Financial Accountant – Funds

Kleinwort Hambros
 Jersey, Channel Islands       Permanent contract        Other job functions


Description of the Business Line or Department

The private equity, collectives and securitisation team operates within the Structured Investor Solutions & Luxor (SISL) team of Kleinwort Hambros which administers such structures as private equity funds, open ended funds, fund of funds and securitisation products.

Summary of the key purposes of the role

Administer or assist in the administration of a portfolio of clients in the private equity, collectives and securitization team within the structured investor solutions and Lyxor team.

Summary of responsibilities 

·         Delivery of client financial reporting and accounts preparation (to audit standard) within client expectations and regulatory/internal deadlines

·         Deliver quality client administration within client expectations, the timeframes required (internal and/or external) and in accordance with undertakings to clients, the policies and procedures in place as well as any legal or regulatory requirements

·         Debtor control and budgetary control within area of responsibility

·         Liaise with clients, advisors, auditors and intermediaries both internal and external

·         Involvement in business planning and budget setting

·         Agree targets and standards towards achieving company objectives

·         Monitor client service standards

·         Assist in the business development of the Structured Investors Solutions & Lyxor department

·         Assist in identifying and implementing policies and procedures in the department to ensure compliance with laws, regulations, undertakings to clients and good practice together with the monitoring of same

·         General administration duties

Profile Required


Necessary: Qualified Accountant


·         Qualified Accountant with at least two years relevant PQE

·         Practical experience of working in a Fund Administration environment

·         Practical experience of preparing audited financial statements for Private Equity and/or Real Estate Funds

·         Working knowledge of the legal and regulatory requirements in relation to Funds

·         Accuracy

·         Analytical thinking

·         Attention to detail

·         Client focus

·         Decision making

·         Excellent accounting and administration skills

·         Excellent communication skills (oral and written)

·         Excellent IT skills – Excel, Word, Navision, etc.

·         Flexibility

·         Follow up

·         Initiative

·         Implementation

·         Interpersonal skills

·         Knowledge and expertise – technical and professional

·         Knowledge of regulatory, industry and legal requirements

·         Numeracy

·         Planning and organisational skills

·         Problem solving

·         Relationship building

·         Reliability

Why Join Us

People join for the impact they can have on us. They stay for the impact we have on them. A flatter structure offers visibility and exposure beyond that of our competitors, so you know our names, and we know yours. It's personable, human, and inspires success through passion. By encouraging open mindedness and a willingness to share ideas, we have adapted to market changes and thrived through innovation. Bringing words like “hard work” and “dedication” together with “community” and “respect” has enabled us to work collaboratively and build our future together. We call this Team Spirit and it's what makes us different. It's what makes you different.

Business Insight

If you feel you have the required experience and qualifications, then please apply to the SG Resourcing Team, and we will manage your application. At Société Générale, we believe our people are our strength and are core to the success of our business. As such, we search for, recruit and appoint the best available person on the basis of aptitude and ability, regardless of sex, marital or civil partnership status, race, colour, nationality, ethnic or national origins, pregnancy, disability, age, sexual orientation, religion, belief or gender reassignment.

We are an equal opportunities employer and we are proud to make diversity a strength for our company. Societe Generale is committed to recognizing and promoting all talents, regardless of their beliefs, age, disability, parental status, ethnic origin, nationality, sexual or gender identity, sexual orientation, membership of a political, religious, trade union or minority organisation, or any other characteristic that could be subject to discrimination.

Job code: 20000KQ8
Business unit: Kleinwort Hambros
Starting date: 23/11/2020
Date of publication: 30/09/2020
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Financial Accountant – Funds

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