Corporate Accounting Associate - Global Hedge Fund - Up to £60,000 + Bonus + 10% Pension + Full Benefits - Central London Corporate Accounting Associate - Global Hedge Fund  …

LH Partners
in London, United Kingdom
Permanent, Full time
Last application, 06 May 21
Up to £60,000 + Bonus + Benefits
LH Partners
in London, United Kingdom
Permanent, Full time
Last application, 06 May 21
Up to £60,000 + Bonus + Benefits
We are recruiting for a newly-created Finance role for a highly-successful global hedge fund. Their London office is growing and are recruiting for a qualified ACA or ACCA with Asset Management or Investment Management coverage from their Big 4 training (or Big 4 training with additional finance and accounting experience gained from industry). This role, which will be 70% accounting and 30% strategic, requires a hands-on accountant who will take care of the monthly close for the UK (and various entities) and reporting of performance to the UK MD. Candidates should have a good knowledge of UK GAAP and IFRS.

Profile Criteria:

  1. Qualified ACA or ACCA who is currently in a Big 4 firm (within the Asset Management or Investment Managment practice) or possesses Big 4 training (within the Asset Management or Investment Managment practice) with industry experience as a Financial/Management Accountant 
  2. Well-rounded finance and accounting skill-set with the ability to cover a wide variety of tasks (i.e. financial, management, regulatory, tax reporting, finance business partnering, assisting with the year-end audit, process and system improvement work, finance operations work, etc.)
  3. Strong technical understanding and experience reporting under IFRS and UK GAAP
  4. Candidates must have experience working in a regulated financial services business
  5. Hands-on work ethic with the willingness to roll up their sleeves to take on a wide range of tasks
  6. Confident and clear communicator with good influencing/stakeholder management skills 

Summary:

The Corporate Accounting Team is a growing global team that is responsible for all accounting matters for the management companies of the hedge fund, private equity and venture capital business, including, but not limited, to the month-end accounting and the preparation and review of financial statements and regulatory reports. The team also partners closely with the Tax department and local service providers to support in the preparation of numerous tax filings and projections.

Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for the monthly management company close and financial and regulatory reporting requirements for the Firm’s management companies including:

  • Recording and/or reviewing journal entries (e.g. cash, prepaids, fixed assets, revenue, and expense accruals) in Workday, the Firm’s dynamic ERP system

  • Reconciling balance sheet accounts

  • Consolidating multiple entities for reporting purposes

  • Preparing monthly reporting packages

  • Participating in monthly accounting/business review meetings with senior leadership of the team.

  • Analyzing accounting and business results and making recommendations to management on future courses of action

  • Collaborating with other teams including legal, tax, facilities, financial planning & analysis, payroll, accounts payable and technology to ensure all monthly close tasks have been completed

  • Preparing regulatory and statistical accounting reports

  • Driver to the annual financial statements audit process, including the timely response to audit requests, drafting/reviewing financial statements

  • Assist in documenting, implementing and maintaining internal financial controls and procedures

  • Provide ad-hoc analysis and reports in response to requests for information by management

  • Think dynamically, collaboratively, strategically and globally to help the team manage risk, enhance processes and solve problems

  • Foster strong relationships with various departments within the firm

  • Assist in exploring technological solutions to help the team solve everyday problems and drive efficiency

What's required:

  • University degree
  • Qualified Accountant designation
  • 3-5 years of relevant experience, most recently at a professional services firm providing accounting and/or auditing services to financial services companies and ideally asset management firms
  • Experience with FCA regulatory regime and reporting requirements is a plus
  • Experience with taxes is a plus
  • Attention to detail and unwavering commitment to getting to the right answer
  • Experience with internal financial control-based requirements
  • Highly proactive & organized
  • Strong data analysis skills/experience
  • Experience with general ledger systems; Workday experience is a plus, but is not required
  • Ability to think creatively and critically to solve problems
  • Strong written and verbal English communication skills, with proficiency in French as a plus
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