Working with Thesis

We are always pleased to hear from talented people to take on a variety of challenging and exciting roles within the business.

We are always on the look out for people who share our approach to business and life - we are open, approachable and straightforward. Our clients come first and our own business success follows naturally on from this.

If you are interested in joining Thesis please contact

Current vacancies

Senior Finance Manager (full time)

Location: Chichester/Homeworker

A vacancy has arisen for a Senior Finance Manager to join our Finance team.

Job Description:

The Senior Finance Manager will have responsibility for all aspects of financial reporting and controls in the Thesis group spanning financial reporting, management reporting and tax compliance. Responsibilities include:

  • Producing single company and UK group accounts under UK GAAP
  • Operating a range of control and reconciliations schedules to support the accounts
  • Preparation of the group management accounts including P&L, balance sheets and cashflow statements
  • Preparation of the annual budget
  • Maintaining the group’s tax schedules on a monthly basis
  • Maintaining the data required for the quarterly VAT returns
  • Direct line management of three members of staff

The jobholder will be a qualified accountant with several years’ experience of managing a team and up to date knowledge of statutory account preparation. A good working knowledge of VAT and corporation tax is also essential.

They will have a good working knowledge of Excel, to at least an intermediate level including pivot tables and more complex formulas. Experience of SUN accounting system would also be desirable.

The role will include line management of three Finance team members so solid people management experience is essential.

The job holder will be personable, with excellent written and verbal communication skills including good report writing and presentation skills. Although not essential, prior experience in Financial Services (preferably Asset or Fund Management) would be advantageous. The ability to work to tight deadlines and prioritise workload is also essential.

To apply for this role or to request a full job description, contact HR by email at Applications must be supported by a covering letter and CV.

Please make your line manager aware of your application for this position before applying.

Closing date for applications: 2 July 2021

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Finance Assistant (part time)

Location: Chichester/Homeworker

A vacancy has arisen for a part time Finance Assistant to join our Finance team.

Job Description:

The Finance Assistant will have responsibility for the processing of accounts payable/receivable, preparation of bank reconciliations and other ad-hoc tasks set by the Financial Controller or Senior Finance Manager. Responsibilities include:

  • Coding and recording the groups expenses and invoices
  • Processing and payment of invoices
  • Updating and clearing office bank reconciliations on a weekly basis
  • Updating balance sheet reconciliations in line with the month end timetable
  • Maintaining the fixed asset register
  • Checking and confirming the monthly fee calculations for TUTMAN funds and processing fees for TAM portfolios

The job holder is likely to be educated to ‘A’ Level standard and have previous experience in a similar role, including experience of electronic banking (e.g. RBS Bankline) and accounting systems (preferably SUN). The ideal candidate will also have a good understanding of accounting principles and double-entry.

It is essential that the job holder has high attention to detail, is organised and able to prioritise a changing workload. Excellent communications skills (both written and verbal) are also required as well as being able to improve procedures and efficiency within the team.

It is also important that the job holder has intermediate level ability of Microsoft packages, in particular Excel and Outlook

To apply for this role or to request a full job description, contact HR by email at Applications must be supported by a covering letter and CV.

Please make your line manager aware of your application for this position before applying.

Closing date for applications: 30 June 2021

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Head of Risk

Location: Chichester/Homeworker

A vacancy has arisen for an experienced Head of Risk to join the business.    

Job Description:

The principal objective of the role is to establish and manage procedures to ensure that the Group:

  1. Identifies, controls and monitors risks
  2. Has the necessary standards, systems, processes and procedures in place to protect the Group from these risks
  3. Maintains the necessary records in order to satisfy external regulators and auditors.

Key responsibilities include:

  • Managing and maintaining a comprehensive and effective risk management framework across the Group
  • Keeping the group risk taxonomy, appetite statements and tolerance levels under review and ensuring any amendments are properly justified and submitted for approval
  • Working closely with the Finance team to identify suitable scenarios for the assessment of Pillar 2 capital requirements and liquidity stress tests
  • Overseeing risk reporting to the Board, encompassing risk exposure, emerging risks and best practice.
  • Working with managers across the organisation to ensure that risk management is embedded at an operational level within the business.
  • Owning the Group’s risk register and chairing quarterly meetings to assess new risks and reviewing the score of existing risks

The successful candidate will be credible and able to work well with others at different levels of seniority and build effective working relationships.  Strong communication and written skills are also essential, including the ability to understand complex concepts and convey them simply. Previous people management experience is also desirable.

The role holder must be able to demonstrate an understanding of the UK funds industry, with a significant understanding of UK regulatory requirements and FCA regulation in particular.  An understanding of discretionary investment management businesses would also be advantageous.

They may come from one of several backgrounds, such as a qualified accountant, with a background in compliance, internal audit or a risk team and will likely be educated to degree level, with relevant qualifications in Compliance and/or Audit.

To apply for this role or to request a full job description, contact HR by email at  Applications must be supported by a covering letter and CV. 

Closing date: Friday 11 June 2021
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HR Regulatory Officer

Location: Chichester

We have a brand new position vacant for an HR Regulatory Officer to join the Human Resources team in Chichester.                               

The Job: Provide guidance and support to the Company in all Senior Manager and Certification Regime (SMCR) related matters and act as an SME for SMCR related queries.  Rebuild, implement and run the SMCR procedures applicable to the firm to ensure relevant policies, specified checks and controls are in place and compliant.  The job holder will also be responsible for a professional HR contribution particularly in regard to resourcing (of Certified staff and Senior Management Functions), training, staff development and change relating to SMCR or other FCA regulations applicable to HR.

Key responsibilities include:

  • Acting as the point of contact for all regulated reference requests and queries, liaising with Compliance as necessary;
  • Working with line managers, taking full responsibility on behalf of HR for interviewing, selecting, vetting and inducting all Certified staff and Senior Managers;
  • Ensuring individual Statements of Responsibility remain current and up to date;
  • Ensuring any and all changes to governance and individual responsibilities are captured and the relevant documentation updated;
  • Working with the SMF team to build and maintain a ‘Reasonable Steps’ framework;
  • Acting as a point of reference and support for managers within the business, interpreting issues raised and applying appropriate rules and principles to all matters concerning the regime and any other HR applicable FCA regulations.

The successful candidate will also:

  • Act as one of the Conduct Rules panel/reviewers in any suspected conduct rule breach incident or appeal;
  • Contribute to and prepare MI for Board and other Management Reports on SMCR related compliance.

The job holder is likely to be a graduate or equivalent, with a comprehensive understanding of the FCA regulations governing SMCR and other appropriate regulations, supported by up to 2 years’ practical and relevant industry experience.  It is desirable that the incumbent will have end to end recruitment experience or will strongly develop this in the role.  S/he will be a strong team player, able to win the support and co-operation of senior management.

Experience of using SMCR database or tracking system is preferred.

If you think you are highly organised, able to multi-task under pressure and committed to providing excellent service to internal and external clients then we would like to hear from you.

To apply for this role or to request a full job description, please contact HR by email at: Applications must be supported by a covering letter and CV. 

Closing date: 11 June 2021
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