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Senior Financial Accountant

Michael Page Finance
Closing date
28 Jan 2022

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Contract Type
Full Time
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The Senior Financial Accountant role will be responsible for reporting the balance sheet and income (split across different portfolios) and subsidiaries. Reporting responsibilities includes both internal and statutory external reporting (annual report and accounts) and taking ownership of portfolios assigned to them and ensuring that Finance operates a robust control framework.

Client Details

My client is a leading financial services provider.

  • Completing daily/weekly profit and loss reports for assigned portfolios and working with front office to resolve any issues.
  • Reporting and management information for portfolios, including posting month end adjustments, completing/reviewing reconciliations, obtaining substantiation, completing analytical review of movements and providing commentary.
  • Preparation of forecast and budget numbers and providing commentary and explanation of variances.
  • Contribute to the production of the annual report and accounts process.
  • Provide analysis and impact assessment on the statutory and internal reporting in light of any policy decisions and other projects as they arise.
  • Able to understand and apply accounting standards for assigned portfolios.
  • Support other areas with ad hoc projects and activities.


Essential Criteria
  • Be a qualified accountant (ACA/ACCA/CIMA) with experience in financial reporting (IFRS) and financial control.
  • Good IT skills, including Excel, and the ability to learn new IT systems and processes.
    Experience of effective engagement with different stakeholder groups across an organisation and be able to maintain effective working relationships.
  • The ability to take initiative and drive for results with limited oversight.
  • Able to communicate, succinctly and in simple terms, both verbally and in writing.
  • High attention to detail, ensuring work output is accurate and relevant.
  • Good workload management skills with a core focus on delivery. Be flexible and adaptable in order to ensure tasks are prioritised effectively and delivered on time.
  • Be a team player and able to work collaboratively with others and share knowledge.

Job Offer

This specific role offers a base salary of c. £48,000-52,000 (subject to experience and skill set)
  • 25 days annual leave with option to buy up to 13 additional days through flexible benefits
  • Private medical insurance and income protection insurance
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