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<span>Senior Accountant - Funds Services</span>

Senior Accountant - Funds Services

Accounting/Auditing Ebène, Mauritius Full-time
Company Description

Ocorian delivers administration and compliance services for funds, corporate, capital markets and private clients.

No matter where in the world our clients' hold financial interests, or however they are structured or need to be supported, we will provide a tailored and personalised solution that is individual to their needs and fully compliant to the needs of their stakeholders, regulators and the investment itself.

We manage over 15,000 structures for 6000+ clients with a global footprint operating from 20+ locations. Our scale offers all our people great opportunities to develop their knowledge and skills and to progress their careers.

Job Description

Provide support and assistance to the Directors, Managers and Administrators.

To accurately process accounting records and prepare complex financial statements and management accounts in accordance with the designated accounting framework(s). To review the work of and coach Junior members of the team.

Main Responsibilities

Conduct the following within prescribed deadlines: 

  • Take responsibility for an allocated portfolio of clients
  • Prepare and post final bookkeeping entries required for producing financial statements and management accounts for more complex clients
  • Liaise with clients to ensure efficient delivery of output and meeting client service expectations
  • Provide support to the team on policies and processes to enable the team to work efficiently
  • Review simple to semi-complex client deliverables to assist the Assistant Manager/Manager when required
  • Prepare complex reconciliations (investments, cash and other reconciliations)
  • Review bank, investment, and any other reconciliations of junior team members
  • Review VAT returns for clients as prepared by junior members of the team. In addition, prepare VAT returns for more complex clients
  • Provide accounting support to 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 (incl. TB) from the accounting records of the complex client entities
  • Review the work of and provide guidance to the junior members of the team whenever required.
  • Liaise with the appointed Auditors to complete the audit of financial statements in accordance with defined timetables
  • Assist the Assistant Manager / Manager and other members of management team, providing daily support as requested. 
  • 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 prepared & kept (in cases of reviewing work) to the required Ocorian standards and/or agreed upon procedures
  • Assist with ad hoc accounting tasks or projects as and when requested
  • Preparing budget for client deliverables
  • Escalating of any client matter/issue/complaint to the Assistant Manager / Manager promptly
  • Provide accounting service to clients in various jurisdictions within the Ocorian Group
  • 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.

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Qualifications Required
  • 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 Real Estate/Private Equity environment .

Knowledge, skills and experience

  • Minimum of 4- 6 years’ experience of preparing client accounts
  • Knowledge in Real Estate accounting is an advantage
  • Knowledge of IFRS and UK GAAP is an advantage
  • Experience with Efront and Value Financials is desirable

Competencies

  • 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 workload and prioritise matters as appropriate)
  • Ability to work methodically and accurately
  • Excellent team player
  • Can lead and coach small team
  • Flexible, energetic and enthusiastic
  • Ambitious to learn and be challenged
  • Detailed oriented
  • Committed to quality and delivering on time
  • Effective problem solve

 

Additional Information

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 aim high and are always seeking new ways to delight our people and clients
  • We are AGILE – We act on our initiative to get things done
  • We are COLLABORATIVE – We achieve more working together
  • We are ETHICAL – We behave with integrity at all times