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Financial Accounting Team Lead (6/months FTC)

  • Location:

    City of London

  • Sector:

    Accounting & Taxation

  • Job type:

    Temporary

  • Salary:

    £0.00 - £90000 per annum

  • Contact:

    Jamil Yamout

  • Contact email:

    jamil@phoenixsearch.com

  • Job ref:

    BBBH2583_1675265814

  • Published:

    over 1 year ago

  • Expiry date:

    2023-02-22

Job Title: Financial Accounting Team Leader - FTC 6 months
Location: London (Hybrid)
Salary: up to £90,000 pro rata + Benefits

Main Purpose
The role is responsible for supporting the financial control and reporting of the Group and its subsidiaries. This involves the oversight and review of monthly management reporting, annual statutory accounts production, reporting to entity boards and local regulators, and the continual evaluation and improvement of financial controls and processes within the finance department.
The role also includes responsibility for the provision of technical support, day to day direction and leadership of a team within the wider financial accounting team.

Responsibilities
Team
| Management and oversight of direct reports
| Provide communication, support, coaching and mentoring within the finance department
| Assist in the co-ordination and planning of work in the department as required

Financial Reporting
| Review the monthly management accounts for the Group's legal entities, ensuring that the general ledger is accurate and complete, and that all analytical reviews and balance sheet reconciliations have been completed and review points are addressed
| Review local GAAP statutory accounts, ensuring compliance with relevant GAAP and regulatory requirements
| Liaise with the Group's auditors, ensuring the delivery of relevant information to support the Group and subsidiary audits
| Assistance in managing the FX exposures within the team ensuring all exposures are hedged in line with the Group's policy
| Review regulatory returns for entities ensuring compliance with local requirements at all times
| Acting as a point of contact for local senior management and presentation of results to subsidiary boards
| Ongoing liaison with other teams within Finance, including Treasury, Tax, Group Reporting and Finance Business Partners to support the delivery of information to and from them in a timely, accurate and efficient manner

Financial Control & Other
| Involvement in ad-hoc projects and trouble-shooting issues, including assistance with the interpretation of relevant technical issues, and ad-hoc projects in areas which influence the financial accounting operations, as required
| Take a proactive role in questioning processes in place with a view to continuous improvement
| Support other Financial Control and Reporting initiatives as required

Key Skills & Experience
| Accounting: ACA/ACCA/CIMA qualification. Good knowledge of financial accounting, including technical accounting (to include IFRS) - minimum 2-3 years' PQE
| Financial Controls: Understanding of controls, with an ability to critically evaluate them within a larger organisation
| Regulatory: Experience or knowledge of FCA or similar regulatory rules and the asset management industry would be advantageous
| IT Skills: Must be computer literate with strong Excel skills and have the ability to learn new systems. Experience with general ledger systems would be advantageous
| Risk Awareness: Ability to understand financial risk and use it to influence decisions and critically appraise processes
| Interpersonal: Communication, organisation, and presentation skills together with the ability to confidently deal with multiple stakeholders