My client is a global financial services group offering securities, banking and investment management services and providing a wide range of bespoke financial services to a substantial and diversified client base that includes financial institutions, corporations and individuals.
The group is headquartered in the City of London and maintains offices in major cities around the globe.
Purpose of the role:
This position will support the Financial Controller, covering the management accounts. You will be supporting the business with timely and accurate reports as well as analytical review to aid the businesses growth.
Key responsibilities of the role:
Preparation of monthly management accounts and management reporting, including analysis and commentary.
Maintaining strong financial control of the general ledger, accurate and timely management information, including budgets, variances from budget and the production of KPIs which aligned to the business needs.
Control certain balance sheet areas and production of reconciliations and analytical information to ensure appropriate treatments.
Working with the wider business to maintain and review budgets and forecasts.
Provision of timely & accurate management information.
Actively contributing to strengthening of the Finance team and identifying opportunities to improve processes, controls and analysis.
Assisting with regulatory reporting.
Assisting with preparation of statutory accounts at year end.
Assisting with budget preparation and monitoring.
Liaison with external auditors throughout audit process.
Qualifications / Educational Requirements:
Strong academic background.
Educated to degree standard - preferable, but not essential.
ACA/ACCA/CIMA finalist or qualified accountant
Management Accounting experience gained in a UK based Financial Services firm or a UK Accountancy practice.
Preferable exposure to Accounting within Financial Services but strong Non-Financial Services will be considered.
Demonstrated ability to work well as part of a team.
High attention to detail and being proactive and self-motivated.
Experience of working in a high paced deadline driven environment.