Senior Accountant

Our client is looking to employ a Senior Accountant. The successful candidate will be responsible for producing financial statements and management reports for a portfolio of clients within the Institutional Client Services division in accordance with the most relevant accounting standards and client driven requirements. The successful candidate will provide support to the Line Manager in managing the team resources; allocating tasks and monitoring client service levels for reporting purposes.

Main Responsibilities and Duties:

  • Bookkeeping and preparation of management reports and annual financial statements mainly under UK GAAP and IFRS for our highly complex clients within Corporate and Funds services;
  • Prepare complex VAT returns for clients and ensuring timely submission;
  • Preparation/ review of ad hoc reports such as cash flow forecasts and budgets;
  • Prepare bank covenant reports;
  • Prepare accounting files for audits and manage the audit process to ensure the completion of within deadlines and agreed costs
  • Act as primary point of contact with auditors in respect of the planning and coordination of the audits
  • Ensure that all tasks, reconciliations are completed in a timely manner and internal deadlines are achieved
  • Quickly and diligently address Client queries and questions (Including assisting the Administration team with accounting related queries) and ensure resolution thereof;
  • Liaise with the client where appropriate to discuss financial statements/reports, resolve any issues or discuss fees;
  • Be able to provide sound, quality and technical guidance to other team members and to clients;
  • Monitor WIP against agreed budgets and report variances to the Line-Manager;
  • Adhere to Risk & Associate Compliance procedures in relation to regulatory requirements and AML legislation;
  • Adhere to the company core values and expected behaviours;
  • Any other duties as deemed necessary by Management.

Essential Requirements:

  • Relevant Accounting qualification with completed SAICA / SAIPA articles
  • Previous experience in a similar role within financial services
  • Demonstrate a clear understanding of accounting standards (UK GAAP and IFRS)
  • Extensive, relevant financial statements preparation experience
  • Strong written and verbal communication
  • Work to a high level of accuracy


  • Maintaining client relationships
  • Responsiveness to client needs
  • Keeping clients informed
  • Supporting client needs
  • Personal integrity
  • Honesty and transparency
  • Product awareness
  • Risk awareness
  • Professional delivery
  • Energetic
  • Making the client feel valued
  • Team working – ‘can do’ attitude
  • Personal commitment
  • Effective management
  • Communication
  • Influencing skills
  • Tailor-made services
  • Solutions driven
  • Strategic awareness
  • Problem solving
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