Senior Management Accountant (Initial 12-month fixed-term contract) - Global Financial Services PLC - City/London - Up to £65,000 + Benefits Senior Management Accountant (Initial 12-month  …

LH Partners
in London, England, United Kingdom
Contract, Full time
Last application, 18 Jul 19
Up to £65,000 + Benefits
LH Partners
in London, England, United Kingdom
Contract, Full time
Last application, 18 Jul 19
Up to £65,000 + Benefits
Our client is a successful global brand name, an established financial services PLC who have been going through an impressive period of growth. Their London operations are now looking to hire a Fully-Qualified (ACA/ACCA/CIMA) Management Accountant to join their finance function. The role is based in their City offices and will be offered on an initial 12-month fixed-term contract basis. Experience using Oracle, Hyperion, SmartView/ASO or Discoverer is beneficial (but not essential), along with strong Excel skills. Candidates must either be Immediately Available or be available on a short notice period (1-month or less)

Profile Criteria:

  1. Fully-Qualified (ACA/ACCA/CIMA) candidate with Management Accounting experience, ideally from the financial services sector (although FS sector experience is not essential) 
  2. Good understanding of accounting fundamentals and principles
  3. Ability to work in a fast-paced and dynamic environment
  4. Confident user of Excel with Oracle or Hyperion experience being a bonus (but not essential)  
  5. Excellent communication and influencing skills with good stakeholder management experience
  6. Short notice period (1 month or less) or immediately available

Responsibilities and duties:

  • Record and ensure correctness of monthly compensation and benefits costs for front and back office employees.
  • Record monthly journal entries related to compensation and benefits, including payroll, headcount, discretionary and formulaic bonuses, and mass allocations of employee benefits.
  • Calculate and accrue front-office variable bonuses monthly, in accordance with employment contracts.
  • Track newly executed front office employment contracts and update compensation changes in formulaic bonus accrual calculations in Excel using SmartView/ASO.
  • Prepare monthly balance sheet account reconciliations related to compensation and benefits accruals.
  • Liaise with internal business partners to ensure compensation and benefits are recorded correctly at the desk and employee level.
  • Liaise with the Payroll team and the HR team to understand transactions to ensure proper recording in the general ledger.
  • Investigate and respond to queries from external auditors and supply them with files as requested.
  • Fulfil any additional ad hoc duties / project work as required to meet the needs of the business. 

Skills & Experience:

  • Fully-Qualified Accountant (ACA, ACCA, CIMA)
  • Management Accounting experience
  • Skilled in Microsoft applications software (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook)
  • Skilled in applications such as Oracle, Excel, SmartView/ASO, Discoverer.
  • Experience working in an accounting environment, interacting with employees across different departments.
  • Attention to detail is essential.
  • The ability to maintain strict confidentiality is essential to this position.