Senior Fund Accountant - Private Equity

Hutcheon Mearns are delighted to be recruiting, on an exclusive basis, for a Senior Fund Accountant - Private Equity for an Edinburgh-based group. 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.

The Opportunity

The role of Senior Fund Accountant - Private Equity 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.

Your role will include:

  • 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

Background and Experience

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

Flexibility and Benefits

The role of Senior Fund Accountant - Private Equity is offering the following package:

  • £50,000 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 Step

If you are interested in taking the next step in your career or feel a change of environment or sector is your next path, this could be the ideal job opportunity for you!  To apply please send a full CV.  For a confidential discussion or more information, please reach out to Jack Ramage at Hutcheon Mearns on 07590437339.  Only candidates eligible to work in the UK will be considered for this role as no sponsorship is available.