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Senior Client Accountant

Job Title: Senior Client Accountant
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: City of London, London
Salary: £55,000 - £65,000 per annum + generous benefits inc. bonus
Start Date: ASAP
REF: ASH13189WC_1511534558
Contact Name: Will Cusack
Contact Email:
Job Published: over 1 year ago

Job Description

A market leading private equity and fund administration company is seeking a qualified accountant (ACA/ACCA) with a strong team ethic to act as a Team Leader within their Client Services accounting team, ensuring a high quality service of accounts preparation to clients within the real estate or private equity sectors.

This role would be ideal for someone who has a few years of post-qualification experience working in a practice environment.

**Please note, to be suitable for this role you MUST have a good knowledge or experience of working in the private equity or fund administration sector**

This is a managerial role offering fantastic benefits and structured career progression within financial services.

Responsibilities include (but are not limited to):

* Overseeing a team of up to 8, delegating responsibility accordingly.
* Managing and developing the team of qualified Accountants and part qualified Assistant Accountants, being proactive in defining areas needing attention or support.
* Overseeing appraisals, team progress reports and succession planning process.
* Assisting and resolving any technical issues raised by the team and responding to escalations.
* Managing clients' expectations and ensuring all client queries are appropriately responded to.
* Performing first or second reviews of client accounts

Essential experience/qualifications:

* Strong knowledge of private equity fund administration
* ACCA or ACA qualified with at least 2 years of PQE (ideally in a practice environment or fund administration environment)
* Strong academic track record
* Very strong accounts preparation experience and financial modelling knowledge.
* Managing and training both qualified and PQ accountants.

The Ashdown Group Ltd acts as an employment agency in respect of permanent vacancies and as an employment business in respect of temporary vacancies.