Accountant - Financial Services

Recruiter
KennedyPearce Consulting
Location
London
Salary
55000.0000
Posted
16 Apr 2017
Closes
16 May 2017
Sector
Accountancy
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time

This leading Global Financial Services Business is looking to recruit a qualified accountant for its dynamic finance team. Reporting into the Financial Controller this will be an extremely diverse role and will involve extensive front office exposure. The role will involve a mix of financial and management accounting and will require the successful candidate to be very flexible and adaptable.

Main responsibilities will include but not be restricted to:

  • Carrying out all month end accounting postings in an efficient and accurate manner following a set timetable;
  • Calculating front office variable bonus accruals;
  • Analysing month on month and YTD variances and providing clear, accurate and meaningful commentary for key variances;
  • Preparing month end balance sheet reconciliations to good standard with appropriate back up support and commentary on key movements;
  • Preparing month end reporting packages for Group Finance;
  • Addressing queries from London Management and from Group Finance;
  • Liaising with overseas offices and ensuring all inter-company balances are agreed and any disputes resolved.
  • Preparing Half Year and Year End working papers for external auditors;
  • Addressing and resolving audit queries;
  • Developing a good understanding of the business and its products;
  • Building a strong working rapport with the desk heads and acting as a first port of call for front office queries;
  • Communicating with desk heads on a regular basis and taking them through their desks results on a monthly basis;
  • Liaising with joint venture partners and preparing monthly consolidated results.

As the successful candidate you will be a fully qualified accountant (ACA, ACCA, CIMA or equivalent) with ideally 2 years post qualified experience. You will have extensive experience of financial and management accounting including a good understanding of balance sheet reconciliations. Ideally you will have worked in a financial services business however this isn't a must and candidates are welcome to apply who have a genuine interest.