Fund Accountant

Ref: 650| Posted: 10th Sep 2018

This vacancy is now closed
Our client is currently looking for a Fund Accountant to join their team in Salisbury. You will be preparing and issuing accounts and returns for the company.
Your key responsibilities as a Fund Accountant would be:
  • Prepare and issue the annual report and accounts.
  • Review scheme files and documents such as trust deeds, property leases and valuation reports, in order to gain an understanding of what has or should have occurred during a ‘scheme year’ in relation to the income and expenditure streams, capital movements both in and out, as well as investments and disinvestments made, realised and unrealised capital gains/losses and changes in value.
  • Posting from bank statements to trial balance stage and obtaining supporting documentation.
  • Control account reconciliations, year-end adjustments, accruals and prepayments and the maintenance of a professionally constructed working-papers file, providing both an audit trail and ease of reviewing.
  • Completion and submission of HMRC generated annual tax returns (SA970) and the registered pension scheme return (RPSR), ensuring regulatory deadlines are met.
  • Maintain and update internal spreadsheets.  Ensure that records are updated and completed to meet Company requirements and maintain the integrity of our database and client records.
  • Liaise with other departments within the Company, and making contact, by email, letter and/or telephone, with clients and third parties such as IFA’s, insurance companies, investment managers, accountants and solicitors, in order to request missing information etc.
Required skills and experience as a Fund Accountant:
  • Minimum to AAT standard or equivalent.
  • Educated to GCSE standard or equivalent.
  • Strong numeracy skills and competent in processing numerical data. (GCSE Maths and English grade C or above required).
  • Previous knowledge and experience of the preparation of pension scheme accounts is not essential, as full on the job training and supervision will be given.
  • A working understanding of ledgers and double entry bookkeeping is desired.
  • Working knowledge and experience of Word, Excel, Outlook and Accounting Preparation Packages is desired. VAT and PAYE experience would be advantageous.
  • Strong organisational skills.
  • Excellent communication skills, with the ability to structure communication to meet varying needs.
  • Able to build strong working relationships with both internal and external stakeholders.
In return for your skills you will receive a competitive salary and some great company benefits.
If you have the required experience, I want to hear from you!
Just hit the Apply button to forward over your CV for the Fund Accountant role.
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