Operations Accountant, London Operations Accountant, London …

Coller Capital
in London, United Kingdom
Permanent, Full time
Last application, 16 Jun 21
Competitive
Coller Capital
in London, United Kingdom
Permanent, Full time
Last application, 16 Jun 21
Competitive
Posted by:
William Sylvester • Recruiter
Posted by:
William Sylvester
Recruiter
Working within the Finance department that acts as a business partner to Front Office and Investor Relations, you will be expected to adapt quickly to the needs of a dynamic and busy Finance team, getting comfortable with business operations and processes and supporting the overall objectives of the department. You will join a collaborative team with an entrepreneurial spirit and work in a fast-paced environment. The role is ideal for anyone looking to gain valuable experience in Private Equity.

Working within the Finance department that acts as a business partner to Front Office and Investor Relations, you will be expected to adapt quickly to the needs of a dynamic and busy Finance team, getting comfortable with business operations and processes and supporting the overall objectives of the department. You will join a collaborative team with an entrepreneurial spirit and work in a fast-paced environment.  The role is ideal for anyone looking to gain valuable experience in Private Equity.

 

The Operations Accountant will encounter a broad remit and this opportunity exposes you to a diverse range of areas in Finance to ensure you have the opportunity to maximise your strengths. You will sit within the Investment Monitoring team, however the role will involve working collaboratively with our Treasury & Fund Reporting (TFR) team and Third-Party Administrator to achieve common goals, as well as a number of other areas both inside and outside of the organisation, per the below:

  • Monitoring and “real time” processing of underlying Call and Distribution Notices and recording of expenses in bespoke Investment Monitoring system.
  • Oversight and review of all portfolio investments’ underlying valuations, primarily from GP provided Capital Accounts, using sound judgement and interpretation.
  • Collation, testing and provision of Quarterly and Annual valuations for inclusion in Accounts, LP meetings, reporting requirements and ad hoc investor circulars.
  • Partnering with Middle Office/IT teams to innovate market-leading investment platform functionality. 
  • Aiding in forecasting and monitoring cash requirements for the Coller Funds, ensuring sufficient liquidity to meet Investment costs and expenses whilst maximising returns to Investors.
  • Assist in the preparation of a weekly reporting pack to be distributed to senior management.
  • Daily monitoring and weekly reconciliation of Coller database to that of our administrator.
  • Reviewing the weekly reconciliation between the Administrator’s system and Coller Capital’s in-house system, checking for accuracy with attention to detail, and ensuring issues are dealt with in a timely manner.
  • Input to and maintenance of a sophisticated document management system.

Ad hoc work may be required and could include designing process improvements, and project work or initiatives which may see you collaborating with multiple teams across the firm. Examples include tracking the progress and subsequent onboarding of new deals, as well as verifying the data used to supplement cyclical portfolio construction exercises.

At Coller Capital, the key to our success, are the efforts and skills of our people. As Operations Accountant, you will work closely within Finance’s 30+ strong, collaborative, and mutually supportive team, sitting within the Investment Monitoring sub-team.

 

We value strong communicators who have impact and influencing skills, ability to take responsibility for significant areas of work, whilst managing multiple competing priorities.  This is a high-profile role and provides a top-performing candidate with the opportunity to gain general private equity industry knowledge, as well as experience across the full spectrum of Finance, and other functions within our firm.

You will see your efforts deliver tangible results and you’ll have the opportunity to contribute in a meritocratic environment. We recognise, support, and value effort.

REQUIREMENTS:

  • Qualified Accountant (ACA, ACCA or CIMA)
  • Strong organisational and motivational skills, with excellent attention to detail
  • Investment / accounts experience
  • Experience working alongside Administrators/third party providers
  • Strong Excel skills

Competencies:

  • Motivated self-starter with a positive attitude, able to work on own initiative and to take ownership of tasks
  • Delivery focussed and results driven; highly conscientious with a strong work ethic
  • Highly organised, effective and efficient at dealing with a number of tasks at any one time
  • Communicates effectively and can work collaboratively with the wider team to successfully achieve common goals
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