Financial Accountant
£75,000 + Bonus + benefits 12 Month Fixed Term Contract

The Company

They are a leading fintech trading firm which provides a trading platform to investors and broker-dealer firms. They also provide data to clients to enable trading decisions, as well as connectivity solutions that enable straight-through processing; and execution services for fund managers and other clients. They also provide market and reference data to the global capital markets

Who they are looking for

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

  • Formal accounting qualification (ACA/ACCA/CIMA), or qualified by experience (7 years +)
  • Good technical accounting training and capabilities with knowledge of IFRS/UK GAAP
  • Financial Services experience highly desirable but not essential
  • Experience with month-end financial close processes
  • Numerate and methodical with exceptional attention to detail and accuracy
  • Process oriented with excellent organizational and analytical skills
  • Experience with NetSuite accounting software preferred and advanced MS Excel required
  • Excellent performance accountability orientation following through on commitments and deadlines
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills

The Role

Reporting to the Head of Finance you will have responsibility for end-to-end financial accounting process for designated EU/Asia operating entities. The EU Finance team comprises a team of six, reporting into the Head of Finance. .. The responsibilities include the following:

  • Assist in the preparation of statutory reporting for the European/Asian entities
  • Month-end close processing and general accounting including accruals, prepayments, payroll etc.
  • Monthly fee calculations and billing with an emphasis on automation of the underlying processes
  • Recording and reconciliation of Inter-company transactions
  • Fixed Asset accounting and maintenance of the Fixed Asset Register
  • Preparation of monthly balance sheet reconciliations
  • Assist in determining cash requirements to maintain the appropriate cash flow for monthly expenses
  • Maintenance of policies and procedures for SOX compliance
  • Assistance in the preparation of VAT and Corporation Tax filings
  • Interaction with internal and external auditors