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Senior Accountant, Private Equity Accounting
Location: Guernsey

 

Role

The successful candidate will be expected to take a pivotal role in managing and delivering the reporting needs of a highly accomplished global private equity firm through the development of relationships with the client, auditors and other third parties.


The role will require the successful candidate to prepare, assist and review a variety of deliverables to include audited financial statements, management accounts, the provision of information for tax reporting purposes and ad-hoc reporting for entities administered by the Private Equity department in a timely, efficient and accurate manner adhering to the highest standards. 

 

Responsibilities

Leading by example: Demonstrating professional judgement and attitude in all aspects of your work to assist in furthering an environment which encourages employee participation, teamwork and communication enabling the delivery of a first class professional and efficient service


Communication: Promoting effective communication via individual 1:2:1 and team meetings.  Maintaining a strong relationship with the client, auditors, administration team and other Northern Trust departments


Accounting Team development: Enabling the development of partners by increasing their technical knowledge and skillsets to allow them to fully carry out their functions through the effective use coaching and evaluation of the results.
This will include providing and enabling on the job training and assisting the Lead Accountant in ensuring that all procedures are kept up to date and are adhered to on a daily basis


Organisation of the Accounting Team: For various deliverables, ensure that agreed timetables are adhered to and that proactive communication is maintained throughout the process.  Identify system and process enhancements for discussion with the wider team.  Prioritise assignments, providing continuous feedback to the team and escalating issues appropriately


Technical knowledge: Advising on potential accounting issues and current best practises as well as sharing knowledge, expertise and guidance with both the team and the client.  Understand complex transactions and opine on extensive cash management procedures for varying entities.  Develop an understanding of the call and distribution processes and the transfer of shares / limited partner interests for the various entities


Pro forma Accounts: The ability to design pro forma accounts as required, ensuring they are in accordance with appropriate regulations/standards and agreed with clients/auditors


Account preparation process: Prepare the relevant tax information or accounting statements ready for presentation to the client’s tax advisors or Board of Directors (where required).  Ensure that the FRR and LRR calculations for Guernsey licensee entities are completed and that all statutory accounts are filed within the relevant deadlines


Client reporting: Develop client specific knowledge to facilitate the delivery of ad-hoc queries.


Other deliverables: Ensuring the completion of accurate complex fund valuations, distributions, calls / drawdowns, management fee and other calculations


Internal reporting: Completion of NT internal reporting as required

Requirements

• The ideal candidate will hold an accounting qualification (ACA or ACCA preferred) and be familiar with both UK GAAP or IFRS
• Have an understanding of the Guernsey Company / POI / Partnership laws and possess an ability to keep up to date with all developments
• Excellent oral and written communication skills
• Confidence in communicating directly with clients and other senior stakeholders
• Proven people management credentials
• Good analytical and problem solving skills
• Ability to set priorities and manage deadlines
• Advanced Excel Skills and knowledge of Investran would be an advantage
• Good team player, self-starter, flexible, with the ability to work under pressure with minimal supervision

 

About Northern Trust

For more than a century, Northern Trust has worked hard building our legacy of outstanding service, expertise and integrity. From a Chicago-based bank founded in 1889, we now have more than 20 international locations and 18,500 employees globally. We serve the world’s most-sophisticated clients – from sovereign wealth funds and the wealthiest individuals and families, to the most-successful hedge funds and corporate brands.

 

We burnished our reputation as a global leader delivering innovative investment management, asset and fund administration, fiduciary and banking solutions enabled by sophisticated, leading technology. And through it all, we continually laid a solid, forward-looking foundation on which future generations can continue growing and achieving greater.

 

Northern Trust proudly cultivates a diverse workforce, to serve our diverse client base. We strongly believe that diversity of experience contributes to a broader collective perspective that will consistently lead to a better company. We encourage applications from the best regardless of ethnicity, gender, gender identity, age, nationality, disability, sexual orientation, education, socio-economic background, parental and caring status, or religion.

 

As of September 30, 2018, Northern Trust Corporation had:


$10.8 trillion in assets under custody/administration
$8.2 trillion in assets under custody
$1.2 trillion in assets under management
$132 billion in banking assets



 


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