Role details

Senior Accountant

City of London   •  Temporary

Bullet points

  • Qualified accountant with 2-5+ years of financial accounting experience
  • Will join the Global Financial Control governance and oversight team

About Our Client

My client is one of the world's leading financial services institutions, specializing in providing asset servicing solutions and asset management to corporations, institutions and affluent individuals through a network of offices around the globe.

Job Description

The Senior Accountant will join the Global Financial Control governance and oversight team within the Corporate Controller's Group in the City of London office. The team is responsible for the Corporation's global internal control over financial reporting (ICFR) annual scoping and risk assessment, key process documentation and control identification, development of testing plans, deficiency analysis, and quarterly certifications. This team interacts frequently with process and control owners, internal audit and external auditors.

The Senior Accountant will be involved in efforts related to documentation of ICFR significant processes along with significant processes associated with US and EMEA regulatory reports and asset reporting (Assets Under Custody, Assets Under Administration and Assets Under Management). Immediate emphasis will include assessing risks and documenting internal controls related to the high-priority regulatory reports and asset reporting processes.

Additionally, the candidate will be involved in the technology enablement of the ICFR program, establishment of ICFR policies and procedure, and training of process and control owners.

Principal Responsibilities

  • Evaluate risk and likely sources of potential misstatement for significant processes
  • Perform walkthrough-like meetings with process and control owners
  • Prepare narrative, flowchart and risk-control matrix documentation for significant processes including appropriate consideration of key reports, end-user computing, and review controls
  • Perform individual deficiency analysis and aggregation analysis, as required
  • Develop presentations for Management on relevant topics
  • Significant contributor in GRC application automation and configuration

The Successful Applicant

The Senior Accountant will have:

Experience / skills

  • Qualified accountant with at least 2 years post qualified experience of financial accounting - preferably 'Big 4' background
  • Excellent understanding of risk and ensuring controls are designed and operating effectively to mitigate identified risks
  • Experience with key concepts of PCAOB AS5 and PCAOB Staff Audit Practice Alerts
  • Excellent understanding of financial statement assertions and COSO integrated control framework
  • Experience with banking regulations and asset reporting (AuM, AuA and AuC)
  • Experience with the Federal Reserve's Comprehensive Capital Analysis and Review (CCAR) process would be a plus
  • Demonstrated experience in preparation and/or evaluation of Sarbanes-Oxley Act compliant programs including scoping, risk assessment, key control identification and process documentation, walkthroughs and testing, deficiency analysis, etc.
  • Experience with Information Technology General Controls (ITGCs) and automated / IT dependent controls
  • Demonstrated project management experience with leadership in organizing, planning and executing compliance procedures from vision through implementation across multiple internal reporting and organizational lines
  • Demonstrated experience in business process re-engineering or process improvement involving financial controls
  • Be a self-starter with the desire to work in a high-profile position, have the ability to perform work that requires critical thinking and attention to detail, and possess strong analytical, verbal and written communication skills
  • Possess the ability to handle multiple requests, and a proactive, hands-on approach to problem solving
  • Works effectively in a team environment and has the ability to think outside the box
  • Proficiency in Excel; experience with Visio, Access and SharePoint would be a plus

Education / Certifications

  • Bachelor's degree in Accounting or Finance
  • Master's degree in Accounting or Finance considered a plus
  • Certified Public Accountant

What's on Offer

The Senior Accountant will join the Global Financial Control governance and oversight team within the Corporate Controller's Group in the City of London office. This is a contract role with the potential to become permanent, and requires someone who is available for immediate start.

Rate to be confirmed.

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