Associate (Funds & Corporate)
Walkers is offering a unique opportunity to an ambitious and technically strong lawyer to join its market leading global Corporate and Funds ("C&F") business, and to assist building out its Channel Islands' C&F practice so as to become the leading practice in the region.
The successful candidate will be based in the Firm's Jersey office, and will work alongside leading practitioners in that office in expanding out the Jersey FCF business in line with the general expansion across all of the firm's practice groups in the Channel Islands.
The available positions in the team are at Associate/Senior Associate level dependent upon experience.
SCOPE AND KEY RESPONSIBILITIES
Key Skills and Qualifications
Following a merger with Estera in early 2020, Ocorian are one of the largest providers of fund, corporate and private client services in the market, recognised by our clients and the industry for exceptional client service and value and known for strong and sustained growth.
As a combined business we manage over 17,000 structures for 8000+ clients with a global footprint operating from 20 locations, scale which offers all our people great opportunities to develop their knowledge and skills and to progress their careers.
All staff are expected to embody our three core values. These values underpin everything that we do and reflect the skills and behaviours we all need to be successful.
Our client a well-established provider of fiduciary and financial services is currently looking for a Trust Accountant to join their Guernsey team.
Under the guidance of Senior Trust Accountants, you will prepare financial statements of trust and fiduciary structures in accordance with the appropriate accounting standards or relevant regulatory requirements.
This role will see you involved in understanding the financial position of your high net worth clients and preparing sound financial statement using bespoke accounting software.
Responsibilities will include:
The successful candidate will be a fully or part qualified accountant with relevant experience.
You'll be a solution-oriented team player who has excellent interpersonal and communication and IT skills with good working knowledge of Excel and Word.
Should this opportunity be of interest, apply today with an updated CV or call Andre on 714 634 for further details.
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Date: January 2021
Company: Cannon Asset Management Limited
Role: Trust Manager
Reports to: Director
About Cannon Asset Management
Cannon Asset Management Limited (CAM) is a financial and fiduciary services business registered and
regulated in Guernsey. CAM’s direct parent is Stenham Trustees Limited and Peregrine Holdings Limited
is the ultimate holding company. CAM comprises a group of companies providing fiduciary services to
trusts, companies, private individuals, and funds. CAM was established in Guernsey on 16 May 1997.
Main Purpose of Job
The role is suitable for a STEP/ICSA qualified professional who will be joining a busy team dealing with
private clients. Working closely with the Executive Trust team, you will assist with the overall supervision
and management of a team, as well as dealing with technical client matters, operations and projects. The
individual will be able to liaise with clients with minimal supervision, working accurately and reliably with
high attention to detail.
The role is involved in all aspects of client administration but not limited to:
• Understanding of the team’s structures and the responsibilities and roles of each entity
• Liaison with team leaders in relation to operational matters, monitoring overall workflows and taking relevant action where necessary, ensuring deadlines are adhered to.
• Reviewing of trust deeds, company articles, legal agreements etc. to identify key clauses and terms
• Effecting investments and monitoring cash liquidity across structures • Preparation and development of summaries / presentations / ad-hoc reporting as required, to assist with
• Liaison with advisors, lawyers and other external service providers
• Ensure prompt billing and cash collection, negotiation of fees, regular review of WIP and management of no debtors process
• Setting up new structures, dealing with restructurings
• Assisting with new business proposals and take-ons
• Complying with CAM policies and procedures, assisting with review and refinement of these
• Able to work both individually and as part of the team. Project management of multiple projects in respect of tax and regulatory changes or ad-hoc projects required
• Other duties and responsibilities which may arise from time-to-time, which are appropriate to the role
• Monitoring staff levels and recruitment
• Working closely with Compliance to strengthen policies, procedures and risk management
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• Conducting appraisals, creating personal development plan and highlighting training requirements needed
• Conducting regular team meetings
• CRS/FATCA reporting
Skills, Competencies & Experience
• A minimum of 2 years’ Trust Manager experience
• Strong communication (verbal & written) and interpersonal skills
• Project management skills for transactions, also anticipating what other deliverables / support may be
required (consents, advice, CDD, resourcing)
• Ability to work using own initiative, prioritise own work and be flexible to changing business and
• Good commercial awareness
• General investment knowledge and awareness
• Ability to contribute towards the risk control environment of the company
• Focus on continuous improvement and development
• Problem solving and analytical skills – to include looking at issues from different perspectives
• Willing to learn and adapt to new regulations and environments
• Good CRS/FATCA reporting experience
Terms & Conditions:
Hours: 9am to 5pm with 1 hour for lunch
Holiday: 25 days per annum
Medical: AXA PPP
Other benefits: Annual Discretionary Bonus
Rachael Saul/Jude Harris at email@example.com
Job Title SENIOR TRUST & COMPANY ADMINISTRATOR
Reports to TRUST MANAGER
Hours per week
Cannon Asset Management Limited (CAM) is a financial and fiduciary services business registered and regulated in Guernsey. CAM’s direct parent is Stenham Trustees Limited and Peregrine Holdings Limited is the ultimate holding company. CAM comprises a group of companies providing fiduciary services to trusts, companies, private individuals and funds. CAM was established in Guernsey on 16 May 1997.
