environment;
  • Excellent communication skills;
  • Knowledge of local regulatory environment;
  • Demonstrated ability of managing a team;
  • Strong and effective negotiation skills;
  • Excellent critical analysis and problem-solving skills;
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills;
  • Ability to work to deadlines independently;
  • Understanding of corporate governance principles and be able to adopt a professionally yet commercial approach to the application of corporate governance for portfolio entities;
  • Ability to build and maintain strong client relationships.