Client Accountant – Funds

Job Description

This role can be fully remote for UK based candidates.

Every day brings a new challenge so you’ll need to be a team player at heart, with an eye for detail and great organisational skills so you can prioritise your day to ensure deadlines are met and timelines are adhered to.

Your primary responsibility will be to act as a day-to-day front office contact for your designated private equity, real estate, credit, or debt fund clients. You will be a part of a supportive team, own your tasks and proactively manage your deliverables and resolve any issues that may arise.

Day to day

  • Using your accounting knowledge, you will review quarterly and annual working papers, financial statements, investor reports, and call and distribution notices, to ensure the movement of funds and transactions are treated in accordance with legal documentation and relevant accountancy framework.
  • You will also assist in other ad hoc tasks to support fund managers and other client representatives in their activities. With your analytical mind you will interpret data, providing concise explanations on trends and variances and know how to resolve problems and issues that may arise.
  • You will work closely with your line manager and the technical team to ensure financial  statements meet the Funds’ reporting requirements, e.g. IFRS or a local GAAP. 
  • You will typically deal with business as usual activities of a fund, but to spice up your day you will occasionally be involved in complex accountancy matters such as: equalisations, rebalances, bank interest swaps, hedging, loans etc. You will also be responsible for the annual audit process management, holding technical discussions with auditors when necessary.
  • Strong communication skills (both written and verbal) are a must have for this role to build effective relationships across the business. You will also need to build strong customer relationships with existing and new clients gaining insight into their needs and delivering customer-centric solutions.
  • Together we find solutions and make things happen but to do this we want you to contribute; looking for ways to help us get better at what we do in the most efficient and effective way.
  • Your long-term career goals are important to us too. We want to make sure we’re providing the support and opportunities you need to achieve your dreams so we can build a successful future together.
  • This role will suit a strong accountancy professional who is willing to expand their knowledge, widen skill range and gain an insight into the world of private equity.

Qualifications

  •  ACCA/ ACA/CIMA qualified (or Qualified by Experience)
  • Relevant experience working in a professional office environment, ideally working in financial services or accounting practice preferably working on multiple client relationships. Candidates with experience working in multijurisdictional organisations who are involved in managing different stakeholders will also be considered. 
  • Strong experience in preparing and potentially reviewing of working paper files and Financial Statements including disclosures
  • Regulatory Reporting experience (UK GAAP/ US GAAP/ IFRS)
  • Management of Client relationships and experience with resolving issues directly with Clients or other stakeholders
  • Strong organisational skills with a proactive attitude
  • Intermediate Excel skills.

Additional information

OUR COMMITMENT TO YOU AND THE ENVIRONMENT

As a forward-looking business, sustainability is integral to our strategy and operations. Our sustainability depends on us building and maintaining meaningful, long-term relationships with all our stakeholders – including our employees, clients, and local communities – while also reducing our impact on our natural environment.

There is always more we can, and should do, to improve – whether in relation to our people, our clients, our planet, or our governance. Our ongoing success as a business depends on our sustainability and agility in a changing and challenging global landscape. We’re committed to fostering an inclusive, equitable and diverse culture for our people, led by our Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion steering committee.

Our learning and development programmes and systems (including PowerU and MyCampus) enable us to invest in growing our employees’ careers, while our hybrid working approach supports our employees in achieving balance and flexibility while remaining connected to their colleagues. We want to empower our 5,500+ employees - from 94 nationalities, speaking 41 languages across 25 countries - to each achieve their potential. Through IQ-EQ Launchpad we support women managers launching their first fund, in an environment where only 15% of all private equity and venture capital firms are gender balanced.

We’re committed to growing long-term relationships with our clients and supporting them in achieving their objectives. We understand that our client’s sustainability and success leads to our sustainability and success. We’re emotionally invested in our clients right from the beginning.


Company description

ABOUT IQ-EQ

We’re a leading Investor Services group offering end-to-end services in administration, accounting, reporting, regulatory and compliance needs of the investment sector worldwide. 

We employ a global workforce of 5,500+ people across 25 jurisdictions and have assets under administration (AUA) exceeding US$750 billion. We work with 13 of the world’s top 15 private equity firms.

Our services are underpinned by a Group-wide commitment to ESG and best-in-class technology including a global data platform and innovative proprietary tools supported by in-house experts.

Above all, what makes us different is our people. Operating as trusted partners to our clients, we deliver intelligent solutions through a combination of technical expertise and strong relationships based on deep client understanding. 

We’re driven by our Group purpose, to power people and possibilities.

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