Financial Accounting Assistant

  • Competitive Salary
  • London, England, United Kingdom
  • Permanent, Full time
  • BGC Partners
  • 15 Jan 18 2018-01-15

BGC Partners is looking for a Financial Accounting Assistant to join our finance team, the main responsibilities for this role are : - To ensure the integrity of the P&L and Balance Sheet across the BGC / Cantor European and Asian entities via. - Developing and maintaining the relationships with key internal and external stakeholders. - Reconciling and reviewing accounts on a monthly basis.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Ensuring prepayments and accruals are done monthly and schedules are kept up to date.
  • Responsible for balance sheet substantiation and account reconciliation.
  • Ensuring the P&L and Balance Sheet Accounts for  assigned cost areas are correct and understood.
  • Preparation of Monthly Financial Reporting for US disclosures.
  • Support Legal Entity Controller in preparation of monthly Management Information (MI) pack for overseas entities.
  • Comply with all Sarbanes Oxley Controls.
  • Liaising extensively with internal clients.
  • Promote an environment for change.
  • Support Financial Accounting Manager on ad-hoc reporting issues.

Duties within Financial Control Processing Team are rotated and there is an expectation that a team member is able to cover other members work. This allows a potential candidate to gain wide exposure to difference processes in a dynamic and challenging environment.

Skills  / Competencies required:

  • Relationship building skills – develop and maintain strong relationships.
  • Professional presentation skills – written & oral.
  • Strong technical and analytical skills.
  • Ability to meet deadlines, organise and prioritise.
  • Strong financial accounting experience.
  • Good planning, communication and follow up skills required.
  • Knowledge of electronic platforms and brokerage business preferable.

Systems used:

  • Oracle Financials
  • Hyperion Essbase
  • Exemplary MS Excel
  • MS Word and Powerpoint
  • Adobe Acrobat

Personal attributes:

  • Self starter unafraid to ask questions and seek answers.
  • Willing to take ownership, work without close supervision, while also being a team player.
  • Able to use judgement to implement changes to improve processes.
  • Proactive and adaptable, able to work well under pressure.

Qualifications/Education Required:

  • Part - Qualified accountant with at least 2-3 years experience.