Our client is one of the world's leading independently owned family offices providing a range of services from long-term strategic planning and investments to day-today advice and administration on behalf of families of wealth in multiple jurisdictions around the world.

This role will report to the relevant Manager – Family Office, Client Support. The role involves close and regular interaction with all members of the Family Office, Client Support team Accounting and Investment Administration Team, Directors/Managers of Family Office and various internal/external business contacts.

Overall purpose:

Preparing financial information and reports under the supervision of the Head of Department and the Director/Manager of Family Office.

Principal Elements and Accountabilities:

• The understanding of wealth management structures including companies, trusts and assets held in person and completing the financial recording of transactions within these structures
• Ensuring transactions are recorded following the minutes and agreements signed by Trustees/Directors
• The preparation of financial reports including financial statements, investment reporting, management reporting, tax reporting and other financial analyses within strict deadlines
• Ensuring that all accounting ledgers are up to date by reconciling investment, bank and loan accounts
• Arranging payments with straight through processing of accounting treatment as well as the following up on the execution of the transaction
• Reviewing the automated entries on our core bank accounts and ensuring the accounting is correct and also clearing any rejected entries on a weekly basis
• To assist team OPS / management with organisation of team tasks

Qualifications and Experience:

• Experience in the trust and company industry
• University degree, bookkeeping qualifications and/or part qualified/qualified CAT, ACA or ACCA
• 3 – 5 years’ experience in financial or wealth management industry an advantage

Skills:

• Knowledge and understanding of multi-currency accounting
• Knowledge and understanding of investment and treasury products
• General accounting knowledge including accruals and year-end process
• A sharp analytical mind, good numeracy skills and a strong commercial awareness
• Computer literacy (Word, Excel, Outlook and modern financial accounting packages)

Competences and Behaviours:

• Strong organisational skills and the ability to manage priorities efficiently under pressure
• Strong interpersonal skills, a high level of motivation and flexibility
• Excellent communication skills with the ability and maturity to deal effectively with all levels of staff and management within the organisation, third party service providers such as asset managers and tax consultants, and with high powered (often demanding) private clients
• A strong client care / service orientation
• Deals responsibly with confidential information
• Displays a high level of professional integrity
• Ability to deal with large and complex structures
• Accounting knowledge including IFRS and IFRS for SMEs, FRS 102, investment accounting, asset valuation, understanding and interpreting financial statements

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