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Graduate Accounting Assistant

BGC Partners London, United Kingdom
Posted 2 months ago Permanent Competitive
Main purpose of the Role:

The Accounting Assistant will spend time in different teams amongst the UK Finance department, they will learn the core principals and processes of each team to develop a strong understanding of the finance department as a whole.

Starting in the Legal Entity Control team, this team provides all financial reporting activities for legal entities across Europe, the Middle East and Africa. This includes statutory, Sarbanes Oxley and Public Company attestations and all other financial reporting. Liaising with Group reporting in the USA, and other functional departments (Tax, Treasury, Product Control, Operations and Legal) both locally and globally.

Key Responsibilities:
  • Trial balance review, understand and explain variances.
  • Assist month end process, prepare and post journal entries.
  • Support review of Balance Sheet substantiations and flag issues to LEC manager/senior team members
  • Support review of inter-company break report and analyse the causes of variances.
  • Assist review of cash break report and help facilitate/clear breaks for responsible entities.
  • Contribute preparing audit schedule for external auditors.
  • Ad hoc project work.
Skills / Competencies required:

The ideal candidate should be able to demonstrate:
  • A strong academic background and good grades
  • Graduate - Preferably from an accounting and finance or economics background or / Part qualified (ACA, ACCA, CMA)/ Qualified AAT
  • Strong analytical and numeracy skills
  • Good written and verbal communication skills with the ability to interact with professionals throughout the organisation.
  • Have excellent organisational skills and to ensure the team meets its objectives and deadlines.
  • Possess a pro-active attitude with an ability to take responsibility
Technical Skills:
  • MS Office: advanced use of Excel, Word and PowerPoint
  • Oracle Financials /Hyperion Essbase (would be advantageous)
Personal attributes:
  • A self-starter with a flexible approach, adaptable to new situations and who has the ability to learn quickly and think in a strategic manner.
  • The ability to build and develop strong relationships with stakeholders i.e. Corporate Accounting, Fx Control, Tax, BR Control, Operations and support areas
  • Good attention to detail
  • Articulates both written and spoken messages clearly and confidently.
  • Proactive and able to work well under pressure.
Agency Notice - BGC Partners & affiliates do not accept agency resumes. Please do not forward resumes to our job alias, employees or any other company location. BGC Partners & affiliates are not responsible for any fees related to unsolicited resumes. Please contact the Recruitment function for addition.
Job ID  300000424383795
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