Accountant

A market leading fund accounting firm is seeking a qualified accountant (ACA/ACCA) with specialist IFRS knowledge to help ensure a high quality service of accounts preparation to designated private equity/real estate clients. The role offers fantastic benefits and support and is a great opportunity to pursue career progression within private equity financial services as a qualified accountant.

This role would be ideal for someone who has perhaps a year or two of post qualified experience looking to move out of practice, preferably with some knowledge of private equity/real estate fund accounting.

Responsibilities include (but are not limited to):

* Reviewing prepared accounts to agreed internal deadlines following completion by junior staff and reacting to any escalations.
* Managing Assistant Accountants and be proactive in defining areas needing attention or support.
* Reviewing client KPIs, attending client meetings and building a strong profile with clients.
* Managing clients’ expectations and ensuring all client queries are appropriately responded to.
* Making payments and alterations if necessary with the data processing team. Reviewing any ad-hoc analysis prepared by more junior members of staff.
* Reviewing the weekly bank reconciliations on client bank accounts.

Essential experience/qualifications:

University Degree in Accountancy/Business/Maths or otherwise demonstrable strong aptitude for numeracy
ACCA or ACA qualified or qualified by experience with 3+ years relevant experiencing in fund accounting / administration
3+ years’ experience working in a professional office environment, preparing and reviewing financial statements under IFRS from source books and records.  Ideally working in financial services or accounting practice working on multiple client relationships 
Strong experience in the review of working paper files and Financial Statements including disclosures
Previous experience in the preparation of financial statements and working paper files
Technically strong and experience in applying IFRS standards to accounts, including IFRS 9 and IFRS 16
Salary:
£60,000
Type:
Permanent
Location:
London - Central
Sector:
Accountancy
Ref:
16304
Contact Name:
Will Cusack

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