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Reports to: International Group Financial Controller (Based in US)
To accurately report the financial position and results of the business and its worldwide subsidiaries and provide decision support to management.
Role and Responsibilities
The Senior Accountant is responsible for the preparation, analysis, and filing of all financial reports of the worldwide subsidiaries and is a key point of contact within the London office, and for in-country advisors/service providers.
Areas of responsibility include: Accounting, Payroll (UK Support Team Only), Reporting, Forecasting & Analysis, Entity Support, Team Development and Relationship Management, Policies and Procedures, Process Improvements/System Enhancement.
Perform detailed review of monthly, quarterly and/or annual statutory financial statements, related notes and other required local filings
Post all daily, weekly and monthly journal entries covering bank statements for the London office - Post intercompany transactions cash receipts and payments
Upload/enter monthly activity of other European subsidiaries provided by in-country accounting service provider into ERP system
Review monthly reporting package for other European subsidiaries provided by in-country accounting service provider (balance sheet, income statement, key account analysis)
Develop and maintain the Alternate Account mapping according to local requirements to ensure country specific compliance
Partner with Tax group and in-country providers in tax compliance areas (e.g. VAT, corporate tax, transfer pricing) and ensure filing deadlines are met
Partner with Legal group regarding Advisory Fee Agreements, Board Resolutions, Power of Attorneys, Annual General Meetings, Board of Director Meetings, etc.
Coordinate with accounting service providers to ensure compliance with corporate accounting policies, procedures, controls and provide support on special requests when necessary
Coordinate with in-country accounting service provider to maintain local statutory books and ensure timely filings with regulators
Coordinate with the U.S. accounting team and other subsidiaries to ensure transactions are recorded accurately
Reporting, Forecasting and Analysis
Participate in the monthly business reviews for the business and its subsidiaries
Coordinate the annual audit with external auditors and in-country accounting service provider as required
Prepare materials for Board of Directors Meetings
Provide analysis on financial results (variances, trends, performance metrics, benchmarks)
Develop analysis to better understand the financial and operational performance of the foreign subsidiaries and contribute to firm-wide forecast
Analyze key business performance metrics, and identify performance improvement opportunities
Provide strategic financial insights when performing analysis and reporting which includes creating data visualizations and presentations
Assist in ad hoc financial analysis and reporting to business stakeholders as required
Payroll (UK Support Team Only)
Prepare and process monthly London payrolls for Support Group (Below Manager Level) and entering employees information into central system for processing (iiPay)
Coordinate with the HR department to update and process relevant benefit deductions in each of the payrolls
Coordinates with HR requests for leave and other absences, changes in exemptions, job status, and job titles
Reconcile payroll cash accounts and prepare monthly cash journal entry
Team Development and Relationship Management
Develop and maintain excellent working relationships with subsidiary participants and in-country advisors/service providers
Manage relationships and responsibilities with the Corporate Accounting, Tax, Legal, Payroll, FP&A, Fund Administration, and Compliance groups to produce accurate results and to ensure requirements are met
Qualifications and Experience
Fully qualified accountant (CIMA/ACA/ACCA)
Between 3-6 years of professional accounting experience
Accountancy practice experience preferred
Strong knowledge of accounting principles and financial reporting standards
Experience with international entities, statutory reporting and/or foreign currency translation preferred
Highly proficient in Excel, Word, and other Microsoft office programs
Experience working in an AP/AR department
Experience with a Tier 1 ERP financial system (PeopleSoft preferred)