Financial Accounting Manager
£70000 - £90000 + benefits
6 - 9 months fixed term contract
Central London - hybrid

They are one of the world's leading independent investment and wealth management groups with over
500 employees in 11 different countries. They advise on over £40bn of investment funds and assets.
They have a new fixed term contract for a Financial Accounting Manager.

* Qualified accountant with several years PQE
* Previous IFRS experience and excellent technical accounting skills.
* Previous experience of managing different jurisdictional payrolls
* Previous experience of managing, developing and motivating a team including coaching and management skills
* Experience managing system implementation projects
* Good knowledge of different jurisdictional tax requirements
* Previous financial services experience is beneficial
* Regulatory filings experience
* Advanced Excel skills (macro level, including Power Pivot and Power BI is advantageous)
* Very good attention to detail and an organised logical approach is essential
* Strong interpersonal skills with ability to build effective working relationships and influence change
* Team player

Reporting to the Group Head of Financial Reporting, you will be responsible for the effective management of a small team to ensure the accurate and timely month end close process for all entities in the Group. Including the preparation/review and submission of VAT and tax calculations and the provision of financial information to business functions across the Group, enabling them to make budgeting and investments decisions. Responsibilities include:
* To ensure the production of high quality financial outputs in a timely manner from the financial accounting team
* To be responsible for the month end close process of more challenging Group entities including the following: o Bank reconciliations on a weekly and monthly basis to ensure that the cash records are correct
o Liaise with the accounts payable team to ensure that accruals and prepayments are booked correctly
o 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
o Provide input into cash forecast for tax or other cash items
* Review of the monthly trend analysis for assigned Group entities
* Preparing and reviewing the monthly profit and loss, and balance sheet reports
* Review and complete VAT and Tax returns for the relevant tax authority within required deadlines
* Ensure that the team understands and adheres to all financial and accounting regulations and legislation
* Assist with the completion and review of regulatory returns during busy periods and provide data to the regulatory reporting team for monthly regulatory capital updates
* Review of the local and Group SLA's calculations
* Review the monthly payroll for assigned jurisdictions
* Review month payroll journals for assigned entities
* Preparation of weekly/monthly cash flow forecasts, and controlling expenditure and cash flow
* Prepare year-end statutory financial statements and review those produced by the team
* Respond to ad-hoc financial queries by gathering and interpreting data
* Liaison with auditors
* Provide on the job training and support to team members