• Permanent, Full time
  • Schroders Investment Management
  • 18 Jan 18
  • London, England, United Kingdom
  • Not Specified
  • Full time

Financial Analyst

The Asset Management Financial Control and Analysis (‘FC&A’) team has been established to manage the external reporting requirements for UK and Americas Asset Management operating subsidiaries alongside supporting the internal reporting requirements of the business. This combination enables the team to deliver a co-ordinated and

The Asset Management Financial Control and Analysis (‘FC&A’) team has been established to manage the external reporting requirements for UK and Americas Asset Management operating subsidiaries alongside supporting the internal reporting requirements of the business. This combination enables the team to deliver a co-ordinated and efficient straight-through process, with consideration of technical accounting matters alongside strategic considerations. The team will work closely with the Income and Costing teams to ensure both the statutory and the management accounting cut of legal entities’ results are correct and fit for use. They are then well placed to provide high quality historic and forward looking financial management information and analysis.

 

The team will thereby assist senior management and heads of business units with planning, strategic decision making and performance evaluation of business units.

 

Reporting to the FC&A Team Leader of the team, the role will be based in London with potential for overseas travel.

 

Key responsibilities

 

The successful candidate will be working within a sub team of the FC&A team and, as such, will have specific responsibilities but will also provide support across the sub team’s coverage as required.

 

Performance Analysis


Preparation of financial analysis, written reports and presentations for internal stakeholders;
Analysis of business unit performance and communication of this to key stakeholders;
Running the annual strategy and budgeting processes;
Timely delivery of ad hoc analysis to meet stakeholder requests; and
Exploratory thought pieces and value-add analysis of data.

 

Financial Control


Providing technical accounting oversight, ensuring the ledger is controlled and the legal entity result is rationalised within the context of the entities’ contractual obligations and regulatory permissions;
Preparing and reviewing annual statutory accounts and regular Board reports as required, including liaison with external auditors;
Preparing monthly balance sheet reconciliations; and
Presenting the monthly and quarterly corporate entity results to Finance Management.

 

Operations


Managing the relationship with outsourced service providers and overseas accountants, where necessary;
Supporting the local business units / countries with operational issues (alongside the relevant specialist teams) including i-expenses, taxes, compensation processes, liquidity and capital management; and
Ensuring the Finance coverage for the legal entities and business units is complete, efficient and co-ordinated within the global Finance model.

 

Ledger


Managing the Oracle general ledger in accordance with the monthly reporting timetable;
Working closely with Finance Operations teams to review and challenge the revenue and cost base of the legal entities;
Reviewing the result as submitted into the consolidation system HFM in accordance with the monthly reporting timetable; and
Liaising with outsourced service providers, overseas accountants and key business contacts as necessary.

 

Person requirements

 

Effective, professional and proactive support for the wider business is a key success criterion and ideally the candidate will become quickly acquainted with the business needs, and will demonstrate sense of urgency in dealing with requests. The candidate will require strong written and verbal communication skills, with proven capability in working within a high performing team. Prerequisites also include are good analytical and commercial finance skills, good technical accounting knowledge and experienced with accounting systems.

 

Experience

 

Qualified Accountant or equivalent