Legal Entity Controller (Investment Banking)

13 Sep 2019
02 Oct 2019
Contract Type
Full Time
Our client is one of the world's leading banks, with more than 45,000 employees, offices in 50 countries and expertise in nearly every facet of banking, investing and finance.

The role is part of the Legal Entity Finance team consisting of stakeholder managers covering all EMEA legal entities. 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.

Specifically, this role is maternity cover within the Finance team for the UK IB legal entities. A significant part of the role is the review and challenge of the legal entity financial results including statutory accounts 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.

Essentials Skills and Qualifications:

- Excellent MS Office skills (particularly Excel and PowerPoint), knowledge of PeopleSoft is beneficial

- Excellent written, analytical, and verbal communication skills are a requirement, with proven ability to communicate complex ideas in a concise form;

- Strong interpersonal skills, the ability to communicate effectively at various levels of the organization and the willingness to proactively engage and constructively challenge;

- Effective problem solving, creative skills, ability to exercise sound judgment and make decisions based on accurate and timely analyses

Desired Skills and Qualifications:

VP level seniority or ambition to grow to VP level;
At least 3-5 years of experience in Finance or Statutory Audit;
High level of integrity and dependability with a strong sense of urgency and results-orientation;
Independent, reliable and thorough way of working and at the same time being a team player is key;
BSc in Accounting or Finance, MBA and/or ACA/ACCA highly desirable;

Candidates will ideally show evidence of the above in their CV in order to be considered.

Please be advised if you haven't heard from us within 48 hours then unfortunately your application has not been successful on this occasion, we may however keep your details on file for any suitable future vacancies and contact you accordingly.

Pontoon is an employment consultancy and operates as an equal opportunities employer

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