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Client Accountant (O911991)

Douglas, Isle of Man

Trust & Corporate Services

Salary DOE plus benefits package

Full time / Permanent

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Job description


A prestigious Douglas-based Corporate Service Provider is now looking for a Client Accountant to join their established, friendly team.

The focus of the Client Accountant will be to maintain the financial records of a portfolio of large/key client entities of the company. The duties and responsibilities highlighted in this job description are indicative and may vary over time.Key responsibilities will include:

  • Preparing financial statements and ad-hoc reports for a portfolio of large/key client entities in close consultation with the responsible Administrator
  • Responsibility for bookkeeping, preparing VAT returns where applicable and completing reconciliations for the portfolio of large/key client entities
  • Responsiblity for other financial reporting in relation to the portfolio of large/key client entities (as appropriate)
  • Keep client entity financial records up-to-date on the company's digital system and physical tangible files; filing to be undertaken timeously; records to be referenced logically and clearly pursuant to the principle that all records should be capable of being easily accessible and understood by an independent third party; and records should be managed with a view to complying with relevant company policies (including but not limited to confidentiality policies, data protection policies, clear desk policy, and IT security policies)
  • Participation and assistance with the Client Accounts Department Senior Manager in the design, implementation and maintenance of policies and procedures for the purpose of achieving the above responsibilities
  • Identify and manage technical accounting and statutory financing recording and reporting requirements and best practice, and bring relevant matters and developments to the attention of the Client Accounts Department Senior Manager and relevant Administrators
  • Liaise and correspond with clients and third parties in a professional manner
  • Meet chargeable time requirements
  • Liaise with all departments as required
  • Observe and comply with the company's internal policies and procedures
  • Act with the highest standards of ethics, integrity and professionalism
  • Participate in training and tests provided by the company pursuant to regulatory obligations to train and test it's employees and to demonstrate competency in the topics tested

The successful Client Accountant will possess the following skills and competencies:

  • Possess a relevant professional qualification, or the ability and commitment to work towards an approved relevant professional qualification; alternatively an employee may be qualified by experience with responsibility to identify and manage technical financial recording and reporting requirements
  • Expertise in using Viewpoint and accounting software programs, and Microsoft Excel
  • Excellent bookkeeping and reconciliation abilities
  • Excellence in the preparation of financial statements and other financial reports
  • Excellent financial analysis, and numeracy skills
  • High degree of professional ethics and integrity
  • Conscientiousness, punctuality, flexibility and dependability
  • Good written and oral communication skills with the ability to create communications appropriate for the audience
  • Ability to plan, organise and prioritise tasks appropriately; and to manage time effectively

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