• Berkeley Bank & Trust
  • Saint Lucia
  • 14 Jan, 2022

Job Description

Berkeley Bank & Trust is looking for a suitably qualified and experienced professional to fill the role of Accountant. The selected candidate will report to the Senior Accountant and be responsible for the following:

  1. Officer will play a critical role in the continued roll - out and implementation of the Bank's new core banking software.
  2. Ensure all reconciliations on bank and investment accounts are completed on a timely basis with active follow - up on all outstanding items.
  3. Work with Senior Accountant in implementing actions on treasury and other investment decisions.
  4. Prepare and maintain the Schedule of Proprietary Investments and ensure all investments are accounted for in accordance with IFRS 9 and any other relevant IFRS, including provisioning.
  5. Work with the Senior Accountant in reviewing the trades carried out by the Traders on the Off - balance sheet portfolios; booking of commissions earned by the Bank; ensure statements generated by Traders to clients are accurate, reflecting cash and security holdings of portfolios.
  6. Prepare and maintain the Fixed Asset Register as well as the Register for the various software licenses in use by the Bank; oversee the annual physical verification of fixed assets against the Register; account for all additions and disposals in accordance with procedures and IFRS.
  7. Work with the Senior Accountant in ensuring the completion of the monthly management accounts and variance analyses for submission to senior management and the Board.
  8. Work with the Senior Accountant in the preparation of the annual budget for the Bank.  Play a key role in the monitoring and control of expenses and activity against the budget.
  9. Work with the Senior Accountant in the preparation of the financial statements and related Notes as at year – end for the annual audit.
  10. Work with the Senior Accountant in the co – ordination of the interim and annual external audits; key liaison on the ground with the external auditors/ regulators on same
  11. Prepare the quarterly and yearly returns for the Regulators, the FSRA.
  12. Maintain professional and technical knowledge by attending educational workshops; reviewing professional publications; establishing personal networks; benchmarking state-of-the-art practices; participating in professional societies.

 Qualifications and Experience

  • BSc. Degree in Accounting, Management, Finance, or related field.
  • ACCA, CPA or CGA certification or close to obtaining same.
  • At least 3-5 years’ experience in a similar role within Accounting, Audit, Finance or related area, preferably within the financial services sector or audit firm.
  • Sound knowledge of the IFRSs, particularly the application of IFRS 9.
  • Advanced knowledge of and proficiency in MS Office Suite and key accounting software.
  • Strong analytical and report writing skills.