Group Accountant
6 - 12 month contract
£80000 - £100000 + benefits + bonus

The company is one of the world's leading HNW wealth management groups with a breadth of services, geographic reach and by AUM with over 1000 employees across 18 jurisdictions throughout the world.


  • Qualified accountant with previous financial services experience
  • Previous IFRS experience
  • Good knowledge of different jurisdictional tax requirements is advantageous
  • Previous financial services experience
  • Regulatory filings experience
  • Good technical accounting skills
  • Strong Excel skills (knowledge of macros, Power Pivot and Power BI would be an advantage)
  • Very good attention to detail and an organised logical approach is essential
  • Proactive and solutions oriented
  • Ability to work effectively under pressure and to meet tight deadlines

Reporting to the Group FC, the Group Accountant will be responsible for the complete month end close process of several international entities across the Group. Including the preparation of financial records under IFRS, financial statements, preparing and submitting relevant tax filings and providing financial information to stakeholders across the Group, enabling them to make budgeting and investments decisions. You will be working in the next few months on the year end.

  • Assist with the preparation of year-end statutory financial statements
  • Liaison with auditors
  • Respond to adhoc financial queries by gathering and interpreting data
  • Prepare board report packs including financial analysis and commentary
  • Complete bank reconciliations for the bank accounts of specific Group entities on a weekly and monthly basis to ensure that the cash records are correct
  • Liaise with the billing team to ensure that they have completed the billing, WIP accruals, bad debt provisions and income split journals for assigned Group entities each month
  • Liaise with the accounts payable team to ensure that accruals and prepayments are booked correctly each month
  • Preparing the monthly profit and loss, and balance sheet reports
  • Completion of IFRS 16 lease accounting journals for relevant entities
  • Check that the AP team has posted expenses to the correct department versus budget
  • Provide input into cash forecast for tax or other cash items
  • Understand and adhere to all financial and accounting regulations and legislation
  • Complete VAT and Tax returns, for the appropriate countries' tax authority within the required deadlines
  • Assist with the completion of regulatory returns during busy periods and provide data to the regulatory reporting team for monthly regulatory cap updates
  • Input into the calculation of local and Group service level agreements
  • Work closely with the Global payroll accountant to book the payroll journals for each jurisdiction
  • Preparation of weekly/monthly cash flow forecasts