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Senior Associate - Private Wealth and Corporate

Requisition ID:  4960

Each one of us brings something different to Vistra, working as one team to deliver the right solution.That’s why our clients choose to work with us – the power of our combined skills makes us unstoppable.Vistra offers a unique platform for our clients and our people to seize the world of opportunities.At the heart of everything we do are our core values:Committing to clients, Working as ONE Vistra, Empowering people and Doing the Right thing.

Why Vistra

 

At Vistra, we believe our clients’ businesses and people can make a difference in the world. That’s why our work is focused on helping our clients act with confidence and speed to seize opportunity wherever it arises. As a global corporate service provider and fund administrator with more than 5,000 professionals in over 45 jurisdictions, we empower legal entities globally to work smarter, grow faster, act responsibly, protect capital and scale across borders — by doing what we do best: reducing risk and enhancing efficiency.

 

We support our clients over six sectors: Private Equity, Real Estate, Capital Markets, Corporate, Company Formation and Private Wealth and deliver value across three service lines:

 

  • Governance, Risk and Compliance
  • Advisory and Transaction Support
  • Finance, Accounting and Administration

 

We grow when you grow, and we succeed when we work together across boundaries and borders, as one team. So, our promise to our clients is the same to you: working together, we will give you the confidence, the tools and the support to achieve your ambitions and leverage your unique skills — to seize your opportunity and help make a difference in the world.

 

You can also check out our LinkedIn Life page and our About us page to get a sense of Vistra’s culture and our values.

 

So, what do you think? If you are excited about working with us and think you can get the job done but not quite sure if you meet all the requirements 100%, we want to encourage you to give it a try OR have an informal chat with one of our Talent Acquisition representatives.   

 

Our opportunity for you:

 

We have an exciting opportunity for an experienced professional to join the Vistra Private Wealth and Corporate team as a Senior Associate, Part Qualified Accountant.

 

Purpose of the role:

This role assists the Private Wealth and Corporate team to assist with daily administration and accounting review of a portfolio of private clients.

 

Scope:

The main objective of this role is to assist the Private Wealth and Corporate team with a portfolio of clients with a  specific focus on clients monthly, quarterly, bi-annual and annual financial reporting.

 

Key responsibilities:

  • Administer own portfolio of clients, ensuring full client satisfaction and optimum delivery. Specific focus on:
    • Assisting with the preparation of annual budgets for the clients’ companies
    • Preparing financial documents such as purchase orders / invoices
    • Verifying company expenses, bank deposits and payments
    • Review management accounts and financial reports as per clients’ requirements
    • Reviewing financial statements
    • Reviewing UK VAT returns
    • Assisting with audit processes (finding and providing support, resolving queries from the appointed auditors)
    • Reviewing and inputting payments on clients’ preferred banking platform, for further approval as per existing banking mandates
  • Liaise with clients on a daily basis in a professional manner, ensuring that clients’ requests / queries are handled appropriately, ensuring clients are kept regularly informed of progress and costs
  • Identify resources within Vistra and/or externally in relation to complex client issues, where required, to solve them promptly, efficiently and cost-effectively
  • Confidently work to ensure all KYC processes (from onboarding a client to terminating a relationship) are met, liaising with compliance and regulatory teams as required
  • Work toward achieving set revenue targets
  • Assist with efficient management of the team’s working capital ensuring invoices for own client portfolio are raised promptly, following up on any outstanding invoices regularly, managing the debtor list proactively
  • Help with identifying, promoting and developing commercial opportunities wherever possible, keeping clients informed of new products, services and changes in legislation
  • Work closely with clients, identifying ways in which we can develop the relationship and ensure client retention
  • Keep abreast of any changes to statutory/ regulatory requirements that impact your client portfolio.
  • Act as role model to more junior team members
  • Maintain any reporting requirements
  • Carry out ad-hoc duties and participate in project work as required

 

 

Attributes & Skills:

  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Excellent organisational and coordination skills in order to keep track of deliverables and deadlines, coordinating the production of financial statements, tax returns with relevant teams within Vistra and the clients.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, ability to communicate with people at all levels
  • Natural aptitude for high level analysis and critical approach to all client matters as well as a proactive, problem solving mind set
  • Experience of working independently, with the ability to maintain self-motivation and be consistently pro-active
  • Concern for accuracy, quality and attention to detail
  • Capable of working under pressure
  • Experience in working within the real estate sector
  • Foreign languages a benefit, but not essential

 

 

Relevant experience:

  • This role requires an intelligent, dynamic part-qualified accountant (ACCA, CIMA, ACA, ICEW) with excellent communication and collaboration skills. The position is most suited to a highly committed, performance focused, process orientated individual who can engage well outside of the function. 
  • Candidates need to be part-qualified accountants (or qualified by experience) with an excellent track record of working in a fast-paced environment in either industry or professional practice.
  • Good understanding of the real estate sector and overall UK corporate services
  • Advanced use of - MS Outlook, Word, Excel and PowerPoint.

 

 

Education/Professional Qualifications:

  • Educated to degree standard in Finance, Accounting, Business, or another relevant field.
  • 3-4 years’ relevant experience /or qualified by substantial relevant work experience
  • Part Qualified professional qualification

 

 

Join US!

 

Our promise to our clients is simple: we help them seize opportunity and make a difference in the world. It’s the same to you.

 

Make a difference — seize your world of opportunity with Vistra!

 

LET’S GROW TOGETHER.

Bring Your Whole Self to Work

We’re passionate about Diversity and Inclusion at Vistra.We believe that everyone is equal and unique, and by embracing diversity it makes us better company.This creates an environment where anyone, from any background, can do their best work; Vistra is for the ambitious, the entrepreneurial, the bold.

Location: 

London, GB

Department:  Operations (B401010)


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