Trainee Accountant

Job description

Role summary:

Sanne wishes to recruit a forward thinking, articulate, self-motivated and self-reliant individual within the accounting team to support a growing team providing a full suite of financial reporting services.

This role reports to an Assistant Manager/Manger and covers accounting obligations to support a growing team with a focus on the highest quality customer service

Key responsibilities:

  • Working with the Manager to ensure timely Management Reporting and Statutory Reporting of corporate & fund entities. Ensure the team complies with all of its accounting and regulatory obligations and requirements including listing requirements and client reporting;
  • Day-to-day bookkeeping services through an accounting system across a portfolio of clients and structures, ensuring compliance with internal policies and procedures;
  • Preparing reconciliations of balance sheet and profit & loss general ledger accounts including bank reconciliations and accruals schedules;
  • Assisting in the preparation of management accounts and financial statements in compliance with relevant regulatory requirements and various different GAAP criteria (IFRS/UK GAAP/US GAAP/Lux GAAP);
  • Preparing fund financial statements, including footnotes and supporting schedules;
  • Working to ensure that all accounting records are accurate and reflect the transactional activity of the entities and client structures which are being accounted for;
  • Coordinating with investment advisors when funds acquire or dispose of investments to ensure accurate accounting recognition and treatment;
  • Helping compose capital statements for investors for the funds administered;
  • Aiding with the calculation of Net Asset Values, Internal Rates of Return and other position and performance metrics;
  • Working closely with the relevant Debt/Real Estate administration teams to ensure the transactions are properly accounted for;
  • Working with clients and colleagues to prepare calculations for drawdowns, distributions and equalisations;
  • Supporting colleagues in liaising with auditors, tax advisors and AIFMD Depository service providers;
  • Composing regulatory filings for financial industry regulators in a number of jurisdictions;
  • Preparing VAT and CIS returns if required by the client entities being administered;
  • Drafting compliance certificates for credit facilities that client entities have entered into;
  • Liaising with the SANNE Corporate Services team to share information to ensure that company secretarial and administrative tasks are completed accurately and in a timely manner;
  • Preparing, or assisting the SANNE Corporate Services team with client cash management, processing of payments in line with internal processes;
  • Maintaining records relating to investments on the relevant software;
  • To ensure that client database records are accurate and all times and updated when circumstances change;
  • General participation with administrative tasks to assist the wider team and to meet the service deliverables with a positive and willing attitude;
  • Ensure proactive daily task monitoring is demonstrated;
  • Ensure accurate and daily timesheet completion;
  • Manage the billing process for your portfolio, including monitoring/chasing the timely settlement of invoices;
  • Build relationships with clients, ensuring at all times client requests are responded to in a timely manager and positive management of client expectations;
  • Adherence to internal policies, controls and systems, including meeting any internal deadlines.


Skills / experience:

  • Educated to A level or degree standard;
  • Studying or looking to start studying towards a professional qualification such as ACA/ACCA;
  • Excellent written and verbal communications skills;
  • Fluent in English;
  • Highly motivated with ability to multitask;
  • Strong Excel and data analytical skills. Proficient user of Microsoft Office suite;
  • Strong IT and numerical skills;
  • Ability to prioritise and manage several tasks;
  • Team oriented and ability to work on own initiative;
  • Ambitious, motivated and driven;
  • Analytical thinking and attention to detail;
  • Resilience under pressure;
  • Flexible thinking and ability to adapt to change;
  • Excellent interpersonal skills are required to develop close working relationships with colleagues and clients;
  • Maintain client documents with integrity and confidentiality.