Senior Accountant(Private Equity)

Amsterdam Permanent

Added 17/02/2022

  • Become part of the expanding investment account team in global investment firm
  • A global private equity fund that leverages diversity as competitive advantage

About Our Client

Our client is one of the world's largest and most successful investment firms established across 5 continents.

Their investors range from public and private pension funds to wealthy individuals and families to sovereign wealth funds, unions and corporations. The client's investments expands across three segments - Global Private Equity, Global Credit and Investment Solutions - and has expertise in various industries.

Job Description

Transactions Processing (50%)

  • Prepare and validate transaction bookings for investments, quarterly investment valuation and other investment-related information that is uploaded into the portfolio accounting system and used for accounting, reporting, and monitoring investments.
  • Perform all related tasks (e.g., getting sufficient information and record transactions and other information in the system).
  • Perform / review pre-defined analyses/checks necessary to ensure correct recording.
  • Investment Accounting does apply the '4-eye principle' for all its entries. Senior Accountants are trusted to review/validate a broad range of transactions and other information in the system in relation to all kinds of investments showing general understanding of GAAP.

Reporting (20%)

  • Prepare/Review and analyze monthly/quarterly and annual financial reports (Financial Statements, Capital Accounts and other reporting for investors and management.
  • Senior Accountants will review and analyze a broad range of reports prepared by Staff Accountants and are able to update/create reports/checks based on information needs.

Support to other Teams (10%)

  • Provide support to the investment teams located in the different offices during the deal closing process, and afterwards during the various stages of the investment process, by providing them with financial and other deal related information and analysis, both on a regular as well as an ad-hoc basis.
  • Provide information to other internal and external parties like auditors.

Manage and control processes (10%)

  • Safeguard the integrity of all information in the accounting system by applying Process Ownership:
  • Senior accountants are responsible to control that assigned processes are executed up to standard and timely by everyone in the team.
  • As a 'process owner' keep oversight over assigned process(es) to ensure timely delivery and if necessary, redistribute the workload. * Ensure proper execution in the team of assigned processes through training and control.
  • Using available tools such as process descriptions and check reports to ensure proper execution of the reviewing.
  • Prepare and update process descriptions for assigned processes and take responsibility to keep these up to date. Additional responsibility to initiate and realize improvements in the processes where possible.
  • Execute project tasks as part of process improvements.

Development of Professionals (10%)

  • Assist in the professional development of junior colleagues by involving the juniors in the work they perform, so that they develop further.
  • Provide input to the appraisal process.

The Successful Applicant

Education & Certificates

  • Bachelor / master's degree in business administration or in business economics, ideally with qualified accounting certification.
  • Good understanding of US GAAP and IFRS guidelines, including the ability to research specific accounting treatments.

Professional Experience

  • Minimum 4 years of working experience in an accounting related role, ideally in financial services.

Competencies & Attributes

  • Strong attention for detail, with ability to work on several tasks at the same time.
  • Focus on consistency throughout.
  • Strong analytical and conceptual skills.
  • Team player.
  • Strong communicative skills and fluency in English.

What's on Offer

Excellent salary package.

A diverse and inclusive work environment in a rapidly expanding global investment firm with an emphasis on employee's growth and retention.

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