Assistant Financial Reporting Accountant

Up to £45000 per annum



Assistant Accountant – Financial Reporting
Strong written / verbal Mandarin required

Role Purpose

  • The Accountant, Financial Reporting plays a key role in enabling our client’s London branch to fulfill its financial and HO reporting requirements and will also have an opportunity to play a significant role in internal projects.
  • Working in a well-established team, your role will principally include the production of monthly, quarterly, semi-annual and annual reports to Head Office and local internal reports to senior management.
  • You will have a requirement to undertake duties for more than one entity, to provide financial reporting and accounting services to Head Office and production of financial reports and general management information, including the:

  1. Maintenance of books & records for the bank’s London branch;
  2. Completion of balance sheet and P&L reconciliations; and
  3. Assisting and supporting the rest of finance team on ad-hoc reports or projects.

Key Responsibilities

  • Responsible for all Head Office reporting in Mandarin in an accurate and timely manner;
  • Build good relationships with HO Finance and communicate with HO teams weekly/monthly or as considered appropriate to better understand HO policies and requirements;
  • Co-ordinate the formulation of the HO and local business plans/budgets/strategy, and monitor progress towards the,, drawing attention to important trends, and to opportunities to maximize earnings and to minimize risk;
  • Co-ordinate with Head Office, and also locally in London with the Head of Finance and other Finance team members, on the formulation of key reports.
  • Work with the Head of Finance and Senior Financial Controller to enhance the quality and efficiency of the production of all financial reporting of the Bank’s London branch as necessary.
  • Prepare financial data and reports for business management when required by the management committees, the Board, and the Head Office.
  • Provide management information of a financial nature, and subsequent interpretation for effective business decision making
  • Complete quarter-end and year-end business forecasting as requested by HO or management;
  • Improve reporting, budgeting and forecasting process and procedures;
  • Forge good working relationships with relevant HO departments and other overseas institutions along with the different departments in the London branch
  • Where and when required, help monitor the capital adequacy, liquidity, large exposures and performance of all entities in London.
  • In conjunction with other business managers, ensure that adequate accounting records and internal controls are maintained
  • Liaise with the external auditors and assisting in preparing statutory and regulatory financial statements of the London branch.
  • Other ad hoc projects assigned by CEO, CFO or Head of Finance

Skills, Experience and Qualifications

  • Professional qualification in accounting/finance discipline
  • Experience working at a similar level, within accounting, banking or auditing fields, preferably in the financial services sector
  • An in-depth knowledge of accounting standards and theory, and financial management principles and techniques, including planning, forecasting and budgeting, and the ability to apply them effectively in banking environment
  • Proficiency for making financial evaluations and judgments and an ability to present recommendations, both oral and written
  • Excellent IT skills including MMS office and Excel
  • Ability to work in a flat structure and with different stake-holders within Finance and the Bank.

McGregor Boyall is an equal opportunity employer and do not discriminate on any grounds.

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