Associate Investment Accountant

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Our aim is for everyone in the National Church Institutions (NCIs) to feel that they belong and are valued for who they are and what they contribute. Together, our people contribute in different ways towards our common purpose, whichever NCI they work in and whatever their background.

The Church Commissioners for England is an innovative, major UK asset owner, responsible for managing the Church of England’s £10bn+ endowment fund. We are a registered charity and a global leader in responsible investment.

The fund is exceptionally diverse with major allocations to traditional and non-traditional assets – equities, real estate, credit, and a wide range of alternatives, including private equity and venture, timber, absolute return funds and others. The fund also deploys innovative and value adding tactical asset allocation (TAA) strategies to manage risk and enhance returns, and has recently raised £550m for further investment through a high profile bond issuance.

The main responsibilities of this role will be to assist in Investment accounting activities for the securities assets held by the fund. Private Markets provide a significant role in the deployment of capital and a significant part of this role would be owning the lifecycle of accounting journals generated from the eFront system. Maintaining relationship with fund managers to ensure the Church Commissioners recognise key indicators of the NAVs accurately is a vital function of the role.

Full accounting for securities assets is outsourced to the global custodian, JP Morgan, and the post ensures timely provision of monthly summary accounting information for the Commissioners’ SAP accounting system. During the audit period, this role will be a significant resource in liaising with the auditors to provide required documentation. Performing reconciliations to ensure the completeness of the books and records of the Commissioners will be an essential part of the role.



  • A degree in business, accounting, finance, actuarial science or related field; or equivalent experience

Skills and Aptitudes

  • Strong administrative and organisational skills
  • Excellent IT skills (including Excel to advanced standard)
  • Able to work under pressure and meet tight deadlines
  • High degree of accuracy and attention to detail
  • Able to communicate clearly both orally and in writing
  • Good time management
  • Flexible and organised, in particular around month end deadlines
  • Sympathetic to a strong compliance culture
  • Ability to work as part of a professional team


  • Part/Qualified Accountant - experience and understanding of financial accounting standards across a range of asset classes
  • Experience of global custodian accounting processes (not essential)
  • Experience of working with Private Markets asset classes (not essential)
  • Experience of working in an investment accounting function (not essential)
  • Working knowledge of SAP or similar financial accounting package

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