Senior Accountant Senior Accountant …

LMA
in London, England, United Kingdom
Permanent, Full time
Last application, 11 Jul 19
55K - 60K
LMA
in London, England, United Kingdom
Permanent, Full time
Last application, 11 Jul 19
55K - 60K
My client is an exceptionally well renounced Tier 1 Global Asset Management firm, with their European headquarters located in the City of London, looking for a Senior Accountant to transition into the division. The CFO Group business unit present an opportunity to transition into the division to support the financial operations of the unit. Inclusive of the position, the individual will provide support for the accounting function, finance services, and guidance in support of the internal financial systems, whilst having the opportunity to contribute to other related duties for the broader finance function.

Principal Responsibilities

 

Support processes and systems

  • Assist in the implementation, monitoring, and governance of finance policies and procedures including but not limited to travel & entertainment, accounts payable (vendor on-boarding and payment issues), and associate payroll processes  
  • Support applicable finance processes within our global organization as appropriate to effectively build our global operating model
  • Serve as the finance system business contact in support of business activities including functional knowledge of firm’s ERP and related ancillary systems to provide business support
  • Serve as a general resource or liaison for assigned office and applicable regions for CFO Group related activities including ad-hoc project support 

Support global business partners

  • Communicate with global local offices to answer queries about financial transactions to deliver insight and actionable feedback to corporate headquarters
  • Collaborate with the relevant CFO Group associates to establish informed, best practices for our global organization
  • Assist global offices with questions regarding financial results to budget in partnership with the FP&A organization as needed in support of the firm budget process
  • Assist to bridge the time zones differences between international offices and US headquarters to enable a more proactive global operating model

Financial Reporting Support

  • Utilizes existing or develops necessary information to support financial reporting including ad-hoc reporting requests and special projects with direction from financial reporting team,
  • Support general ledger accounting function, where appropriate, in support of the financial close process including but not limited to journal entry support/review and variance analysis
  • Converts data into actionable information in support of financial reporting process including core financial tools, MS Office products, and other tools as needed

Process Improvement

  • Provides quality oversight, including local perspective, for deliverables deemed critical in support of the global finance organization linked to agreed metrics for the relevant functional areas
  •  
  • Assists in development of new reports utilizing relevant data sources to inform business
  • Supports and at times defines, changes to processes, tools, or business practices

 

PERSONAL ATTRIBUTES / SKILLS / QUALIFICATIONS

 

Required:

 

  • Ability to collaborate with various levels of stakeholders across the TRP organization including senior managers
  • Consults with others and provides information to enable timely decisions
  • Exhibit energy and enthusiasm and detail orientation in daily responsibilities
  • Seeks ways to improve processes while thinking about the system as a whole
  • Responsive, team-oriented approach with excellent client-service skills for effective relations with internal clients
  • Strong analytical skills coupled with solid oral and written communication skills
  • Excellent organizational skills and the ability to handle multiple tasks and prioritize accordingly
  • Focuses on professional development and takes advantage of continuous learning
  • Proficiency in desktop software (MS Excel, etc.) and aptitude to learn and use ERP systems

 

Preferred:

  • Knowledge of Financial Services Industry
  • Experience with financial systems
  • Have or pursuing additional financial accreditations (CPA, CMA, ACCA, CFA, CIMA, etc.)

Principal Responsibilities

 

Support processes and systems

  • Assist in the implementation, monitoring, and governance of finance policies and procedures including but not limited to travel & entertainment, accounts payable (vendor on-boarding and payment issues), and associate payroll processes  
  • Support applicable finance processes within our global organization as appropriate to effectively build our global operating model
  • Serve as the finance system business contact in support of business activities including functional knowledge of firm’s ERP and related ancillary systems to provide business support
  • Serve as a general resource or liaison for assigned office and applicable regions for CFO Group related activities including ad-hoc project support 

Support global business partners

  • Communicate with global local offices to answer queries about financial transactions to deliver insight and actionable feedback to corporate headquarters
  • Collaborate with the relevant CFO Group associates to establish informed, best practices for our global organization
  • Assist global offices with questions regarding financial results to budget in partnership with the FP&A organization as needed in support of the firm budget process
  • Assist to bridge the time zones differences between international offices and US headquarters to enable a more proactive global operating model

Financial Reporting Support

  • Utilizes existing or develops necessary information to support financial reporting including ad-hoc reporting requests and special projects with direction from financial reporting team,
  • Support general ledger accounting function, where appropriate, in support of the financial close process including but not limited to journal entry support/review and variance analysis
  • Converts data into actionable information in support of financial reporting process including core financial tools, MS Office products, and other tools as needed

Process Improvement

  • Provides quality oversight, including local perspective, for deliverables deemed critical in support of the global finance organization linked to agreed metrics for the relevant functional areas
  •  
  • Assists in development of new reports utilizing relevant data sources to inform business
  • Supports and at times defines, changes to processes, tools, or business practices

 

PERSONAL ATTRIBUTES / SKILLS / QUALIFICATIONS

 

Required:

 

  • Ability to collaborate with various levels of stakeholders across the TRP organization including senior managers
  • Consults with others and provides information to enable timely decisions
  • Exhibit energy and enthusiasm and detail orientation in daily responsibilities
  • Seeks ways to improve processes while thinking about the system as a whole
  • Responsive, team-oriented approach with excellent client-service skills for effective relations with internal clients
  • Strong analytical skills coupled with solid oral and written communication skills
  • Excellent organizational skills and the ability to handle multiple tasks and prioritize accordingly
  • Focuses on professional development and takes advantage of continuous learning
  • Proficiency in desktop software (MS Excel, etc.) and aptitude to learn and use ERP systems

 

Preferred:

  • Knowledge of Financial Services Industry
  • Experience with financial systems
  • Have or pursuing additional financial accreditations (CPA, CMA, ACCA, CFA, CIMA, etc.)

University degree and 3-5 years of finance or accounting experience is preferred

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