Assistant Financial Controller (UK)

  • Competitive
  • London, England, United Kingdom
  • Permanent, Full time
  • IG Group
  • 23 May 19

Assistant Financial Controller (UK)

Job Title
Assistant Financial Controller (UK)

Job Description

Who we are

Founded in 1974, we invented the concept of financial spread betting. Today, we're the world's No.1 spread betting and CFD provider, with offices in 14 countries and over 195,000 clients worldwide.
Recognised as one of Britain's top employers, it's no surprise that this success has come from empowering our people to be brave, innovative and inspiring. Join us, and you'll find the perfect place to showcase your talents and passion. Your achievements will be recognised, and you'll have the support of a collaborative global team.

Where you'll work

As part of a connected global team, you'll come to work in a friendly and dynamic environment. Our comfortable, cutting-edge offices contain everything you need to succeed:
• Agile workspaces and hot desks
• Private quiet rooms
• Breakout and refreshment areas

While you'll be based in London you'll work as part of the wider network of global financial controllers and finance professionals. The role may involve limited travel to our operational hub in Poland.

How you'll progress

Your development is as important to us as it is to you. You'll be rewarded for hard work here, with support to get better at what you do.
We work in a fast-paced project environment where change is constant. If you're up for the challenge, you'll have opportunities to try new things and broaden your skills quickly through exposure to the executive team and new experiences.

The role is for a qualified accountant and as such, we'll support you in your continues professional development requirements.
The UK Financial Control team manages the core trading and service companies within the group so there are a wealth of development opportunities to work with different departments and business models.

What you'll get

As well as having the chance to attend regular social events, get funding for your charitable endeavours and join a range of special interest groups, you'll receive an attractive selection of benefits working with IG:
• Flexible working hours and work-from-home opportunities
• Performance-related bonuses
• Pension, insurance and medical plans
• Career-focused technical and leadership training
• Contribution to gym memberships and more

What you'll do

The role will allow the successful candidate the opportunity to input in to the establishment and development of the financial control environment and financial management framework of the IG Group UK legal entities including;
•Management and analytical review of the UK entity balance sheets
•Ownership of legal entity financial statements and monthly management information
•Oversight and development of UK entity financial control environment
•On-going ownership of FCA CASS related documents and policies
•Internal stakeholder management and business partnering

Who you'll be

•Has a keen interest in the financial markets and technology and apply this enthusiasm to support business performance
•Excellent communicator, both verbal and written with non-financial stakeholders
•Ability to work independently and take the initiative to own processes, controls and solutions
•Close eye for detail and excellent analytical skills to identify, assess and resolve issues and discrepancies
•Ability to co-ordinate multiple workflows across teams and geographies
•Hands-on approach, can-do attitude and a team player
•Right to work in the UK
•ACA / ACCA / CIMA or similar qualification preferable
•Strong Excel, Word, Power point skills
•General Ledger query tools preferable

We're looking for tenacious, curious, eager and open-minded people to help us maintain our industry leadership. People who embody our three core values - who want to champion the client, lead the way and love what we do.
We recruit based on excellence, and believe that diversity is vital to success. We have zero tolerance for bullying, harassment or any other behaviour that stifles innovation and collaboration.

Number of openings
1