If you love compliance we need you...
Collenette Jones is a general practice accountancy firm and trust company – but have a quick look at our website and (we hope) you’ll see that we offer Everything* our clients need, all under one roof. We think that’s what sets us apart from our competitors – we are general practice accountants and tax advisors, and we are just as comfortable helping with book-keeping as we are carrying out an audit or giving advice on the valuation, sale or purchase of a business. Not only that, but our regulated subsidiary (Crossways Trustees) means that we’re able to incorporate Guernsey companies and provide corporate services, as well as act as Trustee of a pension fund or a Guernsey discretionary trust. It’s fair to say our work is varied and no two days are ever the same.
Our clients are a real cross-section of Guernsey businesses and individuals, both large and small, and include builders, growers, hotels, restauranteurs, shops, lawyers, accountants, financial services businesses, property investors and people who just want us to take on the hassle and worry of dealing with the Guernsey Revenue Service.
We are a relatively small team of about 24 people in total and include the directors and a consultant (who between them own the business), eight professionally qualified accountants, a number of semi-qualified accounting staff, four qualified Trust staff and our invaluable support team. We work hard for our clients but we all have families and don’t believe in a culture of long hours. We aim to be a business that people are happy to work for, and indeed the majority of our staff have been with us for many years.
We have a “can-do” attitude where providing clients with what they need is paramount. This attitude and approach underpins all parts of our business, at every level.
About the Role
The successful candidate will assist with the evolution and completion of our compliance monitoring programme, periodic client reviews, regulatory reporting, and client on-boarding. We will consider applications from candidates looking for full time (35 hours per week) or part-time (minimum 21 hours per week) roles. You will be supported by the directors and our external compliance consultants, but you will need to be able to work with minimum supervision and you will be given the freedom to develop the role and make it your own.
Our ideal candidate is a compliance professional with at least three years’ experience completing the type of work we have described. You might be looking to work with a different type of client (we’re not financially-services oriented), in a different type of regulated business or you might be looking to adjust your work-life balance and would appreciate the flexibility that a smaller family-friendly firm can offer.
This is an exciting opportunity for a compliance professional, with real scope for the right candidate to develop this role in the business over time. If you like the sound of the position and would like to apply, please write to Gareth Nicolle, Director, at Crossways Centre, Braye Road, Vale, Guernsey, GY3 5PH – or email: firstname.lastname@example.org – enclosing your CV and a covering letter.
* That’s what we offer our clients: Everything* as standard