Deputy Client Accounting Manager

Columbia Threadneedle Investments
Swindon, United Kingdom
25 Jul 2022
24 Aug 2022
Job Function
Industry Sector
Finance - General
Employment Type
Full Time
About Columbia Threadneedle Investments

You'll find the promise we make to our clients is the same one we make to our employees: Your success is our priority.

Here, you'll find growth and career opportunities across all our businesses. We're intentionally built to help you succeed. Our reach is expansive with a global team of 2,000 people working together. Our expertise is diverse with more than 450 investment professionals sharing global perspectives across all major asset classes and markets. Our clients have access to a broad array of investment strategies and we have the capability to build tailored solutions matched to clients' specific requirements.

Columbia Threadneedle is a people business and we recognise that our success is due to our talented and dedicated people, who bring diversity of thought, complementary skills and capabilities. We are committed to providing an inclusive work environment that supports the diversity of our employees and reflects our broader communities and client-base. We encourage applications from returners to the industry.

We appreciate that work-life balance is an important factor for many when considering their next move so please discuss any flexible working requirements directly with your recruiter.

Job Purpose Statement

Where you'll fit in & what our team goals are...

This role sits within the Real Estate and Infrastructure Operations Team. In this role you will be deputising for the Client Accounting Manager, aiding in the supervision of a team of Fund Accountants, co-ordination and review/approval of financial and management information and responsibility for Fund Accounting of Real Estate fund(s)

Role Responsibilities

How you'll spend your time...

Deputise for the Client Accounting Manager and aid in the supervision of a team of Fund Accountants. This includes recruitment and training, where required.

To prepare and review monthly Management Accounts including the analysis and reconciliation of Balance Sheet and Income Statement General Ledger items and completing Net Asset Value computations for communication to the Clients Fund Accounting and Pricing teams.

Produce and aid in reviewing monthly Management Information, including Liquidity Forecasts, Fund anayisis and Performance to both the external client and internal Investment Management teams.

Complete the computation, general ledger reconciliation of quarterly VAT (Value Added Tax) returns and payment of sums payable to HMRC and aid in the checking and review.

Aid in the monthly preparation, control and checking of accurate tax records of realised and unrealised CGT provisions, and control of property capital allowances, ensuring figures agree with third party records, and are appropriately communicated to agreed timescales.

To provide information to the industry benchmark (MSCI) with regards to property valuations, capital expenditure, purchases and sales, rental and ERV data. Reconciliation of monthly, quarterly and annual performance statistics produced by MSCI.

To administer and account for property purchases and sales including monitoring the VAT treatment of transactions, VAT options to tax, lawyer liaison, liaising with Taxation and CTI treasury, and provision of Capital Allowance information.

To aid in the preparation and checking of annual statutory Financial Statements, including supporting documents/workings. To liaise with internal and external auditors to ensure audits are planned and executed accordingly and financial statements are distributed to interested parties in accordance with required timescales.

Ensure continuous implementation and strict application of accounting standards and operational controls.

Key Capabilities

To be successful in this role you will have...

Part/Fully Qualified Accountant - ACCA, CIMA or ACA
Supervisory experience
Management Accounting experience
Clear and concise communicator with experience of working with colleagues at all levels
Solid financial accounting skills, including ability to analyse and interpret variances
Self-starter, deadline driven and can work on own initiative
Client Focus driven with proven experience

Desired Capabilities

If you also had this, it would be great...

Fully Qualified Accountant - ACCA, CIMA or ACA
Experience in a Financial Services environment
Fund Accounting/Real Asset Fund Accounting experience