PE Fund Accountant

Hutcheon Mearns is delighted to be engaged by a boutique professional services firm on the role of PE Fund Accountant. The role is based in Edinburgh and is offering a competitive salary + bonus (see below).

Company profile

The business is one of the fastest growing of its kind in the market - having almost doubled in size in the last 5 years. Its success can be attributed to the business’s strong leadership, first class service delivery and ability to consistently hire the best talent on the market.

The business typically hires ambitious newly qualified accountants who are looking to work for an employer that will give them access to good mentors, career progression, work life balance and a culture of excellence.

Role profile

The role of PE Fund Accountant will report into the Divisional Director. The successful individual will prepare monthly, quarterly and annual financial reports for a range of Fund Managers, providing commentary and decision support where necessary.

You will be involved in but not limited to the following duties:

  • Production of quarterly management packs for Fund Managers including commentary
  • Preparation of statutory accounts for Trusts, Small Limited Companies, and LLPs ensuring all disclosures are correct
  • Preparation and submission of indirect tax returns
  • Calculating fund drawdown, equalisation and distributions, and partnering with the investors on all matters
  • Partnering with clients to drive improvements, challenging where necessary
  • Other ad hoc duties as required

Person specification

The business is keen to speak to individuals with the following profile:

  • Hold an accountancy qualification (ICAS, ACCA, CIMA etc.)
  • Experience of using accounting software (Sage, Xero, Quickbooks etc.) – desirable
  • Knowledge or experience of the financial service industry – desirable
  • University degree with a minimum of a 2:1 at honours
  • Strong communicator and able to challenge stakeholders at a senior level

On Offer

The role of PE Fund Accountant is offering the following package:

  • £45,000 to £55,000 per annum (depending on experience)
  • Performance bonus
  • Private medical healthcare
  • Generous holiday allowance
  • Other benefits (details available on request)

The office is located in Edinburgh City Centre and is easily available via public transport.

Next steps

Should you wish to find out more information about this exciting opportunity, please apply or reach out to us via the Hutcheon Mearns website.