Senior Financial Accountant, Capital Markets

Senior Financial Accountant, Capital Markets

Office       Dublin

Division   Alternative Investments

Forming part of the Alternative Investments Division, Vistra Alternative Investments (Ireland) Limited, (the “Company”), is a market leader in Ireland in the provision of administration and support services to special purpose vehicles (SPVs) established by international banks and fund managers to facilitate cross border transactions. The Capital Markets Division provides a range of services including accounting, company secretarial and directors to SPVs which are engaged in various types of financing transactions including asset finance and leasing, multi issuance debt programmes and structured finance transactions.  The Company in Ireland forms part of a Global Capital Markets business which has offices in numerous locations including the UK, Germany, the Channel Islands, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, and Cayman.

As a Senior Financial Account Manager you will be responsible for managing the financial reporting process for your clients from planning, financial statement preparation and review, audit management and oversight, financial statement comment review and processing, board approval and filing. You will be the main point of escalation for more complex queries and have overall responsibility for managing the relationships between client directors, our Mauritius accounting team and auditors.


Key Responsibilities

  • Act as the point of contact for clients on all accounting matters and work in close cooperation with client directors, corporate lawyers and legal and/or financial assistants (a detailed knowledge of IFRS9 particularly relevant);

  • Manage the preparation of the audited annual and interim financial statements with the outsourced service provider in accordance with standard operating procedures, relevant working guides, in compliance with relevant accounting standards and the relevant regulatory disclosure requirements. A key element of this will be around planning the workstream across a large portfolio of customers (200 plus);

  • Provide technical expertise on IFRS and Irish GAAP to understand and resolve queries on a wide range of complicated SPV structures including; Multi Issuance Programmes, CLO’s, RMBS, CMBS, ABS and Aircraft leasing transactions, ensuring  all client concerns and expectations are addressed.

  • Act as bridge between auditors and the accounting team in Mauritius. Requirement to maintain a strong working relationship with all audit firms and challenge them where required to ensure audits are planned and completed within specified deadlines.

  • Provide oversight and review of the accounts produced by Mauritius ensuring high quality of accounts produced which are in full compliance with all IFRS / Irish GAAP standards as applicable.

  • Ensure SPV’s meet all Companies Office and regulatory (ISE/TD) deadlines.

  • Responsible for dealing with any queries from the regulator (IAASA) on Transparency Directive accounts which can be very technical due to the complexity of the transactions impacted by the Transparency Directive.

  • Attend SPV board meetings and brief directors on the financial statements, responding to any queries they have.

  • Daily interaction with Mauritius to deal with day to day requests / resolve queries from clients & auditors. Ensure Mauritius are fully aware of the accounting requirements and deadlines for each entity.

  • Review documentation on new transactions to identify any accounting issues at deal inception and provide accounting advice where necessary to clients/lawyers.

  • Attend client meetings and calls providing accounting advice where necessary.
  • Review weekly MIS produced by Mauritius on accounts status and escalate to senior management any issues that may delay signing of financials/potential overdue filings.

  • Ensure that quarterly statistical reporting to the Irish Central Bank (FVC or S110) is completed within specified deadlines.


Qualifications and other requirements

  • Qualified ACA/ ACCA Accountant

  • At least 5 years relevant experience in accounting (especially IFRS);

  • Good presentation skills;

  • Experience within financial services or the trust industry is an advantage;

  • Knowledge of Word, Excel and data analysis;

  • Good planning and coordination skills;

  • Enthusiastic team player

Dublin

Vistra Alternative Investments (Ireland) Limited, Block A, Georges Quay Plaza, Georges Quay, Dublin 2, Ireland
+353 1 9631 030
+353 1 9631 031

How to apply

If you meet the above requirements, please send your CV to Victoria.passmore@vistra.com

HR Manager
Victoria.Passmore@vistra.com

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