Our client is an award-winning provider of fund, corporate and private wealth services to institutional and private clients across multiple international jurisdictions.

An exciting opportunity has arisen within their Institutional Client Services Division for a self-motivated, enthusiastic Accounts Manager keen to take responsibility for producing financial statements and management reports for a portfolio of clients within the Institutional Client Services division.

Purpose of job

Being responsible for producing financial statements and management reports for a portfolio of clients within the Institutional Client Services division in accordance with the most relevant accounting standards and client driven requirements. Provides support to the Line Manager in: managing the team resources; allocating tasks and monitoring client service levels for reporting purposes.

Essential Requirements

The successful candidate should hold a relevant professional qualification, relevant financial statements preparation experience and experience in managing a team. A clear understanding of accounting standards mainly UK GAAP and IFRS is necessary. Competence in written and verbal communication with high level accuracy is required.

Main Responsibilities and Duties

• Manage, monitor and supervise allocated resources (Direct reports) within the team to ensure the financial statements, management accounts and other financial related information are produced within the set deadlines (regulatory & other) and agreed service delivery levels;
• Allocate tasks and resources within the team and support the Line Manager to manage; coach and performance manage staff members to ensure that the team is functioning as a cohesive unit and achieving all the team deadlines;
• Review and monitor works performed by other staff members to ensure constructive coaching and feedback can be provided. Assist team members, provide training to new members of staff when required and promote knowledge sharing within the team to ensure the team works as a cohesive unit;
• Bookkeeping and preparation of management reports and annual financial statements mainly under UK GAAP and IFRS for our highly complex clients within Corporate and Funds services;
• Review of externally prepared financial statements;
• Prepare complex vat returns for clients and ensuring timely submission;
• Preparation/ review of ad hoc reports such as cash flow forecasts and budgets;
• Billing – monitor recoverability of time spent on each task undertaken, tailoring the approach to a specific job where possible to ensure minimal write off of time and maintaining divisional KPI’s;
• To project manage the client audit process according to an agreed timetable to ensure all parties are delivering as agreed and the Line Manager is kept informed of any obstacles and/or delays;
• Quickly and diligently address Client queries and questions (Including assisting the Administration team with accounting related queries) and ensure resolution thereof;
• Liaise with the client where appropriate to discuss financial statements/reports, resolve any issues or discuss fees;
• Be able to provide sound, quality and technical guidance to other team members and to clients;
• Monitor WIP against agreed budgets and report variances to the Line-Manager;
• Adhere to Risk & Associate Compliance procedures in relation to regulatory requirements and AML legislation;
• Adhere to Company core values and expected behaviours;

For more information please contact the Perm team on 500000.

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