TMF Group is a leading global provider of high-value business services to clients operating and investing globally. We focus on providing specialized and business-critical financial and administrative services that enable our clients to operate their corporate structures, finance vehicles and investment funds in different geographical locations.
Our core services can help companies of all sizes with HR and payroll, accounting and tax, corporate secretarial, international corporate structuring, fund administration and structured finance – whether a company wants to globalize, or whether they need support to streamline existing operations.
With operations in more than 80 countries and more than 8,000 employees, TMF Group is the global expert that understands local needs. Global reach, local knowledge: helping to do business seamlessly across borders.
Responsible for coordinating and allocating work to a team of accountants (Job Bands 1-3). Review the information that is generated by their team before being sent to client/managers thus ensuring TMF’s clients are provided with an efficient, professional and high quality service which meets all statutory obligations. Responsible for the processing of the more complex calculations and tasks. To manage the client relationship and delivery of service to a portfolio of clients, being the key point of contact for clients.
Duties and responsibilities
Day to day management of a Corporate Accounting/SPV/SFS portfolio, ensuring the delivery of accounting services in accordance with each client engagement letter
Responsible and accountable for ensuring that all reporting deadlines are met
Builds and maintains strong relationships with clients and internal/external stakeholders. Follow ‘Our Service Promise’ delivery guidelines for relationship management
Performs daily work with high complexity (i.e. preparing and reviewing bookkeeping, management accounts, statutory accounts (both standalone and consolidated) under UK GAAP and IFRS, corporation tax returns, VAT returns, etc)
Manages the audit process
Allocate and coordinate the workload of juniors, assigning or re-assigning tasks to them and monitor day to day progress of delivery using available means to ensure work is delivered on time
Ensure the simplest tasks are appropriately allocated to the most junior team members
Review the work of junior team members ensuring accuracy and providing timely feedback where needed (following a 4-eye principle)
Provide guidance and support to junior team members (including on the job training) with complex work/calculations and acting as a point of escalation. Oversee their communication with third parties, stepping in as required
Accountable for the accurate preparation of accounting statements and reports required by the client, specifically new client/entity financial statements (IFRS and UK GAAP)
Oversees month-end and year-end close activities, from balance sheet and cash account reconciliations to roll forward financial statement preparation - reviewing all reconciliations and ensuring they are followed-up on monthly
Oversees VAT compliance, corporate income tax returns and other filings
Keeps up to date with changes in local accounting and tax legislation
Provide technical support to the team
Review and provide first approval on bank payments
Undertake debtor management and credit control working with internal Finance
Maintain and maximize revenues for portfolio including the invoicing cycle to ensure all fees, including out of scope work, are billed
Job specific requirements
Graduate in a relevant field
Professional qualification (ACCA/ACA)
Candidate with at least 2 years PQE
Structured finance experience required if managing a SPV/SFS portfolio
Resourceful, independent and strong problem-solving abilities
Excellent written and communication skills, with strong ability to plan ahead and organise themselves
Analytical structured mind set with ability to follow and build upon existing processes and ensure data is maintained with accuracy and consistency
Fluency in both written and spoken English is required
Proficiency in MS Excel and MS Word is essential, along with experience of local accounting system
Experience in a similar role from an accounting practice background with strong client servicing skills is desirable
Key results Areas & Key Performance Indicators
Enable smooth onboarding of new clients each month into the team (amount to be specified in annual objectives & regularly reviewed)
Oversee management of a specific number of entities and their related recurring annual and day to day tasks (amount to be specified in annual objectives & regularly reviewed)
Support process enhancement and continuous process improvements, utilising systems as required
Ensure the entities within client portfolio remain fully compliant with relevant local accounting and tax legislation
Zero Customer escalations / complaints within your client portfolio
100% timely and accurate time writing and productivity in line with personal target
Contribute towards achieving Team’s Annual Efficiency Target
99% Data Entry completeness and accuracy into the local Accounting system
100% Payments accuracy and timeliness
99% Compliance to Tax Reporting DeadlineCritical competencies for success
Demonstrates the ability to make decisions based on insight and knowledge that impact the immediate team
Accountable and responsible for ensuring high standards of delivery to clients
Actively engages with clients to understand needs and will place a high priority on client service and satisfaction
Prioritises clients’ issues and addresses them accordingly
Will keep up to date with business trends / changes in the law that will impact their role
Understands TMF Group’s business lines and any relevant local regulatory requirements
Has a good understanding of how TMF Group is structured.
Be able to demonstrate the impact of own actions on immediate team
Leadership & Resource Management
Plans, co-ordinates and manages internal and external resources to deliver results in a timely, accurate and professional manager
Informally manages expectations of more senior colleagues regularly.
Will share knowledge to ensure targets are met
Manages internal and external stakeholder expectations with regards to delivery, escalating concerns as appropriate
Is able to deal with conflict in a controlled manner and persuade other ‘Executive’ level staff.
Builds credibility across all stakeholder groups
Able to engage with individuals across all areas of an organization around their area of specialism
Manages expectations so clients always feel valued
Proactive in identifying opportunities and seeking solutions
Ensures relevant information is obtained and shared as needed
Takes responsibility for delivering superior products and services
Implements improvements to client service
Working at TMF Group offers
Learning opportunities: you will work with highly experienced colleagues who are ready to share their knowledge, and will receive the opportunity to work on diverse and complex client requests. You will also be able to apply for and be supported for training.
Value-driven work environment: you can expect integrity and respect from all your colleagues and your leadership team.
Teamwork: an environment where we learn from our mistakes and work together to improve our processes continuously. A no-blame culture where teamwork is important, valued and lived daily.
Ambition: we are a growing company in which we constantly look for the next opportunity and where all ideas are welcome.