The role is suitable for a STEP/ICSA qualified professional who will be joining a busy team dealing with private clients. The successful candidate will provide an exceptional level of service to the relationship officers in South Africa who service the underlying client base as well as those clients we service directly.
Strong written and verbal communication skills are essential as well as the ability to work accurately and reliably with high attention to detail.
Our Senior Trust & Company Administrators are involved in all aspects of client administration including but not limited to:
• General administration of a portfolio of Trust & Companies
• Statutory work (minutes, agreements, Trust Instruments as required)
• Liaise with clients, intermediaries and other institutions
• Purchase and sale of a wide range of investments and assets including properties
• Making payments, distributions, invoices, investments etc
• Involvement in the investment process, entering the purchase/sale of investments into the Trust/Company books
and ensuring that all investments are up-to-date.
• Client due diligence – ensuring CDD is up-to-date
• Preparation of client reports
DESIRED SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE
• Must have at least 5 years+ experience in Trust & Company Administration
• Strong communication (verbal & written) and interpersonal skills
• Ability to work using own initiative, prioritise own work and be flexible to changing business and departmental
• Ability to work in a team
• Willing to learn and adapt to new regulations and environments
• Management of staff
EDUCATION / PROFESSIONAL QUALIFICATIONS
• STEP or ICSA qualified • Focus on continuous improvement and development
• Good GCSE/O levels including English and Mathematics at grade C or above
IT / COMPUTER SKILLS
• Strong PC literacy
• Microsoft Office – Word / Excel / Outlook / Powerpoint
SALARY AND BENEFITS
• Salary: to be discussed
• 25 days’ holiday
• Annual bonus (performance-related)
• Non-contributory pension – 8.5%
• Healthcare plan (employee)
• Death in service cover
PREPARED BY Rachael Saul Recruitment@stenhamci.com
DATE POSTED April 2021
TECHNOLOGY PROJECT MANAGER - (97779)
About Northern Trust:
Northern Trust provides innovative financial services and guidance to corporations, institutions and affluent families and individuals globally. With 130 years of financial experience and nearly 20,000 partners, we serve the world’s most sophisticated clients using leading technology and exceptional service.
As a Northern Trust employee (Partner), you will be part of a flexible and collaborative work culture, which has a strong history of financial strength and stability. Movement within the organization is encouraged, senior leaders are accessible, and you can take pride in working for a company that is committed to strengthening the communities we serve.
Northern Trust is committed to working with and providing adjustments to individuals with health conditions and disabilities. If you would benefit from adjustments for any part of the employment process, please inform the recruiter to discuss your individual requirements.
We recognize the value of inclusion and diversity in culture, in thought, and in experience, which is why Forbes ranked us the top employer for Diversity in 2018.
A vacancy has arisen in our Private Equity (PE) Department which is comprised of several client service teams who offer a first class service to a variety of small to large clients. You will be working as a key member and manager within the newly formed PE Technology Team providing additional support on the execution of Northern Trust's Private Capital Strategy in Guernsey.
The key Responsibilities of the role include:
•Developing thorough knowledge of our PE clients and understanding their business needs;
•Working closely with Business Analysts, providing valuable input on the functional requirements and the design of products;
•Review and provide feedback on requirement documents;
•Complete and sign off on 'User Acceptance Testing';
•Delivering system demonstrations to prospective and existing clients;
•Self-managing multiple projects and priorities through to completion;
•Providing regular status updates to senior management;
•Proactively working with product managers to identify new technology which will provide benefits to our PE teams and clients;
•Implementation of improvements, including application design, documentation and manuals for end users;
•Providing training and support on new product offerings and process changes;
•Migrating clients onto new platforms in-line with agreed roadmaps.
The successful candidate will benefit from having:
Working with Us:
We’d love to learn more about how your interests and experience could be a fit with one of the world’s most admired and ethical companies. In return, we will support you with your personal and career goals in a number of ways:
Financial – Life Assurance, Disability Plan, Pension/ Gratuity, Annual Pay Review
Work Life Balance – Flexible Work Options, Incremental Annual Leave, Community Volunteer Days
Health & Wellbeing – Private Medical Insurance, Active Sports & Social clubs (lunchtime and after-work groups), Employee Assistance Program
Professional Development – Clear Career Path, Education Assistance, Recognition Programme, NT University (wide range of online, virtual & in-house training options) and employee-led Business Resource Councils dedicated to diversity and inclusion initiatives.
