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Regulatory Reporting Accountant

£70000 - £80000 per annum
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SIMON TAYLOR

This role sits within International Finance (EMEA) and is responsible for all regulatory, external and management reporting requirements in the region. The team provides local support for varied financial service business lines.


This is an opportunity for a qualified accountant with regulatory reporting experience to contribute and learn within an established team in a market leading institution.

The primary areas of responsibility for the role are as follows:

  • Assisting in the planning, testing and implementation of projects which affect the Regulatory Reporting & wider Finance team as required.
  • Standardising the documentation for the local regulatory reporting and managing the periodic updates and reviews of those documents.
  • Ownership of tasks within daily, monthly & quarterly regulatory reporting required by local regulatory bodies in region (EMEA). These tasks will primarily focus on supervisory reporting.
  • Ownership of tasks within daily, monthly & quarterly regulatory reporting required by US regulators.
  • Mandate to review processes for the above Regulatory Reporting deliverables in order to identify & implement improvements to improve control and better utilize systems capabilities.
  • Provide leave of absence cover for the production of other deliverables within the department as appropriate in order to satisfy internal control framework requirements.


In addition to these functions, employees are required to carry out such other duties as may reasonably be required


Market Skills and Qualifications

  • Qualified accountant
  • Strong academic background and Degree educated.
  • Good understanding of Bank of England Statistical returns and ideally exposure to a broad range of other regulatory returns
  • Self-motivated with the ability to work independently within a team structure
  • Honesty and integrity in all aspects of their work
  • Strong communicator
  • Intuitive; Fast leaner with good problem solving skills
  • Excellent Excel skills and comfortable manipulating large quantities of data
  • Good time management & organisational skills
McGregor Boyall is an equal opportunity employer and do not discriminate based on race, religion, gender, age, sexuality, gender identification, or physical ability.
 

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    • Reconciliation/ Reporting



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Tax Accountant
Purpose of the Role

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  • Monitor international tax developments, and suggest ways to address changes in law affecting the organisation.
  • Conduct necessary research in order to support senior colleagues in providing advice on transactional tax matters based on sound analysis, and to support the decision?making of global transactions, financing/ refinancing, mergers, operational changes and expansions, etc.
  • Assist the Manager Global Tax in developing the overall tax strategy, and processes.
  • Carry out other similar or related duties as assigned.


Education and Experience
Education

  • University Degree, preferably in Accounting, Business, or a related field
  • M.A. in Taxation, and/or CPA/CA (highly desirable)


Experience

  • As a minimum approx. three (3) to five (5) years of relevant tax reporting, compliance and planning experience for a SWF/asset manager with a global portfolio of investments, or equivalent experience with a “Big 4” accounting firm (ideally).
  • Experience in financial statutory accounting and reporting under IFRS standards, particularly for income taxes (required).
  • U.S. information reporting and tax experience (highly desirable).
  • Understanding of asset management organizations and different asset classes (ideally traditional and alternatives) (highly desirable)


Technical Expertise / Skills / Knowledge

  • Full fluency in written and spoken English (required).
  • Excellent command over IFRS (highly desirable).
  • Strong Excel skills (well versed at handling large volume of data, competent at using different functions and formulas) (essential).
  • Practical knowledge of U.S., European, Australian, and/or Asia tax laws for inbound investments (desirable).
  • Sound analytical and intellectual capabilities.
  • High level of accuracy and attention to detail (essential).
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  • Excellent knowledge in Excel and other Microsoft programs
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Summary

Costs on a monthly, quarterly and annual basis, with commentaries by nature of expenses and by project for IT
Assist in the budget process and ensure the successful completion of the IT process

Key Responsibilities

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Prepare the GIT monthly reforecast & ad hoc IT reports

Specific area of responsibility: IT

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Control

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Financial Performance
Legal and Regulatory Responsibilities

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  • Maintain appropriate knowledge to ensure to be fully qualified to undertake the role. Complete all mandatory training as required to attain and maintain competence.


Qualifications
Part Qualified ACCA/CIMA

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  • Preparing budgeting, reporting, forecasting and cost analysis
  • Undertaking financial audits (an independent check of the company's financial position)
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  • Performing tests to check financial information and systems
  • Advising on tax planning, for the company and the employees.
  • Support to sort tax issues out associated with activities such as business acquisitions and mergers
  • Negotiating terms with suppliers.
  • Complying with all organisational, statutory and regulatory policies and procedures
  • Payroll, liaising with HMRC etc.

Skills & expertise

  • Bachelor degree in finance or accountancy
  • A minimum of 3 – 4 years of experience
  • Previous experience working in a Family Office is desirable
  • Excellent knowledge in Excel and other Microsoft programs
  • Strong communication skills
  • ACA, ACCA or CIMA qualified
  • You must be numerate, articulate and have attentive to detail.

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

Senior Financial Analyst

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Job content

Reporting

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  • Developing and detailing financial processes for capturing management information as new products/initiatives are tested and launched.
  • Developing, testing, documenting and managing standard processes in order to hand over to other finance areas.
  • Monthly and periodical reporting to the parent company and ad hoc reporting to external parties
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Budgeting/Forecasting

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  • Assist/ be second in line for financial modelling of the credit card customer portfolio including collating required data through SAS, forecasting revenue and impairment over 5 years.
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Assurance

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Computer systems
Essential:

  • Excel - Advanced
  • SAS/SQL – Intermediate/Advanced
  • FDI FirstVision/FIS BASE 2000 – Credit Card platforms (training provided)
  • CODA general ledger (training provided)


Work experience
Essential:

  • Minimum of 2 years’ experience working with data mining tools such SAS or SQL query analyser
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office products including Word, Excel, and PowerPoint
  • Consumer Lending experience


Desirable:

  • Experience working within the credit card and/or banking industry


GENERAL INTELLIGENCE
Essential:

  • Strong mathematical skills, with a logical and high level analytic approach to problem-solving, including ability to investigate data, find trends and provide recommendations that improve the profitability of the business.
  • Must be self motivated with the ability to use their initiative and develop quickly in a dynamic environment.
  • Candidate must be highly numerate with strong analytical and reporting skills
  • Excellent attention to detail with a methodical approach to work


Level of education/attainments
Essential:

  • Degree in quantitative subject such as Mathematics or Statistics


Desirable:

  • CIMA/ACCA qualified

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Payroll Accountant


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