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Manager, Fund Accounting

Requisition ID:  890

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.”

 

Vistra is currently looking to recruit a Manager, Fund Accounting to manage and coordinate delivery of the financial reporting and technical accounting requirements of a wide range of clients and the management of such client relationship, with a particular focus on the mentoring direct report(s) and providing the highest quality of customer service.

 

Key Responsibilities

Specific responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Working within a team on all aspects of accounting and reporting to ensure the team and client servicing aspects are run efficiently;
  • Act as higher authority on day-to-day accounting queries and as 4-eyes signatory on accounting matters, ensuring that Company policy and professional guidance are adhered to and that a professional quality service is provided to clients and outside contact.
  • Supervise and control the accurate, efficient and timely delivery of all valuations, capital accounts, quarterly statements, annual financial statements, investor reports and any other (ad-hoc) reports together with supporting schedules and/or working paper in line with the fund documentation and accounting standards.
  • Key person for all client contact (including client’s investors and other key stakeholders).
  • Preparation and implementation of entity customer specific procedures in relation to accounting reporting requirements;
  • Ensure that client expectations are managed effectively and to agreed best practice, regulatory and statutory deadlines;
  • Be able to provide sound, quality and technical guidance to clients;
  • Monitor WIP against agreed budgets and report variance;
  • Establish, build and maintain strong relationships and networks with both internal, cross jurisdictional and external contacts including auditors and third parties;
  • Identify revenue generating activities on existing portfolio;
  • Support the leadership team with client meetings, new business pitches and new business proposals;
  • Dealing with investor queries and the delivery of investor statements to include quarterly distributions and NAV production;
  • Assist with training, supervision and management of direct reports as well as other junior members of the team; and
  • Maintain diary task lists and ensure tasks are cleared on a timely basis.

 

Duties & Responsibilities

Service excellence

  • Have an excellent understanding of your portfolio
  • Execute our client service offering, ensure excellent service levels and escalate delivery issues to senior management, provide initial solutions to challenges  
  • Own relationships with other providers in the industry, including auditors and law firms
  • Ownership of client requests, ensure all requests are complete in line with client expectations
  • Meet with key clients on a regular basis to maintain and nurture relationships
  • Support automation as part of client solutions
  • Promote system optimisation to assist in enhancing our service offering
  • Work effectively with the relevant accounting team

 

Governance

  • Involvement in operational improvement projects
  • Demonstrate professional scepticism on a day to day basis
  • Own and manage risk on a day to day basis for client relationships in line with the 3 lines of defence model with applicable guidance from senior management and escalate issues in a timely manner as appropriate.
  • Instil an environment of full compliance to policies & procedures
  • Review CDD to ensure all documented in line with polices and procedures
  • Monitor action points and ensure completion of these in a timely manner
  • Work effectively and collaborate with our compliance team

 

Finance management

  • Ensure that all client fees are issued in line with contracts and collected on a timely basis
  • Work effectively and collaborate with our finance team

 

People Management

  • Provide feedback in a timely manner
  • Have regular 1-2-1s with your direct report(s)
  • Tailor and provide development plan
  • Mentor
  • Share experience
  • Prioritise and delegate work efficiently through your direct report(s)
  • Ensure that OKRs are done in line with key milestones
  • Set SMART objectives
  • Promote and encourage strong teamwork
  • Support senior management and promote Vistra values

 

Business development

  • Know your market and keep up to date with news, insights and trends
  • Work with the new business team, to ensure a timely and cost effective onboarding

 

 

Personal Development

  • Ongoing identification of own skill and knowledge requirements
  • Identify and attend relevant training and development programmes
  • Maintain evidence of continuing professional development to comply with JFSC requirements and the hours required by membership of your professional organisation

 

Attributes & Technical Skills

 

  • Strong technical knowledge of accounting and reporting standards
  • Investran experience preferable
  • Strong organisational, prioritisation and delegation skills
  • Energy and a ‘can do’ attitude
  • Proven strong interpersonal skills
  • Ability to motivate and influence direct report(s)
  • Ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines
  • Ability to work using own initiative and make decisions within fund policies
  • Good understanding of IT systems
  • Flexible and ability to work as part of an effective team
  • An understanding of Jersey statutory laws and other related legal and regulatory requirements for example Anti-Money Laundering laws

 

Relevant Experience

  • Minimum of six years’ experience in financial services industry

 

Professional Qualifications

 

  • Holding a qualification such as ACA, ACCA

 

‘Vistra (Jersey) Limited is regulated by the Jersey Financial Services Commission’

 

 

 

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.

Vistra (Jersey) Limited is regulated by the Jersey Financial Services Commission.

Location: 

JE, JE1 4TR

Job Function:  Operations


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