Financial Controller - Private Banking Client

London (Greater)
15 Sep 2018
18 Sep 2018
Contract Type
Full Time
Financial Controller - Private Banking Client

London (Canary Wharf)

6 Months

My client is a leading Investment Banking client in Canary Wharf, London and we are currently recruiting on their behalf for a Financial controller to work within their Legal Entity Finance Team

Legal Entity Finance acts as guardians, co-pilots and trusted advisors to our partners across our UK legal entities. It is the key point of contact in the delivery of high quality financial reports and the provision of reliable, robust analysis and insights to support effective decision making.

A significant part of the role is the review and challenge of the legal entity financial results and regulatory reports, the monitoring of key financial controls operated by Group Finance, supporting the delivery of materials to the Audit Committees and Boards and also ad-hoc analysis and project work

Responsibilities of this role includes:

* Monthly review and challenge of the financial results based on reports and information prepared by Group Finance;
* Acting as an escalation point for Group Finance teams when resolving issues arising during the monthly financial close process;
* Providing review and challenge of regulatory returns before submission to the Regulators (PRA, FCA and the Bank of England);
* Preparing monthly Executive Committee financial summaries;
* Maintain an awareness and understanding of the key business drivers of the financial results;
* Supporting the reporting to the Audit Committees and Boards;
* Preparation of the annual financial statements including the production of the Strategic and Directors' report;
* Undertake periodic reviews of end-to-end processes and controls to ensure integrity of the general ledger;
* Maintain an awareness and understanding of the major risks, operational incidents and general ledger reconciliation breaks impacting our legal entities; and
* Supporting the Director/CFO with required ad hoc reporting and requests.

Skills and Experience Required

* Qualified Accountant - ACA, ACCA, CIMA or Similar
* Experience of working in a Private Banking Environment
* Regulatory Reporting experience
* Understanding of the UK Banking regulatory environment (PRA)
* Finance ERP Systems experience (ideally Hyperion)
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