Senior Accountant - VP Finance - Global Financial Services PLC - Up to £70,000 + Bonus + Benefits + Excellent Career Progression Opportunities - City/London Senior Accountant - VP Finance - Global Financial  …

LH Partners
in London, United Kingdom
Permanent, Full time
Last application, 30 Sep 20
Up to £70,000 + Bonus + Benefits
LH Partners
in London, United Kingdom
Permanent, Full time
Last application, 30 Sep 20
Up to £70,000 + Bonus + Benefits
Our client is a successful international (they have over 12 offices globally) financial services PLC. Their finance team in the City/London are now recruiting for a Senior Accountant at VP level. There are excellent progression and development opportunities available with this position, not only to develop into a #2 role in the finance team but also for it to expand to a global revenue role in 6-12 months. The role is a broad, well-rounded finance role covering the production of management and financial accounts, revenue analysis/reporting, internal controls work, providing analysis to stakeholders and various other finance tasks.

Profile criteria:

  1. Fully-qualified candidate (up to 2-3 years post-qualified)
  2. Must bring a solid foundation of accounting experience covering management and financial accounting 
  3. Team-first work ethos and ambitious, who sees their next role as an opportunity to advance their career, learn new skills, grow their experience and take on additional responsibility 
  4. Excellent communication skills with the ability to build effective relationships with a variety of stakeholders
  5. Ideally looking for accounting experience from the financial services/banking/capital markets sector (particularly from a PLC environment) 
  6. Oracle systems experience is ideal but is not essential
  7. Confident user of Excel

Job Responsibilities:

Revenue Accounting:

  • Ensure accurate recognising of revenues including the preparation and review of deferred and accrued revenue postings
  • Ensure all client contracts are correctly recorded and accounted for under US GAAP and local accounting standards
  • Work with the business and operations teams to guarantee all billing/revenue changes have been reflected correctly
  • Perform variance analysis monthly, quarterly and annually and be able to communicate variances to non accountants
  • Support the business with ad hoc requests regarding client fees

Management Accounting:

  • Producing financial management information in a timely manner as required by senior management.
  • Preparation of international business cost budget and reforecasts
  • Maintenance of monthly revenue/cost centre postings
  • Communicate and knowledge share key financial information with the Financial Controller, Finance Director and senior stakeholders

Financial Accounting:

  • Preparation and review of balance sheet reconciliations and substantiation
  • Working with the financial accounting team on production of annual and quarterly financial statements prepared in accordance with FRS 101 and local reporting standards
  • Management of internal audits and year end external audits
  • Understand and implement strong financial controls in line with SOX 101

Qualifications

  • Qualified accountant with strong post qualified experience (ACA, ACCA, CIMA)
  • Advanced Microsoft Excel skills; extremely comfortable building Excel reports/ models. Knowledge of macros/SQL very favourable
  • Experience using Oracle preferred
  • Ability to analyse large data sets with understanding and communicating the key message

 

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