Job descriptionOverview: Job Overview Reporting into a Vice President, this role will primarily support accounting, reporting, treasury, audit and tax functions of allocated private equity fund of funds (primary and secondary), direct investment funds, clean energy funds, structured products, private credit funds and Luxembourg investment vehicles. About Colmore Colmore, a Preqin company, is a market-leading, technology-driven private markets investor services business focused on the Limited Partner and Allocator market. The business operates from four offices located in New York and Dallas in the US, and London and Birmingham in the UK. Colmore employs more than 270 professionals, with the business monitoring over 6,000 private market funds and 50,000+ holdings. The Impact: Forward thinking, creative, efficient, with a level of business acumen Excellent organizational, analytical, communication and interpersonal skills Flexible team player but equally able to work independently and with minimal supervision Ability to work accurately under pressure and to meet tight deadlines, whilst maintaining commitment to quality Responsibilities: In this role you will: Prepare/review quarterly financial accounts for Clients’ complex managed funds on an accrual basis and in accordance with the relevant accounting standards. Develop a clear understanding of Client reporting requirements, the structure of the existing reports and Client deliverables. Maintain accounting records and ensure accuracy and completeness of data. Develop knowledge of Colmore’s existing processes and procedures to ensure maximum effectiveness. Prepare timely and accurate year-end support files for annual audits, as required.Prepare/review draft quarterly and annual financial statements in accordance with UK GAAP, US GAAP, Canadian GAAP and Lux GAAP. Liaise with auditors and tax advisors to ensure delivery of completed “Provided by Client” lists and timely completion of audit and tax engagements. Prepare and maintain performance returns for all funds in a timely manner. Document, maintain and update accounting procedures and templates. Complete jurisdictional regulatory returns as and when required. Develop a clear understanding of the cash management function of the funds. Liaise closely with other Colmore departments and Clients to ensure timely and accurate settlement of payments. Work with and provide support to the Treasury team as and when required, including but not limited to: performing bank reconciliations, Cash Management Reports, daily liquidity monitoring, invoice and payment set-up. Any other duties commensurate with the nature and position of the post. Qualifications: You are a good fit if: Professional accounting qualification preferred but not essential Accounting degree required Five plus years required Private equity knowledge preferred but not essential An understanding of fund/group structures preferred but not essential Good working knowledge in a similar environment, ideally financial services UK or US GAAP working knowledge is essential and Canadian GAAP or Lux GAAP is desirable but not essential Experience with FIA (Front Invest Analytics) ideal, but not required Good working knowledge of accounting databases/running reports Competent user of MS Excel and other MS products Ability to train junior staff Significant trouble-shooting before escalating to a supervisor Other: Company Benefits: 25 days Annual Leave and 8 Public/Bank Holidays – pro rata for part-time employees Group Pension Scheme – matched pension contribution scheme, minimum contribution 5%, maximum company contribution is 10% of your annual salary. Private medical insurance, health cash plans, will writing and employee assistance program Group life insurance (4x annual salary) Business & personal travel insurance Anniversary Awards and other awards program Employee Referral Program Enhanced maternity, paternity, and adoption leave Company funded social budget Study support Our culture and values are: Be Customer obsessed We exist for our customers. We listen to them and understand their challenges. We design best-in-class data solutions for their success. Act with integrity We build trust through honesty and transparency. We’re committed to doing the right thing for our customers, our company, and each other. Own your success We’re a high-performance team. We challenge and champion each other in our pursuit of excellence. We never stop learning and strive to become experts in our fields Think forward We lead the industry through innovation. We foster collaboration and creativity to solve our clients’ next challenge and give them a competitive advantage. Make an impact We drive positive change as individuals, and as a company. We’re passionate about creating a better tomorrow for our industry and our communities. Training and Development: Colmore offers comprehensive technical and leadership training to all Analysts. Our initial training is provided in the first few weeks of joining us and provides you with up-to-date technical and industry knowledge, coupled with leadership and people management skills. At Colmore we want to grow with our employees by helping to fully develop their talents and abilities. Employees are encouraged to study for appropriate professional qualifications and to attend course that enable them to perform their job more effectively. Equal Opportunities at Colmore: The Company is an equal opportunities employer, and we actively promote an environment that harnesses diversity in the workplace. We believe every member on our team enriches our diversity by exposing us to a broad range of ways to understand and engage with the world, identify challenges, and to discover, design and deliver solutions.
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