Senior Associate

Requisition ID:  9835

 

It’s never been a more exciting time to join Vistra. 

 

At Vistra our purpose is progress. We believe that our clients have the power to change the world and to do great things for global progress, and we exist to remove the friction that comes from the complexity of global business – to help our clients achieve progress without friction.

 

But progress only happens when people come together and take action. And we’re absolutely committed to building a culture where our people can do just that.

 

We have an exciting opportunity for you to join our team as Senior Associate. This full-time and permanent position is based in London and offers regional coverage, allowing you to make a significant impact to our operations and its’ growth.

 

Purpose of the Role :

 

  • Assist with the daily administration and accounting review of a portfolio of private and corporate clients with a high degree of independence, with specific focus on the clients’ monthly, quarterly, bi-annual and annual financial reporting requirements, and audit procedures.
  • Retain clients and ensure a positive working relationship.
  • Help the team and commercial functions source new clients.
  • Take on responsibility for the management of the debtors in the portfolio of clients.

 

 

Key Responsibilities :

 

  • Administer the financial aspects of the teams’ portfolio of clients, ensuring full client satisfaction and optimum delivery. Specific focus on:
    • Preparing financial documents such as invoices
    • Verifying company expenses, bank deposits and payments
    • Review management accounts and financial reports as per clients’ requirements
    • Assist with the preparation of Cashflows and Forecasts for clients
    • Reviewing financial statements
    • Reviewing UK VAT returns
    • Reviewing CIS returns
    • Reviewing payroll
    • Assisting with audit processes (finding and providing support, resolving queries from the appointed auditors)
  • 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.
  • 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 / Technical Skills :

 

  • Prior experience of reconciling Balance sheet and Profit and loss accounts is a must.
  • 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 Fund Accounting sector

 

Specific Qualifications / 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 Fund Accounting sector and overall UK corporate services.
  • Advanced use of - MS Outlook, Word, Excel and PowerPoint.

 

 Education & Professional Qualification

  • Educated to degree standard in Finance, Accounting, Business, or another relevant field.
  • 2-4 years’ relevant experience/or qualified by substantial relevant work experience.
  • Part Qualified professional qualification.

 

Company Benefits

  • 7% employer pension contribution, rising to 8% in April 2025. 3% employee contribution
  • 25 days holiday plus 1 day’s birthday leave (subject to conditions) from 1st January 2024
  • Individual private medical insurance cover and health cash plan
  • Life Assurance 4 x Salary
  • Group Income Protection 75% of basic salary (subject to conditions)
  • Season Ticket Loan (interest free)
  • Ride to Work Scheme (subject to conditions)
  • Ability to buy up to one week’s annual leave per year from 1st January 2024

 

If you are excited about working with us, we encourage you to apply or have a confidential chat with one of our Talent Acquisition team members. Our goal is to make this a great place to work where all our people can thrive. We hope you join us on this exciting journey!

Location: 

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