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Senior Fund Accountant, 13 months FTC

Requisition ID:  4628

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:


Vistra Jersey is currently recruiting for a Senior Fund Accountant to join our busy team on the island. Our role will be working with a substantial portfolio of clients to prepare all things fund accounting This is a Maternity cover role for the duration of 13 months.


Purpose of the role:

The Purpose of the role is to prepare financial statements for fund structures in an efficient and timely manner and in accordance with accepted accounting policies and auditing standards and internal policies including IFRS, FRS 102 and US GAAP and internal policies and procedures.


Key responsibilities:

  • To prepare financial statements for fund structures in an efficient and timely manner and in accordance with accepted accounting and auditing standards and internal policies and procedures
  • Liaise with auditors ensuring that financial statements are finalised and distributed within the required deadlines
  • In cases where the accounting function is out-sourced, perform a period review/audit of the information provided and review financial statements, ensuring that they have been prepared in accordance with industry standards and the requirements of Jersey Law
  • Maintain & enhance relationships with existing clients and intermediaries and where necessary assist with the on-boarding of new business
  • Production of comprehensive accounting working papers for audit purposes
  • Liaise with auditors and external service providers
  • Present accounts at Board Meetings and discuss audit issues and findings
  • To ensure procedures are completed with regard to finalising and approval of financial statements, including processing any closing entries to ensure that the accounting ledgers are accurately maintained
  • Manage workflow to ensure that you contribute to the objectives and aims of the team and company in an efficient and timely manner
  • Maintain and develop expertise and provide advice to clients, demonstrating judgement and understanding of the business
  • Assist with the development and possible automation of processes and implementation of procedural changes necessary for continued growth of the team and enhancing operational efficiencies
  • Assist with the handling and resolving complex / unusual accounting problems
  • To assist in the development of other members in the team
  • Assist with creating an environment that is flexible / adaptable / able to change to the demands of new and existing business flow, championing change
  • Communicate effectively and concisely with other team members
  • Maintain a courteous, positive and professional manner with both clients / colleagues at all times
  • Deal with ad hoc queries as and when required
  • Provide information to directors and service providers on an ad hoc basis
  • Maintain an up-to-date knowledge of industry, legal and regulatory requirements


Attributes & Skills:

  • Demonstrated sound knowledge of fund accounting, recording of financial transactions, preparation of financial statements and relevant regulatory requirements
  • Experience of or the desire to become experienced in consolidation and FRS 102, IFRS and US GAAP accounting standards
  • Proven track record of meeting client deadlines and delivering excellent client service
  • Excellent levels of accuracy and attention to detail
  • The ability to work in a deadline driven environment whilst maintaining accuracy and focus
  • Ability to lead by example and set best practice


Relevant experience:                                                                                                                      

  • 3 – 5 years’ experience in a fund accounting role or similar role / environment


Education/Professional Qualifications:

  • Professional qualified or working towards qualification e.g ACCA, ACA.


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!




'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.



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