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Financial Accountant - Diversified Financial Services Group

London, United Kingdom
Posted about 5 hours ago Permanent Competitive
A diversified financial services group - following a sustained period of expansion - requires a newly-qualified Finance Assistant to support its rapidly growing business. Based in the heart of the City of London and reporting to the Group Financial Controller, the role is diverse and comes with varied scope and responsibility.

About you

We would expect the successful candidate to have:

  • Newly-qualified accountant (ACCA/CIMA/ACA)
  • At least 4 years’ experience working in a finance department
  • Experience of financial services preferred
  • Good knowledge of the Xero accounting system preferred
  • A good knowledge of bookkeeping and accounting principles
  • Experience of regulatory returns preferred
  • Working knowledge of payroll
  • Strong Excel skills
  • High performer with exceptional attention to detail and accuracy
  • Analytical mind-set


1. Financial Accounting

  • Management of Xero accounting system updated on a daily basis
  • Bank account reconciliations
  • Processing all purchase and sales invoices
  • Assist with revenue reporting and financial control of larger group entities
  • Other ad-hoc duties as required

2. Compensation Accounting

  • Assist with broker performance analysis
  • Periodic compensation analysis and calculation

3. Other Accounting

  • Wider accounting responsibility for management accounts of smaller group entities, both in the UK and internationally
  • Invoicing and billing of group consultancy business
  • Management and liaison with external payroll provider