PURPOSE OF THE JOB
The business is going through a period of transition. This role is being recruited to strengthen the finance team, improve the control environment and support improvements in business processes with more automation of the month end process.
The candidate should enjoy a fast-paced and evolving working environment. There is significant regulatory oversight of the group, the candidate will be key in liaising and providing accurate information to regulatory bodies and external auditors.
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS AND RESPONSIBILITIES
•Compile the monthly management accounts, including – improve current process and reduce close time.
•Post routine monthly journals for tax, interest
•Performance of key reconciliations between the trading platform and accounting system at month end
•Maintenance of Loan note registers and reporting to external stakeholders/investors
•Produce balance sheet reconciliations and ensure costs are allocated to the appropriate entities
•Calculate VAT returns for a partially exempt business. Liaise with advisors.
•Assist with Corporation tax compliance and prepare tax computations.
•Complete tax analysis reports.
•The development and maintenance of finance policies and procedures.
•Take ownership of the audit process and financial statement production. The group reports under IFRS on a consolidated basis.
•Develop and test new management information infrastructure.
•Responsibility for monitoring covenants and preparing quarterly compliance certificates
•Compile and review balance sheet reconciliations.
•Support FC/Treasurer in daily cash management
EXPERIENCE AND QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED
•Qualified ACA accountant.
•Practice experience and exposure to financial statement preparation.
•Experience of accounting under Internal Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS).
•Foreign exchange experience preferable. Commodity, brokerage, or equity trading experience suitable.
•Experience with the following accounting software desirable; SAGE 200, Caseware and Alphatax.
•Knowledge and/or experience of database management (SQL) and business intelligence tools (PowerBI) preferable.
TECHNICAL SKILLS REQUIRED
•Financial statement and/or management account preparation.
•Knowledge of foreign exchange (FX) trading markets.
•Understanding of FX products and the associated accounting treatment.
•Development and implementation of key accounting processes and procedures.