Technical Accountant

London (Central), London (Greater)
12 Jun 2019
19 Jun 2019
Job Title
Experience Levels
Qualified Accountant
Contract Type
Full Time

Our client is an Global Asset Management Company based in central London. 

Position Description

This is an excellent opportunity for a qualified accountant to join a vibrant department supporting an exciting and developing business. We are looking for a highly organised and proactive accountant to join our team in London. You will be responsible for providing financial support to the management team and also playing a key part in providing accurate, timely information whilst looking to improve current processes.  Your main role focuses on supporting the International Head of Regulatory Reporting and taking ownership for Statutory & Regulatory reporting for Management Companies, UK affiliate and the holding companies.

Key Duties:

  • Timely review of monthly reporting and associated financial packs for two Regulated entities suggesting where appropriate improvements to strengthen reporting and financial control
  • Assist the Heads of Tax and Finance with oversight of transfer pricing calculations/entries 
  • Provide monthly updates to Head of Risk on profit and loss balances as well as regulatory and internal capital requirements
  • Review and implement corporate policies across Management companies in UK and Ireland
  • Responsible for ICAAP modelling and write of various scenarios and associated assumptions. Assist Heads of Finance and Risk with risk write up. 
  • Ensure ongoing compliance with regulatory & capital requirements, in accordance to FCA policies and procedures including preparing and reviewing returns
  • Working with Tax team on all tax & matters pertaining to responsible entities (corporation Tax, VAT, withholding tax) 
  • Preparation of the annual statutory accounts for UK entities, ensure compliance with FRS102/local GAAP as required 
  • Present P&L and BS on a quarterly basis to Head of Finance as well as Tax & FP&A teams
  • Approve ad hoc payments as and when required
  • Proactively manage relationship with Auditors 
  • Prepare key financial information for Board review
  • Managing appropriate control systems with a suitable level of complexity to robustly avoid/resolve issues affecting financial reporting and management
  • Assist the Head of Finance with applying expert knowledge of financial concepts and principles to Regulatory Reporting and clearly document any conclusions reached.
  • Provide cover for Head of Finance to attend meetings such as EROC, regional product committee and project update meetings as and when required  
  • Documentation of procedures including assisting the Head of Finance with impact assessment of upcoming accounting standards changes
  • Improve efficiency and transparency of existing reporting through the use of Technology /advanced excel knowledge and enhanced processes. 
  • Recalculate orderly winddown on a quarterly basis for all regulated entities for submission to the Board for review and approval 
  • Offer Support to global team to ensure all internal and external deadlines are adhered so
  • Project work to be carried out as and when required.
  • Prepare and submit data to RFP team for UK company accounts on an ad hoc basis
  • Work with Head of finance on new system developments including implementation of new systems to streamline existing workflows 
  • Providing cover within the department when required
  • Ad hoc tasks as they arise. 

Key Competencies & Skills

  • Technical 
  • Commercial experience of Excel/VB - can demonstrate understanding and experience of pivot tables, vlookups.  Macros would be an advantage
  • Good systems knowledge. Experience of working with large scale, global, interactive accounting systems - preferably Workday and HFM. 
  • Previous experience within similar role  
  • Advantageous to have worked in Financial Services

Personal Skills

  • Proactive and able to work independently and suggest solutions to queries raised
  • Strong attention to detail as working in numerical and payment business environment
  • Ability to organise work around tight deadlines
  • Able to interact with customers and clients professionally and personably 

Post qualified 3 years plus (ACA/ACCA/CIMA)