Treasury Accountant

  • GBP55000 - GBP65000 per annum
  • London, England, United Kingdom
  • Permanent, Full time
  • Robert Walters UK
  • 29 Nov 17 2017-11-29

Exciting opportunity for a qualified accountant with Treasury experience to join one of the world's leading provider of FX settlement services.

Key Activities


  • Recommending investments based on cash requirements by entity, rates and diversification of portfolio to senior management for approval, and placing funds with counterparties.
  • Preparing and posting all accounting entries related to investments.
  • Calculating interest from investments, reconciling funds received against expected balances.
  • Preparing and posting revaluation journals for Treasury assets.
  • Reconciling bank accounts on a timely
  • Preparing management reporting information on a monthly and adhoc basis.
  • Compiling Treasury Oversight Committee papers including stress testing analysis, foreign exchange exposure positions and investment proposals.
  • Managing The Company's foreign exchange exposures including placing FX orders for spot and forward dates.
  • Maintaining hedge accounting documentation requirements, ensuring it is compliant with IAS39/IFRS9.
  • Preparation of papers for the Company's Boards and sub committees.
  • Assisting with oversight of the Accounts Payable function.

Cash & Capital management

  • Ensuring funding is in place in each entity to meet liquidity requirements.
  • Reconciling bank accounts on a weekly and monthly basis.
  • Preparing monthly cashflow forecasts by legal entity,using information gathered from the wider finance team and business as required.
  • Ensure cash flow forecasts are in line with the business planning team and understand any discrepancies, using this to determine investment plans and capital structure.
  • Monitoring and managing funds within the Company's Treasury Investment Policy limits.

Regulatory and counterparty reporting

  • Preparing regulatory reports for the Fed and other US government agencies as required including BQ2 reporting.
    • Providing information to Treasury counterparties related to FATCA and KYC requests as required.
  • Managing the account opening processes with counterparties and building the accounts into the Company's 's internal controls and check.
  • Monitor developments with ESMA and Dodd-Frank. Act on the company's derivatives trading.
  • Ensure all legal documentation is kept up to date for the Company's derivative counterparties.

Essential Experience

  • Qualified accountant with broad accounting experience gained within Financial Services
  • Exposure, experience and/or understanding of Treasury activity
  • Preferably trained within practice and moved into industry or banking upon qualification.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Highly numeric with strong analytical and problem solving skills.
  • Strong understanding of processes and controls.
  • Able to meet deadlines with strong attention to detail.
  • Sound commercial judgment.
  • Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to develop and maintain effective working relationships with senior managers and external parties.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills, including the ability to produce reports and documentation of a high standard.
  • Strong team player with an eagerness to work collaboratively.
  • Strong Treasury experience gained from practical experience and/or exams.

Success Factors

  • Highly motivated.
  • Able to work within a team, encourage collaborative behaviors and create an environment that supports continuous learning and improvement.
  • Enthusiastic learner with strong analytical skills.
  • Excellent attention to detail with ability to deliver under pressure.