Senior Management Accountant - Global Financial Services Group - Up to £65,000 + Bonus + Benefits - City/London Senior Management Accountant - Global Financial  …

LH Partners
à Londres, Angleterre, Royaume-Uni
CDI, Plein-temps
Dernière candidature, 24 févr. 21
Up to £65,000 + Bonus + Benefits
LH Partners
à Londres, Angleterre, Royaume-Uni
CDI, Plein-temps
Dernière candidature, 24 févr. 21
Up to £65,000 + Bonus + Benefits
With offices in Europe, Asia and the US, this international financial services group has a solid reputation in the industry along with a strong track record of sustained success during its history. Their finance team in London is looking to hire an experienced and well-rounded Senior Management Accountant. The ideal candidate will be fully-qualified (ACA/ACCA/CIMA and between 2-5 years post-qualified) and should bring a solid foundation of accounting experience covering management accounting, financial/legal entity control and intercompany reporting.


The role will act as a Senior Management Accountant reporting on various legal entities across the company and will act as a Finance Business Partner to the various stakeholders within the senior management and front office teams. This includes providing challenge to the business, preparing monthly reporting, budgeting & forecasting, intercompany reporting, and contributing financial expertise to commercial ad hoc projects / initiatives.

This role will work within the Front Office reporting team, producing the numbers, performing reviews, interpreting and presenting to management, improving finance processes and the control environment, etc. Prioritising and dealing with ad hoc queries and projects will be a key part of the role.

Profile Criteria:

  1. Fully-Qualified (ACA/ACCA/CIMA) candidate with post- qualification experience (ideally 2-5 years PQE) from industry (ideally financial services but our client will be open to sector) 

  2. Must have worked / performed reporting in a PLC environment, within a multi-currency and multi-subsidiary business

  3. Well-rounded finance skill-set covering management accounting, financial controls and/or legal entity controls/reporting experience

  4. Understanding of what a strong/good controls environment looks like, with the ability to document accounting processes and procedures 

  5. Oracle or Hyperion would be useful (but is not essential)  

  6. Good communication and influencing skills with stakeholder management experience 

Main Duties & Responsibilities

  • Build a strong working relationship with the business whilst, at all times, remaining an independent finance resource.

  • Have a clear and in-depth understanding of each business and the markets within which they operate.

  • Participate in decision making processes, present alternative approaches, possible solutions and highlighting potential issues or risks.

  • Responsible for the preparation of Management Accounts within the EMEA region across the brands, asset classes and legal entities. Take ownership for control and sign-off on financial performance of assigned legal entities.

  • Responsible for the preparation of timely and accurate management information for key stakeholders

  • Reporting of daily revenue at Desk/Divisional level and EMEA regional reporting. Reconciliation of revenue and fees processed at month end. Ensure FOBO reconciliations are performed to ensure completeness of revenue.

  • Preparation and review of Balance Sheet reconciliations.

  • Responsible for the monthly substantiation of the General Ledger and the reconciliation of all balances back to the relevant sub-ledgers or source systems.

  • Production of variance analysis and analytical reviews (P&L, Balance Sheet and Cash Flow).

  • Assisting with team developments to improve efficiency, reporting and processes for both UK and Non-UK offices in a controlled environment.

  • Build a rapport with counterparts in other regions to agree and settle intercompany balances and foster the sharing of best practice.

  • Ensure an effective risk and control framework is embedded to support our processes.

  • Assist with the Annual preparation of Budgets and Forecasts for P&L and Balance Sheet, ensuring full understanding of revenue trends and key cost drivers.

  • Year-End reporting. This will include preparation of Year-End files for relevant front office entities, business reviews and assisting with Audit queries.

  • Assist Group Tax with the preparation of VAT returns.

  • Support bank payment authorization. You will be a nominated signatory within the EMEA team.

  • Build and maintain professional relationships with the EMEA Finance team and other key stakeholders. There should be clear communication and adoption of Group accounting policies and ensure the Expenditure Control framework is adhered to at all times.

  • From time to time you will be asked to undertake any other reasonable duties as required within this role.

Qualification and Requirements

  • Qualified Accountant (ACA, ACCA, CIMA) with several years’ PQE (ideally 2-5 years PQE).

  • Experience working in the financial services sector an advantage

  • Skilled in applications such as Oracle, Excel, SmartView/ASO, Discoverer

  • Experience interacting with stakeholders across different departments

  • In-depth knowledge of what a good control environment looks like

  • Attention to detail is essential


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