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Financial Accountant

  • Location

    City of London, London

  • Sector:

    Accounting & Finance

  • Job type:

    Permanent

  • Salary:

    £30000 - £35000 per annum

  • Contact:

    Sinead Lennon-Smith

  • Contact email:

    sinead@kennedypearce.com

  • Job ref:

    bas982_1594730080

  • Published:

    4 months ago

Our client, prestigious broker operating globally, based in the City of London, are looking for a Financial Accountant to join their team. Successful candidates will be part qualified ACA or equivalent.
Job Title: Financial Accountant
Main responsibilities:
Month end reporting
  • Carrying out all month end accounting postings in an efficient and accurate manner following a set timetable, including preparation of support cost entries, revenue share accruals, PSA / P11D accruals and processing of intercompany debit notes;
  • Analysing month on month and YTD variances and providing clear, accurate and meaningful commentary for key variances;
  • Preparing month end balance sheet reconciliations to good standard with appropriate back up support and commentary on key movements;
  • Calculating current and deferred tax provisions;
  • Preparing month end reporting packages for Group Finance;
  • Liaising with overseas offices and ensuring all inter-company balances are agreed and any disputes resolved.
Business partnering
  • Developing a good understanding of the business and its products;
  • Building a strong working rapport with the business managers and desk heads and acting as a first port of call for front office queries;
Half Year/Year end reporting
  • Preparing HY and YE working papers for external auditors;
  • Addressing and resolving audit queries;
  • Preparing IFRS statutory workbooks at YE
Key skills, experience and competencies required to be successful in this role:
  • Partly qualified accountant, AAT/ACA or equivalent and intention to continue studying.
  • Big four audit firm training desirable
  • Financial services experience preferable
  • Proficient systems knowledge
  • Excellent Microsoft Office skills especially excel
  • Self-driven, enthusiastic and a good team player
  • Ability to work under pressure and embrace change
  • Proven ability to solve complex issues and reconcile differences
  • Excellent communication skills (both written and verbal)

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