£40,000 - £45,000 + Bonus + Benefits
London City

They are a highly successful, expanding, independent, employee owned global investment bank, market maker and asset management business with offices in all the major financial centres. They work with some of the most well known business on the planet.

The role reports to and is responsible for providing support to the Financial Controller and producing financial accounting for all entities within the business. The finance function is small and you will be used to working in a hands-on role. You will be involved in the delivery of management and group accounting activities and must be comfortable operating to tight deadlines maintaining high accuracy. The role includes the following:

  • Ensure all transactions are correctly posted in the general ledgers
  • Investigate and resolve all variances and issues, perform bank reconciliations
  • Produce quarterly VAT returns
  • Maintain fixed asset register and perform monthly balance sheet reconciliations
  • Prepare and post all month-end accruals, prepayments and journals (including all inter-company and intra-group recharges)
  • Liaising with Group for intercompany reconciliation & settlements
  • Maintain record of business contracts and agreements (incl. licenses) and ensure that all transactions are properly posted
  • Coordinate overseas payroll
  • Assist with consolidated financial statements and also prepare annual statutory accounts for Zurich subsidiary
  • Liaise with auditors, as well as tax and pension advisors
  • Prepare information for tax returns and also prepare information for expatriate tax reporting compliance
  • Liaise with German accountants
  • Ensure all Companies House and HMRC filings are made within deadline
  • Corporate credit card liaison
  • Finance approver of Accounts Payable invoices and also assist with IB invoicing
  • Identify opportunities to improve financial systems and processes to continuously improve the quality and efficiency of all group finance deliveries
  • Participate in other projects as requested by management
  • Produce ad hoc analysis from time to time
  • Development of strong working relationships with internal departments

To be considered for this role, you should meet the following criteria:

  • Fully qualified ACA or ACCA or similar
  • Possess a strong technical finance skill set and working familiarity with IFRS
  • Working knowledge of HMRC filings and requirements
  • Extensive experience working with pivot tables in Excel
  • Strong, administrative and co-ordination skills
  • Exceptional attention to detail & excellent communication skills
  • Proactive, demonstrating initiative and enthusiasm
  • Excellent analytical and quantitative skills
  • Commitment to satisfying internal customers
  • Financial Services industry experience is not essential.