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ASSISTANT FUND ACCOUNTANT - Edinburgh

Job reference: BBBH11551
Type: Permanent
Consultant: Victoria Sleator
Salary: Not Disclosed
Location: Edinburgh
Start Date: 08-Jan-2019
Close Date: 05-Feb-2019
Specialism: Fund / Investment Accounting
Sector: Accounting and Finance

Job description:

One of Core-Asset's leading clients is recruiting a new Assistant Fund Accountant on a permanent basis.

Reporting to the Fund Accountant Manager the successful candidate will assist in the administration of the Collective Investment Schemes within the European Funds Operations Department.

Essential:

  • Strong attention to detail and ability to deliver work to a high standard of accuracy
  • Proven organisational skills, can demonstrate ability to meet deadlines and undertake and manage multiple tasks
  • Good team worker with a proactive, flexible approach
  • Proven ability to work with large amounts of data
  • Passion for problem solving
  • Candidates who would be interested in pursuing a professional accounting qualification

Desirable:

  • Accountancy or Finance degree
  • Experience in UK fund accounting or administration

Core responsibilities:

  • Preparation and management of year end and interim financial statements for UK Funds
  • Communicate with the funds' Auditors and Depositary throughout the audit process
  • Completion of month end data checks for UK Funds
  • Completion of annual tax returns
  • Prepare estimated and confirmed distribution rates for UK Funds
  • Prepare weekly index-linked bond amortisation calculations
  • Prepare income forecasts for UK Funds
  • Assist in the system set-up of new funds and opening new custody accounts, working closely with various internal departments
  • Provide ad hoc assistance on projects within the department
  • Develop and maintain technical knowledge relating to UK Funds including changes to funds and wider industry updates.

Job reference: 11551

To apply for this vacancy applicants must be eligible to work in the UK in accordance with the Immigration, Asylum and Nationality Act 2006.

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