Corporate Accountant - Private Equity Corporate Accountant - Private Equity …

Carnegie Consulting
in London, United Kingdom
Permanent, Full time
Last application, 22 Feb 21
GBP50000 - GBP55000 per annum + bonus, benefits
Carnegie Consulting
in London, United Kingdom
Permanent, Full time
Last application, 22 Feb 21
GBP50000 - GBP55000 per annum + bonus, benefits
Corporate Accountant - Private Equity

Corporate Accountant - Private Equity

This role sits within the finance function of a mid-market Private Equity firm, on the Corporate Accounting side of the team. An excellent opportunity for someone newly ACA/ACCA/CIMA qualified from a mid tier UK accountancy practice to join a busy investment firm.

You will manage a range of accounting and operational responsibilities for a number of entities falling under the corporate umbrella, with tasks ranging from statutory reporting, regulatory reporting, management accounting, audit and tax compliance to performance computation and systems and processes improvements. This role will report into the Senior Corporate Accountant and will also require oversight, management, and review of the assistant corporate accountants.

KEY TASKS AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Financial management of the corporate entities including UK corporate, LLPs, LPs and international entities (Singapore, US and Guernsey), and including outsourced entities;
  • Assist with planning and preparation/review of year-end statutory accounts and audit;
  • Review and oversight of work undertaken by assistant accountants;
  • Preparation of regulatory reporting to international governing bodies (FCA, MAS, SEC and GFSC);
  • Adhere to governance and financial control processes including review and update of finance policies and procedures;
  • Planning and preparation for the year-end tax process (Singapore, UK, US and Guernsey);
  • Assist with long-term incentive schemes (carried interest) for the entities;
  • Maintain current and relevant systems including continuous improvement of processes and systems.

Regulatory Responsibilities:

  • Adhere to the FCA's Conduct Rules, understanding that they set basic standards of good personal conduct.

ACCOUNTABILITIES

  • Ensure quality delivery of the deliverables per agreed timeframe
  • Review and sign-off on payments and journals prepared by the assistant accountant, monthly checklists
  • Ensure stakeholder queries are addressed on a timely basis

EXPERIENCE REQUIRED

  • A minimum 2.1 degree classification (or equivalent)
  • Accounting qualification (ACA, ACCA, CIMA or equivalent)
  • Accounts preparation experience within a mid-tier UK Accountancy practice
  • Previous finance experience in Private Equity or Infrastructure industry is desirable
  • Previous experience of statutory reporting for various entity types (Corporate, LLPs, LPs, overseas entities)
  • Experience of dealing with multiple deadlines, and prioritising tasks
  • Experience of team management / support of more junior team members
  • Broad finance systems experience, with SunSystems knowledge preferable

CANDIDATE PROFILE, SKILLS AND KNOWLEDGE

  • Must be proficient in Excel and Word
  • Strong capability in using finance systems
  • Numerate
  • Deadline-focused
  • Reliable
  • Accurate with high attention to detail
  • Able to self-review
  • Able to work calmly and accurately under pressure
  • Able to work effectively in a team environment and work well with other teams (i.e. IR, compliance, legal etc)
  • Able to people manage and develop junior team members
  • Able to quickly assimilate new information/requirements
  • Organised in approach to work, with the ability to prioritise effectively
  • Sound communication skills (written and oral) with the confidence to deal with the investment team and clients where required
  • Good interpersonal skills
  • Team player
  • Knowledge of IFRS, US,UK GAAP (FRS102) desirable
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