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Junior Financial Services Accountant

Vistra Amsterdam, Netherlands
Posted 2 days ago Permanent Competitive
Junior Financial Services Accountant
Scope

You will deliver accounting services and advice to Venture Capital and Private Equity (VC/PE) structures and Managers. This sector specific Accounting Team consists of 7 accountants, a manager and a director. You will report into the Manager Accounting Services Funds and support your Medior & Senior Financial Services Accountants in their roles as a true sparring partner for the client.

You will perform Fund accounting, which includes Investor reporting, creating capital calls and distributions, making Waterfall calculations, the preparation, maintenance and reconciliation of ledger accounts and financial statements such as balance sheets, profit-and-loss statements and disclosures. You will assist on tax matters and will also be ensuring the integrity of accounting records for completeness, accuracy and compliance with accepted accounting standards and you are producing client customised interim reports. Finally, you will provide assistance to the Fund manager to keep the structure in good financial and legal standing with the assistance of the Legal and Compliance team and with the backup of our Centre of Excellence. As a Junior Financial Services Accountant, pro-active guidance will be available when starting out.

The team is international, young and gender balanced. While everyone has their own portfolio, members of the team are always willing to provide further assistance and guidance when needed.

Key responsibilities

  • Fund Accounting;
  • Preparation of capital calls and distributions including waterfall calculations;
  • Preparation of Investor reporting;
  • Preparation of Financial Statements;
  • Preparation of bookkeeping (e.g. accruals, interest calculations, sales entries, movements in investments according to Dutch GAAP but also IFRS);
  • Preparation and coordination of CIT & VAT returns;
  • Preparation of audit file and assistance with statutory audits;
  • Following up, and coordination on client specific accounting requests;
  • Client contact and communication with our Centre of Excellence.

What will you learn

  • You will become an expert in accounting of Alternative Investment Fund structures
  • You will get a unique insight in Dutch VC/PE Funds
  • You will get your own clients allocated to you

Key Requirements

  • Bachelor's or Master's degree in Accounting, Business Economics, Business Administration or equivalent;
  • Excel skills or the willingness to develop these further;
  • Prior work experience in audit or accounting is preferred, but not required;
  • Knowledge of Dutch GAAP and/or IFRS is preferred, but not required;
  • Excellent command of the English language, both verbal and written;
  • You are pro-active, focused on quality, persuasive and you have great advisory skills.

Company Benefits

At Vistra Netherlands, we offer a challenging position in an ambitious organization where no day is the same. A company with a view to the future where you can grow together with and, above all, put your own stamp on. In addition, we offer:

  • Market conform remuneration and benefits (e.g., allowance to travel to work).
  • 8% holiday allowance & 26 days off per year plus 1 flexible public holiday. The option to buy (max. 5) vacation days.
  • Collective pension scheme, non-contributory, option to voluntary save extra with a maximum of 5,4%.
  • Vistra Bonus Plan, based on Vistra Group performance and individual performance.
  • Learning and training, i.e., via our digital learning environment 'Vistra Skills Platform'.
  • Work laptop and work phone.
  • The possibility to work partially from home and an allowance to set up your home office.

We care about you, so we offer:

  • Our Well-being program (Open Up).
  • Employee discounts via Benefits at Work.
  • Bike riding via the bike scheme.
  • Free coffee, tea, soft drinks and fresh fruits in our office.

Around the world, our staff volunteer time as well as raise funds for groups and organizations in their local communities. Vistra supports employees' charitable efforts by encouraging engagement in Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) initiatives and projects to improve our impact as a company. You could participate in team volunteering activities to support your communities, with one day per year being paid for. Don't have the time? With Payroll Giving it will be easier and more financially attractive for you to donate to charity.

We value interdepartmental collaboration, work as ONE Vistra throughout the world and of course get to know each other better outside of work at our DoMiBo's (Thursday Afternoon Drinks). We look forward to getting to know you better as well!
Job ID  10796
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