Finance Planning and Analysis Accountant

London (Greater)
31 Mar 2018
20 Apr 2018
Contract Type
Full Time
Financial Planning & Analysis (FP&A) Accountant

Headquartered in London, LMAX Exchange is a global, high growth financial technology company that is leading the transformation of the global FX industry to transparent, fair, precise and consistent execution. Operating one global marketplace for trading FX, metals, indices and commodities, LMAX Exchange Group builds and runs its own high performance, ultra-low latency exchange platforms for electronic FX trading in London, New York and Tokyo. Servicing banks, brokers, funds and professional traders, LMAX Exchange has been widely recognised for industry innovation and the award-winning proprietary technology.

LMAX Exchange has been ranked as one of the fastest growing companies in the UK by The Sunday Times Tech Track 100, Deloitte Technology Fast 50 and is part of the Tech City UK Future Fifty programme.

Position: Finance Planning & Analysis (FP&A) Accountant
Location: London, W11 4AN
Job Type: Full Time, Permanent
Salary: £50 to £65K per annum

About the role:

LMAX are looking for a talented individual to join our Finance team as a Financial Planning & Analysis (FP&A) Accountant. Working closely with and reporting to the Head of Finance.


- Drive the financial planning process (budgets, forecasts and long-range plan), ensuring that the Business is suitably involved
-Review financial KPI’s/ MI submitted to senior management
-Understand the mechanics of LMAX revenue generation including client and product profitability in order to deliver meaningful analysis to senior management and respond to queries
-Gross profit performance analysis vs plan
-Implement improvements to financial and KPI reporting, including liaising with business analysts
-Client, product and sales team profitability analysis
-Oversight of sales involving month end billing
-Provide financial control around monthly cash book postings and work with Cash Manager to improve the quality and efficiency of financial data capture
-Responsible for LMAX Finance system enhancements and efficiencies
-Provide cover for Head of Finance as necessary
-Accurate and timely completion of trading performance for consolidated monthly financial reporting process
-Future project to enhance Business Intelligence (BI)
-Support the statutory audit process
-Assist with regulatory reporting as required
-Other ad hoc tasks and projects as required

Essential Skills / Experiences:

-Well acquainted with Microsoft suite of products and proficient in Excel (data connections, VBA/ design and edit macros)
-CIMA/ ACA preferably with min 2 years of post-qualification experience
-Ability to analyse and interpret large data set
-Ability to multi-task and work in a challenging fast paced environment
-Strong work ethic with a positive, can-do attitude
-Ability to plan, implement and administer financial information and control systems
-Excellent interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills
-Exhibit maturity, professionalism, and high level of discretion is required

Desirable Skills / Experiences:

-Familiar with Sun systems and Vision finance software system
-Exhibit a thorough understanding in leveraged FX markets, our product suite and client base
-Demonstrate appropriate understanding/ working knowledge of accounting principles and internal controls, with motivation to apply them
-Experience in an Exchange environment

You may have experience of the following: Group Accountant, Financial Analyst, ACA, Financial Planning, Accountant, Financial Planning and Analysis, Financial Controller, Head of Finance, Management Accountant, CIMA, ACCA, Finance Manager, Commercial Accountant, Qualified Accountant, Head of Financial Reporting, etc.

This vacancy is being advertised by EasyWeb Recruitment, the UK’s leading Online Recruitment Agency. The services advertised by EasyWeb Recruitment are those of an employment agency. No terminology in this advert is intended to discriminate on the grounds of gender, race, disability, age, sexual orientation, religion, or belief, and we confirm that we will gladly accept all applications

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