Financial Accountant (6m FTC) Financial Accountant (6m FTC) …

Man Group
in London, United Kingdom
Contract, Full time
Last application, 12 Jun 21
Man Group
in London, United Kingdom
Contract, Full time
Last application, 12 Jun 21
Man Group has a new opening for a Financial Accountant on a 6m FTC.

Main Purpose

The role sits within the London based Finance department working in the Legal Entity Control team. The team has responsibility for maintaining the accurate accounting books and records for the group's UK based subsidiaries and a selection of overseas entities. They are also responsible for legal entity board and statutory reporting, and month end reporting to the group team.

The individual will have responsibility for legal entities and assisting other members of the Legal Entity Control team with their work. It is an excellent opportunity for a quick learner who is willing to challenge existing processes.


  • Review the monthly management accounts for all entities within your area of responsibility, ensuring that the general ledger is accurate and complete and that all analytical reviews and balance sheet reconciliations have been completed and reviewed and review points are addressed
  • Prepare and support the preparation of local GAAP statutory accounts and tax returns for all relevant entities
  • Preparation of board reporting for legal entities as required
  • Liaise with auditors and tax advisors, ensuring the delivery of information to support the preparation of local tax returns and other tax filings as required
  • Preparation of monthly FX exposure forecast for assigned entities
  • Execution of centralised functions such as intercompany invoicing and reconciliation, or specific tasks associated with assigned legal entities
  • Taking a proactive role in improving existing processes
  • Supporting other Financial Control and Reporting initiatives as required
  • Assist with project work as required

Key Skills & Experience

  • Accounting: ACA/ACCA/CIMA qualification. Good knowledge of financial accounting, including technical accounting (to include IFRS)
  • Financial Controls: Understanding of controls, with an ability to critically evaluate them within a larger organisation
  • Regulatory: Experience of preparing or reviewing regulatory returns would be advantageous
  • Experience: Experience working in a Financial Accounting or Operational team would be advantageous
  • IT Skills: Must be computer literate with strong excel skills and have the ability to learn new systems. Experience with general ledger systems would be advantageous
  • Risk Awareness: Ability to understand financial risk and use it to influence decisions and critically appraise

Work-Life Balance and Benefits at Man

Man Group is proud to provide the best working environment possible for all of its employees, and we are committed to equality of opportunity. At Man Group we believe that a diverse workforce is a critical factor in the success of our business, and this is embedded in our culture and values. We run a number of external and internal initiatives, partnerships and programmes that help us to attract and develop talent from diverse backgrounds and encourage diversity and inclusion across our firm and industry. Man Group is also a Signatory of the Women in Finance Charter.

Man Group supports many charities, and global initiatives. We support professional training and development, and requests for flexible or part-time working. Employees are also offered two 'Mankind' days of paid leave per year as part of the Man Charitable Trust's community volunteering programme.

We offer comprehensive, firm-wide employee benefits including competitive holiday entitlements, pension/401k, life and long-term disability coverage, group sick pay, enhanced parental leave and long-service leave. Additional benefits are tailored to local markets and may include private medical coverage, discounted gym membership and wellbeing programmes.

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