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Financial Accountant

Broadgate Search
Closing date
23 Feb 2021

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Based in City of London, with offices in Kent and the Midlands, but open to flexible working to suit individual needs and preferences

The duties of the role:

External reporting
  • PE investor reporting - own, populate and submit monthly template
  • Covenant certificate - own, calculate and submit quarterly to banks
  • FCA regulatory return - prepare quarterly RMAR for the main trading entity
  • Statutory financial statements - prepare certain disclosure notes and contribute to the audit process as required

Month end (main trading entity)
  • Company level P&L oversight and control
  • Maintain Balance Sheet reconciliations and actively manage the satisfactory resolution of issues
  • Overrider income accrual calculations and journals
  • Payroll accounting
  • Other ad-hoc analysis and journals

Month end (Group)
  • Review, challenge, import and reconcile subsidiaries' Trial Balances
  • Group consolidation review and control
  • Assist with the ongoing accounting of newly acquired entities
  • Maintenance and review of 3x Holding company ledgers
  • Identify and implement opportunities for streamlining of month end processes

  • VAT - devise and run new processes for the collation and submission of Group and entity returns
  • PSA - perform annual calculation for the main trading entity
  • Corporation Tax - assist with the annual computation process
  • Payroll and employee benefits - assist in answering queries as they arise

  • Devise solutions to day-to-day accounting queries from the wider Finance Team
  • Contribute to budget and forecast processes as required
  • Assist with projects as required
  • Other ad-hoc tasks as required

The ideal candidate

The ideal candidate would have the following skills and experience:
  • Qualified accountant (audit practice background) with at least 3 years PQE
  • Experience of insurance broking accounting, operations and regulations
  • Prior exposure to the opportunities and challenges faced in a fast growth business
  • Self-motivated, efficient and well organised
  • Able to work under own initiative
  • Flexible, with a proven ability to meet tight deadlines
  • Problem solving skills
  • Strong controls mindset
  • Keen eye for detail
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Interest in and understanding of tax
  • Advanced Excel skills
  • Business Central experience (desirable, but not essential)
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