Senior Fund Accountant – PTA003026/RC

INTL - United Kingdom - Guernsey
£55000 - £85000 Annually
Published date: 17 June 2024

Are you a South African professional seeking international opportunities and a safer environment to secure your future? Change can be daunting, let us help you navigate this life-changing journey with confidence and ease.

Guernsey, with its long-standing reputation as a financial centre of excellence, offers a professional work environment, a thriving expat community, and the opportunity to qualify for UK citizenship after five years of residence.

Our client in Guernsey, offers a range of services including fund and asset management, private wealth services, corporate administration, and regulatory compliance, tailored to support multinational companies, fund managers, family offices, and private clients.


The successful candidate will be expected to take a pivotal role in managing and delivering the reporting needs of alternatives clients through the development of relationships with clients, auditors and other third parties. The role will require the successful candidate to prepare, assist and review a variety of deliverables to include audited financial statements, management accounts, the provision of information for tax reporting purposes and ad-hoc reporting for entities administered by the Private Equity department in a timely, efficient and accurate manner adhering to the highest standards.

Key Responsibilities

  • Regularly checking & maintaining ledger integrity; preparing accounts under various GAAP requirements for manager review/clearing points
  • Sending accounts for inclusion in board packs; preparing standardised account support files and liaising with auditors as required.
  • Review bank account reconciliations and cash reports daily; prepare cash movements and payments; prepare recharge invoices where necessary and bookkeep all cash and non-cash movements where applicable
  • Update and maintain investment and portfolio records on behalf of clients, including processing of purchases and disposals; recording of income receipts; revising quarterly valuations and understanding other types of complex investment transactions and restructurings.
  • Calculate call/distribution amounts for recommendation by client; liaise with client and investors regarding receipt/payment of monies; liaise with financial institutions receiving or making payment of fund and maintain accounting records.
  • Assist in the preparation of company minutes and agendas; process investor transfers; maintain/update investor static information; review external payment workflows.
  • Develop client specific knowledge to facilitate the delivery of ad-hoc queries. This includes having detailed understanding of fund structures and how they interact with one another.
  • Complete common / regular reporting for investors where quantitative data forms a part of the response.
  • Review data exported from accounting systems and filing final reports with regulators / investors as applicable.
  • Provide information for tax returns to internal and external tax professionals; review qualitative and quantitative data prior to supply of returns to investors; liaise with other internal departments such as CDD and Tax across numerous judications.
  • For various deliverables, ensure that agreed timetables are adhered to and that proactive communication is maintained throughout the process; identify system and process enhancements for discussion with the wider team; prioritise assignments, providing continuous feedback to the team and escalate issues appropriately.

Minimum Qualifying Criteria

  • CA/SA qualified, a member of SAICA
  • More than 5 years’ experience within Tier 1 / Tier 2 Firms
  • Strong audit, analysis and technical accounting skills

Salary Range and Benefits

  • Depending on qualifications and experience £55,000 – £85,000 per annum.
  • Annual Performance Bonus Awards
  • Corporate and Legislated Benefits
  • Relocation costs covered iro flights, furniture per container, settling allowance, accommodation support, all costs related to work permit and visa applications.

Responding to this advertisement will be considered as an expression of interest to initiate communication. We understand that international recruitment and the accompanying relocation process can be lengthy and complex, and there will be no obligation to commit until much later. For initial contact, please reach out to Jackie at Pillangó Placements jackie [at] pillango [dot] co [dot] za

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