We hope you’re excited about the role and the opportunity to work with us.
We value an inclusive workplace and understand flexibility means different things to different people.
Apply today and talk to us about your flexible working requirements and together we can achieve greater.
Junior Compliance Officer
Reporting Line Tony Horscroft, Compliance Director
Title Executive / Associate
Place of work Guernsey
Deputy Compliance Director
OVERVIEW OF ROLE
The purpose of the role is to primarily provide support to the compliance / AML / Risk services to
Sequent (Guernsey) Limited and its joint licensees, but shall also provide broader support within
the Sequent Group compliance function/departments.
– To support the Compliance Director in acting as the firm’s principal point of contact with
primarily the GFSC, Guernsey Financial Intelligence Service. This role will also be
providing support in dealing with other jurisdictional regulatory authorities where
Sequent conducts its business
– To assist and maintain the firm’s compliance policy framework
– Identify relevant proposed regulatory changes and work with the Compliance Director to
prepare for its impact
– Assist with the overall effectiveness of the control systems and monitoring framework of
the business, including all proposed ‘Compliance’ recommendations where necessary
– Ensure the execution and maintenance of a suitable Compliance Monitoring Plan
– Proactively engage with a wide range of colleagues to promote and maintain a
principled and client-centric compliance culture throughout the firm
– Coordinate and assist where necessary, to ensure that all staff are trained and coached
in matters related to compliance and regulatory requirements
– To assist with the timely reporting to the firm’s Board of Directors and Management
– to assist and provide support within the Sequent Group compliance
function/departments, e.g. Switzerland, Singapore, Nevada, in any of the above-
– Appendix – detailed responsibilities
Support in contact with GFSC, Guernsey Financial Intelligence Service together with any other
relevant authorities in line with the Sequent Group compliance function.
Maintain corporate licenses
Working with the Company Secretary, prepare and submit regular compliance & financial crime
To support the Compliance Director and Identify forthcoming regulatory change and work with
senior management to address the impact
Maintain understanding of best practice in relation to regulatory and financial crime compliance by
participating in relevant industry groups and maintaining a network of contacts with fellow
Compliance & Financial Crime professionals
To assist in providing support to senior management in assessing and addressing the regulatory
aspects of proposed significant business change (e.g. new products/services or changes to
Ensure an appropriate risk-based annual Compliance Monitoring Plan is satisfactorily executed
Provide day-to-day advice, guidance and support to staff members on regulatory compliance, risk
and financial crime matters
To assist with the provision of periodic training to staff members on regulatory compliance and
financial crime matters
Support and maintain legal entity Compliance Manual and local compliance and financial crime
policies; where policies are drafted at divisional/group level, work with colleagues to ensure
Guernsey regulatory requirements are appropriately reflected
Maintain Complaints Register and exercise oversight to ensure customer complaints are
appropriately handled and resolved
Maintain Breaches Register and exercise oversight to ensure breaches are appropriately handled
Maintain infrastructure for conflict management (e.g. clearance of Personal Account Dealing and
Outside Business Interest requests)
To support (as nominated Officer) any internal Suspicious Activity Reports and submit external
Suspicious Activity Reports
Coordinate annual review of High Risk (including PEP) clients and present results to local and
divisional Business Acceptance Committees
Ensure satisfactory periodic reviews are carried out of Low/Medium Risk clients
Provide an expert advisory service to Trust Officers on client onboarding and review standards
Ensure adequate AML/CTF transaction monitoring is performed
Ensure adequate sanctions screening is performed in relation to the client base and related
To help prepare quarterly Compliance reporting to the Board
To help prepare quarterly MLRO reporting to the Board
To assist with monthly Compliance reporting to the Guernsey Management Committee
Prepare monthly management information submissions to Group Compliance/Financial Crime
Assist the other Sequent Group compliance functions, e.g. in Switzerland, Singapore and Nevada,
in any of the above-mentioned responsibilities depending on the need of the relevant Sequent
Group compliance function
The ideal candidate should possess the following qualification, experience and personal
– 2 or more years of experience working in a compliance capacity, ideally within a
regulated fiduciary firm
– High level of client- and service-orientation
– Quick grasp and good analytical skills
– Demonstrate a hands-on approach with the willingness to be adaptable and flexible
– Reliability, detail-orientation, well-organised
– Excellent written and verbal communication skills, capable of working with people at all
– Team-oriented personality
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