Accountant - Financial Services

KennedyPearce Consulting
16 Apr 2017
16 May 2017
Contract Type
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.