Role details

Legal Entity Accountant

City of London   •   £50,000 - £55,000   •  Permanent

Bullet points

  • Legal Entity Accountant required for boutique investment management firm
  • Solution orientated individual with a strong ambition to progress their career

About Our Client

The firm are based in the City of London and have a strong name within the investment management sector.



The firm are in expansion mode with significant infrastructure challenges accompanying that growth within the Finance team - this role will contribute to ensuring the daily team duties run smoothly while also improving processes where possible.

Job Description

The Legal Entity Accountant based in the City of London will hold the following responsibilities:

  • Oversight of and contact point for assigned legal entities
  • Insight into the results and dynamics of the assigned entities
  • Communication of results and issues both verbally and in written form



Key responsibilities relate to the production or review of daily, monthly, quarterly and annual reports in local and US GAAP

Responsibilities: (Key parts to the job role)

  • Statutory Financials





Drafting of annual financial statements

Preparation of supporting schedules and liaison with auditors

Provide guidance and review work from the offshore team

  • Governance



Governance and Oversight of the control environment of the legal entities

  • Monthly Reporting





Oversight of results for certain legal entities over the month end close, escalate and resolve issues.

Preparation of variance analysis and co-ordination with London and offshore teams to provide meaningful analysis of different aspects on the legal entity financials

  • Management of Fund Recoverables Process
  • Production of VAT Returns
  • Review of Key Reconciliations
  • Analysis of New and existing funds for consolidation under IFRS and US GAAP (IFRS 10 and ASU 2015-02)
  • Management of Offshoring Process
  • Projects/other work



Members of the LEC team are involved in lots of other work such as accounting for sales and acquisitions, local GAAP adjustments, transfer pricing etc.

Preparation of misc. reports as required

The Successful Applicant

The Legal Entity Accountant based in the City of London will have had the following exposure:

  • Adaptable, flexible and proactive
  • Good communication and interpersonal skills
  • Good decision maker, responsible and accountable
  • Deadline driven with effective time management and ability to work under pressure
  • Client orientated and results focused
  • ACA/ CIMA / ACCA

What's on Offer

Excellent salary and career progression prospects

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