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Senior Accountant Fund Industry (Ref.AFL455) – 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.AFL455

Responsibilities:

  • Take overall responsibility for the efficiency and output of the Client Accounting and Valuations functions of the Luxembourg team
  • Manage the timely and accurate production of monthly, quarterly and annual financial and management reports
  • Manage the engagement profitability of all team clients, constantly striving to improve profitability of the team
  • Take responsibility for the overall quality and service levels of team
  • Contribute to business ad-hoc projects as required
  • Ensure financial statements prepared are in line with UK GAAP/IFRS or other appropriate standards
  • Review of administrators transactions on TNR or other fund and accounting systems operated by the Group
  • Leads, coaches and motivates the team in order to develop their capabilities through on-the-job training, appraisals and ongoing performance management
  • Establishes high standards for the quality of the output from each team member/contractor
  • Responsibility for the financial management of the team
  • Responsibility for ensuring that team deadlines and review deadlines are met
  • Development/enhancement of team specific procedures
  • Conduct appraisals for senior members of the team
  • Recruitment interviews for senior hires
  • Develop internal short courses
  • Present internal short courses and training sessions
  • Coach team in relation to client activities and company procedures
  • Coach team in relation to time management and prioritization skills conduct appraisals for direct reporting team members Business Management
  • Daily input of time on timesheet
  • Review of team’s timesheets
  • Understanding what is appropriate and acceptable in relation to AML and other compliance obligations
  • Dealing with matters in a timely manner
  • Responsible for participating in appropriate projects and initiatives
  • Attend and constructively contribute to Client Accounting meetings and other internal committees/meetings as required from time to time
  • Responsible for the regular and any ad-hoc reporting of client accounting matters to Executive, Board and
  • Prepare financial statements for a wide range of client structures and differing complexity to LUX GAAP or IFRS standards
  • Compile a full file of working papers for all financial statements prepared
  • Liaise with auditors in respect of the financial audit of client entities as required
  • 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 clients and external contacts to obtain and provide required information
  • Prepare Net Asset Values for TNR clients
  • Monitor profitability and recoverability of engagements and ensure that functions are carried out in accordance with agreed fee levels and identifying and reporting to client accounting manager re potential overruns at the earliest opportunity
  • Assist with the creation and maintenance of client specific accounting procedures
  • Assist with fee quotes for potential clients that will be maintained on TNR
  • Assist with and contribute to ad hoc projects as required including administration assistance with clients

Requirements:

  • The ideal candidate will have a degree in Accounting and an accountancy qualification. You will have an awareness and understanding of current industry legislation and regulation & working practices, working knowledge of LUXGAAP or other appropriate accounting standards, be able to work with demanding deadlines and be able to delegate and coach junior members of staff
  • 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 NAV reporting and trade related matters
  • Maintain a high standard of client reporting and accounting records, to include NAV reporting, trade and other ad-hoc reports
  • Take responsibility for own personal development, in line with agreed annual performance objectives
  • To act at all times in accordance with company values
  • Recognized 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 within various jurisdictions
  • 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 funds
  • Detailed knowledge of LUX GAAP or IFRS
  • Working with conflicting and demanding deadlines
  • Accepts responsibility
  • Ability to delegate and coach
  • Strong degree of business acumen
  • Ability to develop relationships and inspire client and colleague confide
  • Degree of personal authority which commands respect
  • Strong commitment to client service excellence
  • Desire to support and develop others
  • Proactive and disciplined approach to work
  • Progressive and takes responsibility for self-development
  • Competence in carrying out your role and the tasks and duties associated with your role
  • Results driven

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