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Trainee Accountant

Job Title: Trainee Accountant
Contract Type: Graduate
Location: London
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Salary: 24000 - 28000
Reference: REF-04
Job Published: June 29, 2021 17:26

Job Description

Sanne wishes to recruit a forward thinking, articulate, self-motivated and self-reliant individual within the accounting team to support a growing team providing a full suite of financial reporting services. Our clients include a number of leading financial institutions operating out of the UK. We act for institutional fund managers, global alternative asset managers and corporates.  Servicing capital market debt funds, private equity structures, global real estate assets, across a variety of structures comprising of limited partnerships, LLPs, special purpose vehicle administration and stock exchange listed companies. 

Our Fast-Track Trainee Programme is a fully assisted professional training scheme enabling successful trainees to secure a professional qualification within accountancy whilst gaining practical experience within our Alternative Assets team. At the end of the programme, successful trainees will be professionally qualified. We are an accredited employer with ICAEW and offer fully funded support towards your ICAEW qualification.

Please note that we are unable to offer Visa sponsorship for this role. 

Key responsibilities

  • Working with the Manager to ensure the Management Reporting and Statutory Reporting of corporate & fund entities. Ensure the team complies with all of its accounting and regulatory obligations and requirements including listing requirements and client reporting;
  • Day-to-day bookkeeping services through an accounting system across a portfolio of clients and structures, ensuring compliance with internal policies and procedures;
  • Preparing reconciliations of balance sheet and profit & loss general ledger accounts including bank reconciliations and accruals schedules;
  • Assisting in the preparation of management accounts and financial statements in compliance with relevant regulatory requirements and various different GAAP criteria (IFRS/UK GAAP/US GAAP/Lux GAAP);
  • Preparing fund financial statements, including footnotes and supporting schedules;
  • Working to ensure that all accounting records are accurate and reflect the transactional activity of the entities and client structures which are being accounted for;
  • Coordinating with investment advisors when funds acquire or dispose of investments to ensure accurate accounting recognition and treatment;
  • Helping compose capital statements for investors for the funds administered;
  • Aiding with the calculation of Net Asset Values, Internal Rates of Return and other position and performance metrics;
  • Working closely with the relevant Alternative Assets administration teams to ensure that accounting
  • Working with clients and colleagues to prepare calculations for drawdowns, distributions and equalisations;
  • Working with the Manager to ensure the Management Reporting and Statutory Reporting of corporate & fund entities. Ensure the team complies with all of its accounting and regulatory obligations and requirements including listing requirements and client reporting;
  • Day-to-day bookkeeping services through an accounting system across a portfolio of clients and structures, ensuring compliance with internal policies and procedures;
  • Preparing reconciliations of balance sheet and profit & loss general ledger accounts including bank reconciliations and accruals schedules;
  • Assisting in the preparation of management accounts and financial statements in compliance with relevant regulatory requirements and various different GAAP criteria (IFRS/UK GAAP/US GAAP/Lux GAAP);
  • Preparing fund financial statements, including footnotes and supporting schedules;
  • Working to ensure that all accounting records are accurate and reflect the transactional activity of the entities and client structures which are being accounted for;
  • Coordinating with investment advisors when funds acquire or dispose of investments to ensure accurate accounting recognition and treatment;
  • Helping compose capital statements for investors for the funds administered;
  • Aiding with the calculation of Net Asset Values, Internal Rates of Return and other position and performance metrics;
  • Working closely with the relevant Alternative Assets administration teams to ensure that accounting
  • Working with clients and colleagues to prepare calculations for drawdowns, distributions and equalisations;

Skills / experience required

  • Minimum 120 UCAS points or equivalent;
  • Minimum 2.2 degree (for graduates);
  • Good standard of GCSE’s or equivalent, must include Maths and English;
  • Proficient user of Microsoft Office suite;
  • Conscientious attitude with a strong attention to detail;
  • High level of time management skills;
  • Willingness to be challenged and be flexible;
  • Ability to work consistently in a fast-paced environment;
  • A positive attitude, willingness to learn and reliability;
  • Strong self-motivation and drive;