Financial Reporting Accountant

£40000 - £46000 per annum
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SIMON TAYLOR

The Financial Reporting Accountant plays a key role in enabling our client to fulfil its financial and HO reporting requirements and will also play a significant role in internal projects.

Working in a well-established team, your role will principally include production of monthly, quarterly semi-annual and annual reports to Head Office and local internal reports to senior management.


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 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 key relationships with HO Finance and communicate with HO teams weekly/monthly or as considered appropriate to better understand HO policies and requirements, and to act as the lead contact within the London Finance team to explain the London business and financial information as requested;
  • Co-ordinate the formulation of the HO and local business plans/budgets/strategy and monitor progress towards their achievement, drawing attention to important trends, and to opportunities to maximize earnings and to minimize risk;
  • Co-ordinate with Head Office and locally in London with Head of Finance and other Finance team members the formulation of the key reports to be completed and proactively support the planning and production of all Head
  • Office and internal reports and monitor progress towards their achievement, drawing attention to important analysis of results and KPIs and trends
  • Work with the Head of Finance and the Senior Financial Controller to enhance the quality and efficiency of the production of all financial reporting of the London branch as necessary.
  • Improve the insightful analysis to promote understanding of finance and accounting issues by other division heads and staff in London and Head Office
  • Work closely with the Head of Finance and Senior Financial Controller to develop financial data and reports for business management in the form and at the frequency required by the management committees, the Board and the Head Office.
  • Complete quarter-end and year-end business forecasting as requested by HO or management;
  • Prepare KPI assessment information, explain movement to management;
  • Develop reporting, budgeting and forecasting process and procedures
  • Coaching and training of new team members (junior reporting staff);
  • Forge good working relationships with HO relevant departments and other overseas institutions along with the different departments in within London;
  • 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 and other records and internal controls in the finance areas are maintained
  • Liaise with the external auditors and assisting in preparing statutory and regulatory financial statements of the London office.
  • Complete training required by the Bank with quality;
  • Read and understand the Risk Management & Compliance framework (and the policies referenced therein), the Joint Compliance Manual, Joint Conduct Risk Policy, Joint Conflicts Management Policy, the Joint Anti Bribery & Corruption Policy and the UK Staff Handbook;
  • Identify, report and escalate material risk events, including conduct risk events and conflicts of interest, or losses to the Head of Department;
  • Other ad hoc projects assigned by CEO CFO or Head Of Finance


Skills

  • Professional qualification or part qualification in accounting/finance discipline
  • Good language skills of written and spoken English as well as fluent Mandarin speaking
  • 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

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

 

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