Jersey, Senior Accounting Services Officer, Funds

September 22, 2016

Our Mission is to deliver value by creating new and higher standards of excellence. We may not be the biggest player in the market, but we will become the most respected. And we will do this by building on our success and then raising the industry bar in excellence of technical skills, of customer service and of overall understanding and responsiveness.

Elian is a leading independent provider of fund administration and outsource services. We put our clients at the heart of our business, providing accurate, efficient and bespoke reporting to them and their investors using technology that is designed to deliver the best and most reliable fund unique platform.

Our clients are diverse, ranging from institutions to start-up fund managers. We offer every one a tailored structure that fits their exact requirements, accounting for both commercial and economic pressures.

We distinguish ourselves by offering a commercially minded, client-focused, responsive and flexible service through experienced and established teams which are committed both to our clients and the firm. We also work in partnership with regulators and industry organisations to ensure that we stay at the forefront of industry thinking, and are active participants in regulatory reform

Job title

Senior Accounting Services Officer




Elian - Funds

Vacancy Type


Technical Attributes

  • Preparation of annual accounts under UK GAAP/ IFRS/ US GAAP for open ended fund clients to include the arranging and coordinating of audits
  • Maintenance of team specific accounts preparation and status monitoring reports and exception reports to help monitor and report the status of accounts exceptions for cases addressed both internally and externally
  • Production of daily NAVs – to include reconciliations of portfolio transactions, cash reconciliations and accrual processing
  • Clearance of all allocated cash reconciling items including subscription and redemption movements, corporate actions, trade settlements, and cash forecasts

Client Care

  • Communicate openly and honestly with fee earners and external service providers including trustees, custodians, auditors and Investment Advisors
  • Preparation of monthly, quarterly, semi annual and ad-hoc management accounts for open ended fund clients
  • Maintain client documents with integrity

People & Team

  • Supporting the book keeping function in conjunction with the accounting requirements of the administration team
  • Be approachable and accessible to your all team members, offering guidance and development when required
  • Supporting the registrar function on subscriptions, redemptions and daily notifications
  • Proactively ensure that internal team management information is completed on a timely basis
  • Provide new, innovative ideas on how to improve the efficiencies of daily tasks
  • Take care of and establish good relationships with all suppliers, team mates and clients
  • Drive personal development using all the resources available at Elian to achieve success


  • Preparation of fee quotes in relation to expected accounting costs and contribution to the analysis of actual costs against budget
  • Accurately record all time spent dealing with client matters to ensure the client’s are correctly invoiced
  • Take the necessary corrective and preventative action if an error occurs including timely logging on the error reporting system

Skills & Expertise

  • Be able to deal with tasks independently & use own initiative
  • Must be committed and driven to achieving excellence for themselves and their client
  • Strong academic background
  • ACCA qualified with ‘Big 4’ experience
  • Strong technical knowledge within private equity, SPVs, real estate and funds business areas
  • Excellent proven client relationship experience and feedback
  • Current IFRS/US GAAP experience (including US GAAP)
  • Preferable to have experience with Microsoft Dynamics Nav