Financial Accountant - Global Boutique Investment Bank - London/City - £60,000 - £75,000 + Bonus + Benefits

  • £60,000 - £75,000 + Bonus + Benefits
  • London, England, United Kingdom
  • Permanent, Full time
  • LH Partners
  • 13 Nov 17 2017-11-13

This is an important role in the continued development of the Financial Control function for a growing global boutique investment bank with offices based in the City/London. The role will focus on Statutory Reporting; quarterly head office reporting; submission of detailed financial reporting packs under IFRS; monthly confirmation of related party balances with group counterparts and ensuring that balances settled regularly; monthly reconciliation of trade related balances; and the continued development and improvement of the financial control environment and processes

Profile Criteria:

  1. Qualified (ACA/ACCA/CIMA) candidate with a min. of 2 years industry experience within the investment banking/capital markets sector
  2. Knowledge of investment banking products and financial instruments
  3. Statutory reporting and financial accounts production experience with knowledge of IFRS
  4. Strong communication skills with ability to build relationships across the business
  5. Ambition to come in an make a difference and add value. There is a real opportunity for career progression with the chance to further develop and grow your skills and career in banking. The finance senior management team are looking for those who want to prove themselves in a dynamic environment and will fully support one's ambitions. 

Some of the key responsibilities (but not limited to):

  1. Statutory Accounts production and reporting under IFRS
  2. Co‐ordinate the monthly balance sheet substantiation process, ensuring that all balance sheet accounts have ownership and balances which are controlled and understood
  3. Produce monthly reconciliations for a range of balance sheet accounts, principally fixed income inventory, equity inventory, repos and unsettled trades. Ensure that these accounts can be backed up with portfolio or trade listings from the primary trading system
  4. On an ad hoc basis, analyse sundry balance sheet accounts, and ensure that balances are correct
  5. At month end ensure that all intercompany balances are agreed with counterparties, and that these balances are correctly recorded in the general ledger
  6. Ensure that all intercompany balances are agreed and settled on a regular basis
  7. Prepare Head Office quarterly reporting packs, and co‐ordinate the input for schedules that are provided by other members of the Financial Control team
  8. Liaise with external auditors for review of Head Office reporting packs
  9. Participate in the development of daily controls; continued process and system improvement work 

Note: 

  1. Only candidates from the investment banking or capital markets sector will be considered
  2. Prior experience from a Big 4 Accountancy Practice is desirable