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  • £Competitive depending on experience
  • Contract
  • Central London
  • Ref: 21373

Your New Job Title: Financial Accountant/ Finance Manager, London

The Skills You'll Need: Relevant experience in the financial services sector

Your New Salary: Competitive, depending on experience

Job status: 6 months contract, potential to go to permanent, subject to performance

Location: Central London

To be successful in this role our client has said it is essential that candidates have/are:

  • have accounting experience in the financial services sector
  • have ACA, ACCA or CPA (fully qualified or at the final stage)

If that means this job isn’t a match for you please view our other vacancies for one that may be a better fit.

Overall purpose of the role:

  • Management of the day to day financial operations of the Company
  • Daily and monthly reporting of financial management information (P&Ls, financial resources, liquidity etc.)
  • Preparation and distribution of comprehensive analysis of the company's financial performance (relative to comparable historical periods, budget, and forecast), including qualitative commentary on business trends, on a timely basis and assisting in the production of financial reports to the Board as required.
  • Regular FCA reporting returns
  • Preparation of statutory, fiscal and regulatory filings in a timely manner
  • Help to build business capabilities by carrying through strategically important projects.
  • Assist in the development of financial and tax strategies
  • Maintain rigorous control over costs
  • Maintain and enhance the Company's finance policies

Financial Risk Management

  • Ensure full compliance with FCA regulatory capital requirements and financial reporting requirements
  • Monitor cash balances and maintain rolling cash flow forecasts to ensure the company maintains sufficient liquidity at all times
  • Manage and monitor financial control systems
  • Ensure that record keeping meets the requirements of internal and external auditors and regulators
  • Maintain relations with external auditors and investigate their recommendations and findings

What You'll be Doing Each Day:

  • Develop financial data and reports for business management in the form and at the frequency required by the Deputy Head of Finance and the Board. Provide management information of a financial nature
  • Ongoing management of the Company’s financial resources requirement and liquidity position
  • Ensure that the monthly financial statements and annual accounts are prepared in a timely and accurate manner in accordance with statutory requirements and accounting standards
  • Prepare and maintain policy and procedure manuals in finance and accounting areas.
  • Monitor operating expenses and capital expenditure to ensure adherence to budget limits
  • Assistance in the preparation of the Company budgets and monitor and assess progress towards their achievement
  • In conjunction with other business managers, ensure that adequate accounting and other records and internal controls in the finance areas are maintained
  • Ensure that the taxation affairs of the Company are planned and managed so as to optimise the tax position
  • Co-ordinate the external audit function of books and records, and statutory and regulatory financial statements.
  • Other ad hoc projects

The Skills You'll Need to Succeed:

  • Qualified accountant (ACA, ACCA or CPA) with international accounting firms experience
  • Working experience in the financial services sector
  • A strong understanding of derivative markets. Knowledge of LME will be advantageous (but not a requirement).
  • A strong understanding of FCA capital requirement regulations
  • A strong understanding of accounting standards and theory, and financial management principles and techniques, including planning, forecasting and budgeting, and the ability to apply them effectively in a financial services environment
  • Knowledge of UK taxation requirements
  • Proficiency in making financial evaluations and judgements and an ability to present recommendations, both oral and written.

Start date: ASAP

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