Following a merger with Estera in early 2020, Ocorian is one of the largest providers of fund, corporate and private client services in the market, recognised by our clients and the industry for exceptional client service and value and known for strong and sustained growth.
As a combined business we manage over 17,000 structures for 8000+ clients with a global footprint operating from 18 locations, scale which offers all our people great opportunities to develop their knowledge and skills and to progress their careers.
Purpose of the job
Accurately process accounting records and prepare semi-complex financial statements and management accounts in accordance with the designated accounting framework(s). To review the work of and provide guidance to the Junior Accountant(s).
Conduct the following within prescribed deadlines:
- Prepare and post final bookkeeping entries required for producing financial statements and management accounts for semi-complex clients
- Perform bank, investment and any other reconciliations
- Provide accounting support to Client Accounting staff and assist with ad-hoc projects as may be required from time to time
- Prepare annual financial statements in accordance with appropriate accounting standards and, management accounts from the accounting records of the semi-complex client entities
- Review the work of and provide guidance to the Junior Accountant(s) and Assistant Accountant(s) whenever required, ensuring suppliers, loans, income have been bookkept accurately in accordance to establish procedures
- Ability to review simple client deliverables with the assistance of the Senior Accountant or the Assistant Manager/Manager
- Liaise with the appointed Auditors to complete the audit of financial statements in accordance with defined timetables
- Assist the Assistant Manager/Manager, providing daily support as requested. This will include but may not be limited to
- Support the on-going development of the team through involvement in the coaching, training and motivation of team members with supervision and guidance from the Assistant Manager/Manager
- Ensuring working papers and checklist for each deliverable is kept to the required standards and/or agreed upon procedures
- Provide accounting service to clients in various jurisdictions within the Ocorian Group.
- Assist with ad hoc accounting tasks or projects as and when requested.
- Assist with audit queries if needed
- Assist with Junior staffs' queries
- Protect the confidentiality, integrity and availability of all information on Ocorian, its clients and employees at all times to safeguard the professional reputation of Ocorian, its employees and its clients.
- ACCA/ACA fully qualified and/or having first degree in accounting field or qualified by virtue of relevant experience in Finance industry and or Accounting/Auditing experience
- Finance Industry and or Accounting/Auditing experience within or with exposure to the Capital Markets/Funds environment is desirable
Knowledge, skills and experience
- Minimum of 3 years’ experience in preparing client accounts
- Basic knowledge of IFRS. Knowledge of UK GAAP and other relevant accounting frameworks is an advantage
- Experience with Navision, Viewpoint and ValueFinancials is desirable
- Well versed in Excel, Word and Outlook
- Strong technical skills in accounting field
- Excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to communicate effectively with clients and colleagues at all levels
- Ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines
- Solid organisational skills (able to work using own initiative, control own work load and prioritise matters as appropriate)
- Ability to work methodically and accurately
- Excellent team player
- Flexible, energetic and enthusiastic
- Ambitious to learn and be challenged
- Detailed oriented
- Committed to quality and delivering on time
- Effective problem solver
All staff are expected to embody our core values that underpin everything that we do and that reflect the skills and behaviours we all need to be successful. These are:
- We are AMBITIOUS - We think and act globally, seizing every opportunity to support our clients and staff - wherever in the world they may be.
- We are AGILE - Our independence from any financial institution gives us the flexibility and freedom to keep things simple, efficient and effective.
- We are COLLABORATIVE - We take the time to understand our clients' needs so that we can deliver personalised solutions every time.