Accountant (Part Qualified)

  • Competitive
  • London, England, United Kingdom London England GB
  • Permanent, Full time
  • Cordium
  • 22 Mar 18 2018-03-22

Cordium is the leading global provider of regulatory compliance consulting, software, accounting and tax services to the asset management and securities industry. We have offices in London, New York, Boston, San Francisco, Hong Kong and Malta and employ more than 200 experienced professionals who support more than 1,500 investment businesses.

Our Financial & Regulatory Reporting (FRR) division provides accounting, regulatory reporting and prudential advisory solutions to our client base. In response to growing demand from US, UK, Maltese and Asian investment firms, including hedge fund managers, private equity firms, and corporate finance houses, and ranging from start-ups to large firms with well-established track records, we are looking to add to our London FRR team.

Responsibilities include:


  • Monthly management accounts – for a number of clients forming part of the team’s portfolio
  • VAT returns – including preparation and lodgement on behalf of clients
  • FCA returns – preparation and lodgement on GABRIEL website
  • Annual financial statements – drafted to comply with UK GAAP (or other as applicable)
  • Year-end audit files – prepared to support clients audit process


You will ideally have exposure to all/some of the following:


  • SAGE (Line 50) – processing speed and accuracy; knowledge of functionality & reporting
  • MS EXCEL – superior level of functional knowledge; build robust schedules & models
  • MS OUTLOOK – organised; responsive and manage workflow
  • ACCOUNTING (Fundamentals) – revenue recognition; accruals & prepayments; fixed assets; foreign currency; LLPs
  • ACCOUNTING (Process) – monthly reconciliations & routines; trial balance; management accounts; quarterly VAT returns, annual adjustments and partial exemption; annual financial statements; year-end audit files
  • REGULATORY KNOWLEDGE – Companies House returns; FCA GABRIEL reporting


 Candidates should have:

  • Solid client relationship focus
  • Entrepreneurial mindset
  • Strong sense of team to collaborate with FRR and other Cordium colleagues and clients
  • Excellent communication skills (verbal, written and presentation)
  • Attention to detail and constant desire to improve
  • Positive energy in the work environment that motivates team mates and colleagues


Candidates should be part way through a recognised professional accounting qualification, have 2 years’+ related experience and be looking to move into a growing, financial services focused practice.