Financial Accountant (Investments)

The Search Core
London, South East England
17 Jul 2017
16 Aug 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

We are looking for an experienced Financial Accountant (investments) to join this unique and exciting but extremely complex organisation based in the heart of London.

Following recent restructure, this is a newly-created role, sitting within the investments accounting team and you will be the technical expert for all accounting matters relating to their investments, of which some are extremely significant in value and complexity.

Reporting to the Head of Accounting, your key responsibilities, will include:

  • Responsible for financial accounting for the group of charitable organisations and its subsidiary companies
  • Preparation of financial accounts for all relevant entities and management of the external audit process
  • Ensure all year end transactions and valuations are processed, liaising with the investment and property accountants
  • Prepare consolidation entries and all other intercompany transactions and activities
  • Review the monthly close process to maintain a strong financial control environment across the organisation and all its subsidiaries
  • Liaise with the Head of Tax, Audit & Risk Committee; providing support when technical finance and tax computations
  • Answer question posed by the external Auditors and work closely with relevant finance and investment staff to ensure all technical notes and papers are delivered with all the required accounting standards
  • Prepare the definitive version of accounts and statements to be presented and signed off by the board

The successful accountant will be an ACA/ACCA/CIMA/CIPFA qualified accountant with significant post qualified experience. You must be a technical expert and possess the interest and ability to research complex financial activities - ensuring that they can be adopted and delivered across the organisation by the financial team.

Due to the breadth and complexity of this role it is essential that you can be 'go-to’ financial expert therefore require first class interpersonal and communication skills with the ability to be able to work in partnership with a wide ranging direct and indirect stakeholder group.

It is essential that you have a strong appetite for systems, can manipulate large volumes of complex data in Excel, whilst always looking to review and improve processes and procedures. A working knowledge of SAP, although not essential, would provide a distinct advantage.