Part Qualified Accountant

  • Competitive
  • London, England, United Kingdom
  • Permanent, Full time
  • EdenTree Investment Management
  • 05 Oct 17 2017-10-05

We are currently recruiting for a Part Qualified Accountant to support the Head of Finance & Operations for this £2.5bln investment management company. To be considered for this role candidates must: Be part qualified ACA/ACCA/CIMA; Have at least 3-5 years plus experience gained in similar sized asset manager; Have experience of EAGLE PACE systems; Have excellent understanding of CASS regulations; Have excellent understanding of ICAAP requirements; Have excellent understanding of OEIC and NURS structures and fund accounting.

EdenTree is an investment management firm with a strong heritage of delivering “Profit with Principles”. We provide an award-winning fund range and our business strategy is to be the investment manager of choice for our customers and the ‘Best Ethical Investment Provider’. Our investment team has some of the longest continuous track records of any in the City and we believe that consistent, long-term returns are more likely to be achieved by investing responsibly in sustainable businesses. Our values are strongly focused on delivering great service for customers; an engaged, rewarding workplace for our people; and to be seen as a force for good in the wider business community and society. 

To be considered for this role, candidates MUST:

Be part qualified ACA/ACCA/CIMA;
Have at least 3-5 years plus experience gained in similar sized asset manager;
Have experience of EAGLE PACE systems;
Have excellent understanding of CASS regulations;
Have excellent understanding of ICAAP requirements;
Have excellent understanding of OEIC and NURS structures and fund accounting.

Purpose

~~Finance
Operational responsibility for the accounting, budgeting and tax activities of EdenTree.

Main Responsibilities include:

 Supporting the Head of Finance & Operations with: Financial Planning Analysis and priorities for Finance team; Delivery of EdenTree annual budget, forecast and financial plans; Review the monthly management accounts for accuracy and variance to budget;
 Regulatory and legislative oversight of all finance activities;
 Responsibility for data protection and governance;
 Co-ordination and production of accurate Financial Management Information (MI) and reports to Head of Finance & Operations;
 Supporting the Head of Finance & Operations with the Interim/Annual reports and accounts for OEIC and NURS
 Operational responsibility for the proper management and protection of client assets and money in accordance with FCA requirements;
 Supporting the Head of Finance & Operations with the Production and delivery of EdenTree’s ICAP report;
 Primary Liaison and relationship management with internal & external parties such as: Group, external auditors, internal audit; FCA etc…
 Optimising working practices, researching solutions and implementing automisation and/or appropriate technology where appropriate;
 Oversight responsibilities for EdenTree’s Business Continuity Framework policies and plans to ensure adequate and effective mechanisms are in place in the event of disruption to the business.

Necessary Skills / Experience
 Part qualified Management / Chartered / Certified Accountant; 
 Financial modelling and VBA;
 Analytical and evaluation skills;
 Accuracy and attention to detail;
 Research and quantitative analysis skills;
 Report writing with illustrative PowerPoint skills;
 High level communication and presentation skills;
 Excellent excel skills;
 Financial planning & modelling; and
 Investment Management Certificate – desirable

Additional Requirements 
 Excellent leadership skills;
 Excellent prioritisation skills;
 Project Management skills;
 Technologically astute
 Ability to interpret complex data into easily understandable formats;
 Self-motivated;
 Team-player; and
 Good communication & presentation skills