Senior Management Accountant - VP

City of London Permanent
  • You have experience in managing and coordinating Financial Control deliverables
  • You have experience liaising directly with auditors

About Our Client

Our client is a vastly growing and regulated UK bank that connects emerging and frontier markets to the rest of the world, using FX and payments technology. We are transforming the way payments and FX move through emerging markets, reducing friction so that more money gets to those who need it. Emerging markets payments are usually challenging, expensive, unreliable and opaque. Our solutions help fix these pain points. Ultimately, we connect traditionally hard-to-reach regions to global financial infrastructure, giving access to the best prices and the fastest, most reliable settlement.

FX and cross-border payments are often complex and expensive, especially when operating in emerging markets. Our client wraps its deep and trusted relationships and strength of network around innovative digital capabilities, and cross-border transaction banking solutions to enable fintech, corporates, governments, development organisations and banks to move money to, from, and across often hard-to-reach markets.

Job Description

The chosen candidate will have a detailed technical understanding of IFRS and be responsible for the following:

  1. Management and coordination of Financial Controldeliverables for all audits and reviews including:
    1. Coordination with the auditors on deliverables and deadlines;
    2. Liaising with colleagues across all divisions of the bank on audit related issues
    3. Providing technical and other support in the preparation of required deliverables.
  2. Ensuring Financial Control meet the requirements of Risk & Control including:
    1. Review and assess current core financial processes, identifying key financial risks;
    2. Ensure key controls are embedded and documented; and
    3. Ensure group wide finance function controls and support business growth and provides appropriate level of financial control
  3. Support the delivery of month end deliverables, including providing technical support.
  4. Support development of financial controls subject matter expertise in Finance team
  5. Support review of management reporting process, recommend changes to provide improved business insight and facilitate provision of adequate level of financial control
  6. Support the delivery of month end deliverables, including providing technical support.
  7. Support Financial Control in preparation of ad-hoc analysis where required including strategic initiatives.
  8. Ongoing system development and supporting any system implementations will be required.

The Successful Applicant

  • Qualified Accountant (ACCA, ACA, CIMA)
  • Audit background for at least three years (Big 4 firm ideal but not essential
  • Experience working in a Risk & Control environment essential
  • Broad financial/ banking product knowledge (general understanding the products) including bonds, loans and deposits, money market, floating rate notes, foreign exchange spot and forwards, interest rate and FX swaps.
  • Attention to detail
  • Highly numerate, professional, thorough, and pro-active.
  • Able to develop strong working relationships with a broad range of stakeholders.
  • Pro-active, seeking to drive processes forward and adding value.
  • Strong sense of accountability and ownership of key deliverables.
  • A self-motivated individual / results driven who will pursue a task to its conclusion without the need for constant supervision.
  • Appetite for developing new skills and capabilities.

What's on Offer

  • Hybrid working
  • Contributory personal pension plan: - Minimum: Employee 2% and Employer 7%. Employer matches contributions in 1% increments to a maximum of: Employee 5% and Employer 10%
  • Life Assurance - 4 times annual salary
  • Group Income Protection
  • Private Medical Insurance - this may include cover for partner and or children at company cost. Cover includes Optical, Dental and Audiology
  • Discretionary Bonus
  • Competitive Annual Leave
  • 2 Volunteering Days
  • Benefit Hut
Jessica Tallent
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+44 203 077 8208

Job summary

Job function
Banking & Financial Services
Accountancy & Finance
Financial Services
City of London
Contract type
Consultant name
Jessica Tallent
Consultant phone
+44 203 077 8208
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