Associate Director, Accounting - Private Equity



About Intertrust
Our 4,000 employees are dedicated to providing world-leading, specialized administration services to clients in over 30 jurisdictions. This is amplified by the support we offer across our approved partner network which covers a further 100 jurisdictions. Our focus on bespoke corporate, fund, capital market and private wealth services enables our clients to invest, grow and thrive anywhere in the world. Sitting at the heart of international business, our local, expert knowledge and innovative, proprietary technology combine to deliver a compelling proposition - all of which keeps our clients one step ahead.

By being the best at what we do, we empower businesses of all sizes, wherever they are in the world, to navigate the complexity of ever-changing rules and regulations. We support them to grow and accelerate the possible. We partner with them to transform and unleash the potential of their operating model by driving the efficiency, technology and insight needed to achieve a competitive edge. We deliver the power they need to succeed. That's why we focus on attracting, developing and retaining the best talent in our industry and our talent strategy is centered on strong teams, platforms for growth and our values-driven culture.
Be empowered. Be Intertrust.

The Position
A management role within the Intertrust Fund Services team focused on client service excellence. Jersey is the largest centre for Fund Services within the Intertrust Group and is central to the strategic growth of the Group.

This is an opportunity to lead a dynamic client facing fund accounting team.

Technical Attributes
•    Contribute to the effective development of regulatory, compliance, risk management and internal control policies and procedures
•    Oversee the management of your client's portfolios, offering advice from our internal processes and collaborating with your teams
•    Provide guidance and assistance to account managers and their staff on the conduct of their responsibilities
•    Co-ordinate and reviewe accounting deliverables and manage the scheduling, quality control and review process prior to work being presented to directors, clients and their advisors
•    Ensure that all accounting deliverables are prepared and reviewed within agreed/prescribed timeframes
•    Strong technical knowledge of IFRS, UK GAAP, US GAAP and LUX GAAP and being able to perform Technical review of accounting deliverables by the senior fund accountants. This also involves acting as technical consultant for the clients on accounting matters
•    Ensuring that all audit liaison work by the Fund Accounting Team are planned in advance and that the audit process is planned and managed efficiently and effectively and in partnership with clients and auditors
•    Lead the team in maximising the use of technology and business tools available in servicing the clients
•    Lead the team in maximising the utilisation of the Centre of Excellence as well as the development and maintenance of the outsourced service model

Client Care
•    Manage a portfolio of client relationships according to specialism and expertise
•    Act as director or alternate director of client companies administered by Intertrust and Intertrust operating companies
•    Ensure that the delivery of client service in your teams meets agreed service timeliness and quality standards
•    Proactively develop key client relationships and actively contribute to cross-selling opportunities
•    Perform regular updates and meetings with the administration and management teams on important aspects of client service delivery
•    Perform regular check-ins with key clients on the quality of accounting services and implementing improvements and action plans if necessary
•    Act as a principal point of contact and escalation for clients on accounting services matters

People & Team
•    Ensure that the team has the necessary training, assistance and resource necessary for their roles and responsibilities by engaging with managers and helping to facilitate as necessary
•    Work with the wider PE management team to  set consistent and personal, challenging and SMART objectives for the Fund Accounting Team in line with those cascaded by the director group.
•    Ensuring fair and appropriate client portfolio distribution within the Fund Accounting Team by working collaboratively with accounting ADs and managers
•    Conduct appraisals and agree developmental actions with direct reports
•    Hold regular one-to-one and team meetings
•    Conduct job interviews and manage and drive the recruitment process to ensure team is resourced appropriately both locally and in the Centre of Excellence

Management and Leadership
•    Manage the performance of your teams to deliver agreed business plan goals and targets  
•    Contribute to the leadership function, embracing Intertrust Group values
•    Deliver effective communication within the team, provide regular reporting and feedback, so that agreed strategy and business plans are achieved
•    Be accessible and approachable to all of your team members, offering guidance and development when required
•    Deliver innovative and effective leadership in line with Intertrust Group's values

•    Contribute to the achievement of specific growth goals in the relevant jurisdiction through proactive management, development and growth of existing client relationships and active contribution to cross-selling opportunities
•    Oversee financial performance of your teams and drive profitability
•    Accurately contribute to the production of management information to monitor performance against objectives
•    Ensure the delivery of financial and operational targets agreed as part of the budget and business plan
•    Assist with the preparation of fee proposals including involvement in presenting to prospective clients. This also involves being involved in client take-on to ensure favourable client experience
•    Participate in sales pitches and provide technical expertise on relevant accounting requirements
•    Oversee client requests for ad-hoc work to ensure that necessary items are monitored for billing purposes and assist with fee negotiations with the client
•    Ensuring accurate time recording by the Fund Accounting Team
•    Develop, agree and implement Fund Accounting processes and controls in collaboratively

Skills & Expertise
•    Experience in a similar leadership role
•    Broad understanding of the wide range of fiduciary products offered by Intertrust globally
•    Detailed, in depth understanding of the specific offerings within the Fund Service Line
•    First class knowledge of the Channel Islands Regulatory environment relating to Alternative Investment Funds
•    Team leadership skills
•    Good interpersonal skills
•    Ability to understand, inspire and develop others
•    Effective communicator
•    Ability to formulate, consider and select the most appropriate solutions
•    Ability to work effectively in a team and independently

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