Financial Accountant
to £75,000 + Bonus + benefits
City

The Company

They are a leading technology 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

  • Part qualified or qualified accountant with experience of month-end financial close processes and
  • Good technical accounting training and capabilities with knowledge of UK GAAP and IFRS
  • Experience with GL accounting software preferred and advanced MS Excel required
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills

Other

  • Financial Services experience desirable but not essential
  • Numerate and methodical with exceptional attention to detail and accuracy
  • Process oriented with excellent organizational and analytical skills
  • Excellent performance accountability orientation following through on commitments and deadlines

The Role

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

  • Assist in the preparation of statutory reporting for the European 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