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Client Accounting Manager (Ref.AFL188) – OPEN

Falkerin™ Recruitment specializes in Legal & Compliance, Accountancy & Finance as well as Banking and Operational Services recruitment. We are also often mandated to assist in recruiting for Business Support roles such as HR, Personal Assistant, Receptionist or Administrative Officer positions. We work with leading financial institutions in Luxembourg. Our clients’ portfolio include major Service Providers, leading Fiduciaries, Management Companies, Real Estate Investments and global Private Equity Houses.

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Work place: Luxembourg
Ref.AFL188

Responsibilities:

  • Provide excellent levels of client service in line with company standards, procedures and guidelines and appropriate accountancy standards
  • To be first point of contact for clients on any financial reporting related matters, including NAV reporting, if applicable
  • Attend and constructively contribute to Client Accounting meetings and other internal committees/meetings as required from time to time
  • Maintain a high standard of client reporting and accounting records, and other ad-hoc reports
  • Compile a full file of working papers for all financial statements prepared
  • Take responsibility for the efficiency and output of the Client Accounting functions of the Luxembourg team
  • Ensure that financial statements prepared are completed and signed off within client, statutory or regulatory deadlines and that Client Accounting are aware of the sign-off
  • deadline for review planning
  • Liaise with auditors in respect of the financial audit of client entities as required
  • Liaise with clients and external contacts to obtain and provide required information
  • Prepare/review Net Asset Values as applicable
  • Assist with the creation and maintenance of client specific accounting procedures
  • Assist with fee quotes for potential clients
  • Assist with and contribute to ad hoc projects as required including administration assistance with clients
  • Daily input of time on timesheet
  • Review of team’s timesheets
  • Manage the timely and accurate production of monthly, quarterly and annual financial and management reports
  • Manage the client billing process for the team
  • Manage the engagement profitability of all team clients, constantly striving to improve profitability of the team
  • Monitor profitability and recoverability of engagements and ensure that functions are carried out in accordance with agreed fee levels and identifying and reporting to management potential overruns at the earliest opportunity
  • Take responsibility for the overall quality and service levels of team
  • Prepare financial statements for a wide range of client structures and differing complexity to LUX GAAP or IFRS standards
  • Director responsibilities on various client boards, when applicable
  • Understanding what is appropriate and acceptable in relation to AML and other compliance obligations
  • Review of administrators transactions on TNR or other fund and accounting systems operated by the Group
  • Responsibility for the financial management of the team
  • Development/enhancement of team specific procedures
  • Conduct appraisals for senior members of the team
  • Recruitment interviews for senior hires
  • Present internal short courses and training sessions
  • Coach team in relation to client activities, company procedures, time management and priorities

Requirements:

  • Recognised accounting qualification (ACCA or ACA)
  • At least 6 years’ PQE
  • Minimum of 3 years’ experience in a management role
  • Direct experience of producing financial statements for a variety of corporate entities and Funds in Luxembourg
  • Experience in producing financial statements to LUX GAAP or IFRS
  • Experience of developing and coaching others
  • Comprehensive knowledge and detailed understanding of current industry and accounting legislation, regulation and working practices
  • A detailed understanding of the local finance industry and regulatory requirements, particularly in relation to corporate entities and funds

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