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Senior Management Accountant

  • Location

    City of London, London

  • Sector:

    Accounting & Finance

  • Job type:

    Permanent

  • Salary:

    £55000 - £60000 per annum

  • Contact:

    Bethany Singer

  • Contact email:

    bethany@kennedypearce.com

  • Job ref:

    bs7220_1610621529

  • Published:

    3 months ago

My Client, a foreign exchange specialist, based in the City of London are looking for Senior Management Accountant. Successful candidates will fully qualified and have experience managing a small team. Have proven experience working in a FX or Financial Services and speak french! This fast-paced team are looking for a positive, reliable and well organised individual.

Senior Management Accountant

Key Responsibilities & Accountabilities:

  • Financial Reporting and Control
  • Review and consolidate the management accounts from across the region to prepare one final management account for the group
  • Ensure the management accounts of each region are compliant under international regulations and is converted to and compliant under UK regulations.
  • Review and agree inter-company reconciliations
  • Lead the month end meeting to resolve any issues and agree how to close all regions.
  • Supervise month end close for all countries/regions within the group
  • Act as the main contact for the completion of the interim and year end internal audit process.
  • Act as the main contact for external auditors, coordinate preparation of audit requirements and provide answers to any queries.
  • Calculation of goodwill
  • Ensure the P&Ls reviews are completed on a monthly basis and that all the accruals and provisions are correct.
  • Carry out quarterly balance sheets reviews and control procedure checks.
  • Prepare management accounts information and monthly reports for head office, resolving any queries that arise.
  • Review and consolidate year end statutory accounts across the region to create a final year end statutory account for the group.
  • Submit finalised year end account
  • Prepare the board meeting commentary as and when required
  • Prepare tax calculation for all entities in the group
  • Support the tax strategy of the group and preparation of tax reporting.
  • Strategic Planning and Financial Planning & Analysis
  • Manage and support the delivery of a detailed overall year-end plan according to group requirements, with clear accountabilities and timelines.
  • Maintain controls to minimise risks
  • Prepare variance analysis of financial reports as requested
  • Support the CFO with the preparation of budgets and forecasts

Responsible for 4 direct reports, managerial responsibilities include:

  • Oversight of all direct and indirect reports & department activity;
  • Ensuring a culture of respect to all colleagues;
  • Ensuring all direct/indirect reports comply with FCA principles for business and conduct rules;
  • Ensure that all direct/indirect reports are set appropriate objectives at the start of each year, start of employment;
  • Conduct mid-year/end-year appraisals for direct reports, completing these to the required level within the stipulated timeframes;
  • Ensure all direct/indirect reports achieve set objectives and review/take action where objectives are not achieved (as appropriate);
  • Ensuring all direct/indirect reports attend/complete all mandatory training by set deadlines;
  • Ensure all direct/indirect reports complete the necessary annual recertification checks in accordance with the requested timescales;

Educational Qualifications and Requirements:

  • Educated to Degree-level or able to demonstrate equivalent relevant experience;
  • Fully qualified ACCA/CIMA/ACA
  • Previous experience of working within in a regulated investment firm;
  • Strong demonstrable experience of working within a similar role within a commercial environment;
  • Extensive knowledge of FRS102, IFRS;
  • Experience in tax calculation, corporate tax and VAT.
  • Strong accounting, finance and book-keeping background;
  • Strong knowledge of UK financial Regulations etc.;
  • Strong knowledge of financial regulations, compliance and risk management within other countries/regions within the group;
  • Strong knowledge of the regulatory environment in which an FX firm operates;
  • Able to demonstrate a clear understanding of the purpose of risk management and compliance within a regulated environment;
  • Experience working with assigned country/region;
  • Awareness of regulatory, compliance and risk management within other countries/regions an advantage;

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