Accountancy, Finance and Change Management Recruitment Specialists

Newly Qualified Accountant - Edinburgh

£34000-£37000 - Financial Services - Accountancy & Finance
Ref: 1602 Date Posted: Tuesday 08 Oct 2019
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Boutique scaled business operating in the private equity sector has engaged Wilkinson & Associates to source an ambitious and proactive newly qualified accountant.  

If you have an interest in private equity and are eager to build a network within private equity fund management, this role is a fantastic opportunity to do so.

This position is ideally suited to applicants seeking to make their first move post qualifying. 

The role requires the jobholder to regularly liaise and converse with senior partner and exec level colleagues and fund managers, therefore you should be able to demonstrate the interpersonal and communication skills associated with that.

The role involves assisting in the preparation of management and statutory accounts and financial information for the business and clients.

Summary of the role profile:

  • Preparation of quarterly management accounts and forecasting for clients
  • Liaising with fund managers in relation to investor capital calls and drawdowns, including FX transactions.
  • Ensuring that all accounting and performance reports are both accurate and timely.
  • Preparing fund drawdown, equalisation and distributions calculations. Communicating directly with investors regarding these calculations and also their tax returns and annual accounts as required.
  • Preparation of Statutory Trust, Small Company, Limited Liability Partnership and Limited Partnership accounts ensuring all the disclosures are correct. Liaising with auditors and tax advisers during preparation and arranging timely filing.
  • Preparation and submission of VAT returns and compliance with relevant regulations and deadlines.

To be considered for the role you must be a recently qualified (or soon-to-be qualified) accountant. The role is pitched at applicants having trained in practice but candidates having trained in the financial services sector will be considered too. Applicants should have a background in statutory reporting and / or external audit, with any specific FRS102, SORP, Trust knowledge being advantageous. You should be proactive in your approach and have a willingness to go out with the confines of your remit when required. You should be keen to learn new skills and have a proven track record of picking up new tasks. Applicants must have solid MS Excel skills to pivot table level.