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Head of Financial Reporting/Deputy Financial Controller

  • Location

    London

  • Sector:

    Investment Management

  • Job type:

    Contract

  • Salary:

    Up to £500 per day

  • Contact:

    Mike Cellier

  • Contact email:

    michael.cellier@robertwalters.com

  • Job ref:

    50321633/001_1538498790

  • Published:

    17 days ago

  • Duration:

    12 months

  • Expiry date:

    30-10-2018

  • Startdate:

    ASAP

  • Client:

    Robert Walters

A large hedge fund in London has a maternity cover opportunity within their finance team, primarily responsible for overseeing the external financial reporting of the Group. Main responsibilities are management of the Group and subsidiary accounting teams, oversight of the preparation of the Group's consolidated accounts, review of the monthly finance pack for the Board and Executive Committee and ownership of technical accounting matters.

A fantastic opportunity has become available where a large hedge fund in London has a maternity cover within their finance team. The successful incumbent primarily responsible for overseeing the external financial reporting of the Group. Main responsibilities are management of the Group and subsidiary accounting teams, oversight of the preparation of the Group's consolidated accounts, review of the monthly finance pack for the Board and Executive Committee and ownership of technical accounting matters.

Specific responsibilities:

  • Ownership of the Group half-year and year-end financial statements and preparation of the finance sections of the Annual Report
  • Review of complex or high-value Group journal entries and outputs (including the Board pack), as well as acquisition-specific areas
  • Work closely with the Group reporting team to monitor and improve month on month financial information
  • Play a lead role in the production of financial documents required for any transactions
  • Oversight of the financial accounting function as a whole, including identifying and driving projects, process improvements and efficiencies, and coaching/development of staff.
  • Technical accounting, ensuring the Group financial statements are in compliance with requirements, preparation of the judgemental accounting items and reporting papers for consideration by the Audit and Risk Committee
  • Effective team leadership: demonstrate leadership in business as usual
  • Assist or lead ad-hoc projects as required

Technical competencies:

  • ACA qualification or similar, with a minimum of 5 years PQE. A background in a Big-4 accounting services firm would be advantageous. Strong technical knowledge of financial accounting under IFRS.
  • Financial service industry experience would be advantageous
  • Must be computer literate with strong excel skills, have some experience with general ledger systems and have the ability to learn new systems. Experience with Workday Financials would be advantageous
  • Strong analytical and communication skills, with a keen attention to detail
  • Knowledge of the FCA regulatory rules would be advantageous
  • Understanding of controls and processes, with an ability to critically evaluate them and escalate issues as appropriate

Please apply or send your CV to Michael Cellier via email (michael.cellier@robertwalters.com) to discuss further.